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Cool summer helps some, hurts others

Here's a news flash: It's been a cooler than normal summer.

Climatologists say this summer has been cooler than normal. July's average temperature was 2 degrees cooler than normal. If these are the dog days of August, that dog won't hunt. So far the average August temperature is 69 degrees 5 degrees below normal.

Usually by this time in the summer we've had 13 days above 90 degrees. This summer we've only had 3 days above 90,

Climatologist John Burrow of the Midwest Regional Climate Center blames Canada, well at least Canadian air brought to us by a dip in the jet stream.

The xool weather affects businesses that rely on favorable weather. Wyandott Lake has seen lower demand for its water slides and swimming pools.

Across the parking lot, officials at the Columbus Zoo say the moderate temperatures along with a baby elephant have helped boost attendance. Assistant zoo director Vern Metz says daily attendance has jumped about 12 percent.