South Jersey August weather was among the wettest, coldest ever

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You can file August 2014 as one of the coldest and wettest in history, according to the Northeast Climate Resource Center and the National Weather Service./Northeast Regional Climate Center. You can file August 2014 as one of the coldest and wettest in history, according to the Northeast Climate Resource Center and the National Weather Service./Northeast Regional Climate Center. You can file August 2014 as one of the coldest and wettest on record, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center and the National Weather Service.

Here is the number breakdown on an historically cold and wet August 2014:

South Jersey August 2014 rain

Thanks to a mid-month 6-inch overnight cannon blast of rain, August 2014 ended up as South Jersey’s 10 wettest on record, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

About 9.9 inches of rain fell during August 2014 at the Atlantic City International Airport where the National Weather Service keeps its official South Jersey weather records.

That total is 241 percent more than the normal rainfall of 4.11 inches.

A mid-month rainstorm vaulted August 2014 into one of its all-time wettest months on record./Northeast Regional Climate Center A mid-month rainstorm vaulted August 2014 into one of its all-time wettest months on record./Northeast Regional Climate Center South Jersey and Atlantic City weren’t alone, however. A list of cities that included Williamsport, Pa.; Huntington, W.V.; Baltimore, Md.; and Binghamton, N.Y.; all experienced an August weather pattern that ranked among their top-15 wettest.

In Inslip, N.Y., 14.07 of inches of rain fell in August, or 354 percent more than normal. In

Portland, Maine, 8.56 inches of rain fell.

The greatest 24-hour total of rain fell Aug. 12-13 in South Jersey when a combined 5.58 inches of precipitation landed at the Atlantic CityAirport, the National Weather Service said.

August 2014 South Jersey rainfall events

August jumped out to a wet start when 2.84 inches of rain fell Aug. 1-3. Finally, .63 of an inch of rain fell on Aug. 31. August ended up being the 12th coolest on record even when the end-of-the month heat build up was factored in.

Ironically, 80 percent of August seemed dry. On 24 of 31 days, less than a trace of rain fell.

For the June, July and August summer period, South Jersey received 16.54 inches of rain, its 17th wettest on record.

The Northeast Regional Climate Center reported that 23 of its 35 reporting stations noted a wetter-than-normal summer season in 2014.

The wettest August on record occured in 1997 when more than 16 inches of rain fell at the Atlantic City International Airport. More than 13 inches fell in one day that year.

South Jersey’s cool August 2014

Cooler than normal temperature readings covered the Northeast in August 2014./Northeast Regional Climate Center. Cooler than normal temperature readings covered the Northeast in August 2014./Northeast Regional Climate Center. Thanks to persistent cool daytime highs and some-what chilly overnight lows, August ended up being the 12th coolest on record, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

In fact, Atlantic City endured the greatest departure from average with August 2014 registering temperatures that were 3.6 degrees cooler than normal.

The around-the-clock average temperature in August was 70.8 degrees, or 3.6 degrees cooler than the normal of 74.4.

All but two of the Northeast Regional Climate Center’s 35 reporting locations posted cooler-than-normal temperatures ion August. The majority of sites were about 1 degree F. cooler than normal.

Ironically, South Jersey posted its warmest temperature in August 2014 at 89 degrees on Aug. 31, according to the National Weather Service.

On 10 days the temperature failed to reach 80 degrees. Overnight lows sank into the 50s on 11 days. The coldest reading was 53 degrees on Aug. 29.

For the summer of 2014, South Jersey ended up being 2 degrees colder than normal. The average temperature was 71.9 degrees compared to an historical average of 73.9.

A change is coming: Forecasters predict a warmer-than-normal September in 2014

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