Wittier Daily News
Aug 10, 2010
It hasn’t been the coolest summer on record, but it’s been close, forecasters say.
The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said.
That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it’s still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April.
“We normally get this kind of weather pattern when we are transitioning from an El Ni o year to a La Ni a year,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jaimie Meier said. “It sets up this trough of moisture over the West Coast, and that’s what’s been happening. We end up with cooler-than-normal temperatures and cooler coastal waters.”
On Monday forecasters were monitoring a high-pressure system developing to the north that could swing over Southern California by Sunday and heat things into the mid-90s in some inland areas, she said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:44 am