Temperatures on the fall, dropping 11 degrees this month. It starts out at 81 degrees for the average high, and falls to 70 degrees by the end of the month. The average low starts at 62, and falls 12 degrees to 50 by the end of the month.
The record high is 102, back in 1953. The record low is 30 degrees (brr...) in 1963.
The average precipitation is 3.65".
The wettest August had 18.4" of rain, in 2011, remember the flooding?
Looking back at August
August temperatures were above average, with the average of the highs and lows being 5.1 degrees above average, at 79.1. The average high was 88.5, only two-tenths below the average highs in July. The average low was 69.6 degrees.
The highest temperature was 96, occurring on the 13th. The lowest temperature was 59 degrees on the 23rd. There were 16 days 90 degrees or above, one more than in July.
Cooling degree days were 446, 166 above average. Seasonal total is now 1,264, 368 above average.
Rainfall at HIA was 0.82" above average, at 4.02". Other areas were different, many below normal, as August precipitation was typically spotty.The greatest amount was 2.05" on the 21st. Thunder was noted on 11 days at HIA.
Very sunny, with 8 clear days, and only 1 cloudy day.
Information from the NWS Harrisburg preliminary monthly data.