MILLPORT, Ohio – The temperature was normal for the first six months of this year, according to Edwin R. Copeland, U.S. weather observer, reporting from his post in southern Columbiana County.
The rain for the first six months is short 3.84 inches.
“We need a good all-day rain,” said Copeland.
June, like May, saw 11 days of rain, but each rain didn’t make much measurement.
Six days brought temperatures in the 90s.
The warmest day was 92 recorded on June 14. It hadn’t been that warm since it was 97 degrees on July 31, 1999.
The coldest night temperatures was 40 degrees recorded June 9.
“The crops didn’t put on much growth until the last half of the month,” said Copeland.
The 109-year averages for June are: 67.0 degrees, 3.74 inches of rain and 65 percent sunshine. Averages for June 2001 are: 66.4 degrees, 2.31 inches of rain and 60 percent sunshine.