June was warm

June in Duluth came in warmer than usual — 1.5 degrees above the 30-year average. There were an unusually high 10 days with highs in the 80s. (70s are normal.) There were no frosts, with 37 (on June 3) the coldest reported at Duluth International Airport.

June was just slightly wetter than normal, with 4.54 inches of rain — 0.31 inches above normal. June usually is our wettest month.

June also broke a string of four straight months of below-normal temperatures, with March and April much colder than normal, causing what some called a spring to forget. Will the warm trend continue through summer? So far July looks warm, but the National Climate Prediction Center shows no major variation from normal for any of the Northland, for either temperature or rainfall.