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Well it's August again. It kind of sneaks up you and the next thing you know summer is over. Bam!

In my local area July 2018 featured near to below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. Here's some specific numbers. Rainfall was interesting in the Quad Cities. At Davenport on the north side of the city, only 1.31" fell...2.89" below normal. At Moline on the south side of town 4.88" was measured... .59" above normal. A difference of 3.57".

Here's the temperature data for the whole Midwest followed by the departures

Now the Midwest July precipitation followed by the departures. Most of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin below normal.

Moving ahead to August and the next 10 days they look to feature variety, especially in the temperature department. Look at the Euro meteogram. Highs in Cedar Rapids range from 75 to 93 and back to 75. Average is 81.

For the entire month of August the CFSv2 shows above normal temperatures.

Precipitation is forecast to generally be near to above normal.

Here's the actual forecast amounts.

The official August temperature and precipitation outlooks from NOAA.

Short term, Thursday promises to be fresh as temperatures return to September-like levels behind a cold front. Breezy NW winds will keep many areas well into the 70s.

By the weekend, much warmer air returns for about a 3 day stay. Until next time, roll weather...TS

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