Ithaca Climate Summary for September 2002
- With an average temperature of 64.0 degrees, the month averaged 4.6 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the 5th warmest September in 130 years of record and the warmest since 1961.
- There were four days this month with temperatures reaching at least 90 degrees. This is most for the month of September since 1953 with five.
- There have been nineteen days this summer with a temperature of 90 or above. There were also 19 in 1988. The most prior to that was 26 in 1955.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 92 degrees on the 9th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 37 degrees on the 29th.
- The maximum temperatures on the 8th (91 degrees) and 9th (92 degrees) each missed the record for the day by one degree.
[All normals are for the years 1971-2000.]
- September precipitation totalled 5.26 inches, which represented 137% of normal.
- There were three rainfall events this month that exceeded one inch.
- This was the thirteenth wettest September in the last 124 years, but 0.65 inches drier than 2001.
- Year-to-date precipitation now stands at 29.97 inches, 2.08 inches above normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center