This summer, the Midwest will experience, on average, below normal temperatures.
The already saturated ground and continued above average rainfall will cause the heat indices to be quite high. Hence, a below normal high temp of 90 may feel like 105 when factoring in humidity. Construction, turf, recreation and landscape managers need to be careful to use the right numbers when planning outdoor work for their employees.
Below Normal Temps + Above Normal Precip = Misery
Below Normal Temps + Below Normal Precip = Comfort