Sunday, June 22, 2014

Spring 2014 Summary

The coldest Spring in 30 years with average precipitation

The season started out very cold for most of the first half and then was closer to average in the second half.  Overall it was 2 degrees below average, making it the coldest Spring since 1983.

Although the Spring started off dry, the rest of the season was wetter with the total coming in on the low end of the average range.

Summary for Spring 2014:
Maximum Temperature 28.1 °C
Minimum Temperature -16.4 °C
Average Daily High Temperature 13.6 °C (Long term average 15.9 °C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 2.7 °C  (Long term average 4.4 °C)
Total Precipitation 171.0 mm (Long term average 219.5 mm)

(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)

Monday, June 9, 2014

May 2014 Summary

May was just within the average range for both temperature and precipitation 

The daily high temperatures of May were just a little below average while the daily low temperatures were 1.4 degrees higher than average. As a result, the overall temperature was higher than average for the first time in 6 months (but as it was only 0.6 degrees above, it was still within the average range).

Also on the edge of the average range was the precipitation (63.6 mm) for the month, but this time on the low end of the range. About 40 mm of this precipitation came down between the 13th and the 15th while hardly any fell after the 21st.

So far this year we have seen 276.7 mm of precipitation which is below the average of 340.2 mm.

Summary for May 2014:
Maximum Temperature 28.1°C
Minimum Temperature 1.7°C
Average Daily High Temperature 18.8°C (Long term average18.9°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 8.0°C (Long term average 6.6°C)
Total Precipitation 63.7 mm (Long term average 75.7 mm)

(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)