August 2006 Much Warmer Than Normal Across Eastern Kentucky

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT FINISHED UP
AUGUST 2006 MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL...WITH BOTH LOCATIONS AT LEAST 3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MONTH OF AUGUST SAW A NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THE MERCURY REACHING 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY.
JACKSON SAW 10 DAYS HIT AT LEAST 90 DEGREES...WHICH BRINGS THE 2006
TOTAL TO 24 DAYS...WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 14.8 DAYS. LONDON SAW
THE THERMOMETER HIT 90 OR HIGHER ON 8 DAYS LAST MONTH. LONDON HAS
ACCUMULATED 23 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES 90 HIGHER THIS YEAR...ABOVE
THE AVERAGE OF 18.2 DAYS. PRECIPITATION-WISE...JACKSON WAS ABOUT A
HALF AN INCH DRIER THAN NORMAL. ON THE FLIP SIDE...LONDON FINISHED
UP OVER TWO AND A HALF INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...THANKS IN PART TO
RECEIVING OVER TWO INCHES OF RAIN ON ONE DAY LAST MONTH.
THE END OF AUGUST ALSO MARKED THE END OF METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER. THE
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AVERAGED 75.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS TWO DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 73.4 DEGREES FOR JUNE...JULY AND AUGUST. THE
SUMMER OF 2006 WAS THE 5TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD AT JACKSON. THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT AVERAGED 74.9 DEGREES FOR THE SUMMER...WHICH
IS ONLY 0.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 74.0 DEGREES. BUT THIS WAS
GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE 9TH WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD. JACKSON RECEIVED
10.80 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER OF 2006...WHICH IS 2.59
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...AND ALSO THE 6TH DRIEST SUMMER ON RECORD.
LONDON/S SUMMER PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS INCOMPLETE DUE TO MISSING
RAINFALL DATA IN JUNE AND JULY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON ENDED AUGUST 2006
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 77.6 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.8 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 86.9 DEGREES...AND THE
AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 68.4 DEGREES. AUGUST 2006 WAS THE 4TH WARMEST
AUGUST ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST 2006 WAS 97
DEGREES AND OCCURRED ON THE 2ND AND 3RD...WHICH ESTABLISHED NEW
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES. ONE OTHER
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET LAST MONTH...WITH A READING OF
94 DEGREES ON THE 6TH. 92 DEGREES ON THE 7TH TIED THE MAXIMUM
BENCHMARK FOR THAT DATE. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS
58 DEGREES...WHICH HAPPENED ON THE 23RD. NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE SET OR TIED AT JACKSON LAST MONTH. ONE MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE 31ST WITH A READING OF 72 DEGREES.
UNBELIEVABLY EIGHT DAILY MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR
TIED LAST MONTH. RECORDS WERE BROKEN ON THE 2ND AND 3RD...6TH
THROUGH THE 8TH...AND ON THE 10TH. THE 1ST AND 28TH HAD MAX LOWS
TIED ON THOSE DAYS. FURTHERMORE...A NEW MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST WAS SET WITH A READING OF 75 DEGREES
ON THE 7TH. AUGUST 2006 SAW 10 DAYS WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 90
DEGREES OR ABOVE...WHILE JACKSON NORMALLY AVERAGES 4.6 DAYS FOR
AUGUST.
THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 3.69 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
AUGUST 2006...WHICH IS 0.44 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.13 INCHES.
SINCE FEBRUARY 1ST 2006...JACKSON IS 6.68 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE
WERE 13 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED...AND 8 DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL.
THERE WERE 3 DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS
RECEIVED...AND 1 DAY WHEN AT LEAST AN INCH FELL. THE DAY OF THE 20TH
NETTED 1.27 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL LOGGED IN A
SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH...AND SET THE ONLY DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD
LAST MONTH. THE GREATEST RAINFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.56
INCHES FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 20TH.  SO FAR THIS YEAR...JACKSON
HAS RECEIVED 29.29 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 4.67 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. ADDITIONALLY...14 OF THE LAST 16 MONTHS HAVE SEEN
BELOW NORMAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION.
THUNDER WAS HEARD 12 DAYS LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 7.9 DAYS FOR AUGUST. THERE
WERE 25 DAYS WITH FOG...10 OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. AUGUST
NORMALLY AVERAGES 7.9 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. 14,592 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE
WERE RECORDED LAST MONTH WHICH IS 58 PERCENT OF ALL POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE FOR THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR AUGUST WAS 1.2
MPH AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 32 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH.
THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR AUGUST IS TYPICALLY 4.7 MPH.
399 COOLING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
IN AUGUST...WHICH IS 122 COOLING DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL
COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW 1122...WHICH IS 223 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WAS 0 HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED AT
JACKSON LAST MONTH OR SO FAR THIS SEASON. THIS IS 4 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AND SEASON.
AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 77.4
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR AUGUST. THE AVERAGE
DAILY HIGH WAS 87.0 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 67.8
DEGREES. AUGUST 2006 WAS THE 3RD WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT LONDON.
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 96 DEGREES....WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD. 95 DEGREES ON THE 7TH SET THE ONLY DAILY HIGH
TEMPERATURE RECORD LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM AUGUST
2006 WAS 57 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 23RD. NO LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT LONDON LAST MONTH. SIX MAXIMUM LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SAW 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE ON 8 DAYS LAST
MONTH...ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 5.7 DAYS FOR AUGUST.
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 6.14 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
AUGUST 2006...WHICH IS 2.78 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.36 INCHES.
THIS AMOUNT WAS THE 3RD WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT LONDON. THERE
WERE 13 DAYS WITH A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE...AND 9 DAYS WHEN A
TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON HAD 4 DAYS
WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND 2 DAYS WHEN MORE THAN AN INCH
FELL. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 2.02 INCHES ON THE 28TH...WHICH
ESTABLISHED A NEW DAILY HIGH PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THAT DAY. NO
OTHER PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH.
THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 2.21 INCHES AND HAPPENED FROM THE
28TH THROUGH THE 29TH.
LONDON HAD 12 DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 28
DAYS WITH FOG...AND 8 DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR AUGUST IS 3.1 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 40 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 10TH.
391 COOLING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED AT LONDON LAST MONTH...WHICH
IS 99 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE
DAY TOTAL IS NOW 1041...WHICH IS 98 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL. THERE WAS NO HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED AT THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT LAST MONTH OR THUS FAR THIS SEASON. THIS IS 2 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AND SEASON.
WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.
For more information and statistics, please see the August Monthly Climate Summary Product (SDFCLMJKL)...
 


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