ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that last month brought warmer and drier than normal conditions in parts of the state. Highs for the month in central and northeast South Dakota were in the 90’s to around 100 degrees. The weather service says average monthly temperatures were from around two to four degrees above normal. Meanwhile, the monthly precipitation was from a third of an inch to about 2 ½ inches below normal. In Pierre/Fort Pierre, the warmest day in June was 100 degrees on the 26th. Kennebec, Mobridge and Timber Lake also experienced their warmest days last month near the end of June. As for precipitation, Pierre received 1.92” of rain. That’s more than an inch and a half below normal. Timber Lake measured about 2 ½ inches of rain last month, but that still left that area’s precipitation level .80” below normal.
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