New statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS) are released daily showing highs and lows for temperature, the accumulated precipitation each day and how that compares to historical numbers, with those statistics showing multiple near-highs recently for Hillsboro data.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Online Weather Data system, the Wilmington area received 2.61 inches of precipitation in June, with Wilmington selected as a data base because no Hillsboro data for June 2023 was available. The data showed that this was much lower than the average for the month, with that average measured at 4.66 inches. That is also lower than the highest recorded accumulation for June, which was in 2015 with 10.84 inches of precipitation. This is the 17th highest recorded accumulation for the month since the earliest record shown in 2000, with one of those months not showing any recorded data.
For May 2023, the data showed that Hillsboro received only 2.43 inches of precipitation, which was lower than the 4.73 inches average for the month. It is lower than the highest recorded precipitation count for the month, recorded in 2004, with that being 8.45 inches. This number was the 21st highest accumulation for May.
For April 2023, Hillsboro had 3.63 inches of precipitation. The data stated that this accumulation for April 2023 was also lower than the average precipitation for April, with that average being 4.73 inches. The data stated that this was not the highest recorded accumulation for the month, that high coming from 2011 with a recorded accumulation of 11.63 inches. It was the 15th highest accumulation since the numbers were shown in 2000, with two of those months not showing any data. 18.1
Overall, the average accumulation for a whole year is 48.09 inches of rain, according to the data, with 2023 behind that average for the first five months of the year, with the 2023 total standing at 18.1 inches of precipitation.
Regarding temperatures for 2023, the data stated that June had an average temperature of 69.9 degrees, with a high of 92 degrees and a low of 48 degrees. The data said that was below the average for June since data was recorded in 2000, with that average temperature being 71.1 degrees.
For May 2023, the data for Hillsboro showed that the month had an average temperature of 60.5 degrees, with a high of 85 degrees and a low of 33 degrees. The average was also below the overall average for the month of May of 62.1 degrees.
For April 2023, the statistics stated that the month had an average temperature of 52.3 degrees, which included a high of 84 degrees and a low of 26 degrees. The statistics also showed that the average for April 2023 was just under the overall average for the month, that being 52.4 degrees.
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