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John Wheeler, Published June 10 2012

Weather Talk: A look back at this date in weather record books

June 11 is just a day; one of 266 days in this year. There is a record of the weather of every June 11 all the way back to 1881, and there has been a lot of variety in this day over the years.

On this date in 1985, the high temperature was only 53 degrees, and a cold rain fell all day. Fargo registered the lowest high temperature in the Lower 48 that day.

In 1988, it was 96 degrees, and 10 of the previous 14 days had also been in the 90s.

In 1903, it was 36 degrees in the morning, the second consecutive morning in the 30s and probably cold enough for scattered, light frost.

Way back in 1892, the morning low was 72 degrees, one of those sticky, sultry mornings that brings out the worst in some people. (I’ll have more on that topic in this space tomorrow.)

The first June 11 on record, in 1881, it rained 2.15 inches as part of a three-day 3.25-inch soaker.

Take any date, and over 132 years there is bound to be a lot of variety in the weather.


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