2017 Summer Forecast From The Old Farmer's Almanac

Summer Weather Outlook 2017

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What’s the summer weather outlook? Here’s your 2017 U.S. summer forecast from The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Click here for Canada’s summer forecast.

In the United States this summer, temperatures will be above normal in the Pacific and Intermountain states. However, extreme temperatures will be kept at bay in the Northeast and Atlantic Corridor this summer down through the Deep South, and also below normal elsewhere.

Rainfall will be below normal in much of the Ohio Valley, Deep South, Upper Midwest, Heartland, High Plains, and Oklahoma and northern Texas and near or above normal elsewhere.

Hurricane Season will be more active along the Atlantic seaboard than along the Gulf Coast. The best chances for a major hurricane strike are in mid-June from Florida to New England and in late August and early September from Florida to North Carolina.

With the arrival of the summer solstice, this year occurring on June 21 at 12:24 a.m. EDT, enjoy a long day of light, with one of the earliest sunrises and latest sunsets of the year. See YOUR sunrise and sunset by location!

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Long-Range Forecasts by U.S. Region

Read on for a quick peek at what the weather holds in store for the individual regions this summer, which will end on September 22 at 4:02 p.m. EDT.    

Region 1: Northeast – Summer will be cooler than normal, despite hot periods in early to mid-July and mid- to late August. The north will have above-normal rainfall, with near-normal rainfall in the south.

 

Region 2: Atlantic Corridor – Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with a hurricane threat in mid-June and the hottest periods in early and mid-July and mid-August.

 

Region 3: Appalachians – Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-July and mid-August. Tropical rains will bring a chance of flooding in mid-June.

 

Region 4: Southeast – Summer will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall above normal in the north and near normal in the south. Watch for tropical storm threats in early to mid-June and late August. The hottest periods will be in mid-July, early to mid-August, and early to mid-September.

 

Region 5: Florida – Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in mid- and late June and mid- and late July. Watch for tropical storm threats in mid-May and mid-June and a hurricane threat in early September.

 

Region: 6 Lower Lakes – Summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal. The hottest period will be in mid-July, with other hot periods in early July and mid- to late August.

 

Region 7: Ohio Valley – Summer will be cooler and slightly drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early and mid-July and mid-August.

 

Region 8: Deep South – Summer will be cooler than normal, despite hot periods in late May, mid-July, mid-August, and early September. Rainfall will be slightly above normal in the north and below normal in the south.

 

Region 9: Upper Midwest – Summer will be cooler and a bit drier than normal. The hottest periods will be in mid-July and early to mid- and mid- to late August.

 

Region 10: Heartland – Summer will be cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- to late June, early July, and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south.

 

Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma – Summer will be slightly cooler than normal, with rainfall below normal in the north and above normal in the south. The hottest periods will be in mid- to late June and mid- to late July.

 

Region 12: High Plains – Summer will be cooler than normal, with slightly below-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early July and early and mid- to late August.

 

Region 13: Intermountain – Summer will be slightly hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in late June and early to mid- and mid- to late July.

 

Region 14: Desert Southwest – Summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal. The hottest periods will be in mid- to late June and early and mid- to late July.

 

Region 15: Pacific Northwest – Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in late June and early to mid-July, from late July into early August, and in mid- to late August.

 

Region 16: Pacific Southwest – Summer will be hotter than normal, with above-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and mid- to late July and mid-August.

 

Region 17: Alaska – Summer will be warmer and a bit drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, from late June into early July, and in late July.

 

Region 18: Hawaii – Summer temperatures will be slightly cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall below normal on the Big Island and Maui and above normal elsewhere. The warmest periods will be in late July and early to mid- and mid- to late August.

For more detail, see our long-range weather page.

Source: 

The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac

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