Weather Blog: September 2020 weather review

September was a month of temperature swings and above-average rain totals. We saw a decent rain on Sept. 7th and 8th, which helped ease drought conditions.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:47 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 12:03 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — September was a month of temperature swings and above-average rain totals.

We started the month off with high temperatures near average, which was 81 degrees on Sept. 1.

Temperature swings from above-average to below-average happened every few days during the first part of the month.

We saw a decent rain on Sept. 7 and 8, which helped ease drought conditions.

Rain total from both days totaled 2.4 inches.

The rainfall total on Sept. 7 broke a record when 1.34 inches of rain fell.

The previous record was 1.19 inches of rain on that day, which happened in 2012.

But if an area missed out on that rain, it stayed under abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

By the middle of the month, a cool spell moved into the area, keeping temperatures below average.

High temperatures on 18 were 12 degrees below average.

The average high temperature on that day is 75 degrees.

A two-week-long dry stretch moved into the area starting on Sept. 14.

Even with this dry stretch, the September rain total was 3.33 inches.

That's about half an inch above average, which makes September 2020 as the 42nd wettest on record.

We wrapped up the month with a warm up, up to 10 degrees above average on the 27th, before cooler temperatures moved in by the 30th.

Even with the temperature swings, our average temperature during the month was 63.2 degrees.

That's 1.1 degrees below the average of 64.3 degrees.

It ties the record of the 36th coldest September on record.

You can read more about the report here

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