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June 2012
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Warmest 12-month periods for contiguous U.S.
June daily temperature extremes

Climate Highlights — June

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 71.2°F, which is 2.0°F above the 20th century average. The June temperatures contributed to a record-warm first half of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since record-keeping began in 1895. Scorching temperatures during the second half of the month led many cities to set all-time temperature records.

Precipitation totals across the country were mixed during June. The nation, as a whole, experienced its tenth driest June on record, with a nationally-averaged precipitation total of 2.27 inches, 0.62 inch below average. Record and near-record dry conditions were present across the Intermountain West, while Tropical Storm Debby dropped record precipitation across Florida.

(Many, many records have been broken / set this year. Click the link below to read the rest of this information.)

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/6