National Overview - June 2004


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Maps and Graphics:

June Most Recent 3 Months Most Recent 6 Months
Annual summary for 2003 Most Recent 12 Months US Percent Area Very Wet/Dry/Warm/Cold

It should be emphasized that all of the temperature and precipitation ranks and values are based on preliminary data. The ranks will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages. Graphics based on final data are available on this page: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/maps.php

For graphics covering periods other than those mentioned above or for tables of national, regional, and statewide data from 1895-present, for June, last 3 months or other periods, please go to the Climate At A Glance page
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National Overview:

June:

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Monthly and Seasonal Highlights:

National:

  • June 2004 ranked as the 42nd coldest June in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 68.8°F (20.4°C), which was 0.5°F (0.3°C) below the long-term mean.
  • June 2004 was much above average for precipitation nationally, ranking 7th wettest.

    For tables of national, regional, and statewide data from 1895-present, for June, last 3 months or other periods, please go to the Climate At A Glance page

  • April-June temperature was above average and ranked as the 20th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature for April-June was 61.7°F (16.5°C) which was 0.9°F (0.5°C) above the long-term mean.
  • April-June was above average for precipitation, ranking 15th wettest in the last 110 years.

  • The July 2003-June 2004 temperature was much above average and ranked as the 6th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 54.1°F (12.3°C) which was 1.3°F (0.7°C) above the long-term mean.
  • Precipitation was near average for July-June, ranking 41st wettest for the last 12 months based on a record of 109 such periods.

    Regional and Statewide:

  • June 2004 temperatures ranked much above average for 2 states (NV and FL), while a further 7 were above average and 19 states were below average.
  • Alaska temperatures were record warm for June 2004. The temperature anomaly was 5.2°F (2.9°C) above the 1971-2000 average.
  • June was record wet for Texas and much wetter than average for 7 other states including Louisiana and Mississippi, which had their 3rd and 2nd wettest Junes on record, respectively.
  • The 3 month period, April-June, was much warmer than average for 8 states including New Jersey, which had its second warmest April-June period.
  • April-June 2004 was dry for parts of the West and Northwest, while wetter than average conditions prevailed across much of the South to the Northeast. Louisiana had its second wettest April-June statewide.
  • The last 12 months were much warmer than average for all western states. Much of the rest of the nation also had above average temperature, but temperatures in the Southeast remained near average.
  • The last 12 months were record wet for 2 eastern states (PA and WV). Dry conditions prevailed across much of the Rocky Mountains and upper Midwest.

    See NCDC's Monthly Extremes web-page for weather and climate records for the month of June.

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It should be emphasized that all of the temperature and precipitation ranks and values are based on preliminary data. The ranks will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages. Graphics based on final data are available on this page: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/maps.php

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2004, published online July 2004, retrieved on September 18, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2004/6.