Ithaca Climate Highlights for August and Summer 1995
- The average temperature for August was 70.2 degrees. This was
3.3 degrees warmer than normal.
- It was the 8th warmest August on record and the warmest since 1959.
- There were 4 days with a temperature of 90 degrees or higher. The hottest
day of these was the 3rd with a high of 92°.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 40° on the 25th.
Summer (June-August) Temperature
- This summer was the 2nd warmest summer since records began in
1873. The only summer that was warmer was 1949.
- All three summer months were between 3.0 and 3.3 degrees warmer than
normal. The average for the three months was +3.2 degrees.
- There were 10 days with temperatures in the 90's. The most since the
summer of 1988 when there were 18.
- August precipitation totalled only 1.05 inches, which is just
31% of normal.
- There were only 4 days with measurable rainfall this month. This is the
fewest number of rainy days in August in the last 100 years. It was the fewest
number of days in any month since October 1963 (2 days).
- The last 15 days of the month had no rain at all. The record for most
consecutive days without measurable precipitation is 23 days, also set in
- This was the seventh month in a row with below normal precipitation,
yielding a seven-month deficit of 7.65 inches. This was the driest such period
since 1969 and the 3rd driest on record.
Summer (June-August) Precipitation
- Summer precipitation totalled 5.76 inches, this was just over
half (54%) of normal.
- This was the 4th driest summer on record. Only the summers of 1910, 1913
and 1923 were drier.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center