June 15, 2014 - We are midway through June and most of the region has seen quite a bit of rain. In fact, 2 to over 4 inches of rain have fallen for most of the northern portion of the MARFC service area. Some lesser amounts have fallen in the northeast quarter of Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Temperatures have been 1 to 2 degrees above normal. Over the past 90 days, most of southern New York, Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey have had near average to a couple of inches above average precipitation. The rest of New Jersey along with southeast Pennsylvania is 3 to over 6 inches above average.

Current (June 15) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that streamflows are running near normal in north-central Pennsylvania and the southern half of New Jersey but are much above normal elsewhere. Groundwater levels are near or above normal.

The weather outlook for the next couple of weeks calls for near or above average rainfall. Temperatures are expected to be above normal. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30-day outlook for June calls for near average rainfall and temperatures. The 90 day outlook for June through August calls for near average rainfall and near or above average temperatures.

The outlook for water resources and water supplies is good or very good across southern New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. As of mid-June, there are no significant areas experiencing long term dryness. Additional rainfall (likely to be above normal), suggests that a continuation of good or very good conditions will continue for the next several weeks.

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