Here comes another hotter than normal summer People play beachside games, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Casino Pier. The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer than normal summer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez/AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Here comes another hotter than normal summer
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Forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer. At least for most of the country, they say.
 
We can expect wetter weather, too, in a swath of states. These stretch from Texas to Montana.
 
The National Weather Service's summer outlook predicts greater chances for hot weather in Alaska and pretty much everywhere else. The exceptions are Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. It also includes Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Kansas and parts of Missouri and Colorado may be exceptions as well.
 
Forecaster Stephen Baxter said it may not be as hot as recent summers. That is because rain-soaked soil from a wet spring may keep the heat down. Baxter forecasts a wetter than normal summer for Alaska and parts of the already soggy Great Plains.
 
Meteorologists also said April was the second warmest April on record globally.

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COMMENTS (33)
  • aaronp-kut
    5/30/2017 - 10:11 p.m.

    I'm worried and excited for this hot summer. Is it dangerous to have these abnormal summers? How will it effect wildlife, or climate? Even though we get these extra beach days and summer fun, some side effects might be alarming to think about. Another question I have is how do these forecasters support their theory of a hot summer? This article is to short and it keeps many questions unanswered.

  • jacquelynt-
    5/31/2017 - 08:33 a.m.

    Get your clothes ready, house clean, and windows open

  • joeyh-
    5/31/2017 - 08:35 a.m.

    Make sure your air conditioner works, always have fluids ready, check on your neighbors and the elderly.

  • aliviar-kut1
    5/31/2017 - 09:04 p.m.

    I wish Michigan would just stay hot instead of the weather changing everyday. But maybe this summer will be pretty hot.

  • tylerm-kut
    6/01/2017 - 08:10 a.m.

    This article was very short but it was still nice on how that its going to be another warm summer

  • abrahaml-kut
    6/02/2017 - 03:44 p.m.

    Vey short but interesting I didn't know the summers were getting hotter and hotter and didn't know it gets the hottest in April

  • christopherb-kut
    6/04/2017 - 12:36 p.m.

    I'm going to prepare for this summer by getting a water bottle and have some lighter clothes.

  • emmaw-kut
    6/04/2017 - 06:32 p.m.

    To prepare for the hot summer you can make sure to get or make sure your air conditioners work. And make sure your house gets proper ventilation.

  • andrewp-kut
    6/04/2017 - 08:48 p.m.

    That's not fair why can't the warm weather be in Michigan. I wonder why it's not coming to mighigan? Also I wonder why it is going to be hotter than normal?

    • AaronS-hug
      5/16/2018 - 10:46 a.m.

      I agree that Its going to be hotter than normal,but In Indianapolis is in the middle of America so Its like Hot comes first then cold comes in.

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