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2018 Summer Weather Forecast

- May 1, 2018



With the 2018 summer season just around the corner, the HVAC techs of the good old U.S. of A are preparing for the rush of tune-ups, repairs, and replacements as people across the country begin turning on their air conditioners for the first time in a while. So what kind of weather should you expect? Check out the forecast for the entire summer, below, to find out!

In California, Alaska, Hawaii, the southern Intermountain region, and Texas-Oklahoma, the temperatures are actually expected to be lower than normal. However, in the rest of the U.S., forecasters are expecting the temps to be hotter-than-normal.

When it comes to precipitation, it’s expected to be above normal from the mid-Atlantic southward to Florida, in the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Deep South, from Texas-Oklahoma westward into southeastern Arizona, and in the Pacific Northwest. As for the rest of the country? Below-normal rainfall amounts are predicted.

Weather by Region:

Northeast

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early June, early July, mid-July, and early August. Precipitation: slightly drier than normal.

Atlantic Corridor

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early June, early July, and early & mid-August. Precipitation: below normal in the northern part of the region and above normal in the southern part.

Appalachians

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early June, early July, and late August. Precipitation: slightly more rainfall than normal.

Southeast

Forecast: slightly hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early to mid-June, early August, and mid to late August. Precipitation: Above normal.

Florida

Forecast: slightly hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early June, early July, and early to mid-August. Precipitation: above normal, even more so in the southern part of the region.

Lower Lakes

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods: early to mid- and late July, to mid-August. Precipitation: drier than normal.

Ohio Valley

Forecast: hotter than average. Hottest periods: early July, early August, and mid- to late August. Precipitation: slightly above normal.

Deep South

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods:  early and mid-July and mid-August. Watch for a tropical storm threat in late August. Precipitation: slightly above normal.

Upper Midwest

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods: late June, late July, and early to mid-August. Precipitation: normal.

Heartland

Forecast: hotter than average. Hottest periods:  early to late June, early to late July, and mid-August. Precipitation: slightly lower than normal.

Texas–Oklahoma

Forecast: cooler than normal. Hottest periods:  mid-July and mid-August. Expect a hurricane threat in late August. Precipitation: more than normal.

High Plains

Forecast: hotter than normal. Hottest periods:  early and mid- to late July and mid-August. Precipitation: slightly below normal.

Intermountain

Forecast: warmer than normal in the northern part of the region and cooler than normal in the south. Hottest periods: late June, early and late July and early and late August. Precipitation: drier than normal.

Desert Southwest

Forecast: slightly hotter than normal. Hottest periods:  mid- and late June and early August. Precipitation: below normal in the northwest and above normal in the southeast.

Pacific Northwest

Forecast: warmer than normal. Hottest periods: mid-June and early and mid- to late July. Precipitation: rainier than normal.

Pacific Southwest

Forecast: cooler than normal. Hottest periods: late May into early June and in mid-June and mid-July. Precipitation: near normal.

Alaska

Forecast: cooler than normal. Hottest periods: early July and mid-August. Precipitation: above average.

Hawaii

Forecast: cooler than normal. Hottest periods: mid-June. Precipitation: slightly below normal rainfall.

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