Weather Forecast


June Weather is the Worst

June is, arguably (I suppose), the worst month of the year for weather.

Granted, snow is extremely rare in June so if snow is your bane of existence then June is probably not your least favorite month.

But consider these items.  In our area, it rains an average more than 30 per cent of the days.

Many of those rains are trace rains, but many of those traces are more substantial nearby, meaning there is a legitimate chance of rain about one day in three.

This is more precipitation days than in any other month.  June also brings our greatest chance of tornadoes.  The terrible F5 Fargo tornado in 1957 happened on June 20.

June typically brings a few days with high temperatures in the 50s and several more in the 60s.  Of the three summer months, June has the least summerlike weather.

From my personal perspective, June weather is the most disappointing of the year. - Meteorologist John Wheeler

John Wheeler

John was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. As a teenager, his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and later to a small town in northeast Iowa. John traces his early interest in weather to the difference in climate between Alabama and Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in meteorology. Like any meteorologist, John is intrigued by extremes of weather, especially arctic air outbreaks and winter storms.  John has been known to say he prefers his summers to be hot but in winter, he prefers the cold.  When away from work, John enjoys long-distance running and reading.  John has been a meteorologist at WDAY since May of 1985.

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