Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weather Rewind -- September 22-28, 2013

The weather last week was b-o-r-i-n-g...and I can't think of anyone who complained about it. Maybe a few people yelled at the clouds but the vast majority of people I talked to seemed to enjoy last week's weather. Temperatures averaged 2.3 degrees below average for late September, including our coolest morning so far this autumn at 47 degrees on Tuesday morning.  This also marked the first September since 2001 where we had multiple sub 50 degree low temperatures in the course of a month.

Rainfall was just about nonexistent -- just 0.07" of pre-dawn showers from the frontal boundary that pushed through the region a week ago Saturday. The rest of the week was dry, mainly sunny (except for some clouds that fired and pushed through Thursday PM and lingered around in various fits until Saturday morning), and about as nice a stretch of September as one's going to get around here.

With just a couple of days left in the month, September will go into the books as a below average month for us...the second in a row and the fourth this year. The Northeast and Mid Atlantic are the largest beneficiaries of cooler than average temperatures this month so far, with the Plains and Northwest winning the warmth battle in September.