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April 18, 2008

Hot summer likely here, forecasters say

Long-range forecasters have a new prediction for this summer, just out this week. It's HOT.

The forecast for the June through August period says the probabilities point toward above-average temperatures for the northeastern United States. The same holds for the Western states and for Southern Florida. The map's below. Until recently, the forecast showed no clear trends on temperatures for our region. Now it does.

The same forecasters found no clear trends, however, on precipitation for the summer in these parts. The only strong trends seem to be in the Northwest states, which face dry conditions for the summer.

NOAA

Posted by Frank Roylance at 8:24 AM | | Comments (1)
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I would suggest getting ready for the hot summer by increasing the insulation in your attic, installing ceiling fans, adding awnings, curtains and perhaps a pergola to the yard for shade. Also, an easy DIY project that will only set you back a few bux is adding rain barrels.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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