Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The weather numbers are in for Rochester’s Summer of 2016.

The National Weather Service says Rochester's 2016 meteorological summer (June 1st through August 31st) was the 14th wettest on record. The agency says the Rochester International Airport received 16.58 inches of precipitation. This was 2.83 inches wetter than the 1981- 2010 normal of 13.75 inches. This made it the wettest since 2007 when 19.14 inches of rain fell (6th wettest summer ever). The wettest summer occurred back in 2000 when 23.34 inches of rain fell. Seven of the 16 wettest summers have occurred since 1999.  

It was slightly warmer than normal during the three month period. The Weather Service says the average temperature was 70.1 degrees. This was .7 degrees warmer than 1981-2010 normal of 69.4 degrees. The hottest temperature was 93 degrees on June 10th. The coldest high temperature was 67 degrees on June 23rd. The coldest temperature was 48 degrees on June 8th. The warmest low temperature was 78 degrees on July 21st.

The temperature reached 90 degrees on 3 days. Normally there are 10 days. Temperatures averaged above normal on 51 days, below normal on 36 days, and normal temperatures on 5 days.

The table below provides a breakdown of the temperature departures from
normal for Rochester MN this summer...

                 Summer 2016 Temperatures
                      in Rochester MN

                                           Departure from
                                               Normal
                                           --------------
June   Monthly Avg. Temp       68.7 degrees  +1.1 degrees
      Monthly Avg. Max Temp   79.0 degrees  +1.0 degrees
      Monthly Avg. Min Temp   58.5 degrees  +1.3 degrees

July   Monthly Avg. Temp       71.5 degrees  +0.1 degrees
      Monthly Avg. Max Temp   80.3 degrees  +1.1 degrees
      Monthly Avg. Min Temp   62.6 degrees  +1.3 degrees

August Monthly Avg. Temp       70.1 degrees  +1.0 degrees
      Monthly Avg. Max Temp   79.7 degrees  +0.8 degrees    
      Monthly Avg. Min Temp   60.6 degrees  +1.3 degrees   

Summer Seasonal Avg. Temp      70.1 degrees  +0.7 degrees  
      Seasonal Avg. Max Temp  79.6 degrees  +0.1 degrees
      Seasonal Avg. Min Temp  60.6 degrees  +1.3 degrees



The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their
departures from normal for this summer.

         Summer 2016 Precipitation
              in Rochester MN

               Precipitation         Departure
  Month            Total            from Normal
  -----        ------------         -----------
  June         5.24 inches         +0.56 inches
  July         5.60 inches         +1.05 inches
  August       5.74 inches         +1.22 inches

  Summer      16.58 inches         +2.83 inches


Other precipitation tidbits this summer...

The wettest day occurred on July 17th when 1.68 inches of precipitation fell.

Measurable rain fell on 29 days and trace amounts fell on another 7 days.

0.01 inches or more - 37 days
0.10 inches or more - 24 days
0.50 inches or more - 13 days
1.00 inches or more -  6 days

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