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Chillin' in Mid-August
Temperatures have been cool so far this August, while precipitation has been variable. … read full story
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August precipitation ranged from less than 50% of normal to more than 200% of normal.
Almost the entire region saw more than 110% of normal summer precipitation, except for parts of Pennsylvania and New York.
August was quite dry at some sites and quite wet at others. Twenty-one first-order climates sites wrapped up the month with below-normal precipitation while 14 sites were wetter than normal. Looking at summer, 33 of the 35 sites had a wetter-than-normal summer, with 22 sites ranking this summer among their top 20 wettest. In fact, Philadelphia had its wettest summer on record, beating its old summer record by 5.13 inches.
Following two warmer-than-normal months, August featured below-normal temperatures for the majority of the Northeast. Of the 35 first-order climate sites, 30 were cooler than normal during August. Expanding to summer, the coolness of August was not enough to balance the heat of June and July as 32 of the climate sites experienced a warmer-than-normal summer.