Temperatures in John Day averaged colder than normal during the month of August, according to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was 66 degrees, which was 2.3 degrees below normal. High temperatures averaged 85.2 degrees, which was 3 degrees below normal. The highest was 103 degrees on Aug. 10. Low temperatures averaged 46.7 degrees, which was 1.6 degrees below normal. The lowest was 35 degrees, on Aug. 29.
On seven days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. It was at least 100 degrees on two days.
Precipitation totaled 0.08 inches during August, which was 0.56 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation was received on three days with the heaviest, 0.04 inches, reported on Aug. 27.
Precipitation this year has reached 5.68 inches, which is 3.28 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at John Day has been 8.68 inches, which is 3.86 inches below normal.
The highest wind gust was 21 mph, which occurred on Aug. 16.
The outlook for September from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day fall from 84 degrees at the start of September to 73 degrees at the end of September. Normal lows fall from 45 degrees to 37 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.63 inches.