Warm Winter = What Kind of Summer?

I have never had so many people comment on a warm weather pattern and what it will mean for the summer. I know it seems to go hand-in-hand. A warm winter should equal a crazy hot summer right? Many of you seem to think so. So, let’s try to shed some light on what’s going on here and where we’re headed. Since there are no weather models that can accurately depict what we can expect this summer, the only thing we can go off of is history. So, get ready to be amazed. The following is a comparison to the Top 5 warmest winters and the Top 5 hottest summers.

By looking at the archives, warm winters do not always correlate to very hot summers. And while this past winter was the 7th warmest on record, which was followed by the hottest summer on record, the important thing to take from this is that there is no tell-tale sign that what we’re seeing right now will automatically guarantee a hot summer.

Actually, the warmest winter on record, which occurred during the winter of 1991-1992 was then followed by the 6th coolest summer. The summer of 1998 was the 5th warmest, which then lead to the 5th warmest winter, but that stat measures summer to winter, not winter to summer. So, this takes me back up to the top. No model can tell us for sure what will happen this summer, but if we let history be the deciding factor, then we this summer should not be a record breaker.




2 Responses

  1. Sorry but something just tells me that its going to be a blast furnace in Oklahoma this summer. Record heat and misery.

  2. So, what does this mean for Spring temperatures and storm season?

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