Temperatures at Madras averaged warmer than normal during the month of August, according to preliminary data received by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was 67.6 degrees, which was 2.6 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 85.8 degrees, which was 1.1 degrees above normal. The highest was 99 degrees on the 15th. Low temperatures averaged 49.5 degrees, which was 4.2 degrees above normal. The lowest was 41 degrees, on the Aug. 7.
On five days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 0.00 inches during August, which was 0.34 inches below normal.
Precipitation this year has reached 4.16 inches, which is 2.4 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at Madras has been 5.53 inches, which is 4.51 inches below normal.
The outlook for September from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation. Normal highs for Madras fall from 81.0 degrees at the start of September to 71.0 degrees at the end of September. Normal lows fall from 43.0 degrees to 34.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.41 inches.
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