June 2014 was warmer than normal over most of New Mexico. Precipitation was quite varied from non-existent to well below normal in the west to above normal in the east, with central areas having a mixture of near and below normal precipitation.

The first heat wave of the year arrived in early June with numerous near record to record-breaking high temperatures by the 3rd and 4th. Then four days of widespread severe weather across the east followed from the 6th through 9th, including 14 tornadoes and dozens of reports of large hail - up to 4 inches in diameter. Calmer conditions ruled on the 10th and 11th. A strong back door cold front brought moisture into the east on the 12th. Isolated severe weather was the result on the 12th and especially 13th, mostly in the form of high winds. A few high wind reports came in on the 14th although not associated with any thunderstorms. Strong winds returned from the 16th through 18th, both from thunderstorms and non-thunderstorms. Isolated severe weather struck across the east on the 19th and 21st-24th. The remainder of the month was mostly dry and very warm. A strong back door cold front plowed into the northeast on the evening of the 30th with a significant increase in moisture behind the front.

 


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