It's been raining for so long that there was a diagram in the Boston Globe this morning on how to build an ark. No, I'm not kidding - and the article did bring laughter with it.
Cool, gray, wet...
It feels like summer isn't here yet, even though the calendar has passed the day of the summer solstice.
It wasn't quite a record, as noted by the National Weather Service in Boston:
As we head into a 3-day holiday weekend, I'm hoping that the forecast calling for a return of some sunshine is correct.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1240 AM EDT WED JUL 01 2009
...JUNE 2009 WAS UNUSUALLY COOL...CLOUDY AND FREQUENTLY WET ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...
THANKS TO A PERSISTENT TROUGH ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...JUNE 2009 FEATURED PREDOMINANTLY COOL AND MOIST CONDITIONS.
THE FOLLOWING IS A MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE LONG TERM CLIMATE SITES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
BOSTON TIED THE 6TH COOLEST JUNE ON RECORD WITH 1982.
BOSTON LOGAN JUNE 2009 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 63.3F...DEPARTURE -4.7F
16 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 0.01 INCH OR MORE OCCURRED IN JUNE 2009. THE NORMAL IS 10 DAYS. THE RECORD NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FOR ANY JUNE IS 18 DAYS SET IN 1942.
OFFICIAL RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT IN BOSTON SINCE 1872.
IT IS LIKELY THAT JUNE 2009 WAS THE SECOND GLOOMIEST JUNE MONTH RECORDED AT THE BLUE HILLS OBSERVATORY. THE LEAST JUNE SUNSHINE RECORDED WAS 25 PERCENT IN 1903 AND 36 PERCENT IN 1998.
OFFICIAL RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT THE BLUE HILLS OBSERVATORY SINCE 1885.