North Texas received nearly 5 inches of rain in August, 2.6 inches more than normal, which means temperatures were slightly cooler than last year.
But it was still August, the hottest month of the year.
For CoServ Members, energy consumption for August should be about the same as last month. Another factor to consider would be whether people were working or doing school from home last August but they aren’t this year. If people aren’t home during the day, that typically leads to less energy use.
Despite the rain, there were some scorchers, including two days where the temperature topped 100 degrees in August. The average high temperature was 94.3 degrees compared to 96.8 degrees during the same period last year.
The average temperature for August 2021 was 85.1 degrees. 0.9 degrees less than last year.
Cooling degree days, the metric used to measure air condition use, remained about the same for August 2021 as last year. The cooling degree days peak in August and start declining in the fall months.