The National Weather Service is calling for nearly normal temperatures in Sunnyside during the month of August.
The climate outlook was released yesterday, Wednesday. It also anticipates near to below normal precipitation in Sunnyside this month.
The normal day time highs here in August is 89.7 degrees, with 55.4 degrees the normal night time low. The 30-year normal rainfall total in Sunnyside for August is about a quarter of an inch.
Normal temperatures and precipitation for this month would be a change from July, which weather service officials noted was cooler and wetter than normal for Sunnyside.
The average temperature this past July was 71.1 degrees, which was 2.8 degrees below normal. High day time temperatures averaged 88.1 degrees last month, which was 2.6 degrees below normal.
The hottest day here was 99 degrees on July 9. Low night time temperatures in Sunnyside averaged 54.2 degrees for the month of July, which was 2.9 degrees below normal. The lowest was 41 degrees, on July 4.
On 10 days last month, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.
Precipitation totalled 0.52 inches during July, which was 0.38 inches above normal.
Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch - was received on four days with the heaviest, 0.30 inches, reported on July 21.
Precipitation this year has reached 5.50 inches in Sunnyside, which is 1.49 inches above normal.
Since October 2011, the water year precipitation at Sunnyside has been 6.79 inches, which is 0.03 inches below normal.