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June 2013 - Report and Summary

January 2013 was warmer and slightly wetter than normal.

Compared with January 2012, the month was 0.6 deg. Cooler and 0.41 inch wetter The thirty-day outlook had called for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

For most of the first half of the month, low pressure over the Southwestern United States dominated the region's weather. It permitted well below normal temperatures except for the period between the 8th and 11th when energy from that low crossed and brought widespread and sometimes heavy rainfall.

Another chunk of energy crossed between the 13th and 15th, resulting in strong thunderstorms on the morning of the 13th, and light freezing rain and sleet on the 14th and 15th.

Near to slightly below normal temperatures continued through the 22nd, when Tropical Maritime air moved into the region. This brought strong warming. A weak disturbance on the 26th brought light rain. A strong system on the night of the 29th brought thunderstorms some severe, with much cooler temperatures through the end of the month.

The reporting period for temperatures and phenomenon on each day is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight hours GMT--6 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CDT. The reporting period for precipitation is for the twenty-four hours ending at noon GMT--6 a.m. CST and 7 a.m. CDT. All times are given using the twenty-four hour clock, and are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Observations are from NWS Station 41/9207/4 in Tyler, Texas. The term "normal" refers to averages from the standard climatic period 1971-2000.

June 2013



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