The average temperature (highs and lows combined) for this past June was 81.1, which destroys the old record of 79.2 set in 1942. In addition, this ended up being the second driest June on record. Now you know why your lawn looks brown! We aren't the only ones dealing with the extraordinary heat. On the maps below, you can see that parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas are also dealing with hot conditions.