Week Ending July 23, 2022 / Retail Week 25 / July Week 3

Scorching Heat for Most. Stormy North and East, Drier Pockets in the South. Hotter for Much of Canada with Showers from Coast to Coast.



Weather-Driven Demand (WDD) Category Notables

Weather-Driven Demand Legend

WDDs represent the estimated % change in demand of the product / category based purely on the year-over-year changes in weather. 


Weekly Summary

2022-07-28_Temperature and Precipitation Notables

Summer Sizzle. Most of the country was hotter than LY with temperatures soaring into the century mark for many major markets. The South Central and Southwest were hottest in the past 60+ years, the Northeast since 2011, and the Eastern North Central since 2012. Most Texas markets were hottest in the past 60+ years. Nashville was hottest since 1986, Sacramento since 2006. Conversely, the Northern Plains, Florida, and the immediate West Coast was a bit cooler, with San Francisco coolest since 2009 and Seattle since 2014.

Stormy North and East. Showers and storms tracked across the central and eastern U.S. but most regions averaged drier than LY. The Northwest region was driest since 1988, the Southwest since 2000. Miami was driest since 1983, Philadelphia since 2001. Las Vegas was wettest since 2009, Tampa since 2015, and Chicago since 2016. There were nearly 1100 reports of severe weather, including 17 tornados, 2 in the Chicago suburbs on Friday.

Hotter in Canada. Most of Canada experienced a hotter vs. LY trend but a cooler trend developed in the Prairies late in the week. Saint John was hottest since 2007, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto since 2011. Vancouver was coolest since 2014. Rain and storms occurred in most markets. Quebec City was wettest since 2003, Winnipeg since 2013.

Last Year (week-ending 07/24/21), the U.S. was coolest since 2019 and driest since 2016. Canada was coolest since 2017 and driest since 2019.

Weekend Review

2022-07-28_Weekend-Temp-and-Precip-MapsThe weekend trended hotter than LY for much of the U.S. but slightly cooler air pushed into the Northern Plains. Rain and storms tracked across the northern U.S., with additional showers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Monsoon showers continued in the Interior West. Most of Canada was hotter than LY with a cool pocket in the southern Prairies. Storms spanned across the southern border.


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