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Vernon sees wetter than normal month of June

A rainy June has left the trees bordering Vernon's 30 Avenue lush and green.
July 02, 2013 - 4:43 PM

VERNON - It may have been over 30 C the past few days, but a few puddles leftover from June are still hanging around.

It was about twice as wet as normal in the Vernon area this June. Throughout the month, 86.2 mm of precipitation fell on the region, compared to a typical amount of 42.4 mm. It hasn't been the wettest—or the driest—June in recent years, with a whopping 110 mm in 2005 and a wee 28 mm in 2009.

The wettest days were June 19 and 20, and were proceeded by severe flooding in the Lumby area. That same system washed out highways, led to localized flooding in several B.C. communities and caused devastating flooding in southern Alberta.

The average daily temperature this June was exactly what it is normally: 17 C. The hottest day of the month was June 30 with a high of 31.8 C, and the coolest was the 12, with 6.7 C.

There were nearly a dozen days that lingered beneath the normal average of 17 C.

There were a few blustery days, including June 7, which had wind speeds of 43 km/h.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at, call (250)309-5230 or tweet @charhelston.

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