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.
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).