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Plan on a cool June in 2080?

Plan on a cool June in 2080?
I just finally caught up to the Lost season finale yesterday (thank you, TiVo) so pardon me while my brain is still in puzzle mode, but did you realize that the two coldest Junes that we are playing tag with for coldest ever, are 1917 and 1971?  So, by that logic, 2080 should follow suit?

The point of this is that I had a few requests to update the "scoreboard" of how this month is doing compared to 1917, which won the title for "Worst Barbecue Index Ever" and 1971, which holds the title for coldest June ever.

Some notes about 1971, just to prove that this month's weather is not completely unheard of: It had only one day over 70 -- a 78 degree day. It had two days at 69 degrees and two days at 66 degrees. Every other day that month was under 65 with nine days in the 50s. Ironically, that month had 13 days of rain, but ended up drier than usual with under 1" of rain.

This month so far, our warmest day was 71 degrees, and we had another day at 70, and every other day has been under 65, with 10 days in the 50s.  We've had 7 days of measurable rain, but already have 1.64" of rain so it's rained heavier.
 
The good news for sun fans who are wondering where our 78 degree day is, is it might just be around the corner. Forecasted high temperatures are in the mid-upper 70s for Friday as we kick off summer on the right note.

And then fall returns Saturday as we drop back to the 60s.

For those still interested, I'll keep this page updated daily with this month's high temperatures even though this story will drop down the blog stack as I post more. So maybe give this some room in your bookmarks to easily find it.

Here is the "scoreboard" for 1917, vs 1971, vs 2008:

  1917 1971 2008
1  54 55  58
2  52 54  62
3  58 51  58
4  58 59  59
5  64 69  54
6  65 64  55
7  62 60  55
8  61 57  57
9  56 66  55
10  57 61  58
11  58 61  55
12  68 64  65
13  84 57  63
14  72 61  64
15  78 63  70
16  65 63  71
17  68 64  62
18  73 62  61
19  73 66  71
20  68 64  83
21  64 78  77
22  62 69  68
23  58 64  66
24  64 55  71
25  65 62  73
26  73 63  66
27  75 59  
28  63 54  
29  62 63  
30  72 64  

Average high for June, 1917: 65.06
Average high for June, 1971: 62.73
Average high for June, 2008: 63.73

I probably won't be around in 2080 to update this chart to compare with 2008 to see if I'm right, and my daughter Shea would be 73 and likely retired so she probably wouldn't be here either, but maybe if someone finds this in the back archives of the Googhooasoft search engines years down the road, will you check and see if I was right? :)