Another Wet Month

By Russell Russ

The month’s high temperature of 82 degrees was observed on September 5. The low temperature of 37 degrees was observed on September 20. The average temperature this month was 60.5 degrees. This was 2.2 degrees above normal. A high temperature of 79 degrees on September 14 was a record high for that date. The old record was 78 degrees set back in 1969. There was a light frost in some lower valley locations on September 20.

September’s total rainfall amount was 8.48 inches, 3.83 inches above normal. Thunderstorms were observed at the station on September 3 and 9. During the late afternoon of September 6 to the very early hours of September 7 we received nearly 4 inches of rain in just nine hours. This was the ninth wettest September since we began keeping records in 1932.

We are still on pace for a potential top ten finish for years with the most amount of precipitation. Through the end of September we have received 52.99 inches of total precipitation. Our normal yearly average is 52.49 inches so we have already surpassed the average total yearly amount with three months still to come. Comparing this to a normal year through the month of September we are now 13.9 inches above normal.