Summer of 2013 among coolest on record in Alabama, continues cooling trend, climatologist says

From Huntsville to Mobile, summer temperatures have been cooler than normal this year.

In fact, the summer of 2013 will be listed as one of the coolest summers in the past 131 years, according to state climatologist John Christy, director of theEarth Systems Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Christy announced today that this summer is the fifth-coolest on record in Alabama with average temperatures that are almost 2 degrees below normal.

“Overall, this summer was both cool and wet, although we warmed and dried as August came to a close,” Christy said in the announcement. “Several local daily climate records were set for the coolest daytime high temperatures.


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