Ithaca Climate Summary for September 1997
- With an average temperature of 59.0 degrees, the month of September averaged 0.8 degrees cooler than normal.
- Six of the last seven months have been cooler than normal.
- The temperature hit 80 degrees only once this month (83 on the 2nd). The September normal is 5 such days.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 32 degrees on the 27th. This threshold was reached just one day before the normal first occurrence of a freezing temperature in the fall.
- The length of the freeze-free season this year was 123 days, 13 days less than normal.
- September rainfall totalled 3.22 inches, which was 91% of normal.
- This total was 1.17 inches less than the amount received last September.
- A measurable amount of rain fell on 15 days, with a trace occurring on another 4 days.
- Eight of the nine months this year have had below normal rainfall.
- September's precipitation total was the second greatest of any month this year.
- The annual precipitation deficit at the end of the month was 5.44 inches, which represented 79% of normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center