Ithaca Climate Summary for August 2004
- With an average temperature of 67.0 degrees, the month averaged 0.3 degrees cooler than normal.
- Each of the summer months (June, July, August) was cooler than normal and together averaged 1 degree cooler than normal.
- This was the coolest August and the coolest summer since 2000.
- In a manner similar to last month, the average high temperature for the month was 2.7 degrees cooler than normal, while the average low temperature was 2.0 degrees warmer than normal.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 86 degrees on the 29th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 43 degrees on the 22nd.
- The August precipitation total was 7.63 inches, which was 225% of normal.
- This was the first time on record that Ithaca had two consecutive months receive more than 7 inches of rain.
- This was the sixth wettest August, the fourth wettest summer (June-August), and second wettest July-August period on record (since 1879).
- There were 17 days this month with measurable precipitation (normal is 11).
- There were 4 days with more than an inch of rain this month. This was a record for the month of August.
- There were 49 days with measurable precipitation this summer. This broke the old record of 46 days in 1947.
- Year-to-date precipitation was a bountiful 32.94 inches at month's end. This was 8.89 inches more than normal for this time of year.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center