Is This Becoming The Summer Of No Summer In Peterborough Mike Judson?

 CHEX TV Weather Analyst Mike Judson (photo by Caley Bedore)

CHEX TV Weather Analyst Mike Judson (photo by Caley Bedore)

The weather has been the talk of the town this summer—there have been no real "dog days of summer". Sure we've had some heat—to which the Weather Network reminds us not to complain—but it's also been pretty darn cool, eh? Pools aren't being used as much, but sweaters and hoodies are. So is this the Summer Of No Summer? We get the goods in these quotes and facts from CHEX TV Weather Analyst Mike Judson...

ON THE COOL TEMPS... "Once again, we are caught in the pattern of a highly amplified jet stream, dragging down pockets of cold air into the east," Judson explains. "The jet stream is the main conductor of weather patterns and it has not been kind to us this summer. Upper level troughs in our atmosphere have been more persistent and numerous so far this summer, allowing potent cold fronts—like the one this past Sunday—to drive pockets of arctic air into the region."

 (photo by Caley Bedore)

(photo by Caley Bedore)

FUN PETERBOROUGH STATS FOR THE SUMMER SO FAR...

Days with daytime temps ABOVE seasonal average: 15
Days with daytime temps at seasonal average: 3
Days with daytime temps BELOW seasonal average: 21

Average Summer temperature this summer: 24.3 C. The seasonal normal summer temperature is just over 26 C. "So yes, it has been cooler," Judson says.

 (photo by Caley Bedore)

(photo by Caley Bedore)

ON TEMPERATURE RECORD HIGHS (OR LACK THEREOF) THIS SUMMER...
"Out of the 15 days spent over the seasonal average, we did not manage to break any temperature records," says Judson. "In fact, I can't find a date so far this year where a daytime temperature record high was broken."

ON WHETHER THE WEATHER WILL WARM UP IN AUGUST...
"There is much speculation regarding the coming months and the coming winter. Experts are waiting to see if we will see the development of El Nino in the Pacific, but things are still a little early for the long-range winter forecasts to come rolling out. Projections for August are looking pretty meh, at this point."

THE SILVER LINING... 
"I happen to really enjoy the cooler temps and we are all saving on energy prices," says Judson. "Nights are so quiet without the perpetual hum of air conditioners. Also, the guys who are shirtless who probably shouldn't be shirtless, are wearing shirts!"

Hard to argue with any of that. So long as we don't have to fire up our furnaces.

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