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Weather experts explain where's the summer weather

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PROSSER, Wash. -- The calendar says it's July, but our weather has been saying something else.

During this time of the year, daytime highs should be in the upper 80's and low 90's. But for the last couple of weeks, we've seen the mercury only rise into the mid 70's and low 80's.

Meteorologists with Washington State University's Prosser extension say this year's weather pattern stands out from previous years, "weather records at the station here in Prosser at the WSU Prosser station go back to 1990. And this spring period which encompasses March through may was the coolest spring period in the last 21 years," Nic Loyd, meteorologist with WSU AgWeatherNet.

Loyd adds cool air from the ocean didn't just cool down the Spring, it's also hanging around for the first part of Summer explaining the below average temps. He adds however, Summer weather should start to kick up in late July and August with normal temperatures in the 90's.

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