What Does The Farmer’s Almanac/NOAA Predict for Texas Summer?
The summer of 2021 beat the Dust Bowl record summer of 1936 as the hottest summer in the US on record. In Texas, July 2022 set the record for the hottest month ever, with an average temperature of 89.7 degrees.
In 2022, San Angelo hit 110 a few times. The all-time highest temperature recorded in San Angelo was 111. Daily heat records were set 18 times in 2022. San Angelo had the highest consecutive number of 100+ degree days, with 37.
With all that in mind, what does the Farmer's Almanac say about the Summer of 2023?
The Farmer's Almanac is predicting that this summer will be sizzling again. The almanac predicts a very hot summer with above-average thunderstorms in our region.
If you tend to trust, NOAA or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather forecasts more than the Farmer's Almanac. They are reporting much the same as far as the heat is concerned.
As far as precipitation is concerned. We have an equal chance of seeing above or below-average precipitation this summer. Hopefully, the wildfire danger will be less than last year.
Given that recent summers seem to be relentless regarding the heat, it will get even worse if you believe climate scientists. According to a report by the state's climatologist, by 2036, the number of 100-degree days is expected to double in Texas.
The report says the average annual temperature in Texas is expected to be 3 degrees warmer by 2036 than the average of the 1950s. The average temperature in Tom Green County has increased by .65 since 1975, putting it in the top 20% statewide for average temperature increase
The effects of climate change are leading to bigger storm surges along the Texas Gulf Coast, more extreme rainfall in Eastern Texas, and bigger wildfire dangers here in West Texas.
With another record-breaking summer in the works, I think this would be a great time to enter the swimming pool building business. A nice refreshing pool in the backyard might be the perfect way to endure the ever-hotter San Angelo summers.