Boston August Weather History

   

Aug 2 Warmest temperature, 102F, 1975
Aug 3 Warmest low temperature, 83F, 1975 (all time)
Aug 4 Greatest number of days temperature 70 degrees or above, 16 days (Jul 20 to Aug 4), 1994
Aug 13 Hurricane Connie killed 25 people, 1955
Aug 15 Tornado struck Malden, 1787
Aug 17 Longest August heat wave (10-17) 8 days, 1944
Aug 18-19 Hurricane Diane give record breaking rains.  8.40 inches in 24 hours, greatest ever., 1955.  Devastating floods affect much of New England
Aug 19 Hurricane Bob strikes southern New England, 1991
Aug 20 Tornado struck Charlestown Navy yard, east Boston, 1863
Aug 22 Middlesex county tornado injured 6 people, 1851
Aug 25 Lowest temperature, 46F, 1940
Lowest high temperature, 57F, 1914
Great colonial hurricane, 1635
Aug 26 Lowest pressure, 29.26 inches, 1924
Record 20 consecutive days without measurable rain (7-26), 1995
Aug 31 Hurricane Carol strikes New England, 1954.  Brings second highest ever 1 minute average wind velocity, 86 mph from the southeast.  Peak gust was 100 mph.
Highest Pressure, 30.48 inches, 1934