This Week’s Weather Quiz:

1. As of June 17, what’s the coolest temperature that I have recorded this June? (a) 64 degrees (b) 67 degrees (c) 71 degrees (d) 73 degrees.

2. As of June 17, what’s the warmest temperature that I have recorded this June? (a) Only 89 degrees (b) 92 degrees (c) 94 degrees (d) 96 degrees.

3. The normal average temperature for the first half of June is 78.6 degrees. Can you guess what it was for the first half of this June? (a) 76.6 degrees (b) 77.7 degrees (c) 79.0 degrees (d) 80.0 degrees

4. The following four rainfall totals are the correct totals that I recorded for each of the last four years, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Can you match the correct total with the correct year? (a) 25.16 inches (b) 33.69 inches (c) 38.51 inches (d) 49.76 inches

5. As of June 17, what’s the longest consecutive day period we have gone without measurable rain so far this year? (a) only 11 days (b) 15 days (c) 18 days (d) 22 days

Weather Highlights:

The following is adapted from the Beaufort and Fujita wind scales for estimating wind speeds.

25-31 mph - large branches in motion, whistling heard in telephone wires.

32-38 mph - whole trees in motion, inconvenience felt walking against wind.

39-54 mph - twigs break off trees, wind generally impedes progress.

55-72 mph - damage to chimneys and TV antenna, pushes over shallow rooted trees.

73-112 mph - peels surface off roofs, windows broken, light trailer houses pushed or overturned, moving automobiles pushed off roads.

113-157 mph - roofs torn off houses, weak buildings and trailer houses destroyed, large trees snapped and uprooted.

158 and up - severe damage, cars lifted off ground.

Ennis Temperatures and Rainfall for the Week of June 12-17, 2007:

The normal low temperature for this time of year is 71 degrees. The normal high temperature for this time of year is 91 degrees.

Monday, June 11 - low temperature 74 degrees; high temperature 94 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Tuesday, June 12 - low temperature 76 degrees; high temperature 94 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch

Wednesday, June 13 - low temperature 74 degrees; high temperature 94 degrees. Rainfall - 0.00 of an inch.

Thursday, June 14 - low temperature 72 degrees; high temperature 84 degrees. Rainfall - 0.15 of an inch.

Friday, June 15 - low temperature 69 degrees; high temperature 84 degrees. Rainfall - 0.03 of an inch.

Saturday, June 16 - low temperature 69 degrees; high temperature 78 degrees. Rainfall - 1.90 inches.

Sunday, June 17 - low temperature 69 degrees; high temperature 79 degrees. Rainfall - 1.75 inches.

Temperature Range and Total Rainfall for the Week of June 11-17, 2007:

The coolest temperature - 69 degrees on June 15, 16 and 17.

The warmest temperature - 94 degrees on June 11, 12 and 13.

Total rainfall June 11-17 - 3.83 inches.

Rainfall for Month and Year:

Rainfall June 1-17 - 4.83 inches.

Normal rainfall for all of June - 3.86 inches.

Rainfall so far this year, January through June 17 - 29.99 inches. Normal rainfall January through all of June - 21.72 inches.

Weather Flashbacks for June 11-17:

June 11, 2006 - low temperature 74 degrees; high temperature 97 degrees. Clear and almost hot. I had recorded only 0.09 of an inch of rain in the last 36 days.

June 12, 2006 - low temperature 74 degrees; high temperature 98 degrees. Fair and hot.

June 13, 1998 - low temperature 78 degrees; high temperature 100 degrees. Fair and hot.

June 15, 1989 - low temperature 58 degrees; high temperature only 77 degrees. Partly cloudy and mild with a north wind 10 to 15 mph.

June 15, 1997 - Father’s Day - low temperature 69 degrees; high temperature 90 degrees. Partly cloudy.

June 16, 1998 - low temperature 66 degrees; high temperature 100 degrees. Clear and hot.

June 17, 2006 - low temperature 70 degrees; high temperature 91 degrees. Partly cloudy with 0.09 of an inch of rain.

This Week’s Small Texas Town Salute:

Leo - population 20, located in Cooke County in north central Texas.

Mc Neil - population 70, located in Travis County In central Texas.

Nimrod - population 85, located in Eastland County in central Texas.

Otto - population 48, located in Falls County in east central Texas.

Petty’s Chapel - population 25, located in Navarro County In north central Texas.

Ridgeway - population 54, located in Hopkins County in northeast Texas.

Seale - population 60, located in Robertson County in east central Texas.

Answers to this Week’s Weather Quiz:

1. A - As of June 17, the coolest temperature that I recorded so far this June is 64 degrees on June 5.

2. C - As of June 17, the warmest temperature that I recorded so far this June is 94 degrees on June 11, 12 and 13.

3. D - The average temperature for the first half of this June is 80.0 degrees or 1.4 degrees above normal.

4. A - 25.16 inches is the total rainfall for 2005. (b) 33.69 inches - 2003, (c) 38.51 inches - 2006; (d) 49.76 inches - 2004.

5. B - As of June 17, the longest consecutive day period that I recorded without measurable rain so far this year is 15 days, February 25-March 11.