Continuing this summer’s trend, August 2014 hovered around average in New York City. While sixteen out of thirty-one days posted below average temperatures, three days reached the 90°F mark. All together, the city’s mean temperature for the month was 74.4°F. That is only 0.6°F below normal.
In terms of precipitation, the Big Apple was mostly dry this August. Despite a few thunderstorms and heavy downpours, the city only received 2.25 inches of rain in Central Park. That is 2.19 inches below normal.