Did you enjoy the cooler, rainy weather this week? Did you think: "What a pleasant surprise, such a nice change from normal?"

Turns out it isn’t all that unusual. This is the warmest month of the year, but it can be not warm. On Aug. 18 and 19, the highs were 82 and 84 -– a wonderful respite from all those 100-degree days earlier in the month, but nothing especially significant. In fact, we have had high temperatures in the 70s in August quite a bit, most recently in 1997. Then, on Aug. 7-8, the highs were only 75 and 76 (which does seem unbelievable). The lowest high temperature recorded for 23 of the 31 days in August is in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.

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