Temperature and Precipitation Near Normal Across Delaware During June 2016

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Figure 1. Delaware statewide mean June temperature (°F) 1895-2016. Red line indicates 1981-2010 normal.
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Figure 2. Delaware statewide June precipitation (inches) 1895-2016. Red line indicates 1981-2010 normal.

June Temperatures

Preliminary data indicates that the statewide average temperature in June was 72.4°F; this was 0.3°F above the 1981-2010 normal of 72.1°F (Figure 1). June 2016 was the 7th June in a row with above normal temperatures.

June Precipitation

Delaware’s statewide precipitation for June 2016 averaged 3.51 inches, 0.22 inches below the 1981-2010 mean of 3.73 inches (Figure 2).

Statewide Spatial Averages

Data from the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) shows that temperatures were near normal across the entire State, with the coolest temperatures (compared to normal) found across coastal and southern areas of Sussex County, DE (Figure 3). Precipitation was generally below normal across most of Delaware, with some pockets of above normal precipitation associated with heavy convective rainfall (Figure 4).

June 2016 average temperature departures (°F) from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
Figure 3. June 2016 average temperature departures (°F) from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
June 2016 precipitation departures (inches) from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
Figure 4. June 2016 precipitation departures (inches) from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
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