The rest of this summer is likely to be hot in the United States, with the Farmer’s Almanac saying to expect “a hot one nationwide.” So, where does Michigan stand when it comes to what to expect?
Nationwide, the Farmer’s Almanac uses words such as “scorching, sizzling and hot” to describe the rest of the summer months. Across the country, some areas are going to experience drier conditions, which could cause droughts and wildfires, while others will have storms and be unusually wet.
In Michigan, the Farmers’ Almanac predicts a wet, hot rest of the summer. “Warm, showery” are the two words the almanac has plastered on Michigan’s 2022 map. The almanac also states that it will be a storm stormy transition from spring to summer in the Great Lakes area, which we have already seen come to fruition. That said, even with Michigan on target to experience a very warm summer, we’re not as bad off as some areas of the country, such as the West Coast which will see “scorching” temperatures and “no rain, no gain.” As the almanac states, “No question about it: This summer weather is going to be remembered as a hot one nationwide. Only in New England and around the Great Lakes will the overall average temperatures tilt toward ‘seasonably warm,’ but that’s based on a wave of unseasonably cool air that arrives in September.”
According to the almanac, the “dog days of summer” in late July are on target to be “brutally hot.” The “Dog Days of Summer” describes “the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3 and August 11 each year,” according to the almanac. Thankfully, most of the really bad heat wrap up by mid-August, according to predictions. Remember, when it’s very hot out, drink plenty of fluids and avoid strenuous activities, such as too much exercise. I’m definitely scheduling my outdoor activities around the hot weather this week.