Weather Watch

August 2013 was a typical Summer month with only slightly below normal temperatures and without the heat and high humidity of July.

The average high temperature was 77.7 degrees and the average low was 53.8 degrees, giving us an average of 65.8 degrees,1.1 degrees below normal. The highest temperature, 87 degrees, was recorded on the 22nd and the lowest temperature, 43 degrees, was recorded on the 15th. There were no 90 degree days compared to an average of slightly less than one.

Precipitation for the month was 2.25 inches,1.50 inches below normal. This brings our seasonal total to 25.33 inches, 2.4 inches below normal. The above normal rainfall of July had greatly reduced our deficit but August has only added to it. There was measurable rainfall on 12 days with the greatest amount, 0.66 inches, falling on the 22nd.

The river reached its highest level, 4.09 feet, on the 3rd and its lowest level, 2.75 feet, on the 31st.

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