Climate review for August and summer 2019

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - August was, thankfully, not as dry as July. It also wasn’t as warm, which helped tip the scale toward this past meteorological summer being fairly close to normal, temperature-wise.

August 2019 climate summary

Cedar Rapids
Warmest high: 87 on the 4th
Coldest low: 52 on the 29th and 30th
Average high temperature: 79.5 degrees, 2.0 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 59.0 degrees, 1.5 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 69.3 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal
Rainfall: 5.26”, 0.78” above normal

Dubuque
Warmest high: 85 on the 4th and 5th
Coldest low: 49 on the 29th
Average high temperature: 78.0 degrees, 1.8 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 58.5 degrees, 1.8 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 68.3 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal
Rainfall: 5.02”, 0.62” above normal

Iowa City
Warmest high: 90 on the 4th and 5th
Coldest low: 55 on the 28th and 31st
Average high temperature: 82.9 degrees, 0.3 degree above normal
Average low temperature: 63.5 degrees, 0.7 degree above normal
Average temperature: 73.2 degrees, 0.5 degree above normal
Rainfall: 4.71”, 0.21” above normal

Waterloo
Warmest high: 90 on the 5th
Coldest low: 51 on the 30th
Average high temperature: 81.6 degrees, 0.6 degree below normal
Average low temperature: 59.3 degrees, 0.9 degree below normal
Average temperature: 70.5 degrees, 0.7 degree below normal
Rainfall: 3.45”, 0.82” below normal

Summer (June-August) climate summary

Cedar Rapids
Warmest high: 92 on June 30th, July 19, and July 20th
Coldest low: 49 on June 13th
Average high: 81.4 degrees, 0.4 degree below normal
Average low: 61.1 degrees, 0.5 degree above normal
Average temperature: 71.3 degrees, 0.1 degree above normal
Precipitation: 11.62”, 2.24” below normal

Dubuque
Warmest high: 91 on June 29th and July 19th
Coldest low: 48 on June 13th
Average high: 79.8 degrees, 0.3 degree below normal
Average low: 60.6 degrees, 0.4 degree above normal
Average temperature: 70.2 degrees, 0.1 degree above normal
Precipitation: 13.89”, 0.78” above normal

Iowa City
Warmest high: 98 on July 19th
Coldest low: 51 on June 13th
Average high: 84.7 degrees, 1.8 degrees above normal
Average low: 64.4 degrees, 1.3 degrees above normal
Average temperature: 74.6 degrees, 1.6 degrees above normal
Precipitation: 9.13”, 4.93” below normal

Waterloo
Warmest high: 95 on June 30th and July 19th
Coldest low: 47 on June 13th
Average high: 83.2 degrees, 0.6 degree above normal
Average low: 61.7 degrees, 1.1 degrees above normal
Average temperature: 72.5 degrees, 0.9 degree above normal
Precipitation: 12.19”, 1.58” above normal