AUGUST RECORD HIGHS/LOWS/PRECIPITATION NORMALS/SUNRISE/SUNSET/NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS

Based on official USWB/NWS data. Downtown Airport records since 1972 are noted with an asterisk. POMP is the Probability Of Measurable Precipitation for the day....TPoP is the probability of audible thunder for the day.....POMS is the Probability Of Measurable Snowfall for the day, all based on the 1888 to 1996 period. The normals are for KCI. The sunrise/sunset times were computed by the U.S. Naval Observatory program and vary slightly from year to year. Originally compiled by Allen Pearson. Updated August 31, 2018.


        Max/Year  Min/Year  Max Pcpn   POMP TPoP  Normals     Sun Up/Dn
Aug 01 108/1980* 58/1992 2.08/1952 26% 21% 89/68/0.12 6:19/8:31
Aug 02 107/2011 57/2009 2.22/1910 30% 27% 89/68/0.12 6:20/8:30
Aug 03 108/1918 53/1974 2.03/1985 28% 25% 89/68/0.13 6:21/8:29
Aug 04 107/1934 52/1974 1.62/1901 22% 19% 89/68/0.11 6:22/8:28
Aug 05 108/1934 55/1994 3.48/1980* 28% 28% 89/68/0.12 6:23/8:27
Aug 06 109/1934 55/1990 3.47/2014 32% 28% 89/68/0.12 6:24/8:26
Aug 07 109/1934 50/1989 3.37/1928 30% 28% 88/68/0.12 6:25/8:25
Aug 08 109/1934 52/1989 1.16/1940 27% 28% 88/68/0.12 6:25/8:24
Aug 09 110/1934 55/1927 1.04/1986 27% 28% 88/68/0.12 6:26/8:23
Aug 10 111/1934 58/2004 2.11/1921 29% 22% 88/68/0.12 6:27/8:21
Aug 11 107/1934 55/2004 2.16/1888 28% 32% 88/68/0.12 6:28/8:20
Aug 12 109/1936 49/2004 4.63/1982 27% 27% 88/68/0.12 6:29/8:19
Aug 13 110/1936 54/1992 2.71/2005 39% 33% 88/68/0.12 6:30/8:18
Aug 14 113/1936 54/2002 2.19/1947 33% 26% 88/68/0.13 6:31/8:16
Aug 15 110/1936 49/1994 7.45/1969 44% 35% 88/67/0.12 6:32/8:15
Aug 16 104/1983 53/1992 3.10/1990 38% 35% 88/67/0.12 6:33/8:14
Aug 17 108/1936 53/2012 3.15/2009 26% 26% 88/67/0.13 6:34/8:12
Aug 18 108/1936 52/1981 1.96/1963 22% 17% 88/67/0.12 6:35/8:11
Aug 19 107/1936 53/1950 2.25/1904 27% 27% 87/67/0.12 6:36/8:10
Aug 20 103/2003 49/1950 2.40/2011 28% 28% 87/67/0.12 6:37/8:08
Aug 21 106/2003* 53/2004 4.08/2017 27% 22% 87/66/0.13 6:37/8:07
Aug 22 104/1936 52/1923 2.76/2001* 30% 26% 87/66/0.12 6:38/8:05
Aug 23 104/1936 48/1891 5.93/1906 22% 22% 87/66/0.14 6:39/8:04
Aug 24 109/1936 46/1891 1.77/2016 21% 16% 87/66/0.13 6:40/8:02
Aug 25 107/1936 53/1958 3.88/1975 29% 26% 86/66/0.14 6:41/8:01
Aug 26 106/1936 53/1910 4.56/2016* 29% 29% 86/65/0.14 6:42/8:00
Aug 27 105/1983* 53/1967 4.94/2004* 32% 23% 86/65/0.13 6:43/7:58
Aug 28 105/2000 43/1986 4.06/1919 21% 17% 86/65/0.13 6:44/7:57
Aug 29 110/1984* 49/1946 1.52/2014 20% 17% 85/64/0.13 6:45/7:55
Aug 30 106/1947 47/1915 1.64/1965 19% 18% 85/64/0.14 6:46/7:54
Aug 31 105/2000 50/1967 3.00/2012* 24% 20% 85/64/0.14 6:47/7:52


Month 113/1936 43/1986 11.64/1982* 28% 25% 87/68/4.01 CDT

Max/Year Min/Year Max Pcpn POMP TPoP Normals Sun Up/Dn

For Month For Month



Hottest Augusts (Average High Temperature) (100.0 1936) (96.9 1947)
(96.5 1913) (95.5 1934) (95.3 1983) (94.7 1918) (94.4 1938) (94.2 1937)
Coolest Augusts (Average High Temperature) (71.8 2017) (77.6 1915) (79.2 1927)
(80.3 1950) (80.6 1992) (81.0 1985) (81.5 1981) (81.9 1986) (82.3 1920)
Wettest Augusts (11.64" 1982*) (10.19" 2017) (9.18" 1888) (9.09" 1906)(8.79" 1928)
(8.70" 1969) (8.34" 2005) (8.14" 1919) (7.99" 1977) (7.49" 1904)
Dryest Augusts (0.13" 1894) (0.25" 1936) (0.26" 1945) (0.31" 1967)
(0.41" 1957) (0.42" 1909) (0.55" 1953) (0.75" 1984) (0.76" 1976)
Most Thunderstorm Days (17 1951) (13 1923 1921 1918 1895) (12 1954 1944)
Fewest Thunderstorm Days (0 1971) (1 1934 1945 1957 1967) (3 1909)

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                  NOTABLE WEATHER EVENTS IN AUGUST

Aug 1 1980
The morning low of 86 was the warmest low for the date,
while the afternoon high of 106 was the warmest high for the date. Not a
very good start for August of 1980 after a very hot July.
Aug 4 1934 An intense heat wave began in 1934, with eight consecutive
days of record heat. By this time in 1934 the midwestern drought was in
full swing.
Aug 5 1993 The high temperature of 67 degrees is eight degrees cooler
than the next coolest maximum temperature (1912).
Aug 6 1996 Two microbursts hit in the greater Kansas City area in the
early afternoon. The first ripped part of the roof off the Plaza Library
and swept a car (with three occupants) down an embankment and nearly into
Brush Creek. The second microburst struck at about the same time and caused
damage at Richard-Gebaur Memorial airport. Wind estimates were in the 70-80
mph range.
Aug 9 1934 The 110 degree reading was the sixth of eight consectutive
days of record heat.
Aug 10 1934 The 111 degree reading went down in the record books as
the warmest reading for any day since observations began in 1888, but the
record didn't stay in the book for very long.
Aug 12 1993 Pre-dawn thunderstorms hit Excelsior Springs, with rainfall
amounts up to 8 inches, turning a dry riverbed into a raging torrent. The
Fishing river and its Dry Fork branch sent a wall of water through the
Central business district.
Aug 12 1982 Showers and thunderstorms drenched the Kansas City area,
with as much as 14.55 inches in the southeastern suburbs over a two day
period.
Aug 13 1936 This was the first of three days with highs of 110 degrees
or more.
Aug 14 1936 Kansas City experienced its hottest day of record for the
period 1888-1995, with 113 degrees. The average temperature for the day,
determined by (113+86/2) rounded off to 100 degrees, the only day in KC's
recent history with an average temperature in the triple digits.
Aug 16 1950 The high of only 89 degrees was the warmest for the month!
Aug 17 1956 A severe thunderstorm just before sunrise produced a wind
gust of 115 mph at the old Fairfax airport in Kansas City KS.
Aug 24 1934 The year had been a brutal one, so the high/low of 65/51
must have been a welcome relief to everyone.
Aug 27 1936 The last of 16 consecutive days with high temperatures of
at least 100 degrees.
Aug 29 1984 The temperature at the Downtown airport soared to 110 degrees
the first 110 reading in 30 years.
Aug 31 1988 The precipitation total for the calendar year stood at just
12.72 inches before heavy rains in September brought relief from the severe
drought conditions.