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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1057 AM EDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

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            86   08/03                         92  08/13
                                                          08/09
LOWEST             49   08/26                         57  08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.5              78.4    -0.9     84.6
AVG. MINIMUM     59.8              60.8    -1.0     66.5
MEAN             68.7              69.6    -0.9     75.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        4
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           3.15              3.26   -0.11     4.17
DAYS >= .01        10                                 10
DAYS >= .10         6                                  6
DAYS >= .50         2                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.25   08/04 TO 08/04

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      15                18      -3        0
 SINCE 7/1         16                27     -11        0
COOLING TOTAL     137               161     -24      338
 SINCE 1/1        470               487     -17      818
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/230
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/220    DATE  08/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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.

&&

...QUIET AUGUST ENDS A NEAR NORMAL SUMMER...


CONSISTENCY HAS BEEN THE THEME THROUGH THE SUMMER, WITH NO MAJOR
EXTREMES IN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION...AND THAT CONTINUED
THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST. PLEASANT AFTERNOONS WERE OCCASIONALLY
INTERRUPTED BY SUMMER`S WARMTH AND HIGH HUMIDITY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS 68.7F, WHICH IS ALMOST A
DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 3RD, WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE TOPPED OUT AT 86F. FOR THE MONTH THERE WERE 11 DAYS THAT
REACHED THE 80S, 4 LESS THAN NORMAL, AND 17 DAYS FEWER THAN LAST
AUGUST, WHICH WAS THE WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD. TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED NEAR NORMAL THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH, THEN COOLER
AIR SETTLED ACROSS THE REGION TO CLOSE OUT THE MONTH WITH THE LAST 9
DAYS AVERAGING ABOUT 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE RECORD
WARM-MINIMUM TIED, THIS ON THE 11TH WHEN A LOW OF 70F TIED WITH 1942
FOR THE DATE.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 3.15 INCHES FOR THE MONTH, WHICH IS ABOUT A
TENTH OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. THE WETTEST DAY WAS THE 4TH, WHEN
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT 1.25 INCHES OF
RAIN TO THE BUFFALO AIRPORT. THERE WERE 10 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
RAINFALL THIS MONTH, WHICH IS NORMAL.

THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE FROM SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. THE FIRST DAY WAS FRIDAY
AUGUST 4TH WHEN SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PASSED
ACROSS THE REGION, WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. ONE THUNDERSTORM PASSED
OVER DOWNTOWN BUFFALO PRODUCING DAMAGE OF TREES AND WIRES DOWN
ACROSS THE CITY. THE SECOND EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 22ND, WITH AGAIN
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CROSSING WESTERN NEW
YORK, PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS BEFORE THE MAIN COLD FRONT PASSED
THROUGH IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 23RD. OUTSIDE OF THESE TWO
EVENTS, QUIET WEATHER REMAINED WITH JUST A FEW INSTANCES OF MAINLY
GARDEN VARIETY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST LAKE ERIE REMAINED BETWEEN 71F AND 74F.
WINDS AVERAGED ABOUT NORMAL THIS MONTH, WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 8.4
MPH A TENTH OF A MILE PER HOUR GREATER THAN NORMAL. THE GREATEST
GUST CAME ON THE 4TH, WHEN THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED A GUST OF 53 MPH
AT THE AIRPORT.

IN ALL, A STEADY CLOSE TO SUMMER.

&&

THOMAS

$$



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