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2015 Summer Forecast

by Caleb Weatherbee | Monday, April 20th, 2015

What’s In Store For Summer 2015? Get Our Forecast!

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What’s In Store For Summer 2015? Get Our Forecast!

Move Over Shivery, Here Comes Sizzlery! 

After one of the most memorable winters, with record-breaking snowfall totals and shivery conditions in the Northeast (remember February in New England anyone?), and warm, dry conditions out West, it’s time to set our sights on summer, and officially send Old Man Winter packing. Break out the sunscreen and get those air conditioners primed and ready – you’re going to need them!


Summer officially begins on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, at 12:38 p.m. EDT. This is the date of the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

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According to our long-range weather predictions originally released in the 2015 Farmers’ Almanac, the warm weather will be slow to establish itself, but the summer heat will arrive in full force by July, with much of the nation sweltering with above- to much-above normal temperatures, especially for the Mid-Atlantic Region, the North Central States, and Southwest.  Boston and the surrounding New England states, which were punished with mountains of snow this past winter, should see a nicer summer with less extremes –warm temperatures and average rainfall.

About two-thirds of the country will see near-normal precipitation, but the Far West will be drier than normal. Wetter-than-normal conditions are forecast for  New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, on into the Gulf Coast. Much of the Southeast and Great Lakes will see an abundance of thunderstorms, making the season a bit wetter than average.

Florida and the Carolinas will be in the crosshairs for tropical cyclone activity in late July, followed by another threat to Florida in late August, and along the Gulf Coast in early September. A threat to the Texas coast could come in mid-September.

Typically, tropical cyclone activity over the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea increases precipitously during the second week of August, and reaches its traditional peak on September 10.

For a more detailed look at what to expect in your area, be sure to check our long-range forecast.

See the Canadian summer forecast on page 2

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1 chrissie bowman { 09.28.15 at 8:48 am }

My wedding date is 8/13/2015. The Farmers Almanac states “there will be a hurrican threat along atlantic coast; otherwise clearing skies”. PLease help me figure out what this means. Will there actually be a hurricane? And what does “clearing skies” mean? Will there be rain/storms, etc??? Please HELP. Thanks!

2 Lauren williams { 09.06.15 at 2:28 pm }

My sons birthday is sept 19 in Alpharetta ga just outside Atlantan. What is the weather prediction.

3 Kim Ballou { 08.26.15 at 2:33 pm }

My daughter is getting married September 26 ,2015 and we live in Eastern Ky what is weather gonna be?

4 Loida Ortiz { 08.17.15 at 6:23 pm }

I’m getting married in New Orleans on September 2nd, any rain for that day?

5 SortingHat { 08.07.15 at 1:56 am }

Pleasant means temps near average for that climate area overall. There can be a few days of ups and downs but less then usual and the overall end will be hardly any departure either + or – compared to other years.

6 SortingHat { 08.07.15 at 1:54 am }

The *historical* weather section is actually much funner and more useful then the *long range* forecasting especially since there in *zones* now instead of states.

For the PNW the summer of 1935 was EXTREME on both sides of hot and cold in a short amount of time from a record high of 100+ weather to record night time temps of below 40F within a week.

7 Steve Kokkinos { 07.29.15 at 4:59 pm }

What will the weather forecast be for August 29, 2015

8 Brenda { 07.28.15 at 6:06 pm }

Hi, im getting married September 19th at sunset at Garibaldi Oregon, could you tell me the weather, it’s a beach wedding

9 lockerdoc { 07.26.15 at 1:08 pm }

Did they change the format? I used to get the long range forecast by the “state”, now it’s by the region. Which is quite silly because it covers hundreds and hundreds of miles. What’s the reason to change to a region with such a broad area????

10 Susan Higgins { 07.23.15 at 3:38 pm }

Hi Becky Maples: You an check our long-range weather planner here:

11 Becky Maples { 07.21.15 at 8:45 am }

My son is getting married Sept 19th and it’s an outdoor wedding, can you tell me what the weather is looking like for Arkansas then

12 Susan Higgins { 07.14.15 at 11:05 am }

Hi Heather Mortimer: You can head to our long-range weather page here and look for your zone:

13 Heather Mortimer { 07.13.15 at 4:33 pm }

Hi! In Amston CT and I am having a backyard wedding on August 15. Do you know what I should expect for weather?

14 Susan Higgins { 07.13.15 at 8:35 am }

Hi Mary, you can always check out our “Long Range Weather” forecast grid here for your Zone: Of course there are no guarantees, but this is what we’re predicting. Good luck and congratulations!

15 Mary { 07.13.15 at 7:17 am }

We are having our daughters wedding at our home on august 8th. Can you send a weather prediction? Ceremony begins at 5:30 PM

16 Susan Higgins { 07.13.15 at 8:50 am }

Hi Miriam, you can check our “Long Range Weather Planner” here for your zone:

17 Miriam { 07.11.15 at 12:33 pm }

How do I find out how the weather is going to be on the 25th. I’m having my daughters graduation party.

18 Barb { 07.07.15 at 1:08 pm }

I live in Southern NH. Having a lake party Aug 2nd. What does “fair weather mea
n ” on the long term forecast?

19 anthony { 07.06.15 at 2:21 pm }

well they blew it for the middle section of the country we have had a whole lot more than average rainfall

20 elaine mckenzie { 06.27.15 at 12:33 pm }

what is the weather going to b july 10th thru the 12th

21 SS { 06.26.15 at 2:48 pm }

Isn’t there a saying, or prediction, or wives tale related to the amount of rain during the month of June? I remember hearing that a lot of rain in June means something else is likely to happen, but I can’t remember what that something is.
Can anyone help?

22 Sandi { 06.25.15 at 10:19 am }

I would like to know what the weather is going to be the weekend of July 10th to the 13th
Thank you

23 Faith { 06.24.15 at 1:18 pm }

My baby sister is getting married on September 19th 2015 outside of Bowling Green Missouri (Whiteside Missouri) I would love to know how the weather is supposed to be because they are hoping to have an outside ceremony. Thank you, Faith M. Neff

24 Jen { 06.24.15 at 9:14 am }

So far this summer has SUCKED in New England! Here it is almost July and I am still turning my freakin heat on some mornings!!

25 Joan M { 06.21.15 at 6:05 pm }

what is the weather forecast for utica NY on July 31, 2015

26 ronnie { 06.19.15 at 6:02 pm }

what will the summer weather be like in Minnesota summer 2015

27 Monica Rowan { 06.19.15 at 4:34 pm }

I’m getting married on the beach in Jacksonville FL 9/26/15. What is the weather prediction?

28 Joan M { 06.19.15 at 2:02 pm }

Weather for the Utica NY area on July 31, 2015

29 Cindy { 06.19.15 at 1:54 pm }

Correction July 5, 2015

30 Cindy { 06.19.15 at 1:53 pm }

Planning milestone birthday party picnic on July 15, 2015 . What is the weather forecast?

31 mgsmith { 06.18.15 at 11:46 am }

My daughter is getting married on July 11, 2015. It is an outside wedding in Salisbury, Maryland. Any ideas about rain for that day?

32 Debbie Braga { 06.15.15 at 2:07 pm }

My daughter is getting married in Stonington, CT outside at a vineyard. Will the weather be cooperative?
Thank you

33 Christine { 06.15.15 at 11:05 am }

Hows Raleigh N.C. looking for September 15-29 this year it sure is hot now.

34 Loribeth12 { 06.06.15 at 3:12 pm }

Son’s wedding August 15th, 2015 in Grand Junction Colorado. Any idea of the weather?

35 gk { 05.20.15 at 9:40 am }

does anyone from farmer’s almanac ever answer these comments or questions? Never see a response unless I’m missing it………….thx

36 Helen stoneking { 05.19.15 at 9:01 pm }

Can’t wait for sunshine here in Wyoming it is snowing going to end up losing all my plants. Am over this weather no one gets it right.

37 Melissa Marks { 05.18.15 at 3:01 pm }

Wondering how it will be the end of September 2015. Our wedding is the 26th. Praying for cool weather!

38 Alex Holbrook { 05.18.15 at 12:30 am }

I live in the Rochester New York area and I would at least hope that this summer 2015 will at least be good enough throughout the Northeast for doing such things such as going swimming, going to amusement parks and taking advantage of the waterparks, along with playing golf every now and then. I am looking to make plans to eventually go to Darien Lake Theme Park in the Allegany County New York area as like a day thing and even making plans to go to Roseland Water Park out in Canandaigua New York area as well. And I’ve got plans to go away for couple of days in mid July to 1000 Islands area in Alexandria Bay. And I’ve got partial plans to participate and play in this scholarship fund golf tournament in early August as well.

39 gloria { 05.16.15 at 11:52 pm }

what is the weather predicted for 8/8/15

40 Shelly Neubauer { 05.14.15 at 9:23 am }

Having a outdoor wedding on June 20, 2015. Wondering what the weather will be in riverside, CA that day

41 jayme chapman { 05.13.15 at 9:56 pm }

Going to ocean city Maryland June 20-26. Wanted to see what the weather forecast may bring while we are at the beach.

42 Mary Goth { 05.13.15 at 2:30 pm }

My daughter is getting married at my house on June 6th. The outdoor wedding is at my house in Muncie, Indiana. It is an evening wedding (8:30 pm). Good to go?

43 Sue B. { 05.12.15 at 8:18 pm }

My granddaughter s getting married NE U.S.A. Near Albany, NY. It will be an outside service.
How does the weather look that day?

44 Toni { 05.12.15 at 5:30 pm }

whats the temp supposed to be June 6th in St. Louis?

45 CHERYL SMITH { 05.12.15 at 9:26 am }


46 Mae Stevens { 05.07.15 at 3:11 pm }

Which week will be better in Spokane, WA, the week of 7/20/15 or 7/27/15?

47 Starla { 05.07.15 at 1:19 pm }

What is the weather outlook for July 11-12 in Louisville, Kentucky? Thank you.

48 Carol Gatewood { 05.06.15 at 3:57 pm }

What is weather suppose to be like around August 8th in St Louis??

49 Michele { 05.05.15 at 9:10 pm }

What is the weather going to be like in Michigan July 16, 2015 to July 21, 2015?

50 seam { 05.01.15 at 7:03 pm }

South east going to be hot muggy in June thru September Oct thru march going to be cool wet won’t see nothing like last year it will be 5 to 7 degree warmer.when the rainfall is done in 2015we will be in a drought end of the glad we get the rain now.

51 Pam Keith { 05.01.15 at 6:13 pm }

What’s the weather going to be the weekend of May 8- 9, 2015 in Grenada, Mississippi?

52 Susan Higgins { 04.29.15 at 9:04 pm }

Dori Grossman: Our long-range weather forecasts only cover the US and Canada. But you can take a look for where you live here: Enjoy your trip!

53 Dori GROSSMAN { 04.29.15 at 5:51 pm }

Going to San jose costA rica and areas near by I luring beach – what can be expected the 1st week of July ? Thx you

54 resident-02743 { 04.29.15 at 4:44 pm }

After the unbelievable, horrific winter in New England this year, I’ll except anything for the summer. I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees everyday.

55 Dagosonkey { 04.28.15 at 10:05 pm }

June weather for new orleans

56 Kathy Lane { 04.26.15 at 5:18 pm }

What weather do I have to look forward to in Springfield, Oregon?

57 paloggo3 { 04.25.15 at 10:43 pm }

Can’t wait for the rain this summer here in LubbockTexas. We normally have the lowest rain totals and the most heat. Seems like always in a drought situation. It would be great for a change.

58 Carolyn Haller { 04.24.15 at 12:19 pm }

May I please have the weather for Swanton, Ohio 43558 the week of May 3-10, 2015? Thank you.

59 Tena Chsmberlin { 04.23.15 at 4:26 pm }

What is the weather for Bremerton Washington for July 2015?

60 Evelyn Gale Green { 04.23.15 at 10:28 am }

I sure hope you’re right about summer for New Mexico!! (Under the paragraph “Rain?”) Now, if only people here would get wiser about conserving moisture. . . .

61 Kelly1962 { 04.22.15 at 6:55 pm }

Having an island party near Bangor Maine. I’m there for the month so if you can give me some idea what weekend looks good I’d greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, KELLY

62 Debra mitchell { 04.22.15 at 5:54 pm }

The farmers almanac was pretty close to being right on the money, once again. Everyone laughed when I told them to prepare, that snow and ice would be coming once again! I live in NYC and they were the most accurate weather forecasters out there. Each year, same thing. They aren’t 100% but close to 80%. The weather channel could learn from them.

63 celia lisanby { 04.22.15 at 5:26 pm }


64 Ramona Shaw { 04.22.15 at 2:03 pm }

What does pleasant mean? Not all pleasures are the same. What sort of temperatures is the Columbia/Kootenays (BC) in for?

65 kah281 { 04.22.15 at 12:43 pm }

Just read Weather Channel’s forecast; since they pretty much missed this past winter, I’m going to have to go with Farmers Almanac!

66 kah281 { 04.22.15 at 12:34 pm }

No matter what it will be what it will be! I do pray for rain for California though. I’d be OK if you were mistaken for their predictions.

67 Sonia Groves Hazlett { 04.22.15 at 12:33 pm }

The Weather Channel has Ohio as cooler than normal. All I know is the worst the winter (the temperature) the worst the summer is here in Ohio.

68 Joyce V { 04.22.15 at 11:04 am }

We in Southeast TN have seen above average rainfalls for part of the winter and all Spring. Don’t like the looks of the “muggy and thundery” on your weather map! Do you think Caleb could do something about that? Otherwise I’m going with Gary’s Weather Channel forecast!

69 Karen { 04.22.15 at 10:59 am }

Alabama always has hot muggy summers.
I could go for some hot and dry weeks

70 James Nolan { 04.22.15 at 9:53 am }

If you come to Chi-town, bring warm clothes, Summer arrives July 4th and last for 24 hours.

71 Gary McMichael { 04.22.15 at 9:33 am }

The Weather Channel has a different forecast. Cooler in the Southeast. I hate hot muggy Summers.

72 Kristie Barnett { 04.22.15 at 9:20 am }

Can’t wait! Bring on the heat I’m frozen!

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