June’s record-breaking heat wave made sure the summer would start off scorching hot for Fresno.
The National Weather Service Tuesday said June 1 reached a high of 105 degrees in Fresno, which set a record for the date. Overall, Fresno had its fifth-warmest June, with an average temperature of 80.9 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal. (To get the daily average, the NWS adds both the high and low temperatures of each day and divides by 30 days).
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Strong high pressure over the region caused heat waves at both the start and end of the month. But a touch of winter-like weather occurred in the middle of the month as well: Snow fell June 11 in the Sierra above 10,500 feet, including a dusting on Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park.
As July begins, no daytime highs above 100 degrees are forecast this week. Sunday’s high is forecast to be 89 degrees, which would be below the normal high of 97 degrees, the NWS said.