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Does a cold winter mean a hot summer is likely?

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This winter is the 5th coldest ever recorded in Toledo. We took the other coldest 9 years on the top 10 list to see what happened in the summer months. The attached image shows the summer (June, July, and August) temperature departures from normal on those same 9 years. Notice the Great Lakes and northeast were slightly cooler than normal while the plains and upper west baked with above average heat. Looking at Toledo's record book, the area is more likely to have a cooler than normal summer than a hot season following an extremely cold winter like 2014. However, there was not a high probability of a wetter or a drier than normal summer compared to average when looking at other harsh winter seasons.

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