Summer of 2012 Tidbits...(9-5-12)
With meteorological summer winding up on August 31st, I did a scan of some of the National Weather Service web sites across the country for some tidbits. It was our 4th warmest summer on record but how did other cities fare?Detroit Warmest SummerNew York 2nd WarmestSt. Louis 4th WarmestChicago 3rd WarmestMinneapolis 3rd WarmestMilwaukee Warmest SummerIndianapolis 5th Warmest Washington 3rd WarmestWashington has now had its three warmest summers over the past three years. Their record hottest summer was set back in 2010 and records in Washington go all the way back to 1871.The big heat this summer was shifted north compared to last summer. Nowhere is this evident than in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Last year it was their warmest summer ever but this summer, although warmer than normal, they failed to crack their top ten:
Last year they endured 65 of their 92 summer days at or above 100 degrees but this summer ‘just’ 28 days reached that level.Here is an interesting stat: It was the 3rd warmest summer on record in Columbus, Ohio but in Cincinnati it was their 18th warmest summer on record. They are only separated by a mere 107 miles by Google Maps calculations.The heat extended west into the Rockies during the summer. Denver ended the three summer months of June-August 4.9 F above normal. No word on where they ranked as far as hottest summers.With all the talk about drought over much of the country this summer here is a look at some very wet weather. Miami averaged a FOOT of rain each month from June through August. That’s about three times (300%) of normal for them. I couldn’t find whether that is a summer record but boy that is a lot of rain.
|June-August||2012 (so far)|
|Miami Rainfall Departure||+29.01”||+40.43”|
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