August Weather

August high and low temperatures stay relatively even through the month.

August high and low temperatures stay relatively even through the month.

July 27, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

August appears to enjoy complimenting its green with shades of yellow and brown and gold. The flowers of late summer, dominated by the goldenrod, are primarily in the yellow and gold range. The tawny tassels of corn are dancing in the hot afternoon breeze, and the lawns sear brown when thunderstorms avoid your hillside. Though evenings have shortened, the temperatures are slow to drop as the earth has retained much of the warmth gained in the past two months. The principle storm track is at its most northerly extent as the month begins, leaving the invitation open for heat and drought to make an sultry, stagnant appearance. This will cause some plants, and even some people to wilt in the afternoon’s sweltering sun, but it gave my hot peppers a chance to imitate their southern cousins last summer. Dried for winter, they offered an August reminder long after the summer faded.

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August Records and Averages

Warmest:  71.7°F in 1937             Coldest:     60.4°F in 1903

Wettest:   9.06 inches in 2011     Driest:  0.93 inches in 2002

 

 

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