PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged much colder than normal last month, making it the coldest June on record, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 56 degrees, or 5.5 degrees below normal.

High temperatures averaged 74.4 degrees, 3.2 degrees below normal. The highest was 92 degrees on June 22. Low temperatures averaged 37.6 degrees, 7.8 degrees below normal. The lowest was 30 degrees, on June 6.

There was one day with the low temperature below 32 degrees. On one day, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 2.25 inches during June, which was 0.82 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation – at least .01 inch – was recorded on 11 days with the heaviest, 0.64 inches, reported on June 5.

The outlook for July from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near to above-normal temperatures and near to below-normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day during July are 88.2 degrees and normal lows are 49.6 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.60 inches.

This was the coldest June on record. The coldest was 56.2 degrees in 1953.

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