The 2011 warm season, from June through September, was significantly drier than normal with overall temperatures near normal.
There were significant differences between the June-July period and August-September period in terms of temperatures and precipitation. The first half of the summer was uncommonly cool and wet, perhaps due to lingering La Nina effects, while the second half of the summer was uncommonly warm and dry. This graph shows the two very different parts of the summer using Medford temperatures and precipitation.
The interactive graph below attempts to visualize compiled climate data for the Medford forecast area from June through September 2011--the bulk of the dry season.
*Mouse over columns for detailed graphics displaying specific locations within the Medford forecast area.