August 2023 Temperature In Sheldon Was Very Close To Normal; Precip Slightly Wetter Than Normal

Sheldon, Iowa — The month of August 2023 will go down as very close to normal temperature-wise, and just slightly wetter than normal, while our topsoil moisture does remain abnormally dry, according to the US Drought Monitor in Lincoln, Nebraska.

According to the weather facts collected by KIWA Radio, the highest high was 95 degrees, recorded on both August 22nd and 23rd. The lowest high temperature was 68 degrees, recorded on the 6th.

The lowest low in the month was 48 degrees on August 15th. The highest low was 79, on the 22nd.

The average high for the month was 81, which is right on normal. The average low was 59, which was two degrees higher than normal. The average temperature as-a-whole for the month was 70 degrees, and normally it’s 69.

We received 4.4 inches of precipitation for August. A normal August sees 3.77 inches, so we were 63 hundredths of an inch above normal for the month. The year-to-date precip has been 19.78 inches. Normal year-to-date precip would be 20.61 inches, so we’re just 83 hundredths below normal on the year. The day with the most precip in the past month was August 5th, when we received 2.68 inches of rain. The next-highest precip total was on August 24th, when we received 0.65 of an inch.



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