Mont Grand-père Weather report for August 2022

Last updated on September 27, 2022 09:48

LINVILLE, North Carolina – August 2022 saw at least traces of rain on 27 days – two days shy of the record 29 days of precipitation for that same month in 2020 – on Grandfather Mountain, according to recorded station data official park weather forecast.

The average high temperature for August 2022 was 66.8°, with an average low of 56.8° and an average of 60.5°.

The hottest temperature recorded last month was 73.2° on August 3, just under 10 degrees lower than the mountain’s August record 83°, observed on August 22, 1983. In general, the August sees summer weather conditions continue on Grandfather Mountain, with a little cooler fall temperatures beginning to arrive.

August 13 saw the coldest temperature recorded in the past month at 51.6°. The lowest temperature ever recorded on Grandfather Mountain in August (not including wind chill) was 36°C on August 29, 1986.

The Mile High Swinging Bridge weather station noted a day in August with a wind gust above 60 mph: On August 2, the weather station recorded a wind gust of 63.9 mph. The highest gust ever recorded on Grandfather Mountain was 124 mph, observed on February 25, 2019.

The weather station near the Swinging Bridge reported 5.71 inches of precipitation in August 2022. Observations recorded near the park’s Wilson Center for Nature Discovery recorded 6.84 inches. Precipitation is also measured at the latter location, as high winds can make it difficult to record accurate observations at the summit.

The wettest August on the mountain was in 2008, when 12.47 inches was seen near the bridge. The driest August on record was in 1956, when 0.81 inches was recorded.

The park had 27 days of total precipitation for August 2022, tied with August 1996 and two days behind the August 2020 record 29. The wettest day of the past month was August 6, when 0, 94 inches were recorded at the top. The wettest day on record for August was August 27, 2008, when the weather station observed 8.50 inches.

Weather reports

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation records and reports data in two different ways:

  • The park maintains an automated weather station atop the Mile High Swing Bridge. The NC State Climate Office helps the foundation calibrate the machines and ensure overall data accuracy.
  • Grandfather Mountain has been an active member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Observer Program since 1955 reporting weather data from locations near the Mile High Swing Bridge and Museum of Nature (now the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery).

For more information on the weather at Grandfather Mountain, visit www.grandfather.com/weather.

The non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and appreciate the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, visit www.grandfather.com.

Dale D. Schrum