The unseasonably warm temperatures of August (at the time the fifth hottest on record) continued in September, which tied Sept. 1931 as the second warmest (it's now tied for fifth). The month's temperatures were divided into three ten-day periods. The first ten days were eight degrees above average, the middle ten were six below average, and the last ten days were nine above average. Today, with a high of 82/70, was twelve degrees above average; the low was what the average high should be.
Rain from the remnants of tropical storm Dean moved through during the early morning. 2.64" fell between 2-7AM, but the bulk of it poured down in the hour between 5:30-6:30 when 2.05" was measured. Today's rainfall was comparable to the amount that fell between Sept. 1-29.
Today's summer-like high of 89° was 20 degrees above average and a record for the date.
For the second year in a row the chilliest reading of the month occurred on the final day of the month, and in both years the reading was 44° (12 below average). However, this year's high, 58°, was five degrees chillier.
Today's afternoon high of 55° was 15 degrees chillier than average. It was also the last time a day in September had a high in the 50s.
Today's high/low of 67/50 made this the only day of the month that had cooler than average temperatures (4 degrees below normal). Not only was this the second mildest Septembers on record (+5.8 degrees), but the fourth driest (0.48 inches).
0.75" of rain fell in a 45-minute period just before daybreak (5-5:45 AM). Overall, 1.10" fell during the morning.