Forecast predicts cooler, wetter-than-average summer
After a dreadfully long winter and stressfully wet spring, normal summer weather doesn't seem like too much to ask.
But apparently it is.
The National Weather Service has issued its temperature and precipitation outlooks for May, June and July, calling for cooler and wetter-than-normal conditions.
The 90-day outlook is consistent with typical La Nina impacts, which means an elevated chance of below-normal temperatures from the Northwest across the northern Great Plains - including Minnesota and North Dakota - and into the mid-Atlantic coastal region, says the outlook released last week.
Forecast models show La Nina conditions will diminish by June. But the outlook predicts above-normal chances of precipitation in northwest Minnesota, eastern Montana and most of North Dakota for the three-month period.