Another Very Warm June

- Much of the country finished another month above average including right here in Minnesota.  The state as a whole was a couple degrees above average continuing our streak of above average months that includes the entire first half of 2016.  Meanwhile, the west saw a record breaking June with the warmest middle month ever recorded in Arizona & Utah.  Overall, every single state in the country was above average.  And unlike May, it was also quite dry for many regions.  While Minnesota experienced a pretty normal month of rainfall, the high plains, the central Mississippi Valley, and the Northeast had a pretty dry month.  South Dakota, Wyoming, & Nebraska had one of their driest, a complete flip flop from a month earlier that saw near record breaking rains.  Drought returned to parts of Missouri and continued expanding in the northeast with much of the Megalopolis coming in under the norm.

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