A Mixed-Up Mid-June
June 1-15 average temperatures ranged from 2°F below normal to more than 3°F above normal.
Average temperatures during the first half of June ranged from 2°F below normal in parts of Maine and northern New York to 3°F above normal in parts of New Jersey and on the Delmarva Peninsula. June 1-15 average temperatures at the 35 major climate sites ranged from 1.0°F below normal in Concord, NH, to 3.6°F above normal in Newark, NJ. Of the 27 warmer-than-normal sites, 12 ranked this June 1-15 period among their 20 warmest on record.
This June 1-15 period ranked among the 20 warmest on record for 12 major climate sites.
June 1-15 precipitation ranged from 25% of normal to more than 200% of normal.
Precipitation during the first half of June varied widely, ranging from 25% of normal in areas such as western Maryland and central Delaware to more than 200% of normal in places such as northern Maine and western/northern West Virginia. June 1-15 precipitation at the 35 major climate sites ranged from 43% of normal in Washington, D.C., to 185% of normal in Caribou, ME, with 21 of the sites being drier than normal. However, of the 14 wetter-than-normal sites, six ranked this June 1-15 period among their 20 wettest on record. Moderate drought and abnormal dryness persisted in several locations, particularly parts of New England.
This June 1-15 period ranked among the 20 wettest on record for six major climate sites.
With June half over, what can the Northeast expect for July? According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, there’s a tilt toward above-normal temperatures for the entire Northeast. Southeastern parts of the region could experience a wetter-than-normal July, with equal chances of below-, near-, or above-normal precipitation forecast for the remainder of the Northeast.
The entire Northeast is expected to experience a warmer-than-normal July.
Areas shaded green could be wetter than normal this July.