The downspout of the spring wetness turned off in mid-July and didn't turn on hardly at all in August.
Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, Chris Miller with the National Weather Service in Lincoln told Regional Radio News, most of the state was well below average for rainfall in August.
Normally, August is a hot and dry month. While we got the dry part right, Miller points out August wasn't all that hot given the trends.
While August was a few degrees below normal, Miller says the summer as a whole is shaping up to be normal from a temperature perspective. He explains a wet spring can lead to a cooler than normal summer.
Thanks to the humidity throughout the summer, Miller says things have felt a lot worse than it has been.
For the year, things are a little cooler than normal because of how cold the winter was.