The month of June was characterized by near normal temperatures and below normal precipiation for many states across the Midwest. A few systems tracked over the region bringing some much needed rainfall to area farms. However, the month of June still had over a 2 inch deficit over portions of Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Drought conditions developed across several states in the past 4 months, with the Ohio River valley experiencing the greatest impact due to lack of rain. The maps below courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center show the average temperature, precipitation, departure from mean (temperature), and percentage of mean (precipitation) across the Midwest for June 1st - June 30th. Temperatures were near normal, while rainfall was 50% of normal for June.
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipiation are expected across much of the Midwest for the month of July, allowing drought conditions to worsen. For more information on the drought conditions within the Midwest, click here.
Below are climate summaries for June 2012 for our six climate sites. Only Moline and Dubuque are considered offical climate summaries, while the rest are supplemental climate summaries.
|June 2012 Climate Reports|
|Burlington||Cedar Rapids||Davenport||Dubuque||Iowa City||Moline|