Monday, September 2, 2013

Meteorological Summer 2013 - Missouri

Meteorological Summer has come to an end and the final numbers are in.  How did Cape Girardeau and St. Louis fair?


*Meteorological Summer is June, July and August.  You are correct, it does not match up with calendar summer.  Meteorologists split the year in to four equal section.  Meteorological Spring is March, April, May.  Meteorological Summer is June, July, August.  Meteorological Fall is September, October, November.  Meteorological Winter is December, January, February.

Summer 2013 in Cape Girardeau broke the trend of the last couple of years as it came in on the cool side.  Officially, the city finished the summer 3.6° below normal.  Only thirty-nine days were above normal (42%).  The majority of the rain came early in the season which helped bring Cape Girardeau to 2.11" above normal.

CAPE GIRARDEAU:
June:
  • Temperature: +0.7°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 16
  • Precipitation: +4.19"
July:
  • Temperature: -2.8°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 13
  • Precipitation: -2.59"
August:
  • Temperature: -1.5°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 10
  • Precipitation: +0.51"

After Summer 2012's scorching heat St. Louis finally had a summer that was closer to the norm.  Officially at Lambert Airport the city finished Summer 2013 1.9° below normal.  Only forty-one days (45%) of the days were above normal.  Interestingly, St. Louis finished the summer 0.91" below normal as far as precipitation.  I say "interesting" because typically when you have a summer period below normal you will have above normal rain.

ST. LOUIS:
June:
  • Temperature: +0.1°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 15
  • Precipitation: +1.65"

July:
  • Temperature: -2.1°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 12
  • Precipitation: -0.76"

August:
  • Temperature: +0.1°
  • Number of Days Above Normal (Temperature): 14
  • Precipitation: -1.80"

1 comments:

Your numbers do not add up, the 7.4 degrees warmer for Colorado Strings, does not match the monthly increases, can you please explain? bbck7@hotmail.com

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