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Hot weather in June; more expected in July

Temperatures at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport were slightly warmer than normal in June, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 69.1 degrees, 1.6 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 81.3 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal. The highest was 103 degrees June 30. Low temperatures averaged 56.9 degrees, 2.2 degrees above normal. The lowest was 48 degrees, June 1.

On five days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. It was at least 100 degrees on one day.

Precipitation totaled 0.92 inches during June, 0.49 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on six days with the heaviest, 0.80 inches reported on the 25.

Precipitation this year has reached 4.49 inches, 2.37 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at The Dalles airport has been 10.55 inches, which is 1.84 inches below normal.

The highest wind gust was 46 mph on June 7.

The outlook for July from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal temperatures and near- to below-normal precipitation. Normal highs for The Dalles airport during July are 88 degrees and normal lows are 59.8 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.17 inches.

On the web:

NOAA National Weather Service in Pendleton: http://weather.gov/pendleton

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