Turning the page to a new month

Today we put the finishing touches on July 2012 and turn the page toward August 2012. Heading into what always seems like the hottest month of the year, let’s break down how temperatures stack up during the month and what we can expect heading into September and the eventual end of this abnormally hot summer. The average high temperature for the month of August is 82.4 degrees in Rockford with August 1st seeing an average high of 84 degrees, and August 31st seeing an average high of 81 degrees. So slowly throughout the month average temps begin to fade as fall approaches. Something else that fades is the amount of time we spend in the sun. On August 1st we will see 14 hours and 27 minutes of daylight. When August 31st rolls around that amount of time will drop to 13 hours and 12 minutes. This means that we lose 1 hour and 15 minutes of sunlight in just 31 days. Rain is a word we haven’t had the privilege of using all that often this summer, but the month of August does average 4.59 inches of rain. These are the averages, however, we are expecting to see an above average month as far as temperature is concerned and a below average month as far as precipiation is concerned. -GB

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This post was written by qni_it on July 31, 2012

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