I’m in that “Much Below Normal” category. This was the coldest summer I can ever remember. Tourism was down here, we rely on boating. I only made a couple of trips to the lake and wore jackets both times.
The contiguous United States experienced its 16th coolest summer (June-August) on record and seventh coolest August, according to scientists at NOAA Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. While much of the West, including Alaska, remained warmer than average, the majority of the nation had a cool summer, with Minnesota having its coldest August on record. Meanwhile, eight named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin broke a record for named storms during the month of August.
Meanwhile? I think there’s a connection.