Summer Recap - PART II
Summer of 2016-17 was the warmest on record in Cleveland and at many recording stations across northern Ohio.
|Graphic Courtesy NWS Cleveland|
Regarding how you define summer (see Part I in previous post), it was the warmest ever!
Summer temperatures versus average over the last 10 years. 2010 and 2012 were the closest to this past summer.
Second most number of days at or above 85 degrees ever!
Very warm overnight lows.
Relative cooler days were few and far between...
Many use the drought year of 1988 as the standard for which we measure very dry summers. Interestingly, this summer's rainfall was nearly identically to 1988. Yet 2016 and 1988 didn't crack the top 10 driest.
Summer rainfall varied from place to place. Only Mansfield made it into the top ten driest on record. Cleveland 26th and Akron 35th.
The storm track took the majority of the rain and storms through the heart of the corn belt.
|Purple colors indicate above normal rainfall|
In my next post, I'll talk about how the above average Lake Erie water temperatures this summer compare to warm summers of the recent past and how that might impact lake effect snowfall.
WILL THIS WARM SUMMER LEAD TO A REPEAT OF LAST WINTER (MILD WITH LITTLE SNOW)...OR WILL CONDITIONS REVERT BACK TO THE WINTERS OF A FEW YEARS AGO? THE COMPLETE WINTER OUTLOOK COMING IN 4 WEEKS!
HERE IS A BIG HINT!