Summer Weather Sum Up

Summer Weather Sum Up

Yesterday was the meteorological end to summer, and in Texoma there were similarities to the summer of 2013. Both lacked many 100 degree days and had welcomed mid-summer rain.

Lake levels had about a four percent decrease this summer, compared to an eight percent decrease in summer 2013. Both years had a spike in lake levels in July, helped by above average July rainfall.

Both 2013 and 2014 had above average temperatures in June, but July of this year had an average high temperature nearly five degrees below average. August high temperatures for 2013 and 2014 were right around normal values.

The difference between the meteorological summer and the astronomical summer-or summer according to the calendar-is that the seasons according to the calendar are based on the position of the earth in relation to the sun, but the meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle.

Dave Caulfield, Skywarn 6 Meteorologist