SUMMER 2014: A whole lot of 'normal' in the forecast

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Ho-hum...summer, 2014.

The Weather Network has issued its long-awaited summer 2014 forecast and the experts suggest it will be one of your garden-variety, typical summers in eastern Ontario, which includes Cornwall and SD and G.

Will there be warm days? Yup. Some cooler days? Ditto. The odd thunderstorm? Of course.

Doug Gillham, a Weather Network meteorologist, said in an interview the forecast models suggest Cornwall and area won't see the cooler temperatures that southern Ontario may experience, and could escape above normal precipitation as well.

"If you're looking for a long, hot summer it may not be exactly what you're looking for," he said. "But after the winter we've had, it's not bad."

The agriculture industry in particular can breathe a sigh of relief.

"There are no signs of major drought this summer, which is good news for farmers."

Gillham said the strengthening El Nino in the Pacific Ocean likely won't play a major role this summer, though by the end of the year it is expected to influence winter conditions.

Last summer was definitely wetter than normal, while 2012 was hot and dry.

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