Jul 1, 2015

Medford experiences hottest June on record

Medford, OR
USA
by
Ryan Pfeil
,
Mail Tribune
Welcome sign near the North end of Medford. Image:ZabMilenko
Welcome sign near the North end of Medford. Image:ZabMilenko

Medford just concluded the hottest June on record. The National Weather Service reported the average high temperature for June 2015 was 91.3 degrees, nine degrees above the month's typical 82-degree average high temperature. That also beat the previous June high-temperature record of 91.1 degrees, set in 1918. The average temperature for the month — which factors in highs and lows — is also the new king at 74.8 degrees, beating out the previous record of 70.6. "Really the previous top 10 are only separated by a degree," meteorologist Michelle Cohen said. "That's a really big jump. That's quite the record."