Ithaca Climate Summary for August 1997
- With an average temperature of 65.7 degrees, the month of August averaged 1.2 degrees cooler than normal.
- Five of the last six months have been cooler than normal.
- The summer season (June-July-August) was 0.5 degrees cooler than normal, making it the 2nd coolest summer in the last 11 years.
- The temperature reached its monthly peak of 88 degrees on two daysthe 10th and 16th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 42 degrees on the 7th, breaking the record for the day of 43 degrees set in 1964.
- August rainfall totalled 2.15 inches, which was 63% of normal.
- This total was 2.55 inches less than the amount received last August and was the 2nd driest Auguest in the last 15 years.
- There was only one day this month with more than a half inch of precipitation.
- The annual precipitation deficit at the end of the month was 5.13 inches, which represented 78% of normal.
- Summer precipitation totalled 8.94 inches this year, which was 84% of normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center