Wx Tip #1 – Averages Can Be Deceiving

Summer 2015 Patterns - TemperaturesOooh Boy – a cool summer is coming to the Midwest! Not so fast – averages can be deceiving.

This summer, the Midwest will experience, on average, below normal temperatures.


Summer 2015 Patterns - Precipitation




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


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