Although the end of the month may not have felt like it, as a whole, the month of August was our first month since May, 2011 to finish with an average temperature below normal. Last month the average temperature was 68.8 degrees which is 0.5 degrees below the current 30 year average of 69.3 degrees.
Granted, that means last month finished right at the average, as did a few other months in the past year, yet, it was still the first month to finish even slightly below average to end our above average streak at 14 months.
Last month may have finished near average for temperatures, but well below average for precipitation. The airport recorded only 0.92 inches of precipitation during the 31 days of August. That was the lowest total since 1984 (which was the driest on record with 0.18 inches) and tied last month as the 13th driest since 1881.