Nick Diller’s weather summary: September 2016: Dry, dry, and more dry
Great Barrington — September 2016 saw the dry and warm weather patter continuing. As a result, the rivers and steams are at their lowest point in years and ground water, too, is at it’s lowest in some time. You can check the water situation in the region by going to the United States Geological Survey at https://www.usgs.gov.
September marks the ninth straight month the precipitation levels have been one-third to one-half below average. The 51-year average for September is just over 4 inches. This year’s total came to 2.64 which was the 19th driest.
Just a note: Five of the ten driest Septembers have occurred since the turn of the century and 2000 was the driest with less than an inch. Since July 2015, Only August and December last year have exceeded the average rainfall and not by a lot.
This year’s September turned out to be one of the warmest since 1965, with an average high temp of 76, the third warmest and a low of 53, the fourth warmest. The mean of 64.5 was the fourth warmest. The 51-year averages are 73, 49 and 61.
Will the weather patterns change for October? Don’t hold your breath.
But have a wonderful month.
|DATE||HI TEMP||LO TEMP||SKY||RAIN||SNOW||COMMENTS|
|1-Sep-16||80||56||CHANGING||0.03||LIGHT RAIN SUNRISE. CLEARING MID DAY. NICE PM|
|7-Sep-16||79||66||CHANGING||VCLDY WITH SOME AM DRIZZLE|
|8-Sep-16||88||60||CHANGING||0.05||FAIR DAY. CLDY EVENING WITH BRIE RAIN. THEN PCLDY HUMID DP74|
|9-Sep-16||87||68||CHANGING||0.04||MCLDY LIGHT RAIN 5A. THEN PCLDY|
|10-Sep-16||87||67||CHANGING||VCLDY. HUMID DP73.|
|11-Sep-16||76||CHANGING||0.44||CLOUDY THUNDERSHO 8A THEN FAIR LESS HUMID.|
|14-Sep-16||84||57||CHANGING||FAIR AM. PCLDY PM. TURNING COOLER . LIGHT RAIN SH CENRAL BERK. NOT GHERE|
|16-Sep-16||74||41||FAIR||***FULL HARVEST MOON****|
|17-Sep-16||76||47||CHANGING||FAIR DAY. CLOUDING UP EVENING.|
|18-Sep-16||77||61||CLOUDY||0.08||RAIN 6A TOP 7A.MORE HUMID|
|19-Sep-16||77||66||CHANGING||1.54||MOD TO HEAVY RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 4A. LIGHT RAIN 8A. PCLDY AFT.|
|20-Sep-16||81||61||CHANGING||MCLDY AM THEN FAIR.|
|23-Sep-16||79||54||CHANGING||MCLDY AM. CLEAR AFT. MCLDY EARLY EVE THEN FAIR LATE EVENING|
|26-Sep-16||68||34||CHANGING||BECOMING MCLDY EVENING|
|27-Sep-16||70||50||CHANGING||0.39||RAIN 2A TIL 5A. THEN PCLDY. CLEAR PM.|
|28-Sep-16||63||44||CHANGING||CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. MCLDY WITH A FEW BREAKS. WINDY|
|29-Sep-16||65||54||CLOUDY||CLOUDS LIFING 6A. PCLDY WINDY.|
|30-Sep-16||60||52||CLOUDY||0.07||A FEW PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN 3P TIL MIDNIGHT|
|76||53||2.64||AVERAGE: Temp: 73/49 Mean: 61 Rain: 4.04