Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 021410 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 1010 AM EDT FRI OCT 2 2015 ................................... ...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015 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 88 09/08 86 09/05 09/05 LOWEST 47 09/30 41 09/19 09/21 AVG. MAXIMUM 76.3 71.1 5.2 72.6 AVG. MINIMUM 58.2 53.4 4.8 53.8 MEAN 67.3 62.2 5.1 63.2 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 4.29 3.90 0.39 3.13 DAYS >= .01 9 11 DAYS >= .10 8 6 DAYS >= .50 2 3 DAYS >= 1.00 2 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.87 09/12 TO 09/13 09/05 TO 09/06 09/30 TO 09/30 09/30 TO 09/30 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 09/29 TO 09/29 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 55 135 -80 108 SINCE 7/1 70 162 -92 130 COOLING TOTAL 131 53 78 61 SINCE 1/1 656 540 116 507 ................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 28/230 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 39/220 DATE 09/19 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 11 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 13 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 70 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 4 LIGHT RAIN 11 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 12 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 6 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ...COMFORTABLE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER... THE 5TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD STARTED WITH THE FIRST ELEVEN DAYS ON THE ABOVE NORMAL SIDE...UNTIL A THREE DAY STRETCH OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE 30TH ALL BUT THREE OF THESE SIXTEEN DAYS REACHED TEMPERATURES THAT WERE ABOVE NORMAL DURING THIS STRETCH. THE MONTH ENDED ON A COOL NOTE WITH THE 30TH REACHING ONLY INTO THE 50S FOR THE HIGH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE MOSTLY BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE FIRST ELEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH...UNTIL THE BUFFALO METRO AREA AND MANY OF THE NORTHERN SUBURBAN AREAS WERE INUNDATED BY ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 12TH AND 13TH. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN FELL ON THE 29TH AND 30TH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 67.3F DEGREES WHICH IS 5.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE LONGEST STRETCH OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS ELEVEN DAYS. IN TOTAL THERE WERE 24 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL AND 6 DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAYS THIS MONTH WERE THE 5TH AND 8TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 88 DEGREES EACH OF THESE DAYS. THERE WERE 11 DAYS THAT REACHED 80F OR GREATER...WHICH IS 5 MORE THAN NORMAL. PRECIPITATION FINISHED ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH WITH 4.29 INCHES OF RAINFALL...WHICH IS 0.39 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. MORE THAN HALF OF THE RAINFALL AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT FOR THE MONTH FELL ON THE WEEKEND OF THE 12TH AND 13TH...WHEN A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM STALLED OVER THE AREA...RESULTING IN HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE BUFFALO METRO AREA AND NORTHERN SUBURBAN AREAS. THE BUFFALO AIRPORT RECEIVED 2.26 INCHES OF RAIN FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 12TH AND 13TH. SEPTEMBER HAD NINE DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL...INCLUDING FOUR DAYS WITH GREATER THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH AND TWO DAYS WITH GREATER THAN A HALF OF AN INCH. SEPTEMBER STARTED OUT DRY FOR THE MOST PART...WITH LESS THAN HALF OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11TH AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT. A THUNDERSTORM AHEAD OF A WEAK TROUGH CAUSED A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL DURING THE AFTERNOON ON SEPTEMBER 3RD. SOME INSTABILITY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAUSED THIRTY TWO HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON SEPTEMBER 5TH. A COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH WESTERN NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBER 9TH AND WITH IT TWENTY THREE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN FELL. HEAVY RAIN FELL ON THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 12TH AND 13TH...WITH ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM ONE TO THREE INCHES ACROSS THE NIAGARA FRONTIER...AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE STALLED OVER THE AREA DURING THE WEEKEND. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WERE RELATIVELY DRY WITH ONLY FOUR HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL THROUGH THE 27TH. SIXTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN ACCUMULATED AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 28TH AS A SOUTHERLY FLOW BROUGHT MOISTURE TO WESTERN NEW YORK AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. A COLD FRONT SLOWLY MOVED THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE LATE EVENING OF THE 29TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 30TH...RESULTING IN 1.36 INCHES OF RAINFALL AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT FOR THESE TWO DAYS. WINDS WERE BELOW NORMAL THIS MONTH...AVERAGING 8.0 MPH WHICH IS 0.6 MPH BELOW NORMAL. THE STRONGEST WIND GUST OF 39 MPH CAME ON THE 19TH. LAKE ERIE STARTED OUT AT 72 DEGREES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH...PEAKING AT 75 DEGREES BETWEEN THE 7TH AND THE 11TH...THEN DROPPED TO ITS COOLEST TEMPERATURE OF 67 DEGREES ON THE 27TH. IN ALL A MOSTLY DRY MONTH...WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL. && WELCH $$

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