The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 70.4°F, 2.0°F above the 20th century average. The Lower-48 had its 15th warmest and 13th wettest June on record. The western United States and the East Coast were warmer than average, while much of the central and southeastern United States had near-average temperatures.
The June nationally averaged precipitation total of 3.43 inches was 0.54 inch above the 20th century average. Drought continued to impact the West and parts of the Central and Southern Plains, and wildfires charred over 1.2 million acres nationwide.
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