29
Aug
12

Summer, so far…

Well, the weird, unusual weather of the past 12 months continues…as the Summer too has had it’s highs and lows and unusual weather patterns. The first month of Summer was way above normal temperature-wise and way below normal precipitation-wise. The second month was slightly below temp-wise and above precip-wise. As we move well into the third and last month of calendar Summer, temps have again been averaging slightly above and precip slightly below, but at least so far, are much closer to average for the time of year. It is worth noting though, that at this point in the calendar year, we would average about 29″ if liquid precipitation (rainfall, plus melted snowfall from Jan 1 forward)…and we stand about 10 inches below that, at about 19″.

My forecast, going forward for the next month is for slightly above temps and slightly below precip, but nothing extraordinary. The following maps/link are the NWS (National Weather Service) official forecast for the next 30 days, pretty close to my own forecast.

It will be interesting to see the influence of an impending El Nino on our weather as that really begins to develop over the next 3 months.

But here are the charts and the link:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/30day/

Temps for the next 30 days (“EC” means equal chance of being above or below norm, ie, no statistical variation from norm expected.)

Precip for the next 30 days (“EC” means equal chance of being above or below norm, ie, no statistical variation from norm expected.)

 

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