We wouldn't get so wound up about the summer weather in Maine if it wasn't the only literal time where we get to have some halfway decent weather.

As native Mainers, we rely on our beautiful summer weather for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of which is a quick cure for all the seasonal depression we had to endure November through May, am I right?

The other part of our gorgeous summer weather is of course, tourist season. We have a lot of major industries here in the Pine Tree State. Everything from blueberries, potatoes, lobsters and even semiconductors.

However, most people would agree, that the biggest (and most important) industry in Maine is our tourism. People from all over the globe flock to Maine in the summer months to vacation, take in the sights, eat the food and, of course, spend that beautiful out-of-state MONEY!

As Mainers, we love it when summertime is sunny and in the 80s, right? We don't like it to get too hot because we're naturally cold-blooded. We have to be considering our winters can be so brutally cold. Half of us, myself included, wear shorts all winter long.

Well, the seasonal temperature and precipitation outlook has been released from the  National Weather Service and it's telling us what the Farmer's Almanac already has. It's going to be hot. Like HOT hot.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service's three-month outlook, the northeast region of the United States is likely to see summer temps significantly above normal. The chances of us having a hotter-than-usual summer is anywhere from 50-60%... so you could say it's likely.

If it's going to be that hot, hopefully we have some extra precipitation to balance it out, right? Well, don't count your rainy-day chickens before they hatch.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

In the same weather outlook, the NWS indicates that only PART of Maine MAY see higher-than-usual rainfall amounts. That part of the state is southern Maine into south-eastern Maine.

And, even with that, there's only a 33-40% chance that the lower portion of the state will see increased rainfall this season.

Like my great grandfather, Joe Cupo always says 'it is what it is'. Hopefully we don't swelter and the lawns don't all turn orange by July. But alas, we'll just have to wait and see.

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