June 2012 was much warmer than normal. Much of the state was drier than normal except portions of the east saw above normal rainfall.
June began active with large hail and damaging winds across Quay County on the 2nd. Large hail then struck Curry County on the 4th. A lone thunderstorm dropped nickel size hail near Las Vegas on the 5th and high winds to Raton on the 6th. Mostly dry and hot weather was the case from the 6th through 10th. Late Spring winds resulted in some critical fire weather conditions on the 9th and 10th. A back door cold front brought moisture to the east on the 11th through 13th, with widespread severe weather on the 12th across the eastern plains. Mostly dry and hot weather returned for the 14th, while low level moisture returned on the 15th and 16th for a round of showers and storms favoring the eastern half of the state. Dry and hot weather parked itself over New Mexico from the 17th through 19th. A strong back door cold front delivered moisture to the east on the 20th and 21st, producing spotty strong showers and thunderstorms. Isolated 1.00 inch hail fell in Colfax County on the 20th. The moisture spilled into the west on the 21st, giving the Albuquerque to Belen corridor around one half to three quarters of an inch of rain. Heavy rain impacted the Little Bear and Whitewater Baldy burn scar areas on the 22nd. The final week of the month was hot with some record high temperatures. Spotty showers and thunderstorms were around each day but with no severe weather of flash flooding.