Share this article

print logo

Summer 2015: "More 90-degree days than in 2014," says AccuWeather

For the record, there were no 90-degree days in Buffalo in 2014.

So, you might say hitting the milestone this summer might be either remarkable or long overdue.

Either way, AccuWeather's Global Weather Center made a bold projection Wednesday that the Northeast would "endure more 90-degree days" during the summer of 2015.

"Warmth from central Canada and the northern Plains will flow into the Northeast this summer, leading to above-normal temperatures and drier conditions for much of the region," the AccuWeather long-range forcasters reported.

Long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok said "extreme heat" is not necessarily expected, but "periods of warmer-than-normal temperatures will come and go during the course of the summer" following last year's cooler-than-normal summer.

The last time it hit 90-degrees in Buffalo was July 16, 2013, when it hit 92 degrees. It was on the end of a three-day streak where the thermometers soared to or above 90.

Source: AccuWeather

Source: AccuWeather

The AccuWeather prognosticators also expect severe weather to continue "with the overall tornado count increasing from last year" in the central states of the country with the severe drought in the west "to worsen in California" and push even further to the north into the Pacific Northwest.

That could mean a record wildfire season out west.

"I think the frequency will really puck up later in the summer and early fall," Pastelok said.

"It looks to me like they'll continue to get drier and drier, and by June and July, it'll have reflection on temperatures as well. It should get hotter across those areas."

There are no comments - be the first to comment