From the heat wave to the rain of floods, extreme weather in June was a daily occurrence in the United States.
Heat waves burned most of the two eastern parts-during the month one-third of the country, storms flooded elsewhere. Stormy weather broke records that had lasted for more than a century in some places.
Here are some examples.
For almost two weeks, constant heat waves cooked a large area of the country from the plains to the southeast and midwest. Three-digit temperatures, or close to them, have become commonplace.
In Galveston, Texas, the high temperature of 97 degrees Celsius recorded on June 19 broke the record high of 95 degrees Celsius set in 1875. That record lasted for 147 years.
Just inland from Galveston, the high temperature of 102 degrees recorded in Houston on June 20 exceeded the record high of 101 degrees set in 1902. That record lasted for 120 years.
Memphis, Tennessee recorded a maximum temperature of 100 degrees Celsius on June 17. The record was first established between 1881 and 141 years ago.
Athens, Georgia set a record 111 years ago on June 16 when the temperature reached 100 degrees Celsius.
The high temperatures in Austin, Texas reached over 100 degrees Celsius 21 times a month, setting a three-digit number of days in the Texas capital in June.
According to the National Weather Service, it occurred continuously for 12 days at that time. did.
On June 25, a little over two inches of rain fell in Moline, Illinois, breaking the 1.74 inch old daily rainfall record set between 1877 and 145 years ago.
Tampa, Florida, Fort Smith, Arkansas; Birmingham, Alabama; Albany, Georgia, all broke daily rainfall records that lasted for over 120 years.
Birmingham's record-breaking rain occurred on June 8, when 6.97-inch rain was recorded. This is nearly five inches higher than the 1900 record of 2.15 inches of daily rainfall.
Another 100-year-old daily rainfall record that was broken in June occurred in Pullman, Washington. Macon, Georgia; Mobridge, South Dakota; Pocono Mountain, Pennsylvania; Roswell, New Mexico.
Rain combined with rapid snowmelt caused record floods around Yellowstone National Park. The swollen river washed away the road, causing rockslides and landslides, robbing the bank where the house was.
According to the US Geological Survey, the Yellowstone River is The Corwin Springs gauge reached a new height of 14 feet on June 13. This was about 2.5 feet higher than the previous record flood event in June 1918.
"These data flowed through the gauge for four days (more than 70 billion gallons) from June 11th to June 15th, filling up more than 100,000 Olympic pools. USGS staff wrote June 20.
Alaska wildfires consumed more than a million acres in June.
According to the Alaska Fire Department of the Land Management Department, the acreage exceeded 1 million on June 18.
In a tweet by Rick Toman, climate specialist at the Alaska Climate Assessment and Policy Center, this date sets the earliest date in the last 32 years, with more than a million acres of burnt areas in the state. Said that.