YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — If you thought Summer 2014 was cooler than normal and wetter than normal, you were correct.
We begin with the rainfall numbers. Normal rainfall for the dog days of summer is 11.52″. We managed to pick up 13.47″, above normal by 1.95″. The wettest month was August, which ended up being the 10th wettest August on record. 6.26″ of rain fell that month.
There were 93 days total for Summer 2014. Of those days, 51 were wet compared to 42 days dry. That means that 54% of the summer was wet, compared to 45% dry. The longest stretch of wet days came in July where 8 days showed measurable precipitation: July 12th through the 20th. Our longest dry stretch was 7 days without any measurable rain August 23-29.
Examining the temperatures, the average daily high for the days of summer is 79.2°. For Summer 2014, the average daily high was 77.9 degrees, below normal by 1.3°. The warmest day overall this summer was July 1st when we hit 89°. Our lows were pretty close to average. The average low is 57.5° and we came in at 57°. The difference is only half of a degree below normal. The coldest morning overall was September 14th when it hit 39°. We only had a total of 5 days in the upper 80s. We hit 87° three times, 88° one time, and 89° one time. There were no 90 degree days. July ended up being the 7th coldest on record.
We also had two confirmed tornadoes.