1. Was this summer as cool as what we thought?
2. Was the summer of 2013 one of the rainiest?
3. How did this summer rank when compared to recent summers?
I chose to compare 2013 to each summer since 1973 since a 40 year period is more recent in our memory. Since 1973 (last 41 summers), the summer of 2013 ranked 12th warmest. (The summers of 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were warmer)
Interestingly, 21 of the last 40 summers have been COOLER than this summer!
2013 had 26 days below 75 degrees which ranks 20TH!