Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
000 CXUS51 KBUF 042155 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 209 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER 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 99 09/03/1953 LOW 28 09/28/1947 HIGHEST 92 09/05 92 09/11 LOWEST 40 09/19 37 09/17 09/14 AVG. MAXIMUM 74.1 71.6 2.5 71.4 AVG. MINIMUM 51.8 52.0 -0.2 50.5 MEAN 62.9 61.8 1.1 61.0 DAYS MAX >= 90 1 0.3 0.7 2 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 6.30 1977 MINIMUM 0.28 1960 TOTALS 1.33 3.38 -2.05 2.41 DAYS >= .01 11 10 DAYS >= .10 5 7 DAYS >= .50 0 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.39 09/10 TO 09/11 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL MM MM TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 SINCE 7/1 0.0 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 124 147 -23 172 SINCE 7/1 149 181 -32 190 COOLING TOTAL 68 50 18 59 SINCE 1/1 532 534 -2 650 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.6 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 29/320 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 39/310 DATE 09/13 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 7 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 16 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 7 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 71 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 3 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 3 RAIN 5 LIGHT RAIN 12 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 16 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 2 - 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 62.9F WAS JUST OVER 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 21 DAYS THAT REACHED 70F OR GREATER WHICH IS 3 DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WAS ALSO ONE 90 DEGREE DAY...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 5TH. THIS WAS ONLY THE 3RD SUCH DAY THIS SUMMER SEASON WHICH IS 6 DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND WHEN THE HIGH REACHED ONLY 57 DEGREES. SEPTEMBER WAS A DRY MONTH WITH ONLY 1.33 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THIS WAS THE DRIEST MONTH SINCE 1964. THOUGH THERE WERE EXACTLY NORMAL AMOUNT OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE RAINFALL...ALL EVENTS WERE A THIRD OF AN INCH OR LESS. THE LAST SEPTEMBER THAT THIS OCCURRED WAS ALSO BACK IN 1964. THERE WERE THREE DAYS OF THUNDER. SEPTEMBER BEGAN WITH SUMMERS WARMTH AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S. A COLD FRONT SWEPT ACROSS THE REGION WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 2ND. THERE WAS LITTLE COLD AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT AND TEMPERATURES ON THE 3RD STILL MANAGED TO CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 80S. THE WARMEST AIRMASS OF THE MONTH THEN PASSED ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 4TH AND 5TH WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING INTO THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S. THIS WARMTH WAS ERASED BY A COLD FRONT ON FRIDAY THE 5TH. WHILE IT REMAINED DRY A FEW SHOWERS FELL OVERNIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THE 6TH. AFTERNOONS IN THE 70S REMAINED ACROSS THE REGION UNTIL THE 12TH...WHEN FOLLOWING A STRONG COLD FRONT HIGHS ONLY REACHED 60F. THIS GAVE THE FIRST FALLISH FEEL TO THE AIR. FOR THE NEXT WEEK AUTUMN WAS THE TONE AS AFTERNOON HIGHS REACHED ONLY INTO THE 60S. ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE BROUGHT A COUPLE OF RAINY DAYS TO THE REGION ON THE 15TH AND 16TH. 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. IN ALL A NICE START TO THE AUTUMN SEASON ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. && THOMAS $$

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.