(Des Moines) It may be hard to believe but the month of June came out very close to normal as far as temperatures across the state of Iowa.
“Temperatures will probably end up just a fraction of a degree below normal, maybe by a half of a degree,” stated State Climatologist Harry Hilaker, who tells KSOM/KS95 news that rainfall, was just barely above normal by a tenth of an inch.
Hilaker says the state got off to a cool start to the month which caused the June temperatures to dip below normal for the month. But the last three weeks of June were mostly above normal.”
Unlike the temperatures, rainfall amounts varied considerably across the state. The most rain fell in the north central and northeastern corner of the state. For example, Dorchester in extreme northeastern Iowa received 14-inches of rain in the month of June. But the rest of Iowa received mostly below normal rainfall with the driest areas being from Sioux City to Denison which received about ½ of their normal rainfall for the month.
July 3, 2013