Mont Grand-père Weather report for June 2022

Last updated on July 27, 2022 09:39

LINVILLE, NC – June 2022 saw average weather – and a fairly light amount of rain – on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather stations.

The average high temperature for June 2022 was 66.7°, with an average low of 55.1° and an average of 60.2°.

The hottest temperature recorded last month was 77.7° on June 13, just under 5 degrees below the mountain’s June record of 82° observed on June 1, 2011 and June 9, 2008 In general, spring weather continues into June. on Grandfather Mountain, with slightly warmer summer temperatures starting to arrive.

June 19 saw the coldest temperature recorded in the past month at 45.5°. The lowest temperature ever observed on Grandfather Mountain in the month of June (not including wind chill) was 31° on June 1, 1966 and June 3, 1956.

On June 17, the Mile High Swinging Bridge weather station recorded a wind gust of 79.1 mph, along with a sustained wind speed of 69.5 mph. The station noted two days in June with wind gusts above 60 mph. The highest gust ever recorded on Grandfather Mountain was 124 mph, observed on February 25, 2019.

The weather station near the Swinging Bridge reported 1.41 inches of precipitation in June 2022, marking the fourth driest June on record in terms of total precipitation. Sightings recorded near the park’s Wilson Center for Nature Discovery saw 1.58 inches. Precipitation is also measured at the latter location, as high winds can make it difficult to record accurate observations at the summit.

The wettest June on the mountain was in 2019, when 15.94 inches was seen near the bridge. The driest June on record was in 1986, when 0.60 inches was recorded.

The park had 12 days of total rainfall for June 2022. The wettest day last month was June 14, when 0.45 inches was recorded at the summit. The wettest day on record for June was June 8, 1968, when the weather station observed 4.46 inches.

Weather reports

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation records and reports data in two different ways:

  • The park maintains an automated weather station atop the Mile High Swing Bridge. The NC State Climate Office helps the foundation calibrate the machines and ensure overall data accuracy.
  • Grandfather Mountain has been an active member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Observer Program since 1955 reporting weather data from locations near the Mile High Swing Bridge and Museum of Nature (now the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery).

For more information on the weather at Grandfather Mountain, visit www.grandfather.com/weather.

The non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and appreciate the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, visit www.grandfather.com.

Dale D. Schrum