Thankful for the half an inch of rain today (Thursday)! Wasn't anticipated a few days ago, so always nice when you get an unexpected bonus. Needed more but still good...
Looks like a trip back to summer this weekend, as around 80 expected. Nice! It will be cold soon enough...enjoy the warmth.
Usually a nice weather month, but only 4 months left this year now. And cold will be coming...
We start with an average high of 81 degrees, and drop to 70 degrees by the end.
After no 90 degree days in August, had one on September 2nd. It has been as warm as 102 in 1953, and as cold as 30 in 1963. 30...ouch.
Average rainfall is 3.65". The highest amount for the month was a drenching 18.4" just back in 2011, and the driest was 0.65" in 1986.
Looking back at August -
Temperatures were below normal, with the average of the high and low coming in at 1.4 degrees below average. The average high was 81.9, the average low was 63.3. These were about 3 degrees less than the July averages.
Highest temperatures were 89 on the 27th and 31st. The lowest was 54 on the 16th. There were no heat waves, did not even hit 90 for one day, much less than for three in a row.
Heating degree days were 0, for the season 0.
Cooling degree days were 36 below average, at 244. This brought the season total to 901, 5 above average.
Rainfall was above average by 0.71", for a total of 3.91". Greatest 24 hour rainfall of 2.96" was on the 12-13th. Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.