Any hot summer weather fleeting 

Posted: 9:00 am Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

It was a rather pleasant spring and now the first summer month too has been cooler than normal. Hot weather has not lasted more than a couple or few days so far this year.

It sure saves the lawn and bushes a lot of stress and saves the watering bill and the A/C bill, so I like it. But I am sure sun tanning fans are not thrilled.

It still looks like from today past the 4th of July real hot weather will continue to be hard to come by. Then odds of some heat go up if the new Weekly European Model Ensemble run is right.

1-15 Day GFS Ensemble average temperature departure from normal:

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End of June-early July rainfall amounts GFS Ensemble and Euro Ensemble:

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Hope for some drying beyond the current wet spell:

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European Model the week ending July 7th:


Then the model suggests more upper-level ridging which would bring warmer and drier if correct.

The week ending July 14th:



The model projects not dry weather in Georgia but less wet to open the new month, as the bigger rains are projected to shift north of here. None-the-less, it looks like odds for rain will be above-normal right into the start of August. So no drought and no extreme heat here.

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Week ending July 21st:


Week ending July 28th:



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