The WeatherBug Meteorology Team at Earth Networks is forecasting a summer season similar to 2012 for much of the continental U.S. For summer 2013, we see distinct threat for above-normal temperatures from west Texas across the Great Plains into the central and Southern Rockies, and across the Mid-South. Areas around the Great Lakes and the Southeast coast will favor near-normal seasonal temperatures. Only one small pocket of slightly cooler-than-normal conditions is expected along the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
“Last year, the mercury soared – making 2012 the third-hottest summer on record in the continental U.S.,” says Senior Meteorologist James Aman of the WeatherBug Meteorology team at Earth Networks. “After examining all available data, we expect to see a summer that is somewhat similar to 2012. But one of the biggest stories weather-wise we will be watching is the drought across Texas into the Southern Rockies. When you factor in extreme weather, including severe storms with lightning and tornadoes that are already making their appearance across the country, we will likely be in for an interesting season.”