The weather review for the month of June is in and it was actually average for the most part. Temperatures were within a couple of degrees of their climatological average and rainfall varied across the area but by and large was along the average.
The climatological average high temperatures in eastern North Carolina in July is 87/88 degrees for inland areas and 84/85 degrees for coastal areas. The climatological average for Greenville in the month of June is 87 degrees and the actual average this past June was 87 degrees. A similar story was also recorded for New Bern as the climatological average is 86 degrees and that was also the actual average last month. The coastal areas also saw temperatures closer to their seasonal averages. The climatological high for Beaufort is 81 degrees and they saw an average of 83 degrees this past month. A similar story shaped up for Hatteras where the climatological average is 81 degrees and the actual average last month was 83 degrees. While those two coastal cities were above average temperature wise, Bayboro was actually below average, their climatological high for June is 86 degrees and the actual June average was 84.5 degrees.
Rainfall was also varied across the region. June climatological rain averages across the east is 4.3 inches for inland areas and about 5 inches for coastal areas. Beaufort and Hatteras both saw rain deficits for the month of June where their average rainfall is 4.64 and 4.03 respectively but they actually received 2.88 and 2.77 inches respectively for the month of June. Kinston’s average is normally around 5 inches of rain for June but they actually only received 2.62 inches. Greenville and New Bern actually saw more rain for the month. Grennville’s average climatologically speaking is 4.31 inches of rain whereas they actually received 5.69 inches. New Bern’s average is 4.59 inches of rain but they actually saw 5.66 inches of rain.
So overall, June has been pretty typical as far as weather goes, even saw a tornado touchdown in Pitt County. As far as July weather is shaping up, so far it has been hotter than average with scattered thunderstorms but we’re only halfway into the month and what happens next remains to be seen. Whatever the weather, you can always count on your First Alert weather team to bring you the latest.