Rochester MN Summer Climatological Summary

During Meteorological Summer (June 1 through August 31), Rochester International Airport was warmer than normal.  Meanwhile the precipitation was slightly below normal.  The information below provides more details on these statistics.

Temperatures - 40th Warmest

From June 1st through August 31st, Rochester International Airport had an average temperature of 69.3 degrees.  This was 1.3 degrees above the normal of 68.0 degrees.  This made it the 40th warmest summer.  Even though it was a warm summer, it was cooler than the past six summers.  The last time Rochester was this cool in a summer was back in 2002 when the average temperature 69.7 degrees. 

The table below contains the monthly temperatures and their departures from normal for the summer of 2008.

           Summer 2008 Temperatures
               in Rochester MN

                  Average            Departure
   Month        Temperature         from Normal
   -----        -----------         -----------
   June        68.1 degrees        +2.0 degrees
   July        71.2 degrees        +1.1 degrees
   August      68.5 degrees        +0.8 degrees
 
   Summer      69.3 degrees        +1.3 degrees

Precipitation - Slightly Below Normal Precipitation


From June 1st through August 31st, Rochester International Airport received 12.28 inches of precipitation.  This was 0.66 inches below the summer normal of 12.94 inches. 

The table below contains the monthly precipitation totals and their departures from normal for the summer of 2008.

          Summer 2008 Precipitation
               in Rochester MN

                Precipitation         Departure
   Month            Total            from Normal
   -----        ------------         -----------
   June         4.00 inches         +3.15 inches - 9th wettest
   July         3.21 inches         -1.40 inches
   August       1.92 inches         -2.41 inches - 17th driest
 
   Summer      12.28 inches         -0.66 inches



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