June 2020

If you thought the month of June was warm, it was not your imagination.  June 2020 was the third warmest June on record in Fargo and the fourth warmest June on record in Bismarck.  Most of eastern North Dakota recorded a Top 5 warmest June on record.  Far western North Dakota was closer to average and in a few localized areas it was even a smidge below average.  If you’re curious the only Junes on record that were warmer than this year was back in 1988, which many of you remember as a hot and dry summer and 1933 during the “dirty 30s”.  In other words, it has been a long time with a June as warm as the one we just experienced.

Daryl Ritchison