NYC Monthly Summary: August 2013

In spite of getting off to a cool start, August hovered around average in New York City this year.  Nineteen out of thirty-one days posted below average temperatures, but one day reached the 90°F mark.  All together, the city’s average monthly temperature was 74.6°F. That is only 0.4°F below normal.

In terms of precipitation, NYC was mostly dry.  Despite a few heavy downpours, the city only collected 2.85 inches of rain in Central Park.  That is 1.59 inches below normal. This was the second month in a row that we received below average rainfall.

August TempsGraph Credit: The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.