August/Summer 2013 Climate Report

August 2013 (click on links for individual climate reports)

Burlington

Cedar Rapids

Davenport

Dubuque

Iowa City

Moline

  • Below normal temperatures at Burlington and Moline while the rest had above normal temperatures. Significantly below normal precipitation was common for all 6 climate sites for the    month of August.
  • Driest August observed at Burlington, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City. 
  • 9th driest August observed at Moline.
    • High temperature records were broken on Aug 28th at Burlington and Moline
      • Record high temperature of 97 degrees at Moline and Burlington broke the previous record of 96 degrees set in 1953 and 1945 respectively
    • Burlington broke the monthly precipitation record with only a trace of rain (next lowest was 0.36" in 1901)
    • Cedar Rapids broke the monthly precipitation record with only 0.11" of rain (next lowest was 0.42" in 1984)
    • Burlington and Moline also saw a long stretch of no rain from August 8th through the 31st (24 days and counting)
  •  
      Average
    Temperature
    Depature
    From Normal
    Precipitation
    Total
    Departure
    From Normal
    Burlington 74.2° -0.9° Trace -4.27"
    Cedar Rapids 72.3° +1.3° 0.11" -4.37"
    Davenport 72.3° +1.1° 1.01" -3.61"
    Dubuque 70.4° +0.4° 2.98" -1.42"
    Iowa City 74.3° +1.6° 0.08" -4.42"
    Moline 73.1° -0.4° 0.76" -3.76"
     
    The maps below are courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center.
    They become available around midday on the first of each month.
    Average
    Temperature
    Average
    Temperature
    Departure from Mean
    Accumulated
    Precipitation
    Accumulated
    Precipitation
    Percent of Mean
     
     
    Summer 2013 (click on links for seasonal reports)
    Burlington Cedar Rapids Davenport Dubuque Iowa City Moline


    > The 2013 Summer Season (Jun-Aug) was characterized by slightly cooler than normal and significantly below normal precipitation. Burlington went from the wettest Spring (19.23") to the driest Summer (3.86") on record (2nd driest was in 1914 with only 3.87"). 

     
      Average
    Temperature
    Depature
    From Normal
    Precipitation
    Total
    Departure
    From Normal
    Burlington 73.4° -1.7° 3.86" -9.13"
    Cedar Rapids 71.3° +0.1° 9.21" -4.65"
    Davenport 71.6° 0.0° 7.42" -5.59"
    Dubuque 69.4° -0.7° 9.11" -4.00"
    Iowa City 72.9° -0.1° 7.02" -7.04"
    Moline 72.2° -1.3° 9.46" -3.84"
     
    The maps below are courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center.
    They become available around midday on the first of the month.
    Average
    Temperature
    Average
    Temperature
    Departure from Mean
    Accumulated
    Precipitation
    Accumulated
    Precipitation
    Percent of Mean
     
     

     

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