Meteorological Summer, the 3 climatologically warmest months of the year, is June, July and August. Now that September has started, let’s have a look at the Summer numbers.
Part 1: It was a cool Summer, right??? Well, sort of.
The perception of the Summer of 2014 is that it was very cool. Yes, there were some very cool stretches, but when we look at the 3 months as a whole….it was almost exactly AVERAGE! Here are the final numbers:
It was just 1/5 of a degree below average! Surprising, right? Well it’s important to note that June was a WARMER than average June….and August finished warm. That balances the numbers out,
Departure from average by month:
JUNE: +2.5 degrees
JULY: -2.5 degrees
AUGUST: -0.6 degrees
Part 2: It was really wet right?? YES!!
BUT: These numbers are just for the airport, where official records are kept. MANY locations picked up more rain than this over the last few months. Here is a map showing satellite-based rain estimates since June 1: Click on the map to enlarge and see more detail. Notice the legend on the right. The purple/blue colors=more than 20 inches. Northern Trumbull and eastern Mercer had a particularly wet Summer!
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