SHOCKING summer weather forecasts have been revealed – and many states could be hit by above-average temperatures.
The National Weather Service released its outlook for summer 2022, which it says is comparable to 2011.
July is typically the hottest month in the United States.
This year is expected to be no exception as temperatures are expected to be above normal for most of the country.
The NWS forecasts that this summer will also be drier than normal.
Less precipitation is also expected, which could contribute to warmer-than-normal temperatures.
These areas include southern New England and Florida, the eastern Ohio Valley stretching toward the Appalachian Mountains, southern Texas through the desert southwest, and through parts of Alaska and Hawaii.
However, other regions will receive above-average rainfall, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
In previous years, when there was less rainfall in May and June, temperatures tended to be warmer on average.
The NWS compared their prediction for this summer to what happened in 2011, citing the role played by La Niña.
This year, conditions in La Niña have been stable throughout the colder season, leading to increasing rainfall deficits, which have led to droughts.
The same conditions occurred in 2011, resulting in the hottest summer on record in the state of Texas.
La Niña conditions also dictate activity during hurricane season.
This year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that the hurricane season could be average, if not slightly above.
If there’s more action and the season finishes above average in terms of the number of named storms, it would be the seventh straight season.
And while the NWS predicts areas from the Front Range of the Rockies to the Plains to the East Coast will expect above-average temperatures July through September, there’s a chance the outlook could change.
The NWS also said it is not forecasting a record summer, despite expected above-average temperatures.
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