Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer is Over!

Well not exactly over.  The first week of September will rival the warmest weather of the entire year.  Hazy, hot and humid "mid summer" weather will be expected through the Labor Day Weekend.

Upper 80s to near 90° through Labor Day

 Welcome now to Fall -- Meteorologically speaking summer consists of the months of June, July and August.  These three summer months make up the warmest three months of the year.  The summer of 2015 will be remembered as a "Cool" and "Wet" summer.  The temperature only reached 90° or warmer twice this summer in late July.  Next to 1908, where we never recorded a 90° reading that summer, this was the latest date in recorded history to reach 90°.

Summer 2015 Scorecard

The more telling numbers to describe this summer was the cooler weather.  An astounding 7 days over summer only had highs in the 60s.

June 1st
June 2nd
June 27th
July 8th 
July 9th
August 25th
August 26th

The entire summer averaged -2.0 Below Average, statistically, this is a very significant margin. In fact, all three of the summer months were Below Normal.

June Average Temp: 68.0°
Below Normal: -1.5°

July Average Temp: 70.7°
Below Normal: -2.8°

August Average Temp: 69.9°
Below Normal: -1.6°

The overall summer averaged well above average with rainfall:

June Rainfall: 7.22"
Above Normal: +3.65"

July Rainfall: 6.16"
Above Normal: +2.93"

August Rainfall: 3.05"
Below Normal: -0.10"

Summer is "officially" in the books, but plenty of summer like weather lies ahead.  Soon to follow will be the cooler and crisp fall weather that many look forward to feeling!

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