... Warmest August on record at Santa Barbara and Santa Maria
August 2015 was the warmest August on record at both
Santa Barbara Airport and at Santa Maria Airport.
At Santa Barbara Airport... the average mean temperature for the
month of August 2015 was 71.1 degrees. That edged out the mean
temperature of 71.0 degrees recorded in August 1971... which
had previously been the warmest August. Records for Santa Barbara
Airport date back to 1940.
At Santa Maria Airport... the average mean temperature for the month
of August 2015 was 69.2 degrees... making it the warmest August on
record. That distinction had previously belonged to August 1983
which had an average temperature of 68.8 degrees. Records for Santa
Maria Airport date back to 1906.
With an average monthly temperature of 70.9 degrees at San Luis
Obispo Airport... it was also the warmest August on record
there... breaking the previous record of 70.1 degrees in 2009.
However... records for San Luis Obispo Airport only date back
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