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 for most of the country. We can expect wetter weather, too, in a swath of states stretching 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, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and parts of Missouri and Colorado.
 
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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What can you do to prepare for a hot summer?
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COMMENTS (5)
  • arianam-
    5/31/2017 - 08:34 a.m.

    It would be best to have a lot of water to make sure that you're hydrated, and if you're going outside to have sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • kimberlyc-
    5/31/2017 - 08:35 a.m.

    To prepare for a hot summer you can turn on the ac,fan, or just go to a cooler place.In the summer it can get really hot so when it does you could just stay inside.

  • saraip-
    5/31/2017 - 08:37 a.m.

    To prepare for a hot summer you can try to stay cool and make sure you have some cool air thats flowing through your house.

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

    It is surprising that Alaska has an out look of a warmer than usual summer. I am also very glad that we had a good majority of rain this spring so it can keep the heat down. I think that "warmer than usual" is a bad thing because then their could be a lot of dehydration. I also think this because a good majority of people don't like being to hot and I think can put people in a bad mood. Which brings up again why I am glad that we had a good amount of rain this spring.

  • levit-orv
    8/31/2017 - 11:24 a.m.

    In response to "what should you do with old eclipse glasses," I agree that we should send them to the organization that collects them and gives them to kids who need it. One reason I agree is that if we had such a fun experience, they should too. Another reason is that they should also be protected from it, because I will confess, I looked at the sun once or twice without the goggle, and that is probably why they didn't have school. It says in the article solar eclipse goggles only have a certain amount of time before the expire, so we should get them to south America before 2019. A third reason is that some of them might not be able to afford them, and they would love to see the eclipse, because I know I did. even though some might not be interested,I think most will.

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