A Recap of Meteorological Summer 2013

Meteorologist Shane Smith looks back on the weather of the summer of 2013.

 So us meteorologists are a peculiar bunch.  Let's not make no bones about it, when you spend most of the day staring at the sky and at data about the atmosphere, you've got to have a few quirks.  But one of the things we do as a field that I really love is to break the seasons down into 3 month intervals for book keeping purposes.  We classify summer as June-August in the world of weather, it's nice and tidy.  

So lets talk about the summer of 2013.  The National Weather Service in Jackson released it's report on the summer today, if you want to read the entire thing you can at this link: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=jkl&storyid=96906&source=0.  

The cliff notes version:  Jackson had not only the wettest summer on record with 23.02 inches of rain, but it was the wettest season ever at the Jackson Weather Office. It was the third wettest summer at the London-Corbin Airport with 18.03 inches.  

As far as temperatures goes, the Jackson Office had an average temperature for the summer of 72.8 which is 1.8 degrees cooler than normal and landed Jackson at the 8th coolest summer of all time.  For London, their average temperature was 73.4 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees cooler than normal.

So as we head into Meteorological fall, how do things look?  Well the 7-day forecast isn't looking too bad once we get this cold front cleared on out tomorrow.  Here's a look:  



A nice and dry start to the meteorological fall sounds good to me after the wet summer.  Until next time, take care!



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