Expect a month that’s warmer than usual for June in the Tri-Cities, says the National Weather Service.
Normal highs for the Tri-Cities increase from about 78 at the first of the month to about 86 by the end of the month.
May also was warmer than usual, but only by a about 1 degree, according to the weather service.
High temperatures at the Tri-Cities Airport averaged 77.7 degrees, with the highest temperature on May 30 when the thermometer read 98 degrees.
The lowest temperature recorded in the Tri-Cities was still above freezing, at 33 at the Tri-City airport on May 15.
No daily temperature records were set at the Hanford Meteorology Station, which keeps daily records back to about 1945.
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The Hanford Meteorology Station recorded four days with thunderstorms in May, compared to a normal of two for the month.
Precipitation was a little below normal for the month, both in the Tri-Cities and at Hanford.
In Kennewick precipitation totaled 0.41 inch for the month which was 0.23 below normal, according to the weather service.
However, precipitation for the year remains well above normal. The weather service reported 6.44 inches in Kennewick, which is about 2.65 inches above normal.
Precipitation for June in the Tri-Cities should be near the normal of about half an inch, according to the weather service.
The peak wind gust for the month in the Tri-Cities was 51 mph recorded in Kennewick on May 30. At the Hanford Meteorology Station it was 49 mph on May 24.