August Weather Stats

Published on: 05:33AM Aug 30, 2008


Nationally -- Coldest August since 2004 and 3rd coolest in ten years.

Regionally, cooler than typical in most of eastern 2/3 of U..S,

Top ten coolest since 1961 in some Northeast locations (Boston, Syracuse, Portland, ME, and Baltimore-Washington)
Warm August out West (mostly Rockies).  Las Vegas and Reno warmest in ten years


Should average near normal nationally.  However, huge regional differences (mainly due to tropical storms Edouard and Fay).

Wet in the south (Jackson, MS and Jacksonville, FL had all-time wettest); top ten wettest in Memphis, Denver, Houston, Shreveport, Little Rock, Birmingham, AL, and Orlando.

Dry further north in the Midwest and northeast (Detroit, Richmond, VA and Baltimore-Washington had their driest August ever); top ten driest in Des Moines, Omaha, Peoria, Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland