Past IEM Features tagged: aug17
The featured chart presents the combination of August Growing Degree Days and Precipitation departures expressed in terms of standard deviations from long term averages. The values are a statewide average and the 2017 totals are on the very low end of the scale for GDDs. Only three other years since 1893 come in with a lower total than 2017 according to this analysis. It will be interesting to see if heat is able to return in any force this September or if our current chilly weather will continue.