Hot June 2007

It's been a very warm June in the Twin Cities. If the current forecast holds for the last few days of the month, June 2007 will be the warmest June in the Twin Cities since 1991. With the forecast for the last few days, the average temperature for the month will finish around 72.8 degrees. This will be just warm enough to edge into the top ten list of all time warmest Junes.

Below is a table of the top ten warmest Junes in the Twin Cities from 1891-2006.

Top Ten Warmest Junes in the Twin Cities
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Rank  Ave Temp  Year
1.     77.9     1933
2.     74.4     1921
       74.4     1988
4.     73.7     1931
5.     73.1     1911
       73.1     1894
7.     73.0     1934
8.     72.9     1991
       72.8     1987
10.    72.8*    2007

* if forecasts verify
June 2007 has also been notable for the number of 90 degree maximum temperatures in the Twin Cities. In June alone there were 9, making the total for the season so far 11 days. The 1971-2000 average count of 90 degree days in a season is 13. The most 90 degree days in a season was in 1988 with 44 days. The 1971-2000 average number of 90 degree days in June for the Twin Cities is 2.7. -

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