The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913


National Weather Service, Glasgow 

Now That Month Was Wet


The month of August was much wetter than normal. In fact it was the wettest August on record, and the fifth wettest month of all time. This was mainly due to a very slow moving storm system that brought record rainfall to the region from the 21st through the 24th.

It was the wettest four-day period in record in Glasgow, as 5.26 inches of rain fell during that time.

For the month, 6.72 inches of rain fell, which was 5.48 inches above normal. The monthly total breaks the old monthly rainfall record for August, which was 5.74 inches in 1985. This past August also ranks as Glasgow's fifth wettest month on record, behind June 1950 (6.95), May 2011 (6.97), June 1906 (7.12) and June 1923 (10.29).

The yearly total through the end of August now stands at 12.94 inches. August began 1.70 drier than normal, but is now 3.80 inches wetter than normal.

August was also a little cooler than normal. The average temperature for the month was 69.7 degrees, which is half a degree cooler than normal. The average high for the month was 82.2 degrees, while the average low was 57.2 degrees.

Seven days reached 90 degrees or warmer. The warmest day was the seventh, when the high reached 98 degrees. The coolest day was on the 26th, with a low of 43 degrees.

The wind gusted 30 mph or greater on 10 days during the month. The peak wind gust was 55 mph on the 28th.

The normal temperatures for the month of September begin with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the lower 50s, ending the month with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 30s.

Average rainfall for the month is 0.94 inches. The first snowfall of the season is also possible in September, with a monthly average of 0.2 inches.


Reader Comments

Rendered 05/04/2015 00:43