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Old 02-04-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Round Rock Texas
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Default Think the wet winter will mean a cooler summer?

Because it sure has been wet lately!
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Because it sure has been wet lately!

I am with you on this one! I am hopin' for at least 10 days below 100F this summer!
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'm hoping for an early spring with lots and lots of wildflowers!! I'm dreaming about everything blooming shortly especially with all the rain.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes. I doubt we'll have even 10 days above 100F. This things tend to be extremes, and with the hottest summer ever just last year, we can expect the other extreme this summer. It's about equally as likely as a "normal" summer.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Hahahahahahahahahaha! That's a good one.

I think it just means we'll have a more humid summer.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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"Cool" and "summer" should never be used in the same sentence when talking about Austin's weather.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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True, jread. Relatively cool here just means "miserably hot and humid but not as bad as last summer."

More rain in winter, and especially spring, can lead to moderating temperatures in summer because of increased humidity, soil moisture and plant growth, but other than that there isn't a direct causal relationship between one season's weather and another's. If El Nino persists then that will help keep things on the cool side, but there are so many other factors that it's very difficult to predict.

As atxcio said, extremes tend to balance out, although last summer was the hottest only by beating out the previous summer's record heat. Three in a row seems very unlikely but it's not impossible. My guess is with atxcio, there's a cyclical nature to weather patterns that balances out so that the "average" temperatures don't change much over the long run.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Round Rock Texas
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A girl can hope I say. Last summer was a killer, I tell ya.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A girl can hope I say. Last summer was a killer, I tell ya.
Yes, it was absolutely miserable. I think I'm going to have to re-sod most of my back yard since the heat/drought basically killed all the grass.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Well, since we've been here, we've seen two of the hottest summers and now one of the coolest(avg temp) winters most folks can remember. A moderate summer season would be most welcome.

I do wonder if we will get the required two February days of 90+ degrees...that's fun to talk about!
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