August temperatures above normal

The month of August featured temperatures that were slightly above normal in Madras, according to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in Pendleton.
   The average temperature was 65.2 degrees, which was 0.2 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 87.4 degrees, which was 2.7 degrees above normal.
   The highest temperature was 97 degrees on Aug. 6. Low temperatures averaged 43.1 degrees, which was 2.2 degrees below normal. The lowest was 33 degrees, on Aug. 24.
   On 10 days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.
   Precipitation totaled 0.01 inches during August, which was 0.33 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation -- at least 0.01 inch -- was received on one day.
   Precipitation this year has reached 7.16 inches, which is 0.60 inches above normal. Since October, the water-year precipitation at Madras has been 8.84 inches, which is 1.20 inches below normal.
   The outlook for September from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center calls for near normal temperatures and near to below normal precipitation.
   Normal highs for Madras fall from 81.0 degrees at the start of September to 71.0 degrees at the end of September. Normal lows fall from 43.0 degrees to 34.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.41 inches.
   The National Weather Service is an office of NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.