June weather cool

So far, July has featured temperatures that are well above average, but the month of June was cooler than normal, according to preliminary data received from the National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature in June was 57.2 degrees, which was 2.2 degrees below normal. High temperatures averaged 74.6 degrees, which was 1.6 degrees below normal. The highest was 85 degrees on the 24th.

Low temperatures averaged 39.8 degrees, which was 2.8 degrees below normal. The lowest was 31 degrees, on June 16.

There were two days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 0.52 inches during June, which was 0.16 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on five days, with the heaviest, 0.32 inches, reported on the 26th.

Precipitation this year has reached 6.0 inches, which is 0.32 inches above normal. Nevertheless, since October, the water-year precipitation at Madras has been 6.85 inches, which is 2.31 inches below normal.

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

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