This June Was the Hottest Ever Recorded in the United States

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  • July 12, 2021
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This past June saw an average temperature of 72.6, making it the hottest June in 127 years of record keeping and surpassing the record set in June 2016 by 0.9 of a degree. Here are more details about the June’s heat:

  • 72.6 degrees surpassed the old monthly record set in June 2016 by 0.9 of a degree
  • Eight states — Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Utah — also saw their hottest June on record
  • Six other states — Connecticut, Maine, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming — marked their 2nd hottest June
  • June precipitation saw wild variations across the country. South Dakota saw its driest June on record while Mississippi had its second wettest
  • According to the June 29 U.S. Drought Monitor report, a little more than 47% of the contiguous U.S. was in drought, up from nearly 44% at the beginning of June
  • The year-to-date average temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 49.3 degrees F, (1.7 degrees above the 20th-century average) and placed in the warmest third average temperature on record

Nation has experienced 8 billion-dollar disasters so far this year

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The U.S. experienced eight weather and climate disasters in the first six months of 2021, each with losses exceeding $1 billion. They were: 

  • 4 severe storms including tornadoes, hail and high wind damage;
  • 2 flooding events;
  • 1 winter storm with a deep freeze; and
  • 1 heat wave-influenced drought. 
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