September weather wrap-up

The month of September is now behind us and we now take a look back at what we came away with weather-wise.  A brief synopsis of the month results in warm temperatures but mostly dry except for portions of I-95 and the outer banks, as they had flooding from hurricanes Mara and Jose.

We start by looking at temperatures. The average high temperature across the east for the month is 83 degrees and the average low for the month is 63 degrees (depending on the city). Most locations saw an average above normal by about a degree in general. See the chart below for specifics. There were some areas that also saw a few extremes. New Bern saw a high temperature of 92 during the time period and Beaufort saw a high of 91. Some extreme lows were also realized with Plymouth dipping down to 53 degrees, while Greenville saw a low of 54 degrees.

As I mentioned before, the month was relatively dry as most places received about an inch less rainfall than the average. Williamston’s normal rainfall is 6.07 inches but they actually received 4.32 inches for the month. New Bern’s normal rainfall for the month is 5.89 inches but only received 3.25 inches. As mentioned before, the only places receiving more was the outer banks, thanks to a few hurricanes moving by and providing flooding, in addition to rain. Hatters received about .85 inches over the average.

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