Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Stormy, Mild Temperature Summer In Michigan

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the rain isn’t stopping anytime soon and the temps will stay on the lower end of the spectrum

June 21, 2019 - 4:37 pm

You’ve probably seen them in the checkout aisle in the grocery store, but never thought to pick it up, but the Farmers’ Almanac is a reliable source when it comes to predicting the weather.

The almanac foresaw Michigan having a cold, chilly spring and has set its sights on the upcoming summer.

“Overall, looking to the summer ahead,” said Sandi Duncan, the managing editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, “we’re actually calling for a stormy, kind of average temperature for summer in your neck of the woods, but it looks like it’s going to be a wet summer on top.”

When asked what a stormy June can mean for the upcoming summer, Duncan said there’s two ways it could go.

“As far as a cold and wet June,” explained Duncan, “ it will spoil the rest of the year, so hopefully that’s not true. On the other side, according to folklore, a good rain in June sets all in tune, so that could be a good thing coming ahead.”

While most will be hoping for the latter, the almanac's call for a stormy, average summer doesn’t give a lot of hope.

One last tidbit in terms of the season to come, last week a very important day, in terms of weather, passed without most knowing.  

“If you look back at last Saturday, which was St. Vitus Day (June 15), if it was rainy, it will rain for 30 days together. So hopefully there was no rain last Saturday.”

According to reports, there was no rainfall in Detroit.

There are some dates to mark on your calendar in July, though.

“July looks like it will get a little drier,” said Duncan, “however we are kind of highlighting July 24-27 for some very stormy conditions, in your neck of the woods, capable of some large hail.”  

As for the expectations for the Winter, well you’re going to have to wait until August when the 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac gets released.

For more information on the Farmers’ Almanac, visit their website.