As people start to make plans for summer trips and vacations, one question that often comes to mind is “What about the weather?”
That’s where the Farmers’ Almanac comes in. The editors at the Farmers’ Almanac have been publishing long-range weather forecasts since 1818. The key to those forecasts is a set of astronomical and mathematical rules developed by David Young, the Almanac’s first editor. Since then, those rules have been refined and turned into a closely guarded formula.
Now, just in time for trip and holiday planning, the Farmers’ Almanac has released its summer forecast for both the U.S. and Canada.
Keep reading to see what the Farmers’ Almanac editors forecast for your local area and areas you plan to visit.
Temperatures Across The U.S.
“No question about it, this summer is going to be remembered as a hot one nationwide,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
Here’s why. During mid- to late-July, known as the dog days of summer, much of the U.S. “will experience brutally hot conditions,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac forecast. Many of those areas will experience temperatures in the high 90s, while some areas will see temperatures over 100.
Furthermore, August will continue to be “blistering hot” in the Central and Western states. Then, however, after mid-month, “the worst of the heat should thankfully be behind us,” the Farmers’ Almanac forecasts.
Will Parts Of The U.S. See Drought Relief?
Summer, for much of the U.S., will start wet. Indeed, storms will be prevalent in many areas, especially along the East Coast and Great Lakes regions, where the Farmers’ Almanac forecasts large thunderstorms.
Unfortunately, much of the U.S. won’t get the drought relief that’s needed, according to the Farmers’ Almanac forecast. For instance, while precipitation levels are expected to be low across the Northeast, this summer will be unusually dry in the Pacific states, as well as in the Southwest U.S.
“Even the seasonal monsoon rains over the desert southwest will deliver less than the normal complement of rainfall and will do no good in alleviating drought conditions in this section of the nation,” according to the forecast.
On the other hand, moving east, the Great Lakes, North Central, and South Central regions of the U.S. are forecast to receive normal levels of precipitation.
The Southeast region of the U.S., however, is a different story. That area is forecast to see a wetter-than-normal summer, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and tornadoes may dampen Canada Day (July 1) festivities in western Ontario. Meanwhile, festivities in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan “will be threatened by squally weather traveling east out of the Rockies,” according to the forecast.
And while much of the U.S. will experience hot temperatures, “the summer heat won’t be stopped at the border,” the Farmers’ Almanac forecast continues. “Our extended forecast points to a sizzling summer – especially across central and western Canada in the middle and latter part of July.”
During that time, many of those areas will experience temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius, or 86 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the forecast.
“If you are planning a barbeque or camping trip for your holiday in early August [around Civic Day on August 1], prepare for blistering hot temperatures,” the Farmers’ Almanac forecast notes. “You may want to consider heading toward a river or lake for a necessary dunk!”
Then again, rain should help cool temperatures in some areas of Canada at that time. For instance, thunder, and then cooling temperatures are expected for Civic Day in Newfoundland and Labrador, the forecast continues.
Rain may also dampen New Brunswick Day (August 1), and Natal Day (August 1) festivities in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
And while areas in the Rockies and across the prairies may see rain, the skies should clear in time for Saskatchewan Day, Heritage Day in Alberta, and Manitoba’s Civic Holiday — all on August 1, according to the Farmers’ Almanac forecast.
“After mid-August, the worst of the heat should, thankfully, be behind us,” the Farmers’ Almanac forecast notes.
After mid-August, precipitation levels will be below normal over Quebec and the Maritimes but wet weather will occur in Ontario and the Great Lakes. Finally, British Columbia in the west “will be unusually dry,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac forecast.
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