A Mild Mid-June
June 1-15 average temperatures ranged from near normal to more than 6°F above normal.
The first half of June was warmer than normal for the entire Northeast, with the largest departures from normal of more than 6°F found in portions of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania. At the 35 major climate sites, June 1-15 average temperatures ranged from 1.0°F above normal in Albany, NY, to 7.2°F above normal in Syracuse, NY. Portland, ME, experienced its warmest first half of June on record, while another 31 of the sites ranked this June 1-15 period among their 20 warmest on record. The period from June 5-9 was particularly hot in the region, setting numerous daily maximum and high minimum temperature records and sending students home early.
This June 1-15 period ranked as the warmest on record at Portland, ME, and among the 20 warmest on record for another 31 major climate sites.
June 1-15 precipitation ranged from less than 25% of normal to more than 200% of normal.
Precipitation varied during the first half of June, ranging from less than 25% of normal to more than 200% of normal. The driest locations tended to be in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York’s Long Island, while the wettest locations were generally in West Virginia, Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania, and southeastern New Jersey. Precipitation at the 35 major climate sites ranged from 16% of normal in Islip, NY, to 235% of normal in Washington, D.C., with 24 of the sites being drier than normal. This June 1-15 period ranked among the 20 driest on record for three major climate sites but among the 20 wettest on record for six major climate sites. Moderate drought expanded and abnormal dryness persisted, particularly in northern parts of the region. In addition, there were only two days during the first half of June without a severe weather report or flash flooding in the Northeast.
This June 1-15 period ranked among the 20 driest on record for three major climate sites but among the 20 wettest on record for six major climate sites.