August brought warmer than normal temperatures to our region according to Environment Canada. We saw record high temperatures and humidex values into the 40’s in some areas of the region. But we also saw good amounts of precipitation for the month with some areas of Southern Ontario receiving double the average amounts. All this is in contrast to the Northern parts of the province that were average temperatures and dry. While forest fires burned near Georgain Bay, heavy rains pounded south-eastern Ontario causing flooding. Up to 100 mm of rain fell in Kingston on August 15 as thunderstorms moved slowly through the area. Some streets had to be closed and cars were stuck in flood waters. Looking at September we expect above-normal temperatures with somewhat above normal amounts of precipitation for the first half of the month.