SPOKANE, Wash. -- Even though it might still feel like summer, those days will quickly come to an end.
Earlier in the summer, KREM 2 Meteorologist Tom Sherry made his prediction for the summer forecast and it looks like he was spot on.
Tom predicted that we would see average temperatures this year, but the month of June had him worried.
“In June I was worried because we had above average temps in June and I thought here we go with a bad fire season. July very cool and mild. Warmed back up in August. It all averaged out to be average temps,” Tom explained.
You may remember some rainy days during the last three months. Overall, Tom said we were below average for summer rain. June is typically our wettest summer month. On average, we would see nearly 2.5 inches of rain. This year we saw .94 of an inch.
“That combined with an ample snow pack and cooler than average temps in July really helped with the fire season,” said Tom.
It would not be an Inland Northwest summer without a fire season. Tom predicted that we would have less of a fire season this year as he predicted, thanks to the heavier snow pack and mostly mild temperatures throughout the summer. This played a big role in the less damaging fire season in the summer of 2015.