Summer 2016 could be similar to last summer

Summer 2016 could be similar to last summer

Researcher says hot, dry summer may be coming in near future.

Recent weather news has been dominated by El Niño and its unpredictability. Weather reports late last year and in early 2016 highlighted flooding rains and record snowfalls on the West Coast, severe storms in the South and record-breaking warmth in the Northeast. The Midwest experienced a relatively mild winter, and, according to University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science Tony Lupo, a fading El Niño could help predict a hot, dry summer.

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