DAYS OF SUMMER ARE HERE
June 20, 2006 — As spring rolls out and summer rolls in, the weather patterns for the remainder of June are typical for what the nation can expect for the rest of the summer. (Click NOAA image for larger view of summer 2006 temperature outlook for the months July through September. Click here for high resolution version. Please credit “NOAA.”)
The seasonal precipitation forecast is less certain. However, there is a tendency for dryness in the southern Plains and wetness in the southern Atlantic states this summer.
"Improvement in drought conditions is likely along the Gulf Coast states and up the Appalachians," said Douglas Lecomte, NOAA Climate Prediction Center's drought specialist. He added, "Although we cannot count on major relief for much of the drought stricken area in the central and southern Plains, the outlook for the next two weeks does calls for less heat and increased rainfall to provide some reason for near-term optimism."
"With El Niño/La Niña neutral conditions in place, seasonal weather will be driven by more subtle impacts from global sea surface temperatures along with random fluctuations of the circulation pattern and feedbacks from ground and soil content levels feeding back into the atmosphere," said Michael Halpert, NOAA Climate Prediction Center's seasonal forecaster.
Summer weather can often bring severe weather. NOAA has a plethora of severe weather safety information online.
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