By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Only a smattering of rain was recorded in Preston last month, making it one of the driest Junes ever recorded.
“On June 5 we had a nice little shower go by and we received 0.12 of an inch of rain. I thought this was the beginning of something wonderful… a change in the weather pattern. It was not to be and the dry weather pattern stays,” said King Smith, who records official weather statistics in the Preston area for the National Weather Service.
“For the month of June that is all we got. That 0.12 of an inch is well below the normal of 1.34 inches. We are way behind for the water year. I am sure this comes to no surprise to anyone.
“It was 30 days in a row without any rain until July 5, when showers hit. I am thinking of growing flowers in the rain bucket. There are spiders living in that thing,” he quipped.
The two-week outlook is for the same thing — below normal precipitation and hot, hot, hot. There is a slight chance the area could get some rain during the latter part of this week and through the weekend. These chances are normal for this time of year. The “monsoon” season is beginning, Smith continued.
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