Today is June 1st, and that marks the beginning of meteorological summer. This means school will be getting out soon, and the day will stay lighter longer. But what is the weather typically like in June? To help with this, there are a few weather lores that try to explain what will happen, depending on what happens on certain days. Here are a few of those:
• If June is sunny, the harvest will come early.
• In June, when there is no dew, it indicates rain.
• A cold and wet June spoils the rest of the year.
• June, damp and warm, does a farmer no harm.
• A good rain in June sets all in tune.
• The north wind in June blows in a good rye harvest.
• An early harvest is expected when the bramble blossoms early in June.
• When it is hottest in June, it will be coldest in the correlating days of the following February.
• A wet June makes a dry September.
• If on the 8th of June it rains, it foretells a wet harvest.
• If Midsummer Day (June 24) be ever so little rainy, the hazel and walnut will be scarce; corn smitten in many places; but apples, pears, and plums will not be hurt.
• If it rains on June 27th, it will rain for seven weeks.
• Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.
The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting that temperatures in the mid section of the country will be below average, with above average temperatures across the west and southeast. Precipitation wise, most of the country will be average, with the exception of Texas, as they will end up being above average on rainfall for the month.
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