- Strong north-south contrast in temperatures continued in June with the northern areas near average to slightly below average* while southern regions are moderate to substantially above average.
- Early June precipitation from northern California to the PNW left the month above average, while central to southern California remained dry. Drought concerns have lessened across much of the PNW, although eastern Oregon south into California drought conditions has risen to over 60% in the highest categories of drought.
- After a coolish start to the month, most of the west will see a warmup in the short-term, with a few wet days for only the extreme NW, otherwise dry everywhere else.
- Mid-month is expected to bring warm temperatures over most of the west. The coastal zones are likely to stay closer to average temperatures for the month of July, especially from northern California to the Canadian border.
- JAS is forecast for warmer than average conditions over the west and the country, with cool SSTs offshore likely to keep the PNW closer to average temperatures. Seasonally dry conditions are likely for much of the west.