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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1047 AM EDT THU SEP 01 2022

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2022...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1871 TO 2022

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             99   08/27/1948
 LOW              38   08/29/1982
                       08/30/1965
HIGHEST           90   08/03                          92  08/09
LOWEST            52   08/13                          56  08/03
AVG. MAXIMUM    81.7               79.0     2.7     83.9
AVG. MINIMUM    63.8               61.7     2.1     67.5
MEAN            72.7               70.4     2.3     75.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     1                0.7     0.3        3
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM       10.67   1977
 MINIMUM        0.05   1876
TOTALS          2.81               3.23   -0.42     3.68
DAYS >= .01       11                                   9
DAYS >= .10        7                                   7
DAYS >= .50        2                                   2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                                   1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.97   08/30 TO 08/30               1.98  08/13 TO 08/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            MM   MM
TOTALS           0.0                0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        0.0                0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 0.1        0                                   0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        0                                   0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      MM

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      0                 13     -13        0
 SINCE 7/1         0                 14     -14       MM
COOLING TOTAL    245                178      67      336
 SINCE 1/1       649                535     114       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/260    DATE  08/08
                                32/240    DATE  08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/260    DATE  08/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

... RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL THIS AUGUST ...

AFTER 5 MONTHS WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL SEVERAL DELUGES OF RAIN
THE SECOND HALF OF AUGUST BROUGHT THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL BACK
CLOSER TO, ALBEIT STILL BELOW, NORMAL. THIS AND A LOWERING SUN ANGLE
ALLOWED FOR VEGETATION TO RETURN BACK SOME OF ITS LUSHNESS.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 72.7F THIS MONTH, ABOUT 2 DEGREES ABOVE THE
MONTHLY NORMAL. THERE WAS A 10-DAY STRETCH FROM THE 9TH TO THE 18TH
OF THE MONTH THAT DAILY TEMPERATURES FINISHED NEAR OR JUST BELOW
NORMAL. OTHERWISE OUTSIDE OF THIS PERIOD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
DOMINATED THE MONTH. THERE WAS JUST ONE 90F DEGREE READING THIS
MONTH, THIS OCCURRING ON THE 3RD, AND FOR THE ENTIRE METEOROLOGICAL
SUMMER THERE WERE 4 DAYS THAT REACHED 90F, WHICH IS EXACTLY NORMAL
FOR THE AIRPORT.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 2.81 INCHES FOR THE MONTH, WHICH IS JUST OVER
A THIRD OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE 6TH STRAIGHT MONTH WITH
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. HALF OF THIS MONTHLY RAINFALL OCCURRED
ON THE 24TH AND 30TH WHEN CONVECTION BROUGHT DOWNPOURS OF RAINFALL.
THE LONGEST STRETCH WITH NO RAINFALL WAS 6 DAYS FROM THE 10TH
THROUGH THE 15TH.

A COLD FRONT BROUGHT RELIEF FROM THE HUMIDITY LATE ON THE 1ST, WITH
A WEAKENING LINE OF CONVECTION CROSSING METRO BUFFALO IN THE FINAL
HOURS OF THE EVENING. THE RELIEF WAS SHORT-LIVED AS BEHIND AN AREA
OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE ON THE 3RD THE AIR TEMPERATURE SOARED TO
90F IN THE AFTERNOON, THE WARMEST DAY THIS MONTH. AFTER A MUGGY AND
WARM DAY ON THE 8TH EARLY EVENING THUNDERSTORMS BORE DOWN ON BUFFALO
DOWNING A TREE IN THE CITY. ON THE 8TH THE TEMPERATURE ONLY DIPPED
DOWN TO 74F...ONE DEGREE LOWER THAN A RECORD WARM MINIMUM FOR THE
DATE. THEREAFTER A RELATIVELY QUIET STRETCH OF WEATHER OCCURRED
THROUGH MID MONTH, WITH SOME LOW HUMIDITY DAYS AND BRIGHT SUNSHINE.
A WEAK UPPER LEVEL LOW CROSSED WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 16TH AND
17TH, WITH AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS BLOSSOMING IN THE HEAT AND
HUMIDITY OF THE AFTERNOON. DRIER WEATHER RETURNED FOR THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY THE 18TH AND 19TH...AND THOUGH DRY, THE WEEKEND WARMED TO 88F
ON SATURDAY THE 20TH. ON THE 22ND WELCOMED SHOWERS FELL ACROSS THE
REGION DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS, WITH ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS BLOSSOMING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. DURING THE
LATE EVENING OF THE 24TH A THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED OVER THE WESTERN
END OF LAKE ONTARIO, DROPPING ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA WITH A
QUICK HALF INCH OF RAINFALL. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
FORMED ON THE 25TH AND 26TH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.
MORE WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WHEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK, BRINGING SEVERAL
TREES AND WIRES DOWN ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE, THOUGH
MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS TO THE SOUTH OF THE THRUWAY. ADDITIONAL
SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED HEAVIER DOWNPOURS CROSSED WESTERN NEW YORK ON
THE 30TH...WITH THESE BRINGING AROUND AN INCH OF RAINFALL TO THE
METRO BUFFALO AREA. A COLD FRONT DROPPED ACROSS THE REGION FROM THE
NORTH LATE ON THE 31ST, WITH NARROW LINES OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE ON THE EASTERN END OF LAKE ERIE REMAINED IN
THE MID 70S, RANGING FROM 73F AT THE START OF THE MONTH, UP TO A
MAXIMUM OF 77F MID-MONTH BEFORE SETTLING BACK TO 76F AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. THIS 76F READING AT MONTH`S END IS JUST 1F DEGREE LOWER
THAN A RECORD HIGH FOR THE 31ST. WINDS WERE NEAR NORMAL, JUST 0.2 OF
A MILE PER HOUR BELOW NORMAL, AND THE HIGHEST GUST OF 42 MPH
OCCURRED ON THE 31ST DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AS SOUTHWEST WINDS
RUSHED UP LAKE ERIE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.

IN ALL A WARM MONTH, WITH LATE MONTH PRECIPITATION VERY MUCH
WELCOMED.

&&

THOMAS

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