Weather Talk: Summer 2018 was slightly warmer, wetter than normal

The meteorological summer (June, July and August) ended up with a slightly warmer than normal mean average temperature and very nearly exactly normal total rainfall, as measured at the official weather station at Hector International Airport.

The meteorological summer (June, July and August) ended up with a slightly warmer than normal mean average temperature and very nearly exactly normal total rainfall, as measured at the official weather station at Hector International Airport.

The average daily mean temperature for the summer was 1.3 degrees warmer than the average over the last three complete decades. June was 4.1 degrees warmer, July was 0.1 degrees cooler, and August was 0.4 degrees cooler than normal.

Summer rainfall was 9.41" which is 0.16" more than the three-decade average. June rain was 4.03" or 0.13" more than normal. July rain was 2.86" which is 0.7" more than normal. August rain was 2.52" which is 0.04" less than normal.