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|
|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|
|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|
|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|