2021 Summer Outlook

2021 Summer Outlook

The following 2021 Summer Outlook was updated on May 20, 2021 to reflect the outcome of our Outlook webinar. For our outlook recording and other information, please click here.


The 2021 Summer season is around the corner, and we now know the forecast thanks to the Earth Networks’ 2021 Summer Outlook Meteorological Team. Everyone is gearing up and excited for summer, especially after the year we’ve had.  Are you wondering what this year’s summer season will look and feel like? Earth Networks’ team of meteorologists has prepared all of the information you need for this summer’s forecast.


View the Earth Networks 2021 Summer Outlook

Did you know? The summer of 2020 was the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest meteorological summer on record. What effects did that have on the weather and environment throughout the United States? Parts of the country experienced extreme drought and record wildfire seasons, due to below average precipitation.


So what can we expect this summer?

Our meteorological team worked around the clock on our summer outlook forecast. We hope you will watch our webinar to gain insight into this summer’s weather forecast, severe weather patterns, and precipitation. Check out the Earth Networks’ summer outlook webinar so that you can successfully make your summer plans around this summer’s forecast. View the webinar below!


In this year’s 2021 Summer Outlook, find out:

  • Are we expecting another hot and dry summer?
  • Which areas of the country will be most affected by upcoming summer weather?
  • What about precipitation and severe storms?


In the webinar recording, our meteorologists also answer viewers’ live questions regarding this summer’s forecast.

Forecast for Summer 2021: what can we predict for this upcoming summer season?

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center anticipates a hot summer across the United States, as pictured below.

As it turns out, our forecast aligns with the predictions of the NWS Climate Prediction Center. This year, our expert meteorological team hosted our 2021 Summer Outlook Webinar on Thursday, May 20. Based on our meteorologists’ forecast predictions, we can anticipate a very hot summer! Here is the takeaway from the 2021 Summer Outlook forecast:

What will the temperatures be this summer? ☀️










The majority of the United States can expect above average temperatures this summer. The map above indicates regional weather highlights that we anticipate during Summer 2021. This summer we can expect warmer than average temperatures, high temperatures in the West, warmer nights in the East, as well as enhanced rainfall potential along the Central Gulf Coast.

What is the summer rainfall forecast this summer? ☔️










In terms of rainfall, there are mixed levels of expected precipitation across the United States. Thunderstorms and tropical moisture will likely contribute to above-average rainfall in Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. However, the Southwest monsoon season will produce less rainfall than average.











To get an in-depth look at the 2021 Summer Outlook forecast, watch the recording or view the slide deck here. Our expert meteorology team covers an array of topics, including:

  • Summer changes in normal temperatures
  • U.S. Summer temperature trends
  • Overall rainfall and temperature trends
  • Current drought conditions
  • Soil moisture outlook










Please contact us if you have any questions about the  webinar. In the meanwhile, you can view a recording of the 2021 Summer Outlook!

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