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What summer weather was like the year you were born


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What summer weather was like the year you were born



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1920: Cold and hot in Russia



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1921: Highs and lows in North America



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1922: An extreme drought in Minnesota



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1923: Heavy rain in the breadbasket



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1924: An extreme drought in the West



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1925: A dry summer in the South



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1926: A dry Pacific Northwest



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1927: A rainy summer



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1928: The Okeechobee hurricane



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1929: A wave of Pacific drought



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1930: A dry Midwestern summer



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1931: A warm, dry summer



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1932: A wet summer in the Southwest



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1933: A warm, very dry summer



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1934: The Central America hurricane



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1935: Tropical storm Labor Day



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1936: An extremely hot summer



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1937: A warm, dry Midwestern summer



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1938: An average summer



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1939: A dry summer in the breadbasket



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1940: Drought in the Midwest



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1941: A wild mix of dry and wet



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1942: A cooler, wetter summer



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1943: A warmer, drier summer



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1944: A cooler, average summer



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1945: A cooler, wetter summer



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1946: A cooler, drier summer



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1947: A rainy summer in the Midwest



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1948: Wet and dry



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1949: An average summer, on the wet side



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1950: A cool and wet summer



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1951: Heavy rain in the Midwest



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1952: Drought in Texas



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1953: El Nino begins



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1954: An emerging La Nina



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1955: Hurricane Janet slams the Caribbean



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1956: Drought and heat in the Midwest



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1957: A warm El Nino



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1958: Continuing El Nino effects



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1959: Warm and sometimes dry



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1960: Drought in Wyoming



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1961: Hurricane Esther and Hattie



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1962: Heavy rain in the Midwest



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1963: Ocean current affairs



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1964: Cooler around the world



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1965: Staying cool goes global



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1966: A dry, cool summer



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1967: A cool summer with mixed rain



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1968: Dry and cool in the US



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1969: Hurricane Camille damages the Gulf



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1970: A warm and dry summer



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1971: Heavy rain in the Rockies



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1972: Rainy days in the north



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1973: Welcoming a long La Nina



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1974: Hurricane Fifi/Orlene



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1975: Heavy rain in Montana



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1976: Extreme drought in the Midwest



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1977: A worsening drought



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1978: A mild and average summer



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1979: Hurricane David strikes



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1980: Hurricane Allen and extreme heat



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1981: A wet, mild summer



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1982: Another El Nino



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1983: A continuing El Nino



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1984: Heavy rain in the West



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1985: Destructive Hurricane Gloria



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1986: Dry conditions in the South



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1987: Average across the board



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1988: Hurricane Gilbert clears a path



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1989: A warm and cold combo



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1990: Widespread drought conditions



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1991: Heavy rain in the Midwest



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1992: Hurricane Andrew strikes Florida



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1993: A rainy summer in the Southwest



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1994: Extreme drought and heavy rain



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1995: Hurricanes Opal, Luis, and Marilyn



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1996: Heavy rain in the Northwest



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1997: A huge El Nino



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1998: Deadly Hurricane Mitch



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1999: Drought in the East



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2000: Even Antarctica is warm



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2001: Extremely wet in the Midwest



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2002: Widespread droughts around the US



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2003: Heavy damage from Hurricane Isabel



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2004: Hurricane Ivan damages the Caribbean



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2005: Hurricane Katrina strikes



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2006: Extreme drought in the South



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2007: Giant Hurricane Dean



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2008: A rainy Midwestern summer



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2009: Droughts on the coasts



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2010: A hot, dry southern summer



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2011: Very warm and very divided



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2012: Dry conditions in the Rockies



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2013: Drought in the West



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2014: Hurricane Odile hits Mexico



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2015: A large El Nino



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2016: Very hot with heavy rain



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2017: Hurricanes Irma and Maria



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2018: Extreme drought, heavy rain



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2019: A cool, rainy Midwestern summer



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2020: Extremes from east to west



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2021: High average temperatures and Hurricane Ida


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