There are really only two ways to describe the month we just had in Washington, D.C. -- hot and stormy.
In july's opening moments, the most violent complex of the storms since the June 2012 derecho blasted the D.C. area
D.C.'s June rainfall tally is up to 11.93", the second highest on record since 1871.
Saturday night's outbreak of severe storms, brought to us by the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill, were the most severe of the season.
Ingredients came together early Thursday evening for the most intense thunderstorm outbreak the D.C. area has witnessed this year.
Rainfall totals were generally between about 0.5-1.5 inches in the immediate D.C. area.
We spent most of our days in the 60s and 70s, but experienced three days in the very warm 80s and three in the chilly 50s.
We could have done better on some of the details, especially the monthly temperature breakdowns, but we correctly captured the flavor of this winter.
It was the second year in a row for above-average snow, with the last few weeks of winter pushing us over the edge.
Last month was the third March in a row that ended colder than normal.