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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1226 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015

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            89   08/19                         88  08/30
LOWEST             52   08/13                         51  08/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.0              78.4    -0.4     77.5
AVG. MINIMUM     61.4              60.8     0.6     60.5
MEAN             69.7              69.6     0.1     69.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        0
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           4.39              3.26    1.13     3.16
DAYS >= .01         9                                  8
DAYS >= .10         3                                  5
DAYS >= .50         2                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        1                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.86   08/14 TO 08/15

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                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       8                18     -10       12
 SINCE 7/1         15                27     -12       22
COOLING TOTAL     160               161      -1      145
 SINCE 1/1        525               487      38      446
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/230    DATE  08/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/250    DATE  08/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

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

&&

...COMFORTABLE MONTH OF AUGUST...

AUGUST TEMPERATURES STARTED OUT ON THE NEAR NORMAL TO COOLER THAN
NORMAL SIDE...UNTIL A WEEK LONG STRETCH OF NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES THAT BEGAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH.  FROM THE 21ST
THROUGH THE 29TH ALL BUT ONE OF THESE NINE DAYS REACHED TEMPERATURES
THAT WERE ONLY NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL DURING THIS STRETCH.  THE
MONTH ENDED ON A WARM NOTE WITH THE 30TH AND 31ST REACHING ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE
FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH...UNTIL THE BUFFALO METRO AREA AND MANY OF
THE NORTHERN SUBURBAN AREAS GOT INUNDATED BY TWO INCHES OR MORE OF
RAINFALL DURING THE LATE EVENING ON AUGUST 14 LASTING INTO THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS OF AUGUST 15.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 69.7 DEGREES WHICH IS JUST A
TENTH OF A DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL.  THE LONGEST STRETCH OF ABOVE OR
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS SEVEN DAYS.  IN TOTAL THERE WERE 15
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL AND 14 DAYS BELOW NORMAL.  THE WARMEST DAY THIS
MONTH WAS THE 19TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 89 DEGREES.  OTHER
THAN THIS TEMPERATURE READING...THE MONTH GENERALLY FINISHED NEAR
NORMAL WITH 25 OF 31 DAYS HAVING TEMPERATURES WITHIN 5 DEGREES OF
NORMAL.  THERE WERE 11 DAYS THAT REACHED 80F OR GREATER...WHICH IS
SIX MORE THAN NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH WITH 4.39 INCHES
OF RAINFALL...WHICH IS 1.13 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.  ALMOST TWO THIRDS
OF THE RAINFALL AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT FOR THE MONTH FELL ON THE
15TH...WHEN A FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVED SLOWLY SOUTH THROUGH THE
AREA...RESULTING IN HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE BUFFALO METRO AREA AND
NORTHERN SUBURBAN AREAS. THE BUFFALO AIRPORT RECEIVED 2.85 INCHES OF
RAIN FOR THE DAY ON AUGUST 15TH.  THE MONTH FINISHED WITH NINE DAYS
OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL...THREE DAYS WITH GREATER THAN ONE QUARTER OF
AN INCH AND TWO DAYS WITH GREATER THAN A HALF OF AN INCH.

AUGUST STARTED OUT DRY FOR THE MOST PART...WITH ONLY EIGHT
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL THROUGH AUGUST 9TH AT THE BUFFALO
AIRPORT.  A COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK DURING THE
LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING OF AUGUST 3RD AND 4TH RESPECTIVELY
WITH EIGHT HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL FOR THE DAY ON AUGUST
4TH. THE NEXT FIVE DAYS FEATURED ONLY A TRACE OF RAINFALL AND BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.  RAIN RETURNED ON AUGUST 10TH...WITH
ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM A THIRD OF AN INCH TO 3.86 INCHES ACROSS
THE NIAGARA FRONTIER AND SOUTHERN TIER...AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
AND ASSOCIATED FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVED THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE
EVENING. FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED IN SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY DURING THE
EVENING OF AUGUST 11TH AS A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
FOCUSED ALONG A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVED ONSHORE FROM LAKE ERIE
INTERACTED WITH THE HIGHER TERRAIN PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 4 TO
6 INCHES PER HOUR IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY.  A SHORTWAVE
TROUGH MOVED THROUGH THE AREA ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST
12TH...RESULTING IN LIGHT RAIN ACROSS THE AREA.  DURING THE LATE
EVENING ON AUGUST 14TH AND EARLY MORNING OF AUGUST 15TH AN AREA OF
HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMED AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH AND
ASSOCIATED FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVED ONSHORE IN NIAGARA COUNTY AND
SLOWLY MOVED SOUTH INTO ERIE COUNTY...NUMEROUS RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
TWO TO SIX INCHES WERE REPORTED IN NIAGARA AND ERIE COUNTIES...WITH
THE BUFFALO AIRPORT RECEIVING 2.85 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE DAY...MOST
OF WHICH FELL DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.  FLASH FLOODING WAS
REPORTED IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO AND IN SOME OF THE NORTHTOWN AREAS.
WARMER AND MORE HUMID AIR FOLLOWED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAYS WITH THE
TEMPERATURE REACHING 89 DEGREES ON THE 19TH.  A STRONG COLD FRONT
MOVED THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK ON AUGUST 20TH PRODUCING HEAVY
RAINFALL THAT ACCUMULATED 81 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH AT THE BUFFALO
AIRPORT.  ANOTHER COOLER AND MOSTLY DRY PERIOD FOLLOWED FROM AUGUST
21ST THROUGH THE 29TH...WITH ONLY NINE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
RAINFALL AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT AND NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES FOR EIGHT OUT OF THE NINE DAYS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.
 THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH RECEIVED WARMER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ONLY A TRACE OF RAINFALL.

WINDS WERE ABOVE NORMAL THIS MONTH...AVERAGING 8.4 MPH WHICH IS JUST
0.1 MPH ABOVE NORMAL.  THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 37 MPH CAME ON THE
20TH BEHIND A COLD FRONT.  LAKE ERIE STARTED OUT AT 75 DEGREES AT
THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH...PEAKING AT 76 DEGREES ON THE
10TH...THEN DROPPED TO ITS COOLEST TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES BY THE
END OF THE MONTH.

IN ALL A MOSTLY DRY MONTH...THAT ENDED UP WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
DUE TO A FEW WET DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN.

&&

WELCH

$$



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