The Kansas Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month the update includes a brief summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature, and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.
June 2023: Significant rainfall in the west but not sufficient for drought conditions
The average temperature for June was 73.2°F, or 1.0°F below normal. This ranked as the 60th coolest June out of 129 years of records, dating back to 1895. The three eastern Kansas divisions were above normal; all other divisions were below normal. Anomalies ranged from -3.3°F (southwest) to +0.5°F (southeast).
The average precipitation for June was 4.06”, which was 0.01” above normal. This ranked as the 58th wettest June on record. The three eastern climate divisions and north central had below normal precipitation while the remaining divisions were above normal. South Central was the wettest division (6.21”) while East Central was the driest (2.25”). It was the 13th wettest June on record in southwest Kansas but the 11th driest on record in east central Kansas. Combined with April and May, it was the 9th driest second quarter on record in both east central and southeast Kansas.
Figure 1. Departures from normal temperature (°F) and precipitation (inches) for June 2023.
View the entire June 2023 Ag-Climate Update, including the accompanying maps and graphics (not shown in this eUpdate article), at http://climate.k-state.edu/ag/updates/
Xiaomao Lin, State Climatologist
Matthew Sittel, Assistant State Climatologist