According to the long-range weather forecasts by The Old Farmer's Almanac, summer 2014 will be sizzling hot!
Last September 2013, the Almanac accurately predicted a winter forecast of bitter cold and heavy snow for most of the U.S. and Canada. This summer, you might long for some of those frosty temps.
Out of the Freezer, Into the Fire!
Summer is going to be a scorcher with higher-than-average temps and lower-than-average rainfall throughout most of the continent. Be prepared for record-breaking “sizzle” in parts of the country.
For example, Washington DC had 32 inches of snowfall throughout the season ranking it as one of snowiest since records began in 1888. It was the winter that felt like it would never end! For summer, we predict that Washington DC will be hit with red-hot heat in the beginning of June—before summer even officially begins! The rise in the mercury will be unrelenting with the highest temperatures hitting early to mid-July and early to mid-August. Washington, DC will buck one national trend with above-average rainfall. Combined with the heat, the nation’s capital will seem downright tropical. As summer winds down, a hurricane is predicted to hit the Atlantic Corridor in early- to mid-September providing one last punch.
So what does The Almanac’s sweltering forecast mean for the rest of the continent?
- High power bills from increased air conditioning use for many of us.
- Continued drought in many parts of the west, south, and mid-west.
- Increasing food prices, especially fruits and vegetables which have major growing areas in California and Texas (think avocados, many berries, tomatoes, and corn).
- The threat of wildfires will increase in areas in which they are prone. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is already saying the state might experience one of its most severe fire seasons ever.
Summer Weather For Your Area
- For the long-range weather predictions in your region, pick up a copy of The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac.
- Want instant access? We sell the digital edition of the 2014 Almanac here.
- For those who ONLY want the weather piece, find the digital 2014 Long-Range Weather Forecasts here.
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