We are just about to say goodbye to September! Here's how we stacked up in terms of rain and temperatures. For records kept at the Burlington International Airport, September was another wet month ( to add to our increasingly wet year!)
Assuming we don't pick up any significant rainfall today (which I DONT anticipate) here is our monthly sum up.
Rainfall for the month totaled ~6.06". This is about 2.4" above average rainfall for the month. This marks the 7th month out of 9 this year that have seen above average precipitation in Burlington. January and July were under average.
The average high temperature for the whole month was about 73 degrees. When the whole month is averaged out, this is about 2 degree warmer than normal. The overnights were significantly warmer than average by about 5 degrees.
So far this year, the Burlington area has recorded 43.77" of rain. This is an outstanding 16.18" surplus of rainfall compared to a normal year (and we have 3 months to go!!). This now puts us at the 5th wettest year on record compared to the current standing records (info below courtesy of the Burlington National Weather Service climate page).
TOP TEN GREATEST ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS
1. 50.42 1998
2. 50.16 1983
3. 46.99 2006
4. 46.28 1973
THIS YEAR: 43.77"
5. 43.45 1897
6. 42.67 1955
7. 42.24 1892
8. 42.18 1990
9. 42.18 1918
10. 42.13 1981
These results could mean a difference down the road for us, perhaps in foliage, perhaps in agriculture, perhaps even in wintertime snow or springtime flooding if we continue to see a wet pattern. There is much to consider with this. Have you noticed any drastic differences this year with all the wet weather? How about recently with the "warmth". Let me know by reading our comment agreement and post below.