June: slightly warmer than normal; damp in the southwest

Oakfield Hole number 5

Most reporting stations in June ended up with an average temperature slightly warmer than normal.  June was also a bit drier than normal in much of the Maritimes.  Cape Breton was the driest; but that was likely welcomed after the very wet May that they experienced. Southwestern sections of the Maritimes were actually wetter than normal: Saint John had 25mm above normal rainfall and Yarmouth received about the same amount, which for them, was more than 100mm higher than June one year ago (nobody wants a repeat of the drought from last year).

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While July began with a couple of rain systems, the first work week will have quite a bit of sunshine.  The monthly forecast is suggesting a warm July.  With additional warmth, some communities may experience precipitation extremes… droughts or downpours.

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Hurricane season has started. There is one disturbance currently in the middle of the tropical Atlantic.  Should that develop, it will be named “Don”. Enjoy the summer and stay safe…

Jim

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