Summer Missing In Action

...SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER MISSING IN ACTION FOR CHICAGO...

CHICAGO`S WEATHER SO FAR THIS JUNE HAS BEEN MUCH MORE REMINISCENT
OF SEATTLE THAN OF CHICAGO...NOT ONLY HAS RAIN FALLEN ON 10 OF THE
FIRST 13 DAYS...BUT IT HAS ALSO BEEN UNSEASONABLY COOL.
INTERESTINGLY SEATTLE SEEMS TO HAVE STOLEN OUR TYPICAL JUNE WITH
WITH SEVERAL DAYS IN THE 80S AND ONE DAY ABOVE 90 SO FAR THIS
MONTH...WHICH IS QUITE ATYPICAL FOR SEATTLE WHERE THE AVERAGE
HIGHS THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE ARE IN THE 60S.

SO FAR THIS MONTH...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT CHICAGO O`HARE HAS
BEEN IN THE 60S 7 OUT OF THE FIRST 12 DAYS...WITH TODAY LIKELY TO
BE THE 8TH TIME. DATING BACK TO 1980 WHEN THE OFFICIAL CLIMATE
STATION FOR CHICAGO WAS RE-LOCATED TO O`HARE...THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN
2 OTHER TIMES WITH 7 DAYS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES BELOW 70 DEGREES
THROUGH JUNE 13TH AND NEVER HAVE THERE BEEN 8 DAYS.

NOT ONLY HAVE THERE BEEN A LARGE NUMBER OF UNSEASONABLY COOL
DAYS...BUT EVEN THE MILDER DAYS HAVEN`T BEEN ALL THAT WARM. THE
TEMPERATURE AT O`HARE HAS YET TO BE WARMER THAN 80 DEGREES SO FAR
THIS JUNE AND IS NOT EXPECTED TO CLIMB ABOVE 80 BEFORE THE 15TH.
THIS WILL MARK ONLY THE SECOND TIME DATING BACK TO 1980 WHERE THE
FIRST HALF OF JUNE DIDN`T HAVE AT LEAST 1 DAY ABOVE 80. THE ONLY
OTHER YEAR THIS OCCURRED WAS BACK IN 2003...WHICH WAS ALSO AN
UNUSUALLY COOL START TO JUNE.

THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THIS UNSEASONABLY COOL PATTERN WILL
BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO...WITH TEMPERATURES
FORECAST TO CLIMB WELL INTO THE 80S BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK. WHILE
WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST IS CERTAINLY NO GUARANTEE OF WHAT
WILL HAPPEN AGAIN...LOOKING BACK AT 2003 (THE OTHER RECENT VERY
COOL FIRST HALF OF JUNE) THERE WAS A FAIRLY DRAMATIC TURNAROUND TO
MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH WITH
HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE 80S AND 90S.

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IZZI


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