Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2016

Map of June 2016 U.S. Divisional Average Temperature Ranks

The June temperature for the contiguous United States was 71.8°F, or 3.3°F above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous record of 71.6°F set in 1933. The year-to-date temperature (January–June) was 50.8°F, 3.2°F above the 20th century average, making it the third warmest on record.

The June precipitation total for the contiguous United States was 2.46 inches, 0.47 inch below the 20th century average, the 14th driest on record. Record flooding devastated parts of southern West Virginia while wildfires raged across the drought-stricken West. The year-to-date precipitation total was 15.58 inches, 0.27 inch above average, and ranked near the middle value in the 122-year period of record.

This monthly summary from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia, and the public to support informed decision making.

For extended analysis of regional temperature and precipitation patterns, as well as extreme events, please see our full report that will be released on July 12, 2016.