Four of the past six days have been above 30º Celsius. Three of those have been above 32º Celsius (90º Fahrenheit). Desipte the fact that it has been bloody hot, August isn't half bad. Why? Because the nights are wonderful! In the middle of July, a 30º day will often mean a hot and sticky night. That happens occasionally in August, but it's not the norm. Instead, hot days are followed by pleasant evenings and cool nights...
Other reasons why I love August:
Some trees begin to show their fall foliage (the cottonwoods are really early this year)
The days themselves, though still warm, get cooler
Autumn is just around the corner
It's a good time to be in Upstate New York.