June 6, 2009 – Central Wisconsin Weather
Posted by The Diatribe Guy on June 6, 2009
From this link we see the following daily almanac for June 6:
Yesterday’s High: 74
Yesterday’s Low: 47
Precipitation Yesterday: 0.00″
Average High Today: 75
Average Low Today: 52
Record High Today/Year: 91/1950
Record Low Today/Year: 34/1897
Record Precipitation Today/Year: 1.80″/1905
Record Snowfall Today/Year: 0″
Sunrise Today: 5:13 a.m.
Sunset Today: 8:42 p.m.
Average High Tomorrow:75
Average Low Tomorrow:52
Record High Tomorrow/Year: 91/1988
Record Low Tomorrow/Year: 30/1924
Record Precipitation Tomorrow/Year: 1.84″/1984
Record Snowfall Tomorrow/Year: 0″
Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:12 a.m.
Sunset Tomorrow: 8:43 p.m.
June total liquid precipitation: 0.01″
June total snowfall: 0.0″
Snow Depth(through yesterday): 0″
2009 liquid precipitation total: 11.04″ (+0.07″)
2008-2009 Season Snowfall Total: 63.4″
Last Year: High 80 Low 60 .21″
A couple of things jump out to me. The first is that the record high occurred almost 60 years ago. The record low was in 1897, and while we aren’t expected to break that, we will test the boundaries.
The record high is 16 degrees above average. There is no value for the record “lowest high,” which is unfortunate. I’d be interested in knowing that, because today’s high was 55 degrees. For the math-impaired among you, that is twenty degrees below normal. That is 4 degrees more in the negative direction than the record high is in the positive direction. EDIT on 6/7: I was wrong… I just checked the official almanac page, and the high yesterday was only 51. 24 degrees below normal!
I’m not suggesting any huge implications here, other than it’s interesting. Oh… and it’s freakin’ COLD!
Fortunately, where I am it isn’t going to dip below 32 degrees, and even if that occurred in lower-lying areas, it’s been raining all day so there shouldn’t be a risk of plants dying.
I can’t help but wonder what my friends who seem to lament every nice day that comes along as some foreshadowing of a coming global catastrophe would be saying today had the high temperature hit 95, or even 90 degrees (20 degrees from the average). They’d be wringing their hands about how unseasonably warm it is, and whether or not our children will be growing up in a furnace. Amazingly, these people don’t seem to grasp how miserable the rest of us are when it’s 50 degrees, raining, and windy. I tried for two minutes today to do some garden work.
I want a high anomaly planted over my state for a while. It’s been a while.