Wet, But Still Dry…
The first half of June was wet for almost the entire region, except for West Virginia, Long Island, and parts of coastal New England.
The soggy last day of May set the tone for the first half of June. Thirty of the 35 major Northeast airport climate sites saw above-normal rainfall, with Binghamton, NY, having its wettest start to June on record and another 19 sites ranking the period among their top 20 wettest. Despite the recent drenching, some areas are still below normal for long-term precipitation and are experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions.
Temperatures during June so far have generally ranged from 4 degrees F below normal to 4 degrees F above normal, with the coolest areas in New York and New England and the warmest areas in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Mid-Atlantic. Of the 35 airport climate sites, 21 sites saw above-normal temperatures during the first two weeks of June.