A glance again at summer time 2022′s climate

September 23, 2022

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Summer time 2022 has come and gone as at present marks the primary full day of fall. Now that summer time is formally within the books, we are able to check out the place it stands within the document books.

For the U.S. it was a sizzling summer time; the third-hottest summer time on document to be actual. There have been quite a few information damaged and even shattered throughout the nation. The heatwaves within the Northwest and Northeast in August had been a few of the extra vital heat-related occasions of the summer time.

Selected significant climate anomalies and events for August and summer 2022.
Chosen vital local weather anomalies and occasions for August and summer time 2022.(NOAA)

Vital drought circumstances developed or persevered throughout a big portion of the nation all through the summer time. Many of the western half of the U.S. skilled extreme, excessive or distinctive drought circumstances for a number of weeks. The Northeast was additionally impacted by drought circumstances this summer time.

Wildfires had been one other huge participant this summer time. The West, Southern Plains and Alaska specifically had been affected by wildfires. The yr as an entire has seen greater than 6.8 million acres burned nationwide.

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Luckily for Alabama, there have been no big-time drought or wildfire points. Some dry circumstances had been discovered at instances, however a considerable drought state of affairs by no means actually established itself in Alabama this summer time.

Summer temperatures weren't far from normal across the state.
Summer time temperatures weren’t removed from regular throughout the state.(WSFA 12 Information/MRCC)

So what did we see?

Really it was a quite common summer time all issues thought of. Between June twenty first and September twenty second many of the state noticed near-average temperatures. The exception is in and round Montgomery, which wound up slightly beneath common.

Whereas the summer time general was slightly beneath common there have been loads of extremely popular days available. The thermometer hit 100 levels a number of instances in June, together with a brutal 104 levels on the twenty third. As you possibly can think about June ended up hotter than common. July was additionally hotter than common, however August and September had been slightly cooler.

Precipitation was roughly normal across the state for the summer.
Precipitation was roughly regular throughout the state for the summer time.(WSFA 12 Information/MRCC)

Precipitation quantities diverse throughout the state. Cellular and Baldwin counties noticed extraordinarily moist summers. The Wiregrass and northern Alabama noticed fairly dry summers. Everybody else was nearer to what’s thought of regular rainfall for summer time.

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Due to random heavy downpours some spots picked up noticeably extra rain than others. As anticipated there have been massive variations in rain totals from metropolis to metropolis. That’s summertime downpours for you!

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