Summer Summary: The Weather of 2014’s Summer

FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE)  The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana released a summary of the summer months of 2014.

For more consistent record keeping, meteorologists divide the seasons of the year a little differently than our equinoxes and solstices; these are the meteorological seasons. For example, ‘meteorological summer’ is June, July, and August. Yes, that means Labor Day officially kicked off ‘meteorological fall’ which is September, October, and November.

Dividing the seasons this way not only provides a more accurate look at the weather each season brings, but it also keeps record keeping much more consistent and reliable. The dates of equinoxes (spring and autumnal) and solstices (summer and winter) are different every year. So, by keeping the months of ‘meteorological seasons’ the same, it provides more reliable data.

With that being said, the ‘meteorological summer of 2014’ was cooler and wetter than average in Fort Wayne.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights in the report:

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July was an interesting month across the region. It was the second coolest July on record for Fort Wayne and many surrounding areas, but it was also one of the driest on record.

Though the summer ended up above average with precipitation, much of the rain accounting for that above average total came in heavy doses rather than spread out over the summer.

If you’d like to read through the National Weather Service’s whole report on the summer of 2014, click this link. 


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