Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Kinder and Gentler Summer So Far

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My Father's Day gift from my boys. I love it!
Yes, it has been hot this meteorological summer so far, but as far as I'm concerned, it's very typical for Arkansas.  When you look at the average high temperature for the first 15 days of the month and compare it to the previous 2 record hot summers (2010 and 2011), we're doing much, much better.  Details on that in the graphic below.  While Arkansas summers are always uncomfortable to some degree, I still think this will be a cooler and wetter summer compared to the last two.

 What about fall and winter?  I don't like long range forecasting, but from everything I'm researching, an El Nino is in the makings right now.  This typically brings cooler than average temperatures with increased amounts of precipitation.  We'll see how that pans out.  It's always fun looking at the long range stuff, but its accuracy definitely isn't good in my opinion.

Looking better so far!

1 comment:

Omarr Wilson said...

Lets Hope we Get some Treats This Fall/Winter Give me a Chance to Try out these New Sleds and ATV's in the Woods. Lol. As Far as the Summer. If We get any kind of tropical Weather And the Jury is still out on that, but if we do. Then That will def help. But I can see where It could be a little wetter than Normal. We will See.

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