The summer of 2004 featured below average rainfall
in the far west and above average rainfall with cooler than
normal temperatures in the midwest and northeast. The
water temperatures were warmer than normal along the
east coast and served to fuel the active hurricane
season which featured several major storms from
August thru late September with Charley, Frances and
Ivan the worst in terms of destruction and rainfall.
The summer of 2004 will be remembered for few 90s
in NYC and the coldest summer in decades in Canada.