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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 06/ 1/2009

PM Update: June Starts Dry and Pleasant

By Ian Livingston

Partly sunny Tuesday, late-day thunder possible

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Some thin high clouds spread across an otherwise very sunny sky today. After a cool morning for the beginning of June, temperatures have climbed nicely, now nearing highs in the mid-to-upper 70s most spots. Pleasant conditions will persist through the evening for those outdoor summertime (meteorological summer began today) activities like softball and kickball.

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Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy overnight. A south wind will hold temps up a bit with lows falling to near 60 in many places, perhaps only to the mid 60s downtown.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Skies remain partly sunny for most of the day and temperatures should warm well above average. Highs look to reach the upper 80s across most of the area. By the afternoon and into the evening, isolated showers or thunderstorms may dot the landscape.

See Jason Samenow's full forecast through the weekend.

Hurricane Season: It's June 1... You know what that means? The Atlantic hurricane season has arrived. Though we have already seen two disturbances, one becoming a tropical depression, the heart of the season is typically August-October with a statistical peak in September. Jeff Masters examines the probability of a named storm in early June and assesses where we stand right now. Tomorrow, Colorado State University will release their updated forecast numbers (see previous installment).

By Ian Livingston  | June 1, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Posted by: Kev29 | June 1, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Kev29 ... that's now been fixed.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | June 1, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

The Channel 9 weather crew [Topper, Kim, Howard & Tony] just came out today with the May statistics:

It rained at some time during the day 20 of 31 days.

The total precipitation made it only the sixth wettest May. May, 2008 was wetter. Funny, but I didn't notice it quite so much last year. I think May, 2008 was warmer and more of the rain occurred in thunderstorms rather than during these raw cool spells we've been having lately.

There was a string of nice days last week. However, met. spring flunked this year, due to the combination of wind, rain and cloudiness. As for wind, it seems that "March" began on Valentine's Day and lasted until nearly the Memorial Day weekend this year. Finally, we've lately had a string of stationary frontal boundaries, which have been trying to act as if they were the Intertropical Convergence Zone. However the real ITCZ normally doesn't provide such raw, windy weather. Generally a cloudy, rainy day in the tropics begins at 72F and 98% R.H. just after sunrise and ends with 78F and 95% R.H. just before sunset. In the tropics you don't get that cutting, raw onshore breeze, but rather a brisk tradewind if it gets windy. The only exception is the higher winds in a named tropical cyclone.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 1, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Last May was over 2" wetter and almost 1° cooler.

Posted by: CapitalClimate | June 1, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

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