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NOAA Predicts Hot Summer for Much of Nation — Drought Seen Persisting Through the Summer

NOAA has just published its 3-month temperature prediction for June, July, and August. As shown below, the southern two-thirds of the nation is predicted to have enhanced odds of higher than normal temperatures. The Southwest in particular looks to be in for a real scorcher, with a 50% enhanced probability of above normal summer-time temperatures.

NOAA’s Drought Outlook through August is shown below, showing that drought conditions in significant sections of the US are expected to continue through the summer.

Additional details can be found at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

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