The Forecast For July Calls For Hotter Than Normal Temperatures And I’m Not Happy About It

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We already know that the United States is headed into one of the hottest summers on record. Oh boy. I can’t wait. *Eye Roll Emoji*

It’s already started my friends. The forecast is out for July, and it isn’t looking great. That’s not true. If you like crazy-hot weather, it is going to be PERFECT for you.

It looks like the hottest temperatures are going to be around Illinois and Michigan, but the northeast United states isn’t looking fun, either. I live in North Carolina, so it looks like I’m going to be busting out my fan on the regular this summer.

Dr. Todd Crawford, The Weather Company’s Chief Meteorologist and the author of the July Outlook, says that the development of a La Niña this summer is the leading cause.

The Weather Channel
Courtesy of The Weather Channel

A La Niña means there is a cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean, near South America. For some reason, the scientists could explain to you a WHOLE lot better than I can, this cooling water means a chance for a stronger hurricane season, and also hotter temperatures in the lower 48 states.

This hotter weather usually occurs in July, but we are already seeing the hotter temperatures occurring, which doesn’t bode well for the “dog days” of summer — those crazy hot, sultry days in July and August.

I mean, I’m not really surprised we are in for a summer that is going to be as hot as the 7th level of hades. It just fits in with this backwards, Jumanji game that is 2020.

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We have another reason that mother nature is against us this summer. The topsoil across the nations is drier than normal. “Drier soils are able to retain heat better than moist soil, especially when the ground becomes dried out and browner. This is similar to a dark car retaining more heat than a light-colored car.”

We are about to be in a crazy hot summer loop: the hotter temperatures make for drier soils, and the drier soils make for hotter temperatures. Rinse and Repeat.

Both warm afternoon highs and overnight low temperatures can be deadly this time of the year. Seek locations with fans or air conditioning and drink plenty of water if you feel warm.

The Weather Channel

Stay cool out there, y’all!

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