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Welcome to the June issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Hello Weatherfun members. Well, here we are with the June newsletter. I cannot believe how time is flying by. Here it is already June. Of course the big thing about June is the opening of the 2002 Hurricane Season. As you know we have even had some activity before the June 1st opening.

If you have already read Dr. Gray's forecast for this season you know that he is forecasting some major storms for the East coast. As most of you know I have lived through a hurricane. Hurricane Carol. If you have visited our new website, and read my opening article, you know that this nasty lady from the South called Carol is the main factor that got me started in weather observing.

Living right near the water when Carol hit, and still living fairly close to the water, there is one thing that still amazes me. Everyone has been warned not to build too close to the water front, but we still have people who are building, or have rebuilt very close to the water's edge. Some of these people are the same people who lost everything in Carol. What does it take for us to know enough, to stay away from these very dangerous areas? We have been warned to stay away from these areas. Yet I travel through my own town and see some very expensive homes that have been build, or are being build right at the water's edge. Is it the lack of such a storm as Carol hitting their area, that makes them go so close to the water's edge?

I wish everyone would think twice about building so close, and would listen to our government officials who have warned about doing such a thing, and stay away from these dangerous areas. They are not only putting their investment in danger, but also their lives, and the lives of someone else who would have to go and rescue them if danger arose.

What do you think about our new website folks? I hope you have taken the time to visit it, look it over good, and even post to our site. Remember this is our site, and to maintain it, we need your help. Why not post a weather related article to it, or a website from your state? Or, how about a mug shot of you, and a family member? Believe me, it does not hurt at all. If I can do it, and Weather Dog Buffy. You can also post a picture of yourself, and let the Weatherfun family see what you look like. That way we can put a picture to the name that we talk to regularly. Enjoy the website, and please post, and help out with it as much as possible.

Enjoy the good weather of June, and I will see you again, just before the 4th of July.

May's Weather
  • Flooding rains in West Virginia on the 2nd results in deaths.
  • Tornadoes touchdown in Happy, TX on the 5th causing 2 deaths.
  • Some of the states in the northern Great Plains received several inches of snow at the end of the first week of May.
  • Tonadoes continued to strike in "Tornado Alley".
  • The mid-Mississippi River Valley & the Ohio River Valley continued to have heavy rains for the first half of the month causing wide spread flooding.
  • The Northeast & mid-Atlantic received enough rainfall to start to put a dent into their drought. However a fast moving storm on the 18th, brought cold air down from Canada to bring snow to upstate New York & northern New England.
  • Wildfires, due to a lack of rain, in southern Florida & in the Southwest.
  • 18th-22nd saw record low temperatures in many places throughout the Mid West, New England, & Mid-Atlantic.
  • 30th-31st brought temperatures over 100 degrees to the Southwest.

Terre Haute, Indiana TV station WTHI-tv
Thanks to Jason J.

Links 4 You
  • June 1st marks the start of the Hurricane Season. Gary Gray puts out an evening report during the season whenever there is a system. You can read his report by going HERE, but remember that's only when there's an active system.
Hello New Members
Did You Know?

The largest desert in the world is on the continent of Antarctica. The yearly precipitation is only about 2 inches of snow for most of the continent.

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Antarctica? It was a startlingly 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit below zero!

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May 6th was the official opening of the WEATHERFUN Website
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