The map was generated using data collected using proprietary software from the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, with areas highlighted in orange and red indicating increased chances (at least 33%) that temps there will be "well above average" this summer. The deeper the red, the higher the probability. This means that nearly every major US city should expect to be sweatier than usual, with the Eastern Seaboard looking particularly screwed. The white area around the upper midwest and plains states doesn't necessarily suggest that it won't be warmer than usual there, but rather that the chances of it being cooler than usual there are equal to the chances of it being hotter.
The NOAA isn't predicting exactly how much higher temps might be, but if you're curious what the average is during June, July, and August in your area, there's a comprehensive breakdown here.
Considering how alarmingly early spring came this year, it's not out of the question that excessive sweltering heat may be our new norm. A backyard shipping container pool is looking like a wiser investment by the day.
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