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La Nina transition brings warm temperatures as summer begins

La Nina transition brings warm temperatures as summer begins

The warmer-than-norm­al temperature trend that returned to Iowa in late May continued into much of June. Temperatures through the first three weeks of June were averaging from 3 to 7 degrees above normal in much of Iowa, and many parts of the state had several days when maximum temperatures were 90 degrees or higher.

The pattern of highly variable rainfall amounts that occurred in the spring also continued into June with some locations reporting amounts well above normal, especially in parts of northern into east-central Iowa, while other...




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