Much needed rain on the last day of June 2020. Photo: Nick Diller

Nick Diller weather summary: June 2020 sixth driest since 1965

My sister said the month’s weather was like the more arid conditions of southern California when she lived there, where each day was picture perfect, fair and pleasant.

Great Barrington — The photo shows of Old Glory always flying proudly, no matter what the conflict, in this case, a thunderstorm that brought badly needed rain to our lawns and gardens the next to last day of June.

This storm was part of four days that brought us 1.22 inches and that kept the month from being the driest June since 1965. The month’s total of 2.18 inches made it the sixth driest. As it stands, we are about 5 inches below what we should be this time of year. The National Weather Service in Albany has put the Berkshires in the moderate drought category.

While June was dry, it was also warm — 3 degrees warmer than average. Also, coupled with warmer temperatures, came low to moderate humidity. My sister said the month’s weather was like the more arid conditions of southern California when she lived there, where each day was picture perfect, fair and pleasant.

Now it’s July, a traditionally hotter and more humid month.

Great Barrington averages five 90-degree days in July and 10 all summer.

I hope the A/C is still working.

DATE HI TEMP LO TEMP      SKY RAIN SNOW MELT                                  COMMENTS
1-Jun 65 38 CHANGING 0.01 VCLDY BREEZY, A FEW LIGHT   SHOWERSLATE AM & 4p
2-Jun 69 40 CHANGING 0.01 VCLDY BREEZY, A FEW LIGHT   SHOWERSLATE AM
3-Jun 78 53 CHANGING VCLDY, MORE HUMID DP 67, NO RAIN
4-Jun 86 55 FAIR FIG AT SYBRUSE. Pcldy evening
5-Jun 83 66 CHANGING 0.04 MCLDY WITH LIGHT RAIN EARLY AM, THEN PCLDY HUMID DP 71
6-Jun 85 62 CHANGING 0.02 MID DAY THUNDERSH, OTHERWISE FAIR
7-Jun 71 50 FAIR WINDY, NW 15 TO 25MPH, DIMINISHING AT SUNSET
8-Jun 77 43 FAIR BREEZY
9-Jun 87 54 FAIR PCLDY, MORE HUMID DP67
10-Jun 84 59 FAIR BREEZY, HUMIW DP70 PM.
11-Jun 81 67 CHANGING 0.73 TH SH 3A, RAIN TIL 11A. HUMID DP74. PC.DY LESS HUMIJD PM
12-Jun 79 58 FAIR BREEZY PLEASANT
13-Jun 66 46 FAIR BREEZY, PLEASANT
14-Jun 71 38 FAIR PL1ASANT
15-Jun 75 45 FAIR PCLDY
16-Jun 80 46 FAIR PLEASANTLY PERFECT
17-Jun 85 48 FAIR BECOMING MORE HUMID EVENING
18-Jun 85 58 FAIR EARLY MORNING LOW CLOUDS, FOG LIFTING TO FAIR
19-Jun 85 68 FAIR EARLY MORNING LOW CLOUDS,   LIFTING TO FAIR
20-Jun 89 62 FAIR MORE HUMID DP70
21-Jun 90 62 FAIR MODERATELY HUMID DP69
22-Jun 93 62 FAIR HUMID DP71
23-Jun 86 66 CHANGING 0.1 FAIR DAY. BRIEF HEAVY RAIN 6P. THEN FAIR EVENING. HUMID DP74
24-Jun 82 60 CHANGING 0.05 HUMID WUTH PERIDS OF LIGHT RAIN   3 til 11:30A THEN PCLDY BREEZY LESS HUMID.
25-Jun 83 54 CHANGING FAIR DAY. MCLDY LATE EVEINING
26-Jun 83 57 CHANGING MCLDY early am, then fair
27-Jun 72 54 CHANGING 0.38 BECOMING MCLDY. RAIN 10:30A TIL 2P.
28-Jun 85 67 CHANGING 0.08 BECOMING PCKDY LATE AM.THUNFRTSH 5P THEN PCLDY HUMID, DP 74DP
29-Jun 79 62 CHANGING 0.7 VCLDY HUMID DP 70. THUNDERSH 1:30P TIL 5:30P
30-Jun 76 63 CHANGING 0.06 VCLDY HUMID DP70 LIGHT RAIN DRIZZLE AM. BRIEF LIGHT RAIN LATER AFT.
83 55 Mean-69 2.18 AVERAGE: Temperature: 78/54 Mean: 66 Rain: 4.64