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2021 June Monthly Report


Highlights

Warmer than usual temperatures were observed for parts of the Interior of the state, along with the Panhandle, due to impacts of the historic Pacific Northwest heat dome.

Much less precipitation than usual for the Interior of the state, along with more than usual for parts of the Panhandle.

Ketchikan set multiple high temperature records for the month.

This year's total acreage burned to June 30th is the lowest since 2008.

The average sea ice extent ranks as 6th lowest in the satellite record for the month of June.