For our ServiceMark customers who are planning a vacation this summer, here’s what you need to know about potential weather this summer. You can expect above-average temperatures to continue to grip the West this season, while parts of the Southeast and Midwest may see near to slightly cooler-than-average conditions, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business.
Elsewhere, areas from the Plains into the Great Lakes and Northeast may see slightly above-average temperatures June through August. This includes all of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
A combination of multiple factors “produces a forecast map that limits cooler risks in the eastern U.S., with the biggest heat expected again across the western U.S.,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company.
Factors driving the summer forecast include expected warming in the tropical equatorial Pacific Ocean and the lack of a blocking upper-level pattern in the North Atlantic Ocean, Crawford says.
However, if the tropical Pacific does not warm, or the drought in the southern Plains expands, then it could be a hotter summer in the East. Conversely, if El Niño develops, or the central U.S. experiences an unusually wet early summer, then a cooler summer in the South and West could be expected.
Areas from the Pacific Northwest into northern Texas, Arkansas and Missouri can expect temperatures to be warmer than average. Temperatures may be above average in parts of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and far eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.
Florida, northern New England and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into northeastern Minnesota may see slightly cooler-than-average temperatures.
In July, slightly cooler-than-average temperatures are anticipated from the Southeast into eastern portions of the southern Plains and northward through the Ohio Valley into parts of the Upper Midwest.
Slightly warmer-than-average temperatures are likely in the Northeast, northern Plains and western areas of the central and southern Plains.
The West will likely see above-average conditions, with well-above-average temperatures in parts of the Great Basin, southern Idaho and into parts of the Rockies.
Above-average temperatures will likely prevail along the West Coast into the Southwest and as far east as western Texas.
The rest of the West and much of the Plains into the northern Great Lakes and Northeast, as well as in Florida, are likely to experience temperatures near or slightly warmer than average.
Parts of the Southeast into the southern Great Lakes and mid-Mississippi Valley may see a continuation of slightly cooler-than-average temperatures in July.
With the hotter than normal weather predictions for our area, your friends at ServiceMark Heating Cooling & Plumbing want to remind you that suntan lotions with SPF ratings of 15 and higher can greatly reduce sun burns and other more serious skin problems. Please remember to always stay hydrated and limit strenuous work outside in the direct sunlight. Pay special attention to the needs of your pets and keep an eye out for your elderly neighbor.
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