Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 042153 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 209 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 98 09/03/1953 LOW 32 09/30/1991 09/24/1963 09/28/1957 HIGHEST 86 09/05 86 09/11 LOWEST 41 09/19 37 09/17 AVG. MAXIMUM 72.6 71.1 1.5 71.0 AVG. MINIMUM 53.8 53.4 0.4 51.8 MEAN 63.2 62.2 1.0 61.4 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.1 -0.1 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.99 1977 MINIMUM 0.31 1897 TOTALS 3.13 3.90 -0.77 3.53 DAYS >= .01 11 10 DAYS >= .10 6 5 DAYS >= .50 3 1 DAYS >= 1.00 1 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.47 09/05 TO 09/06 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL T 1956 1950 TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.0 0.0 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.0 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 108 135 -27 152 SINCE 7/1 130 162 -32 168 COOLING TOTAL 61 53 8 51 SINCE 1/1 507 540 -33 603 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 33/200 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 43/240 DATE 09/21 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 9 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 15 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 69 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 3 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 4 LIGHT RAIN 12 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 4 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && A PLEASANT AND WARM SEPTEMBER WAS ONLY INTERRUPTED BY A WEEK OF CHILLY TEMPERATURES MID MONTH. A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ENDED THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH WITH SUMMER LIKE WARMTH AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 63.2F WAS A DEGREE ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL. SEPTEMBER WAS ONLY THE THIRD ABOVE NORMAL MONTH THIS YEAR WITH MAY AND JUNE ALSO ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 20 DAYS THAT REACHED 70F OR GREATER WHICH IS 3 DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE RECORD TEMPERATURE SET...THE 55F DEGREE READING ON SEPTEMBER 12TH WAS THE LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THAT DATE...AND COLDEST MAXIMUM IN SEPTEMBER SINCE 2009. SEPTEMBER WAS A BIT BELOW NORMAL FOR RAINFALL AS ONLY 3.13 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS IS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL...THOUGH DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL WERE EXACTLY NORMAL...AT 11 DAYS. A THIRD OF THIS RAINFALL FELL THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH WHEN A STRONG COLD FRONT BROUGHT 1.45 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE BUFFALO AIRPORT LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. THERE WERE THREE DAYS OF THUNDER. SEPTEMBER BEGAN WITH SUMMERS WARMTH AND TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S AND LOWER 80S. A COLD FRONT SWEPT ACROSS THE REGION WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 2ND. AHEAD OF THIS COLD FRONT A LINE SEGMENT OF THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT DOWN TREES WELL TO THE SOUTH OF BUFFALO ACROSS CATTARAUGUS COUNTY. THERE WAS LITTLE COLD AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT AND IN FACT TEMPERATURES ON THE 3RD WERE WARMER. THE WARMEST AIRMASS OF THE MONTH THEN PASSED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 4TH AND 5TH WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING INTO THE MID 80S. THIS WARMTH WAS ERASED BY A COLD FRONT ON FRIDAY THE 5TH. WHILE IT REMAINED DRY THROUGH THE DAY HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS REACHED BUFFALO BY LATE EVENING WITH DOWNPOURS DROPPING MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN NEW YORK. THE RAINFALL ENDED DURING THE MORNING HOURS OF THE 6TH WITH DRY AND COMFORTABLE WEATHER RETURNING THAT AFTERNOON. AFTERNOONS IN THE 70S REMAINED ACROSS THE REGION UNTIL THE 12TH...WHEN FOLLOWING A STRONG COLD FRONT HIGHS ONLY REACHED THE MID 50S. THIS GAVE THE FIRST FALLISH FEEL TO THE AIR AND MADE THE 12TH THE COOLEST DAY THIS MONTH. FOR THE NEXT WEEK AUTUMN WAS THE TONE AS AFTERNOON HIGHS REACHED ONLY INTO THE 60S. ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT A RAINY DAY TO THE REGION ON THE 15TH. TEMPERATURES REBOUNDED BACK INTO THE 70S BY THE 20TH THOUGH ANOTHER COLD FRONT BROUGHT SOME SHOWERS TO THE AREA ON THE 21ST AND MADE FOR A CHILLY DAY ON THE 22ND. BY WEDNESDAY THE 24TH A DOMINATING AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION. THIS FEATURE BROUGHT MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND TEMPERATURES WARMING BACK TOWARDS 80F BY MONTHS END. ONLY THE FINAL DAY OF THE MONTH FEATURED CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. LAKE ERIE SLOWLY COOLED THROUGH THE MONTH DROPPING FROM 73F EARLY IN THE MONTH DOWN TO 66F BY MONTHS END. WINDS AVERAGED 8 MPH THROUGH THE MONTH. IN ALL A NICE START TO THE AUTUMN SEASON ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. && THOMAS $$

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