All three desert climate sites recorded their hottest June on record. The National Weather Service office in San Diego shared the graphic above which shows how they compare to each other.
The mean temperature calculates the maximum and minimum temperature recorded each day of the month, then averages them together. Palm Springs had a mean temperature of 93.5° in June. This the hottest on record for the city, with records dating back to 1922.
It was the hottest June on record for Palm Springs and Thermal! Records date back to 1922 and 1950 respectively. Anza-Borrego also felt its hottest June with 91.7° as its mean temperature.— Haley Clawson KESQ (@KESQHaley) July 6, 2021
See how 2021 being in the #1 spot compares to years past: https://t.co/2RUSrX2Qq2 pic.twitter.com/4rTMRBgnJI
How does 2021 compare to past years? It beats the #2 spot, tied between 1981 and 2017, by 1.5°!
Anza-Borrego also felt its hottest June with 91.7° as its mean temperature. Thermal, with records since 1950, recorded 91.0°.