From The Mountain Mail (Ericka Kastner):
Total precipitation during August in Salida was down 55 percent from the historical average, but average temperature was higher than in the same month in previous years. In August this year, Salida recorded .71 inch of precipitation, down .86 of an inch from the historical average of 1.57 inches. Measurable moisture was recorded on 9 of 31 days in August, with the greatest amounts falling Aug. 2 with .13 inch, Aug. 3 with .22 inch, and Aug. 31 with .12 inch. Four days were reported as having received a “trace.” The average temperature in August was 69.7 degrees, up from the historical average of 64.05 degrees.