As of Thursday, Minot has had 20.38 inches of total moisture since Jan. 1 of this year.
That amount includes .91 inches of rainfall from a storm that went through the area Wednesday night, said Jim Tarasenko, research specialist with the North Central Research and Extension Center just south of Minot.
Minot's longterm historical average is about 18 inches of moisture.
The monthly average temperature at the extension center for August was 69 degrees, which compares to the previous 106-year longterm average of 66.6 degrees, Tarasenko said. He said the warmest day in August was Aug. 22 when the temperature reached 93 degrees.
Tarasenko records the high and low temperature for the previous 24-hour period every day at 8 a.m. and then combines those daily readings for a monthly average temperature.
The precipitation for August was 1.09 inches, which compares to the longterm average of 1.95 inches, he said.