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Nick Diller weather summary: September 2018 — wet and warm

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By Monday, Oct 1, 2018 Life In the Berkshires

September was wet and warm. It was the fourth wettest September on my list. In fact, the five wettest have been since 2000. The nearly eight and a-half inches in September puts the running total this year exceeding each of the last three dry years. Add the July and August above-average rainfall, and it was one of the wettest summers since we began recording weather back in 1965. Couple the rain with the very hig dew points with 20 of the 30 days above 60 and 10 of those above 70.

By the way, an article in the Washington Post sited high Atlantic Ocean temperatures in the 70s and 80s as the reason for the extreme humid conditions this summer, and a Berkshire Eagle article stated that the Atlantic is warming the fastest of all the oceans and at extreme depths.

So when you couple the humidity with the higher-than-normal temperatures, especially the higher minimum readings, it made this September the second warmest (behind 2011).

All in all, it was a very warm month. Don’t be surprised if October turns out to be warmer than the now 53-year average. We have not seen any 30 degree readings since May 1. The average date for our first freeze is around the traditional Columbus day — maybe not this year.

    DATE  HI TEMP LO TEMP       SKY RAIN SNOW                               COMMENTS
1-Sep-18 76 60 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. CLEARING SUNSET
2-Sep-18 79 60 FAIR 0.00 0.00 PARTLY CLOUDY MORE HUMID DP72
3-Sep-18 92 61 FAIR 0.00 0.00 VERY HUMID. DP78
4-Sep-18 86 65 FAIR 0.00 0.00 DP73 TO 65
5-Sep-18 91 62 FAIR 0.00 0.00 DP73
6-Sep-18 90 69 CHANGING 0.65 0.00 FAIR TIL EARLY AFT. DP77. THUNDERSH 2;30P TIL 3:15P. REMAINING MCLDY. PCLDY LATE PM.
7-Sep-18 72 61 CLOUDY 0.00 0.00 CLOUDY BUT NO RAIN
8-Sep-18 67 50 CLOUDY 0.00 0.00 CLOUDY BREEZY BUT NO RAIN.
9-Sep-18 60 49 CLOUDY 0.00 0.00 MCLDY BREEZY
10-Sep-18 57 51 CLOUDY 0.86 0.00 MODERATE RAIN 7A TIL 11P. HI TEMP 11:59P
11-Sep-18 76 57 CHANGING 0.06 0.00 EARLY AM RAIN. BRIEF SUNSHINE 3P, OTHERWISE MCLDY MORE HUMID. DP RISING 56 TO 71
12-Sep-18 75 67 CLOUDY 0.49 0.00  3A TIL 11A AND 8P TIL 1159P
13-Sep-18 84 65 CHANGING 0.10 0.00 RAIN TIL 1A.  THEN PCLDY SUNRISE TIL MID AFTERNOON HUMID (DP78)  RAIN 3P  THEN PCLDY. LESS HUMID
14-Sep-18 75 66 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 MOSTLY CLOUDY LIFTING TO PCLDY LATE AFTERNOON.
15-Sep-18 85 65 FAIR 0.00 0.00 DP70
16-Sep-18 89 62 FAIR 0.00 0.00 DP73
17-Sep-18 80 62 CHANGING 0.10 0.00 CLOUDING UP MID AFTERNOON. LIGHT RAIN 9P
18-Sep-18 80 65 CHANGING 1.41 0.00 MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN MIDNIGHT TO NOON THEN PCLDY FAIR PM.
19-Sep-18 71 61 FAIR 0.00 0.00 BREEZY
20-Sep-18 71 59 CHANGING 0.02 0.00 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM WITH BRIEF RAIN SHOWER 3A.  PCLDY AFT. MCLDY EVENING
21-Sep-18 68 61 CLOUDY 0.02 0.00 LIGHT RAIN , DEIZZLE AM. SPRINKLES LATE PM.
22-Sep-18 69 50 CHANGING 0.57 0.00 RAIN 1A. THEN PCLDY BREEZY. MCLDY PM. LOW TEMP 11:59P
23-Sep-18 62 47 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 VARIABLE CLOUDS. FAIR MOONLIT EVENING
24-Sep-18 56 42 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 FAIR AM.  MCLDY PM, BREEZY
25-Sep-18 59 50 CHANGING 1.77 0.00 RAIN 4:30A TIL 11;30A THEN NOON TIL 4P. THEN 5P TIL 9P THEN PCLDY. Hi temp 11:59p
26-Sep-18 80 59 CHANGING 2.01 0.00 PCLDY, HUMID (DP73) DAY. THUNDERSH 7P TIL 10P THEN PCLDY, WINDY COOLER
27-Sep-18 70 53 CHANGING 0.03 0.00 FAIR AM. NMCLDY PM. RAIN 10A TIL MIDNIGHT.
28-Sep-18 58 51 CHANGING 0.40 0.00 MODERAE STEADY RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 7A. THEN INTERMITTEN LIGHT RAIN TIL 11A.
29-Sep-18 65 45 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 CLEARING EARLY AM.  A NICE DAY. LO TEMP 11:59P.
30-Sep-18 65 42 CHANGING 0.00 0.00 PCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVEING
74 57 Mean 65.5 8.49 AVERAGE: Temperature:73/49 Mean:61    Rain: 4.04

 


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