- the summertime temperature was 74.5 degrees F, which is 2.4 degrees above average.
- nationwide summer precipitation was 1.0 inch below average
- Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana had their warmest (June-August) summers on record.
-Fifteen states had a summer average temperature ranking among their top ten warmest.
- Texas had its driest summer on record, with a statewide average of 2.44 inches of rain
Click on the above map for the full report.
Here is the local look of summer by the numbers.
Average Summer (June/July/Aug) Temperature
Location: Avg Temp (departure from normal)
Waterloo: 73 (+4.3)
Cedar Rapids: 72.5 (+1.3)
Dubuque: 71.8 (+1.7)
Iowa City: 74.6 (+1.6)
Average Summer (June/July/Aug) Precipitation
Location: Total Precip (departure from normal)
Waterloo: 9.89″ (-3.40″)
Cedar Rapids: 9.90″ (-3.96″)
Dubuque: 22.82″ (+9.71″)
Iowa City: 12.05″ (-2.01″)
This post was written by Schnack on September 9, 2011