Thursday, May 01, 2014

Detailed Summer Outlook: How Many 90 Degree Days/70 Degree Days?

Last week, I wrote about how we derive our summer outlooks by analyzing ocean sea surface temperature patterns (El Nino, etc), pressure patterns over the Arctic and North Atlantic among some others. The elements just mentioned are matched up with other years of occurrence. A best possible fit is created. Remember that specific day-to-day weather is never the objective.  Its impossible to determine the weather for specific days months out contrary to what the Farmers' Almanac says.

So what were CLEVELAND summers like in years that match up similar to 2014?  90 degree days, overall rainfall, days with below normal temperatures? Here is a quick graphic...

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