June's weather might be best remembered for the explosive way the month closed out, but it was an unusual month all around.
"It was up and down, like a yo-yo," said Marietta weather watcher Charlie Worsham.
The average high temperature for the month was 83.6 degrees, more than a degree-and-a-half over the usual. The average low of 59.4 degrees was below the average by the same amount.
Despite record temperatures the day before and the day of a fierce storm that ripped branches from trees, downed power lines and left tens of thousands of area residents in the dark, the month started relatively cool. June 1 had a high of just 67. That was the day that also accounted for nearly half of the month's rainfall, with 1.25 inches.
The high temperature in Marietta hit 90 for the first time last month on June 19. On Thursday, the high of 98 tied the 1934 record. The next day, when the storm hit, a new record was set at 100 degrees. The previous high was 98 in 1930.
The recent heat wave was the result of a sustained continental flow of air from the central United States, said Ray Young, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, W.Va. The clash of heat from that area with cool air from Canada is expected to result in hot weather for the next week, with temperatures in the 90s, but not as extreme as last week, Young said.
June weather stats
Average high temperature: 83.6 degrees.
Normal average high: 82.
Average low temperature: 59.4.
Normal average low: 61.
Rainfall: 2.69 inches.
Normal rainfall: 4.6 inches.
The weather could still pose a problem though.
"There is a chance for severe weather Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon ... severe thunderstorms," Young said.
He placed those odds at about 30 to 40 percent, and said it could happen somewhere in the region, not necessarily in or around Marietta.
Worsham said even if it is hot in the early part of July, there probably won't be any records broken. From Monday through Saturday, the record highs are 100 degrees or more, with five of those coming in 1911.
"So it's hard to break any of them," Worsham said. "You have to get pretty hot - which we did at the end of June."