August was another warm month for New York City. We had three days when the mercury reached 90°F or above. This helped drive the city’s average monthly temperature up to 76.7°F, which is 1.69°F above normal.
On the precipitation front, a number of thunderstorms rolled through NYC this August. Although they brought periods of heavy rain, the city finished the month on the dry side. We collected a meager 2.91 inches of rain in Central Park, which is 1.53 inches below normal. This is a huge departure from the record rainfall – 18.95 inches – which we received in August last year.
Graph Credit: The Weather Gamut