The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use across the Midwest this week as a stormy weather pattern sets up over the region.
The heat wave that started across Spain and Portugal, will spread across much of Europe this week with some of the hottest conditions of the year.
The last major eruption of Mount Hakone occurred around 2,900 years ago, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
New York, NY (1992)
No 90-degree readings during June; the first June without any 90-degree heat since 1985.
Vernon Hill, UT (1994)
Wind gust to 84 mph.
Boston, MA (1999)
No measurable rain the entire month of June (normal is 3.09").