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Weather talk: This September was a warm one

September was almost an extension of summer and has tied with September of 1897 for having the warmest average temperature on record. The average high was 78 degrees and the average low was 52.2 degrees for an average monthly temperature of 65.6.

John Wheeler

September was almost an extension of summer and has tied with September of 1897 for having the warmest average temperature on record. The average high was 78 degrees and the average low was 52.2 degrees for an average monthly temperature of 65.6.

There were four days with high temperatures in the 90s, seven in the 80s, 13 in the 70s, and six in the 60s. The warmest day was Sept. 3 at 93 degrees and the coldest was the 34 degrees registered on the morning of Sept. 29. Rainfall was 1.23 inches which is 1.34 inches below the average of 2.57 inches.

Precipitation through September stands at 18.15 inches, which is just 0.48 inches below the average, which is remarkable as every month this year has been drier than average except for a very rainy May.    

 

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