|August 1||Maximum Low||83° F|
|August 2||Maximum Low||81° F|
|August 2||Maximum||101° F|
|August 3||Maximum||106° F|
|August 23||Maximum||80° F (T)|
Top 5 Warmest Summers in Memphis (June/July/August)
1. 1980 - 85.6° F
2. 2010 - 85.4° F
3. 2011 - 84.6° F
T4. 1954 - 84.2° F
T4. 2007 - 84.2° F
Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN
The average temperature for the month of August was 83.9 degrees, which was 1.9 degrees above normal and just over 2 degrees cooler than July. The average high temperature was 93.0 degrees and the average low was 74.9. The coolest temperature of the month was 67 degrees on the 15th and the highest temperature was 106 degrees on the 3rd.
Precipitation for the month of August totaled 3.08", which was 0.20" above average. Climatologically, August is the driest month of the year in Memphis. There were 9 days with measurable rainfall; 3 of those measured more than one-half inch. The greatest 24-hour total was 0.85" on the 20th-21st. The peak wind gust was 52 mph in a thunderstorm on the 12th with an average wind speed for the month of 6.0 mph. Click here for a daily statistical recap for Memphis International Airport.
Cirrus Weather Solutions, Bartlett, TN
The average August temperature at Cirrus Weather Solutions in north Bartlett was 81.2 degrees with a maximum of 105.1 degrees on the 3rd and a minimum of 59.9 degrees on the 15th. August precipitation was about half an inch less than the Memphis airport, totaling 2.51". A co-located manual gauge used for the CoCoRaHS program measured 2.42". The peak wind gust was 25 mph on the 12th. Average relative humidity was a high 72%. Click here for a daily recap on MemphisWeather.net.
MWN Forecast Accuracy
For the month of August, the average temperature error in all MWN temperature forecasts was 2.88 degrees, lower than all compared computer models and the NWS by 7% or more. Over 50% of the MWN temperature forecasts for the month were within 2 degrees of the actual temperature. MWN's forecasts extend out five periods (or 2.5 days). For dewpoint accuracy, the MWN forecast beat all data sources, averaging 2.36 degrees error and falling within 2 degrees of the actual dewpoint nearly 60% of the time. Historical accuracy statistics can be found here.
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