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August 2014 weather recap: Thornton sees cooler than normal temps, near normal precip

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 1:24pm MDT

Periods of monsoonal moisture contributed to rain and clouds in August 2014.  Coupled with the occasional cold front, the end result was a month that saw temperatures below normal and regular daily thunderstorms.

Thornton’s average temperature for the month came in at 68.2 degrees.  This was more than four degrees cooler than Denver’s long term August average of 72.5 degrees.  Out at Denver International Airport it was similarly cool with an average reading of 70.6 degrees.

Temperatures in Thornton ranged from a high of 94.4 degrees on the 17th down to a low of 47.6 degrees on the 30th.  Only six days saw readings of 90 degrees or higher.

Denver’s warmest reading of 91 degrees occurred on the 17th and again on the 19th.  Low readings of 52 degrees were seen on four days during the month.  Four 90 degree days were recorded at DIA.

In terms of precipitation, Thornton measured 1.55 inches in the rain bucket over the course of the month.  This was slightly below Denver’s August average of 1.69 inches.

The airport however fared better with 2.73 inches as many of the afternoon storms didn’t really get started until they were past Thornton.

Click here to view Thornton’s August 2014 climate report.

Thornton, Colorado's August 2014 Temperature Summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado’s August 2014 Temperature Summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado's August 2014 Precipitation Summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton, Colorado’s August 2014 Precipitation Summary. (ThorntonWeather.com)

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER, CO
136 PM MDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE DENVER CO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   08/08/1878
 LOW               40   08/26/1910
                        08/25/1910
                        08/24/1910
                        08/22/1904
HIGHEST            91   08/19       105     -14       99  08/20
                        08/17
LOWEST             52   08/31        40      12       52  08/09
                        08/30
                        08/25
                        08/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.8              87.2    -3.4     89.4
AVG. MINIMUM     57.4              57.9    -0.5     59.8
MEAN             70.6              72.5    -1.9     74.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      4              11.5    -7.5       16
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         5.85   1979
 MINIMUM         0.02   1924
TOTALS           2.73              1.69    1.04     2.78
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.05    0.04     0.09
DAYS >= .01        13               8.6     4.4        7
DAYS >= .10         5               4.3     0.7        2
DAYS >= .50         3               1.2     1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.45   08/25 TO 08/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       2                10      -8        0
 SINCE 7/1          7                16      -9        0
COOLING TOTAL     182               244     -62      308
 SINCE 1/1        613               688     -75      866

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/08/1962
 LATEST       06/08/2007
EARLIEST                        10/07
LATEST                          05/05
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/194
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/320    DATE  08/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/320    DATE  08/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             24
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             14     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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.

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