NOAA: Warm June for U.S. with Wet and Dry Extremes

July 9, 2008

June 2008 was the 27th warmest June for the contiguous United States, based on records dating back to 1895, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The average June temperature, 70.4 degrees F, was 1.1 degrees above the 20th century mean, based on preliminary data.

U.S. Temperature Highlights

June 2008 statewide temperature ranks.

High resolution (Credit: NOAA)

U.S. Precipitation Highlights

June 2008 statewide precipitation ranks.

High resolution (Credit: NOAA)

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