The Start of Summer
June temperatures ranged from near normal to more than 3 degrees above normal.
The first month of meteorological summer brought above-normal temperatures to most of the Northeast. All but three of the 35 airport climate sites were warmer than normal, with 15 sites ranking this June among their top 20 warmest. Departures ranged from 0.2 degrees below normal in Providence, RI, to 2.8 degrees above normal in Elkins, WV.
Temperatures have been above normal for most of the region so far this June.
As for precipitation, the sites were nearly split between above normal and below normal. Of the 18 wet sites, Philadelphia, PA, was the wettest at 159 percent of normal. Of the 17 dry sites, Worcester, MA, was the driest at 37 percent of normal. While rain eased some of the dryness in West Virginia, little precipitation and low stream flows led to abnormally dry conditions in parts of New England.