Average Weather in August in Lake City Michigan, United States
In Lake City, the month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 4°F, from 79°F to 74°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 87°F or dropping below 65°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 57°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lake City typically range from 57°F to 80°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 26°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on August. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in August
The month of August in Lake City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 33% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on August 8.
The clearest day of the month is August 8, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lake City, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Lake City is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.0 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Lake City, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 21 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 43 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lake City is 6:28 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 34 minutes later at 7:02 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 9:05 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 47 minutes earlier at 8:18 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lake City during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:56 AM and sets 15 hours, 32 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 51 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lake City is decreasing during August, falling from 20% to 12% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% of the time, while on November 4, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Lake City is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 7.0 miles per hour to 7.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.2 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 6.9 miles per hour on August 3.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Lake City is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Lake City is essentially constant during August, remaining around 67°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 68°F on August 16.
Average Water Temperature in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lake City is decreasing during August, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 5.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lake City are 44.335 deg latitude, -85.215 deg longitude, and 1,247 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lake City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,251 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (505 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lake City is covered by cropland (36%), trees (29%), and water (23%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lake City year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lake City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lake City according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Lake City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lake City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wexford County Airport (60%, 17 kilometers, west); Roscommon County-Blodgett Memorial Airport (15%, 43 kilometers, east); Cherry Capital Airport (10%, 54 kilometers, northwest); Grayling, Grayling Army Airfield (11%, 54 kilometers, northeast); and Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (5%, 88 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .