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National Overview - June 2005


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Maps and Graphics:

June Most Recent 3 Months Most Recent 6 Months
Most Recent 12 Months Annual Summary for 2004 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 the Climate Monitoring Products page.


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:
  • June temperatures were above average for the nation with warmer-than-average conditions in the Northeast and Great Lakes contrasting with cooler-than-average temperatures in the West. For information on temperature records during the month, please go to NCDC's Extremes page.
  • Precipitation was near average for the nation with conditions wetter than average in the Southeast and Upper Plains, and remaining generally drier than average from Texas to the Ohio Valley and parts of the mid-Atlantic. For more information on drought during June, please visit the U.S. Drought page.
For additional details, see the Monthly Highlights section. For details and graphics on weather events across the U.S. and the globe go to NCDC's Global Hazards page.
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Monthly and Seasonal Highlights:

National:

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.
  • June 2005 ranked as the 27th warmest June in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 70.2°F (21.2°C), which was 1.2°F (0.7°C) above the long-term mean.
  • June 2005 had near average precipitation, nationally, ranking 42nd wettest.
  • April-June temperature was above average and ranked as the 27th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature for April-June was 61.4°F (16.3°C) which was 0.9°F (0.5°C) above the long-term mean.
  • April-June had near average precipitation, ranking 64th driest in the last 111 years.
  • The July 2004-June 2005 temperature was above average and ranked as the 14th warmest such period in the 1895 to present record. The preliminary nationally averaged temperature was 53.6°F (12.0°C) which was 1.0°F (0.6°C) above the long-term mean.
  • Precipitation was much above average for July-June, ranking 6th wettest for the last 12 months based on a record of 110 such periods.

Regional and Statewide:
  • June 2005 temperatures ranked much above average for 13 states including New York, which had a record warm June. A further 18 states in the contiguous U.S. had above average temperature while 3 states were cooler than average for the month.
  • Alaska temperatures were warmer than average for June ranking 3rd warmest on record with an anomaly of °F (1.7°C)
  • June was wetter than average for many states in the Upper Plains and Southeast, while states from Texas to the Ohio Valley were drier than average. Eight states had much above average precipitation statewide, including North Dakota, which had its wettest June on record, and 3 states had much less precipitation than the long-term mean.
  • The 3 month period, April-June, was warmer than average for much of the northern Plains and Midwest, including 6 states that were much warmer than average, while the Southeast was colder than average.
  • April-June 2005 was much wetter than average for 9 states. Four central states were much drier than average.
  • July-June 2005 was warmer than average for much of the nation. No state was significantly cooler than average over the last 12 months.
  • The last 12 months were much wetter than average for much of the nation, with Nevada and Florida having their wettest July-June on record.

    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 the Climate Monitoring Products page.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2005, published online July 2005, retrieved on April 17, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2005/6.