CLINTON — Clinton County’s weather set more records in August, according to Jim Blaess, official Clinton-area observer for the U.S. weather service.

With an average median temperature of only 69.5 degrees, it was the 11th coldest August on record since 1891. Normal average median temperature during August is 72.7 degrees, Blaess said.

Median is the mid-point between the highest and the lowest temperature during a day.

The average median highest temperature during the month, 78 degrees, was also a record — the fourth coldest since 1891.

So far during the summer, there have been only four 90-degree days, compared to a normal 17.

Looking at low temperatures, this August had a low temp of 45 degrees on Aug. 31.

The record of 39 degrees was established in 1986.

Precipitation, frost data

This year’s August was the 14th wettest since 1878, with 7.76 inches of rain. Normal is 4.55 inches during the month.

For this year since January, the county has received 31.77 inches of rain, compared to a normal of 24.40.

Flash flood warnings were issued on Aug. 26 and 27.

Blaess said the earliest frost in Clinton County came on Sept. 12 in 1904. Normal frost usually comes about Oct. 10.

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