August 2013 Weather Recap

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August 2013 became the 15th driest August on record for Boone with 4.35 inches.

August 2013 never even came close to the all time monthly record of 21.40 inches in August 1940, or the 17.17 inches in 1949. The August with the least amount of rain occurred in 1955 with only 1.10 inches *1981 shows 0.76 but is missing data*

*Graphic from Southeastern Regional Climate Center*
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For the month from the Watauga Medical Center reporting station:

Highest temperature – 82.4 Thursday Aug 29
Lowest temperature – 47.12 Sunday Aug 25
Peak Wind Gusts – 30 mph at 4:159m Sunday Aug 4
Highest Rain Amounts – 1.12 Sunday Aug 18

Other items of note:

Greatest one temperature swing – Monday Aug 26 from 48.74 to 76.28

Number of days with highs in the 60s – 4, 70s – 24, 80s – 3

Rainfall for the month from National Weather Service

Aug 2013 for the month

Aug 2013  rainfall_plot

Aug 2013 month_hilo_plot

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