NCDC Releases August 2013 U.S. Climate Report

August 2013 U.S. Divisional Temperature Ranks Maps

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during the summer season (June–August) was 72.6°F, 1.2°F above the 20th century average and 15th warmest on record. The August temperature was 73.1°F, 1.0°F above the 20th century average—the 28th warmest such month on record for the Lower 48.

The total summer precipitation averaged across the contiguous U.S. was 9.53 inches, 1.28 inches above average and the wettest summer since 2004. The August national precipitation total was slightly above average at 2.63 inches.

This monthly summary from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, the business sector, academia, and the public to support informed decision making.

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