Summer Outlook 2018: Everything You Need to Know

  • May 29, 2018

Summer Outlook 2018 

Following a cold spring in much of the U.S., you might wonder what summer has in store. The first day of summer is around the corner, and Earth Networks has got you covered. Watch as Meteorologist Chad Merrill present the Earth Networks Meteorology Team’s forecast for Summer 2018.

Our Summer Outlook 2018 webinar took place on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. If you’d like to skip ahead and watch through it yourself, please follow the link below.


Key Highlights 

If you don’t have time to watch the entire Summer Outlook 2018 Webinar recording, here are a couple key highlights from the presentation. However, we highly recommend you watch the video to understand what summer will be like in your area if it’s not included below.

Mountain West

This winter, snow amounts in the Mountain West fell short of average. While this may have been a nice break from shoveling for many, it means that streams in the area are already drying out a bit. This summer doesn’t offer much help for generating hydro-electric power for the West. On top of that, there’s a good sign that air conditioners will be running full-throttle. Make sure you have funds ready to pay for high electricity bills or just sweat it out!

Monsoon Moisture

The next key highlight from our Summer Outlook 2018 presentation pertains to monsoon moisture. Monsoon moisture usually helps bring rain to the Southwest later in the summer, but the pattern this year shows signs of keeping the rain at bay. That’s a change, considering last summer was the 16th wettest in the last 123 years!

Wildfire Risk

After last years wildfires, it’s clear that California and other areas will not be getting a break in 2018. There is a heightened wildfire risk for large areas of the country already in significant drought. It’s key to remember to listen to officials and evacuation orders in case of wildfire.

As for the recent wildfires that charred parts of Florida, we think this could be it. We believe fire threats will diminish this summer in this area.

Southeast Atlantic Coast

Finally, our outlook calls for the dry spots along the Southeast Atlantic Coast to get some moisture. Mother Nature should cooperate throughout the summer, bringing some drought relief to the area.

Did We Miss Something?

Don’t see your area on this blog post? No worries! Get access to the webinar for free and skip through to the updates that matter most to you and your business. We hope you have a great summer, no matter the weather, and that you’re prepared for anything Mother Nature might throw your way!

Wondering where the hurricane information is? This Summer Outlook is different from our Tropical Storm Outlook. If you’d rather learn about the hurricane season, please head over to our Tropical Storm Outlook recording.