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August & Summer 2011 Weather Stats for Muskegon

August & Summer 2011 Weather Stats for Muskegon

 

Muskegon (WZZM) -

Temperatures in August averaged 71.3°F, 1.4°F above average but 3.7°F cooler than last year (75.0°F).  Sixteen days were warmer, ten were cooler and five were average.  The highest temperature occurred on August 1 with 88°F while the lowest temperature occurred on August 26 with 53°F.  The summer season (June, July and August) averaged 71.4°F, 2.3°F above average, making it the fifth warmest summer on record, but 1.2°F cooler than last summer (72.6°F).

Precipitation was well above average last month with 5.47”, 2.08” more than usual, making it the ninth wettest month on record, and 1.80” more than last year (3.67”).  There were seven days with measurable precipitation, two days fewer than average (9).  Summer precipitation was well above average with 12.53”, 4.22” more than usual, making it the ninth wettest summer on record, and 2.69” more than last summer (9.84”).