June - Mother Nature Turned on the Air Conditioner
June average temperatures ranged from 6°F below normal to 2°F above normal.
While June average temperatures ranged from 6°F below normal to 2°F above normal, much of the Northeast wrapped up the month on the cool side of normal. The largest departures below normal were in parts of West Virginia, western Maryland, and western Pennsylvania where temperatures were 4°F to 6°F cooler than normal. At the Northeast’s 35 major climate sites, June average temperatures ranged from 4.7°F below normal in Providence, RI, to 0.5°F above normal in Binghamton, NY. Overall, 32 of the sites were cooler than normal, with this June ranking among the 20 coolest Junes on record at 13 of the sites.
This June ranked among the 20 coolest Junes on record at 13 major climate sites.
June precipitation ranged from 25% of normal to more than 200% of normal.
June precipitation was variable, ranging from 25% of normal to more than 200% of normal. The driest locations included parts of West Virginia, central Maryland, southeastern New York, and Connecticut, with drought and abnormal dryness present in several of these areas. Conversely, the wettest locations were in Maine and northern Delaware, with Wilmington, DE, seeing its third wettest June, its 10th all-time wettest month, and two of its 10 wettest June days on record. June precipitation at the 35 major climate sites ranged from 26% of normal at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports in New York to 255% of normal in Wilmington, with 25 sites being on the dry side of normal. This June ranked among the 20 driest Junes on record for 10 major climate sites but among the 20 wettest on record for four major climate sites.
This June ranked among the 20 driest Junes on record for 10 major climate sites but among the 20 wettest on record for four major climate sites.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center favors a wet, warm July for the Northeast. Click to enlarge.
The July outlooks from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center show an increased likelihood of above-normal precipitation and above-normal temperatures for the Northeast.