Hot Summer Continues, But Here’s The Cool Facts


Sault Ste. Marie is in for another hot and humid spell of weather for the next few days before a cold front enters the region Wednesday cooling things down a bit before the heat builds in again for next weekend.

For sure, this has been one of the hottest summers on record for the area and for the most part, what you see is what you get heading right into the end of August.

According to long range forecast models, Temperatures will remain slightly above normal to much above normal for the next few weeks and right into the first week of September before some cooler weather settles in the second week of September.

Normal temperatures by the way should be in the 23c range. Temperatures this past week and this week will be in the upper 20’s low 30’s . When you factor in the humidity, it feels more like 34c to 36c

This past July, Sault Ste. Marie temperatures reached or exceeded 30c, five times compared to July 2017,  it was down right chilly  , the Sault’s highest temperature reached then was 29.2 on the very last day of the month.  In June 2017 the highest temperature reached was 27.8 compared to June 2018, the highest temperature reached was 30.7c on June 30th.

As far as rainfall, it’s been extremely dry this Summer compared to other Summers.

So far from June to August 12th, Sault Ste. Marie has seen only 126.6mm , for the same period last year Sault Ste. Marie saw 275.7mm of rain.

Does the unseasonably hot  dry weather mean for a mild fall and winter? Not really. At least if you put any stock into 3 month weather forecasts, but this is what is predicted come this fall and winter also it should be noted that the long term forecast issued early this Spring called for a hot dry Summer around the Great Lakes.

Expect the first shot of cold air to usher in Fall right about on cue, September 20 – 30th. October appears to be normal for temperatures and above normal for precipitation.  The first snow could be seen prior to Halloween. Cold and dry conditions appear on tap for November before very cold air moves in for the beginning of December. This could drum up some lake effect snow showers for early December.  Of course this weather forecast is somewhat vague and it’s likely to become more refined over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy another stretch of hot Summer weather while you can!


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