The morning low was a chilly 45, fourteen degrees below average - and one degree shy of the record low.
On the day before autumn began, the high reached 93, the last 90-degree day of the year, and 36th overall - the most since 1944 and, at the time, the second most on record (now ranked fifth). Today was also the seventh 90-degree day since Sept. 5. And the fourth record high of the month.
2.32" of rain fell, with nearly half of it (1.05") falling in 60 minutes between 4:37-5:37 PM. 4.21" fell in the past two days and six inches in the past week. Today's rainfall was a record for the date.
The morning low of 44 degrees tied the record for the date and was the chilliest reading of the month (15 degrees below average). What made this temperature even more worthy of note was the fact that it was the fifth consecutive September in which the chilliest reading was 44 degrees (but not on the same date).
Today was the last 80-degree day of the year. In total there were 58 such days, the fewest of any year in the 1970-2014 period. (The typical number of days with 80-degree highs is 85.)
The 0.06" of rain that fell during late AM showers was the first rain on this date in ten years. This was also the third day in a row with a high of 68 degrees, six degrees cooler than average.