We're one month away so we are now within the range of long term weather forecasts. I know lots of people are getting excited and can think of little but Roo.
Here in the Roo area it's been wetter and cooler than normal. Let's hope that continues (at least the cooler part.)
What are you seeing as far as long term forecasts?
The Almanac predicts cool with thunderstorms. I can handle that
June 2008 Avg. Temperature: 79° (1° above avg.) Precipitation: 6" (1" above avg.) Jun. 1-9: Sunny, then t-storms, hot Jun. 10-19: T-storms, cool Jun. 20-25: Scattered t-storms Jun. 26-30: Sunny, hot
Of course Harris Mann says:
"Temperatures will be hotter than usual throughout the rest of the spring season and much of the summer of 2008. There will be showers and thunderstorms, along with severe weather, through the middle of June"
They both agree that the weather will be more unstable so maybe no dust bowl and some rain to cool things in the afternoon.
I know there are several other threads but I figured I'd consolidate and start this now that semi-accurate data is becoming available
It usually ends up being pretty darn accurate. It was correct about last year's forecast, if I remember correctly. And, I've been checking it lately and it's basically been right about our local rain patterns. If it's correct here, then it'll be the best of both worlds...Tennessee's been getting enough rain to keep the dirt on the ground, but in this case, it won't be enough to flood (especially with the new drainage system).
Looks promising...more to come, of course.
Edit: To clarify for the unaware, the black days are considered "risky" for rain, and the yellow days are recommended for planning outdoor events on.
What's amazing me about this year's weather is how cool it's been. We in Roo country have had only one day over 80 so far. Let's hope the cooler than normal weather holds through June 16th.
Yeah I was talking to my fiance (who is in CA right now) and telling him how wonderful the weather has been here. I'm not used to it..... I haven't had to turn on the AC yet and it is half way through May....... No complaints of course!
Not like any average TN temps I've ever experienced. I think, looking at the historical data above, that the averages factor in the rainy 75 degree days and the sunny 95 degree days. That's where the mid 80's comes from.