September weather mirrored entire summer trend

Following a summer of virtually no rain, September brought more of the same.

Following a summer of virtually no rain, September brought more of the same.

Local forecaster Ron Lakeman reports precipitation was less than half of what’s considered normal, measuring 19 millimetres (mm) instead of the usual 42.5 mm.

During the first week of the month, temperatures dipped as light rain prevailed due to an upper trough of low pressure in region.

Though rain was recorded each day, the amounts were minor, added Lakeman.

Sunny skies and warm conditions returned Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 with a ridge of high pressure that culminated with the warmest day of the month, 32.7 C, on the afternoon of   Sept. 12.

The month remained dry with relatively seasonal temperatures until the third week, when another system produced cool and unsettled conditions, Lakeman noted in his monthly weather round up.

Again, scattered showers produced scant precipitation, bringing the monthly total to only 45 per cent of normal September rain.

Clear and calm conditions returned the last week of the month, ushering in near freezing temperatures during the early morning of Sept. 27 and Sept. 29. Minimum temperatures were 1.1 C and 1.2 C respectively and brought the overall mean temperature to about 1 degree below normal.

While cooler than the typical 3 C to 4 C for September, the numbers fell short of the coldest day on the books, which is -4.3 C recorded in 1984.

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