Summer Heat Predictions Show Above-Average Temps for Most of US

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The latest computer models are predicting that most of the US will experience above-average temperatures this summer, with “most-above-average” temperatures for the nation’s midsection. Here’s the forecast…

Predictions Foresee Another Summer of Above-Average Heat

The most recent computer models powered by IBM technology show that most of the country can expect to see temperatures above average during the summer, running from June through August, 2021.

It is important to consider that the computer model forecast looks at an overall three-month trend. What the three-month average shows is that these regions will have more days where temperatures are either average, above-average or most above-average than is normal for summer. Most importantly, keep in mind that there will likely be periods in each region (average, above-average, most-above-average) where temperatures may go hotter or cooler for short time.

“There is quite a bit of spread in our objective models for the summer,” wrote Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company, “with some focusing the biggest heat in the northwestern U.S. and others focusing more on the Plains.”

Who Will Feel the Highest Above-Average Heat This Summer?

According to weather predictions, the nation’s midsection, encompassing portions of the plains, central Rockies, Midwest, and Northwest will see temperatures that are highest above the seasonal average during summer 2021.

The states likely to experience the most above-average temperatures are Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and the western edge of Wisconsin.

Who Else Will Feel the Heat in 2021?

A broad section of the nation is predicted to see summer heat for 2021 in the above-average range over portions of the West, Northwest, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Ohio Valley and Midsouth.

The states likely to experience above-average temperatures are: Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, northern Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, central and northern New Mexico, central and northern Texas, Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Western Ohio, Western Kentucky, Western Tennessee and northwestern Mississippi.

These Lucky Regions Will Have an Average Summer

One-third to one-quarter of the nation can expect temperatures near average or in the normal range for summer 2021.

The states likely to experience average temperatures are California, Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, southern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee, central and eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, central and eastern Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.