No 100-degree days recorded in August, first for Abilene in 10 years


ABILENE, Texas - No 100-degree days were recorded in Abilene during the month of August.

That marked the first time since 2007 that temperatures failed to reach or exceed 100 throughout August.

The warmest day during August 2017 was 99 degrees. The coolest high during August was 78.

This month was about 3 degrees below average for August temperatures.

The second coolest year in the past 10 years was 2008, which recorded only five days at or above 100.

The warmest August on record in Abilene was in 2011 when 26 of the 31 days recorded temperatures at or above 100 degrees. 2011 was also the year with the most 100-degree days. Eighty-one days were recorded that year, 35 more than the second place holder in 1934.

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