[I will update the statistics and maps on Monday in a new post]
While we are waiting for September to finish, we can say with confidence that it will go down as a warm, dry month. The statewide average temperature so far is 69.3 degrees, which is 3.1 degrees above normal. That is the 20th warmest September on record. That is pretty amazing since September started out cooler than normal. At first count, there are 135 records broken and another 47 tied for the daily high temperatures at individual stations.
The statewide average precipitation for September so far is 0.79 inches, 2.44 inches below normal and the 5th driest September on record. As this map shows, most of the Continue reading