Ithaca Climate Summary for August 2000
- With a monthly average temperature of 66.4 degrees, August 2000 averaged 0.5 degrees cooler than normal.
- This was the second consecutive cooler-than-normal month. This was the first time since October-November 1997 that this has happened.
- Maximum temperatures during the month averaged 1.1 degrees cooler than normal and minimum temperatures averaged 0.1 degrees warmer than normal.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 87 degrees on the 9th.
- This was only the second time that the temperature exceeded 85 degrees this summer (through the end of August).
- The coldest temperature of the month was 39 degrees on the 21st. This tied the record low for the day, which was set in 1934.
- August precipitation totalled 1.71 inches, which represented 50% of normal.
- This was the second consecutive drier-than-normal month, after six consecutive wet months to start the year.
- There two strings during the second half of the month of 7 consecutive days with no measurable precipitation (17th-23rd and 25th-31st). These were separated by 0.54 inches of rain on the 24th.
- The January-August 2000 precipitation total of 27.95 inches was 4.98 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center