Ithaca Climate Summary for September 2004
- With an average temperature of 62.6 degrees, the month averaged 3.2 degrees warmer than normal.
- This month broke a string of three consecutive cooler-than-normal months.
- This month was 2.2 degrees warmer than September 2003 and 1.4 degrees cooler than September 2002.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 82 degrees on the 4th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 37 degrees on the 20th.
- The September precipitation total was 5.14 inches, which was 134% of normal.
- Surprisingly, this month was drier than the last three Septembers.
- Rainfall for the last three months (July-September) was 19.81 inches. This was the wettest of any three-month period on record.
- After setting a record for number of rainy days this summer, there were only 7 days this month with measurable precipitation. The normal is 13 and the record for the least in September is 4.
- The remnants of Hurricane Frances brought 1.92 inches of rain on the 9th-10th and the remnants of Hurricane Ivan brought 3.09 inches on the 17th-18th. The remaining 0.13 inches was associated with showers on the 28th-30th.
- Year-to-date precipitation was 38.08 inches at month's end. This already exceeds the normal for the entire year.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center