Tuesday’s weather in Concord was historically bad – in two ways

Monitor staff
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

If Concord residents thought Tuesday’s weather was crummy, it may have been worse than they thought.

The day was colder and rainier than any other June 6 in the capital city’s history, according to National Weather Service data.

The maximum temperature reached only 50 degrees, which was four degrees below the previous record of 54 degrees set in 1928, and one degree away from the coldest June day ever.

The rainfall total of 1.51 inches was also higher than the 1.26-inch record set in 1975.

The remarkable weather kept alive a streak during which Concord has broken or tied at least two weather records each month since February, according to the weather service’s data.

In May, it was record high heat. On May 17, the city tied the 93-degree record – and the next day, as the temperature reached 95, it broke a record set in 1906.

In April, it was a record snowfall on the first day of the month, followed 10 days later by a record high temperature of 87 degrees.

In March, similar to Tuesday, the city tied and broke the record for the lowest high temperature on two different days with 18- and 15-degree highs. It also trounced a 6.6-inch snowfall record set in 1984 when 15.6 inches fell on March 14.

In February, Concord set two record highs in a week. The 69-degree high on Feb. 24 broke the previous record of 62 set in 1930 – and it also represented the highest February temperature ever recorded since 1869.

(Nick Reid can be reached at 369-3325, nreid@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @NickBReid.)