The above map features significant weather events around the world during Aug. 2013. To read the map fullscreen, click the following link: www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/extremes/201308.gif
Close to home, Portland's Aug. temperatures averaged nearly 2 degrees above normal. The average low of 60.9 degrees was the warmest since PDX records began. The warm August nights were due to high dew points near 60 degrees. The average August low temperature is 58 degrees.
To read more about global events, go to NOAA's complete report at: www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2013/08/
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