Summer 2009 for the U.S.

4:10 pm in Climate by Ted Keller

NOAA Summer 2009 Temperature Ranks
NOAA Summer 2009 Temperature Ranks

The Ozarks were not alone in having a cool summer.  The states in blue all recorded below normal conditions and the numbers indicate the ranking of the state on its overall coolest summer list.  Missouri ended up 12th and Arkansas was 23rd.

A persistent trough of low pressure aloft not only kept a constant supply of cool air flowing south from Canada but also kept clouds in the picture through much of the Great Lakes and New England.

We had ranked cool months in July and August in the Ozarks.  A heat wave in late June and a brief burst of hot temperatures in early August are the only signs of summer we had in the region.

I have other blogs reviews of our cool summer, just check under the “climate” category.

Complete NOAA report