Skip to comments.September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.
Posted on 10/08/2019 10:31:38 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded.
The U.S. also experienced four new weather disasters since May, each exceeding $1 billion: Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Imelda, a southern/eastern severe weather outbreak, and flooding of the Arkansas River that impacted Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Here are more highlights from NOAAs latest monthly U.S.
Climate Report: Climate by the numbers September 2019
The average temperature for September across the contiguous U.S. was 68.5 degrees F (3.7 degrees above the 20th-century average), which ties with 2015 as the second warmest September on record.
After a more mild August, Alaska had an average temperature that ranked third warmest for September. Near-average temperatures were present across much of the West and in Maine.
The average precipitation for September in the contiguous U.S. was 2.42 inches (0.07 inch below average), which puts the month in the middle third of the 125-year record.
Wetter-than-normal conditions were found from the West Coast to the northern Plains and Great Lakes. North Dakota had its wettest September on record.
Record dry conditions were present across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and West Virginia. Year to date: January through September
The average U.S. temperature for the year to date (January through September) was 55.8 degrees F, 0.8 degrees above the 20th-century average, which ranked in the warmest third of the record.
The contiguous U.S. had its wettest year to date on record at 27.96 inches. Above- to much-above-average precipitation stretched from coast to coast, with record rainfall across South Dakota and Michigan.
More notable climate events (? These aren't climate events. They're weather events)
The long-term wet streak continues: Average precipitation across the contiguous U.S. for the 12-month period (October 2018 through September 2019) was 36.45 inches, 6.51 inches above average. This ranks as the wettest 12-month period and the fifth wettest among all 12-month periods on record.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall at Hatteras, North Carolina, on September 6, with maximum sustained winds estimated near 90 mph.
Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas, on September 18, just 45 minutes after becoming a tropical storm. Widespread flooding resulted from the system stalling over southeast Texas for four days.
An early winter snow storm impacted the northern Rockies from September 2830. Between 1 and 4 feet of snow fell across parts of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, shattering September records across the region.
When you say, 'September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.' how long are you going back in the records?
How old is the earth?
I am in CA. and we have had one of the coolest summers ever!!!
And the day after little Greta gave her awful Global Warming speech at the UN, we woke up to find snow falling on our lawn chairs. Average temps for that day? 50 low, 70 high. And it’s still colder than average by far.
Everyone was laughing about Global Warming...
‘How old is the earth?’
according to a contingent on this forum, 6,000 years...
Their lies are becoming increasingly absurd.
Just anecdotal evidence, but I agree it seemed cooler than normal.
Here in San Diego, I only turned on my air conditioning at home about six times the entire summer.
I do have ceiling fans in each room to circulate air, but ,there just weren’t too many days where it got extremely hot in the house.
yep, seems like important data left out.
Yup. Two Saturdays ago we had 2inches of CLIMAGEDDON in the backyard. Looking at 28 tomorrow morning and 27 for Thursday morning.
Considering the Earth was born as a fireball, the Earth has been cooling for 4.3 billion years.
you just wait til the effects from the current maunder minimum currently in play, start to materialize. It ought to be a learning experience for the Global Warming Religion.
There is the substance of the question since global temperatures haven't been accurately measured
until circumnavigating satellites have employed.
Do you think that the absence of solar flares,
or the current solar minimum might have some effect on the jet stream flow ?
This would affect ambient air currents and flow, as well as ocean currents.
I have a third question - where in the USA was this record set?
Minnesota had a rather normal temperature-wise summer, despite a colder than average April, May, and June. It certainly was not a hot summer, and the summer temperatures did not arrive until nearly July.
We had so much rain this year that the Mississippi river basin in central Minnesota is near capacity. My basement sump pump is working again after so much rain all year and plus-6-inches in September and already 2 inches of rain in October. My house sits about 25-30 feet above the river. There is a rock bed under my house and the neighbors too. When the river reaches a high level, and we continue to get rain, the water backs up and tends to force its way into the basements - which is why I have a sump pump.
I call the report of one of the hottest summers on record - is a lot of nonsense.
We had snow on the 29th of September. Even for northern Idaho that’s a little unusual.
Dear NOAA, my area had a hot September and now the temp is going to plunge 50 degrees in a 24 hr period - proving nothing, just like you.
So, WEATHER = CLIMATE now?
“...according to a contingent...”
Every group has outliers, except in the NAZI or Communist parties.
Yeah, BS. Here in Phoenix, high temps waited longer than usual to begin and started tapering off earlier than they often do. Unusually hot August, by a tiny margin, but significantly shorter hot season than average so far. Overall, a shorter, cooler summer than typical.
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