Temperatures so far this month are 2 to 5 degrees warmer than average across much of North Dakota into west central Minnesota. Northwestern Minnesota is running close to average, as is far eastern Montana. Although the temperatures have been below average the past few days, with the exception of the southern Red River Valley, the rest of this month looks to be returning to above average temperatures. There are still reasons to believe that July and August will finish cooler per average than June is going too. It does not happen often, but occasionally June will finish as the warmest month of the summer and there is a chance this may be one of those years.