Cooler, dryer June in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
Meteorologist Steven Flisfeder said data recorded at the Sioux Lookout Airport, exempting three days of missing data, showed an average daytime high in Sioux Lookout this past June of 20.4 °C, compared to the normal average daytime high for the month, which is 21.7 °C
“A bit below, but within the realm of normal. So pretty average, typical June as a whole in terms of temperatures,” he said.
“On the precipitation side, a total of 69.7 mm were reported at the airport, and again, comparing to the norm, 113.7 mm is the norm for June, so just a little over half of what you should be getting for the month of June, so fairly dry for June,” he added.
Flisfeder said June 14 stood out this past month, “That’s the date that had the highest rainfall amount recorded, so it was 21.9 mm recorded that day… that day there were severe thunderstorms rolling through the area coming in from Minnesota. So, there was large hail associated with that, mostly to the southwest of Sioux Lookout. But there’s an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources fire weather station in Savant Lake… they reported 50 mm in just one hour during that event, so while the airport didn’t’ receive the brunt of it, areas just a bit to the northeast of Sioux Lookout did.”