First Week of June Brought Warmer and Dryer Conditions in Iowa

The first week of June brought warmer and dryer conditions across much of Iowa with a statewide temperature of 69.9 degrees, 3.7 degrees above average.  Statewide precipitation deficits were well over an inch with smaller departures in the southwest corner of the state.


Weekly precipitation totals ranged from no accumulation at many reporting stations to 0.53 of an inch near New Hampton in Chickasaw County.


Several Western Iowa stations observed the week’s highest temperature of 97 degrees on June 4th and 5th.  Chariton, in Lucas County, had the week’s lowest temperature of 34 degrees.