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COOL AND WET, A RADICAL CHANGE?

June is off to a toasty start all across the Midwest. Temperatures as you can see are running 5-8 degrees above normal the first 19 days of the month.

Here in Cedar Rapids we're running nearly 6 degrees above average per day. We've also had 7-90 degree days which is 3 times the monthly norm.

After the steam of last week it was a real shock the last couple of mornings to walk out and feel the change engineered by the weekend cold front. Those dew points have shrunk to the 50s and highs have returned to the 70s. Here's the big trough and its associated pool of pleasantly cool air at 500mb.

Just looking at the overall pattern it sure seems to me like the rest of the month is going to be far cooler than the first 19 days. After a quick warm-up Wednesday and Thursd