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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM PDT on July 01, 2015


... June 2015 climatological summary for Bakersfield and Fresno...
... Rainfall departures...
... 2014-2015 rain season...
... Fresno has its thirteenth driest rain season on record...
... Fresno has its third warmest June on record...
... Bakersfield has its fourth warmest June on record...
... The 15 driest rain seasons on record...
... Astronomical events for the rest of 2015...

   note... data are provisional and subject to revision by the
          National climatic data center

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Bakersfield... ... ... ..Fresno

Rainfall
month
June 2015... ... ... ... ... trace... ... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch
normal June... ... ... ... 0.08 inch... ... ... ... .0.21 inch
departure from normal.-0.08 inch... ... ... ... -0.20 inch
percent of normal... ... .0... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.8
rain season /July 1 to June 30/
through June 2015... ... 5.30 inches... ... ... ..6.61 inches
normal through June... .6.47 inches... ... ... .11.50 inches
departure from normal.-1.17 inch... ... ... ... -4.89 inches
percent of normal... ... 81.9... ... ... ... ... ... 57.5
water year /October 1 to September 30/
through June 2015... ... 5.29 inches... ... ... ..6.42 inches
normal through June... .6.35 inches... ... ... .11.31 inches
departure from nrml... -1.06 inch... ... ... ... -4.89 inches
percent of normal... ... 83.3... ... ... ... ... ... 56.8


Temperature
average high
June 2015... ... ... ... ..97.4... ... ... ... ... ... 96.8
normal June... ... ... ... 90.9... ... ... ... ... ... 92.0
departure... ... ... ... ... 6.5... ... ... ... ... ... .4.8
highest... ... ... ... ... ..106... ... ... ... ... ... .107
date... ... ... ... ... ... ..8th... 26th... ... ... ..26th
                     ... 30th
average low
June 2015... ... ... ... ..69.1... ... ... ... ... ... 67.1
normal June... ... ... ... 64.2... ... ... ... ... ... 62.4
departure... ... ... ... ... 4.9... ... ... ... ... ... .4.7
lowest... ... ... ... ... ... .58... ... ... ... ... ... ..56
date... ... ... ... ... ... ..1st... ... ... ... ... ... .1st... 4th
average temperature
June 2015... ... ... ... ..83.2... ... ... ... ... ... 81.9
normal June... ... ... ... 77.5... ... ... ... ... ... 77.2
departure... ... ... ... ... 5.7... ... ... ... ... ... .4.7

&&

Records tied or broken in June

Bakersfield

13th... tied the record high minimum temperature for the date of
       76 degrees... last set in 1975.

27th... tied the record rainfall for the date of a trace... last
       set in 1922.

Fresno

9th... record high minimum temperature for the date of 77 degrees.
       The old record was 74 degrees... set in 2014.

12th... tied the record high minimum temperature for the date of
       73 degrees... last set in 1985.

13th... record high minimum temperature for the date of 75 degrees.
       The old record was 71 degrees... set in 1985.

21st... remains the only day it has never officially rained
       at Fresno since daily records began in 1881. The stretch
       now stands at 135 years and counting.

&&

Rainfall departures

                                   Bakersfield Fresno

Last month... ... .actual... ... ... ... .Trace... ... ... ... .0.01 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.08 inch... ... ... 0.21 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.08 inch... ... ..-0.20 inch
                 pct of normal... ... .0... ... ... ... ... ..4.8

Last 3 months... .actual... ... ... ... .0.76 inch... ... ... 1.83 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.78 inch... ... ... 1.59 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.02 inch... ... ... 0.24 inch
                 pct of normal... ... 97.4... ... ... ... .115.1

Last 6 months... .actual... ... ... ... .2.62 inches... ... .3.23 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .4.39 inches... ... .7.84 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.77 inch... ... ..-4.61 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 59.7... ... ... ... ..41.2

Last 12 months... actual... ... ... ... .5.30 inches... ... .6.61 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .6.47 inches... ... 11.50 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.17 inch... ... ..-4.89 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 81.9... ... ... ... ..57.5

Since Jan 1st... .actual... ... ... ... .2.62 inches... ... .3.23 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .4.39 inches... ... .7.84 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.77 inch... ... ..-4.61 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 59.7... ... ... ... ..41.2

&&

The 15 driest rain seasons on record
/average rainfall in degrees inches/

                 Bakersfield Fresno

1. 2.26... .1933-34 4.43... .1933-34
2. 2.38... .2007-08 4.81... .2013-14
3. 2.41... .2013-14 4.87... .1878-79
4. 2.45... .1958-59 4.96... .1897-98
5. 2.77... .1893-94 5.24... .1923-24
6. 2.80... .1898-99 5.34... .1971-72
7. 3.00... .1971-72 5.67... .2012-13
8. 3.06... .2006-07 5.82... .1932-33
9. 3.15... .2012-13 6.03... .2006-07
10. 3.20... .1897-98 6.14... .1965-66
11. 3.30... .1989-90 6.29... .1912-13
12. 3.32... .1907-08 6.42... .1929-30
13. 3.35... .1969-70 *6.61... .2014-15*
14. 3.59... .2001-02 6.65... .1884-85
15. 3.68... .1923-24 6.66... .1948-49

59. *5.30... .2014-15* 8.43... .1879-80

&&

The 10 warmest junes on record
/average temperature in degrees fahrenheit/

                 Bakersfield Fresno

1. 84.4... 1981 82.8... 1981
2. 83.9... 1977 82.5... 1918
3. 83.7... 1960 *81.9... 2015*
4. *83.2... 2015* 81.8... 1985
5. 82.9... 1940 80.9... 2014
6. 82.4... 1973 80.9... 2013
7. 82.3... 1918 80.7... 2006
8. 82.0... 1961 80.4... 1926
9. 81.9... 1926 80.4... 1940
10. 81.6... 1974 80.0... 1960

&&

2014-2015 rain season summary

Bakersfield

Monthly rainfall

                  month normal dep FM percent
month precip precip normal normal

July... ... ... ... ..trace... ... ... Trace... ... ... .0... ... ... ... 100.0
August... ... ... ... trace... ... ... 0.04 inch... ..-0.04 inch... ... 0
September... ... ... 0.01 inch... ..0.08 inch... ..-0.07 inch... ..12.5
October... ... ... ..0.64 inch... ..0.30 inch... ... 0.34 inch... .213.3
November... ... ... .0.01 inch... ..0.64 inch... ..-0.63 inch... ... 1.6
December... ... ... .2.02 inch... ..1.02 inch... ... 1.00 inch... .198.0
January... ... ... ..0.69 inch... ..1.16 inch... ..-0.47 inch... ..59.5
February... ... ... .0.90 inch... ..1.24 inch... ..-0.34 inch... ..72.6
March... ... ... ... .0.27 inch... ..1.21 inch... ..-0.94 inch... ..22.3
April... ... ... ... .0.08 inch... ..0.52 inch... ..-0.44 inch... ..15.4
may... ... ... ... ... 0.68 inch... ..0.18 inch... ... 0.50 inch... .177.8
June... ... ... ... ..trace... ... ... 0.08 inch... ..-0.08 inch... ... 0

Cumulative rainfall

                  month normal dep FM percent
month precip precip normal normal

July... ... ... ... ..trace... ... ... Trace... ... ... .0... ... ... ... 100.0
August... ... ... ... trace... ... ... 0.04 inch... ..-0.04 inch... ... 0
September... ... ... 0.01 inch... ..0.12 inch... ..-0.11 inch... ... 8.3
October... ... ... ..0.65 inch... ..0.42 inch... ... 0.23 inch... .154.8
November... ... ... .0.66 inch... ..1.06 inch... ..-0.40 inch... ..62.3
December... ... ... .2.68 inches... 2.08 inches... .0.60 inch... .128.8
January... ... ... ..3.37 inches... 3.24 inches... .0.13 inch... .104.0
February... ... ... .4.27 inches... 4.48 inches... -0.21 inch... ..95.3
March... ... ... ... .4.54 inches... 5.69 inches... -1.15 inch... ..79.8
April... ... ... ... .4.62 inches... 6.21 inches... -1.59 inch... ..74.4
may... ... ... ... ... 5.30 inches... 6.39 inches... -1.09 inch... ..82.9
June... ... ... ... ..5.30 inches... 6.47 inches... -1.17 inch... ..81.9

Fresno

Rainfall

                  month normal dep FM percent
month precip precip normal normal

July... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch... ..0.01 inch... ... .0... ... ... ... 100.0
August... ... ... ... trace... ... ... 0.01 inch... ... -0.01 inch... ... 0
September... ... ... 0.18 inch... ..0.17 inch... ... .0.01 inch... .105.9
October... ... ... ..0.50 inch... ..0.63 inch... ... -0.13 inch... ..79.4
November... ... ... .0.40 inch... ..1.07 inch... ... -0.67 inch... ..37.4
December... ... ... .2.29 inches... 1.77 inch... ... .0.52 inch... .129.4
January... ... ... ..0.21 inch... ..2.19 inches... .-1.98 inch... ... 9.6
February... ... ... .1.13 inch... ..2.03 inches... .-0.90 inch... ..55.7
March... ... ... ... .0.06 inch... ..2.03 inches... .-1.97 inch... ... 3.0
April... ... ... ... .1.25 inch... ..0.95 inch... ... .0.30 inch... .131.6
may... ... ... ... ... 0.57 inch... ..0.43 inch... ... .0.14 inch... .132.6
June... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch... ..0.21 inch... ... -0.20 inch... ... 4.8

Cumulative rainfall

                  month normal dep FM percent
month precip precip normal normal

July... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch... ..0.01 inch... ... 0... ... ... ... .100.0
August... ... ... ... 0.01 inch... ..0.02 inch... ..-0.01 inch... ... 50.0
September... ... ... 0.19 inch... ..0.19 inch... ... 0... ... ... ... .100.0
October... ... ... ..0.69 inch... ..0.82 inch... ..-0.13 inch... ... 84.1
November... ... ... .1.09 inch... ..1.89 inch... ..-0.80 inch... ... 57.7
December... ... ... .3.38 inches... 3.66 inches... -0.28 inch... ... 92.4
January... ... ... ..3.59 inches... 5.85 inches... -2.26 inches... .61.4
February... ... ... .4.72 inches... 7.88 inches... -3.16 inches... .59.9
March... ... ... ... .4.78 inches... 9.91 inches... -5.13 inches... .48.2
April... ... ... ... .6.03 inches..10.86 inches... -4.83 inches... .55.5
may... ... ... ... ... 6.60 inches..11.29 inches... -4.69 inches... .58.5
June... ... ... ... ..6.61 inches..11.50 inches... -4.89 inches... .57.5

&&

Astronomical phenomena for rest of 2014

Jul 06th 1300 PDT /Jul 06rd 2000z/... ..Earth at aphelion
                                       distance from sun...
                                       94.507 million miles
                                       /152.061 million km/

Sep 23rd 0121 PDT /Sep 23rd 0821z/... ..Autumnal equinox

Nov 01st 0900z /0200 PDT... 0100 PST/... daylight savings time
                                       ends

Dec 21st 2048 PST /Dec 22nd 0448z/... ..Winter solstice

&&


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