Through the first half of June some of you have experienced some very warm temperatures, while some have had the opposite. At times, June has been more like a spring pattern than summer as there as been a lot of ups and downs in temperatures and precipitation.
One area that has been very warm in June so far has been the central plains. The graphic below shows temperatures relative to normal since June 1. Note the large area of red and orange centered over the central plains. Temperatures have been hot at times across Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and parts of the western Corn Belt.
At the other end of the spectrum, Canada has had a cold June so far as well as the Pacific Northwest. Interestingly, the area of heat is the nation’s midsection is exactly opposite of June 2019 when cooler and wetter than normal conditions were the rule.