As summer starts, its now getting too dry
By Reed Anfinson
With flooded fields and basements after a record 12.5 inches of precipitation in April and May who would have thought by mid-June the lawns would be turning brown?
But due to just over six-tenths of an inch of rain so far this month, high temperatures averaging 86 degrees over the past 11 days and persistent strong winds the ground is drying out. The area could use a good shot of rain.
On average, June is the wettest month of the year 4.38 inches of rain.
When the low only fell to 72 degrees Sunday, it broke the record high low for June 19 of 70 degrees held by both 2006 and 2016. However, the highs of 97 degrees both Sunday and Monday fell short of record highs.
The record high for June 19 is 100 degrees set in 1988 and the record for June 20 is 98 degrees set in 1989.
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