I thought I’d throw together a report as we near the end of September for 2011. This was a month that was very nice when compared to the searing heat we had in July and August. As you can see on the graph, the black trend line is definitely heading south. This cooling effect was enhanced by cloudy and rainy conditions that took hold after the 13th of the month. All in all, no complaints from the perspective of either temperatures or rainfall. Speaking of which, we did hit our average of about four and a quarter inches which is a great thing. So, the month has been very typical in both departments!
I three in a weather loop of the US for the morning of the twenty fifth. These systems have been working their way from west to east with regularity over the past two weeks. as is usual, you can click on either of these radar maps for animation.
Finally, I thought to record the larger picture of weather patterns for the 25th. Now, while I'm about a far from a weather professional as a jack rabbit is from a wolf, I do have the feeling that the cool down will persist in a pretty normal was as we get to the remainder of the month and beyond.