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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1010 AM EDT FRI OCT 2 2015

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...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
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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
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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.

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...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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