July shows warmer than usual temperatures


June was cooler than normal

June was cooler than normal, but July is already showing signs of warmer than usual temperatures.

According to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in Pendleton, the average temperature in Madras for June was 58.2 degrees, which was 1.2 degrees below normal.

High temperatures averaged 75.2 degrees, which was 1.0 degree below normal. The highest was 92 degrees on the 29th. Low temperatures averaged 41.3 degrees, which was 1.3 degrees below normal. The lowest was 13 degrees, on the 13th.

There were two days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. On two days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 0.62 inches during June, which was 0.06 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on eight days, with the heaviest, 0.27 inches, reported on the June 25.

The highest wind gust was 27 mph, which occurred on the 13th.

The outlook for July from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center calls for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

Normal highs for Madras during July are 85.3 degrees and normal lows are 46.5 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.54 inches.

The National Weather Service is an office of NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.