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Statement as of 9:25 AM PDT on September 01, 2014


... August 2014 climatological summary for Bakersfield and Fresno...
... Fresno has 2nd warmest August on record...
... Bakersfield ties 8th warmest August on record...
... 100-degree days so far...
... Rainfall departures...

   note... data are provisional and subject to revision by the
          National climatic data center

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Bakersfield... ... ... ..Fresno

Rainfall
month
August 2014... ... ... ... .Trace... ... ... ... ... ..Trace
normal August... ... ... .0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.01 inch
departure from nrml... -0.04 inch... ... ... ... -0.01 inch
percent of normal... ... 0... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0
rain season /July 1 to June 30/
through Aug 2014... ... .trace... ... ... ... ... ..0.01 inch
normal through Aug... ..0.04 inch... ... ... ... .0.02 inch
departure from nrml... -0.04 inch... ... ... ... -0.01 inch
percent of normal... ... 0... ... ... ... ... ... ... 50.0

Temperature
average high
August 2014... ... ... ... 98.2... ... ... ... ... ... 98.6
normal August... ... ... .95.8... ... ... ... ... ... 97.1
departure... ... ... ... ... 2.4... ... ... ... ... ... .1.5
highest... ... ... ... ... ..107... ... ... ... ... ... .109
date... ... ... ... ... ... ..1st... ... ... ... ... ... .1st
average low
August 2014... ... ... ... 71.7... ... ... ... ... ... 70.1
normal August... ... ... .69.0... ... ... ... ... ... 66.2
departure... ... ... ... ... 2.7... ... ... ... ... ... .3.9
lowest... ... ... ... ... ... .66... ... ... ... ... ... ..65
date... ... ... ... 21st... 26th... ... ... ... ... ... 26th
average temperature
August 2014... ... ... ... 85.0... ... ... ... ... ... 84.4
normal August... ... ... .82.4... ... ... ... ... ... 81.7
departure... ... ... ... ... 2.6... ... ... ... ... ... .2.7

&&

Records tied or broken in August

Bakersfield

3rd... record rainfall for the date of a trace. This was the first
       rain to fall at Bakersfield on August 3rd since records began
       in 1889.

4th... tied the record rainfall for the date of a trace... last set
       in 2012.

20th... continued the string of never having rained in Bakersfield on
       August 20th since records began in 1889.

Fresno

3rd... tied the record high minimum temperature for the date of 78
       degrees... last set in 1901.

4th... tied the record rainfall for the date of a trace... last set
       in 1978.

&&

The 12 warmest augusts on record

          Bakersfield Fresno

1. 87.7... 1967 86.5... 2012
2. 87.0... 2012 *84.4... 2014*
3. 86.2... 1969 84.3... 1931
4. 86.0... 1971 84.2... 1986
5. 85.7... 1958 84.1... 2008
6. 85.6... 1931 84.0... 2005
7. 85.2... 1977 84.0... 1998
8. *85.0... 2014* 83.6... 1967
9. 85.0... 2008 83.5... 1984
10. 85.0... 1981 83.5... 1891
11. 85.0... 1978 83.4... 1996
12. 85.0... 1929 83.3... 1958

&&

100-degree days so far

        Bakersfield Fresno

May 1 2
June 5 6
July 19 18
August 11 15

Total 36 41

&&

Rainfall departures

                                   Bakersfield Fresno

Last month... ... .actual... ... ... ... .Trace... ... ... ... trace
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.04 inch... ... ... 0.01 inch
                 departure... ... ... .0.04 inch... ... ..-0.01 inch
                 pct of normal... ... 0... ... ... ... ... ..0

Last 3 months... .actual... ... ... ... .Trace... ... ... ... .0.01 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .0.12 inch... ... ... 0.23 inch
                 departure... ... ... -0.12 inch... ... ..-0.22 inch
                 pct of normal... ... 0... ... ... ... ... ... 4.3

Last 6 months... .actual... ... ... ... .0.90 inch... ... ... 1.41 inch
                 normal... ... ... ... .2.03 inches... ... .3.64 inches
                 departure... ... ... -1.13 inch... ... ..-2.23 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 44.3... ... ... ... ..38.7

Last 12 months... actual... ... ... ... .2.41 inches... ... .4.82 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .6.47 inches... ... 11.50 inches
                 departure... ... ... -4.06 inches... ... -6.68 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 37.2... ... ... ... ..41.9

Since Jan 1st... .actual... ... ... ... .1.34 inches... ... .4.09 inches
                 normal... ... ... ... .4.43 inches... ... .7.86 inches
                 departure... ... ... -3.09 inches... ... -3.77 inches
                 pct of normal... ... 30.2... ... ... ... ..52.0

&&


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