Checking in During Mid-July
The first half of summer was wetter than normal for almost the entire Northeast.
Precipitation during the first half of July was variable, with departures ranging from less than 25 percent of normal in parts of Maine to more than 300 percent of normal in parts of West Virginia and southern New Jersey. Due to a very wet June, the first half of summer ranked among the top 20 wettest at 29 of the 35 airport climate sites. In fact, Atlantic City, NJ, and Baltimore, MD, had their wettest start to summer on record.
July has been cooler than normal for much of the region.
During the first two weeks of July, average temperatures were generally within 2 degrees F of normal. However, some areas in upstate New York, western Pennsylvania, and southern West Virginia were up to 4 degrees F cooler than normal. Through mid-summer, average temperatures generally ranged from 4 degrees F below normal in upstate New York and northern New England to 3 degrees F above normal in the Mid-Atlantic and parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.