Obviously June was extremely dry and HOT in Arizona. Tucson had .03" of rain in the month and triple digit heat every day. You can thank high pressure for setting up shop in the interior Rockies pushing all storms up into Canada. While we were well under the influence of the high, the eastern US had a very cool and wet month. Below is an article written by NOAA on June's weather for the continental United States.
Source: Climate.govThey say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, and that was certainly true in June. Throughout the month, two very different stories played out in the contiguous United States. While the drought-stricken West fell into the grips of an intense heat wave, East Coasters were bombarded by summer thunderstorms. In this scenario, a well-known river of moisture in the upper atmosphere—the jet stream—served as the imaginary fence between the East's lush landscapes and the West's parched fields.
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