Sunday, September 02, 2012

Weather Rewind, August 26-September 1st 2012

Last week's temperatures averaged 4.9 degrees above average for this time of the year, buoyed by two 90 degree days as well as several other days in the upper 80's.  It was a warm end to August and to meteorological summer as temperatures were above average each day through the week.

Rainfall last week ended up topping over one inch, which was due in large part to thunderstorms that hit the area on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the city.  Farther south, rain and thunder was prevalent on Sunday as well as rainfall totals in Southern Delaware had exceeded seven inches from thunderstorms that rocked the area Saturday night into Sunday morning.  Five inches had been reported in storms in Cape May and Wildwood, leading to flooding along the Shore and Delaware Beach communities overnight Saturday night into last Sunday.

August's temperature regime was buoyed by warmer than average temperatures across the West Coast and Southwest, with the coolest temperatures to average in the Deep South and Plains.  Temperatures weren't too far out of whack across the country for the course of the month but the coolish/cooler East and Southeast was in contrast to the theme of July where heat and humidity were prevalent.