8/20/2016 - Saturday
The fourth week of August... Looks like dry and pleasant week ahead, big change from the the last few, the heat and humidity will be gone. Sunday looks likely to have some storms, hopefully the accent more on rain than wind. Most of us are dry, rainfall below normal so far.
Looking at August-
Temperatures on the fall now, the warmest month on average is over. It starts out at 85 degrees for the average high, and falls 4 degrees to 81 degrees by the end of the month. The average low starts at 66, and falls 5 degrees to 61 by the end of the month.
The record high is 104, back in 1918. The record low is 45 degrees in 1976.
The average precipitation is 3.24".
The wettest August had 10.2" of rain in 1915.
Looking back at July -
July temperatures were above average. The average of the highs and lows were 3.5 degrees above average, the fifth warmest on record. The average high was 88.7, the average low was 70.1 degrees.
The highest temperature was 98, occurring on the 23rd. The lowest temperature was 62 degrees on the 3rd. There were 15 days 90 degrees or above.
Cooling degree days were 455, 117 above average. Seasonal total is now 818, 202 above average.
Rainfall at HIA was 0.49" above average, at 5.10". Other areas were different, many below normal, as July precipitation was typically spotty.The greatest amount was 2.51" on the 8th. Thunder was noted on 6 days.
There were 4 clear days, with 3 cloudy days.
Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.