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August ranked as 4th-coolest on record amid mildest summer since 2000
August ranked as 4th-coolest on record amid mildest summer since 2000

The statistics are in, and one of Baltimore's coolest months of August on record helped make it the mildest summer here since 2000. The average temperature at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in August was 72.5 degrees. That made it the coolest month of what was a chilly summer overall, though on average, it is typically the second-coolest month of the year behind July. It was Baltimore's coolest August since 1992 and the fourth coolest on record. August 1927 and August 1903 rank as the first- and second-coolest, respectively. Record keeping goes back to 1870. The overall summer average temperature at BWI, the point of record for Baltimore, was...

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