Valentine Labor Day Climatology

The end of summer officially falls on the vernal equinox, however many consider Labor Day to be the end of summer. By Labor Day, kids have returned to school, football is in full swing, and summer vacations have ended. Labor Day originated in the late 1800s and has always been observed on the first Monday of September, which varies from the 1st of the month to the 7th. The weather can vary greatly during this transition from the ‘dog days of summer’ to the frosty fall conditions that change the color of the leaves. This study looks at past Labor Day weather conditions reported in Valentine since 1889.

LABOR DAY IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 125 YEARS: 1889-2013

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 102 degrees
(September 3, 1990)
Lowest 34 degrees
(September 5, 1988)
Lowest Maximum 59 degrees
(September 2, 1974)
Highest Minimum 71 degrees
(September 7, 1931)
Average High 81.7 degrees
Average Low 52.9 degrees
30 Year Normal High 84 to 81 degrees
30 Year Normal Low 54 to 52 degrees
Average Temperature Range 28.8 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
49 degrees
High 93, Low 44
(September 1, 1958)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
7 degrees (2 times)
High 68, Low 61 (Sept 7, 1925)
High 62, Low 55 (Sept 3, 1951)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s
1 19 30 40 30 5
0.8% 15.2% 24.0% 32.0% 24.0% 4.0%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

30s 40s 50s 60s 70s
7 39 47 30 2
5.6% 31.2% 37.6% 24.0% 1.6%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 1.53 inches
(September 7, 1914)
Maximum Snowfall None
Number of Times Precipitation 41 Occurrences or 33.1%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
28 Occurrences or 22.6%
Number of Times Snowfall No snowfall occurrences
Number of Times No Precipitation 83 Occurrences or 66.9%

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 LABOR DAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Remarks
Sept 7, 2009 87 62 0.00 0.0  Mostly cloudy, windy (peak gust
 33 mph)
Sept 6, 2010 66 47 0.01 0.0  Cloudy, morning thundershower,
 windy (peak gust 48 mph)
Sept 5, 2011
82 44 0.00 0.0  Mostly sunny, windy (peak gust 33 mph)
Sept 3, 2012 99 64 0.00 0.0  Sunny
Sept 2, 2013 90 49 0.00 0.0  Sunny

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST LABOR DAYS
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Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

VALENTINE RECORDS FOR POTENTIAL LABOR DAYS
(RECORDS SET ON CELEBRATED LABOR DAYS HIGHLIGHTED)

Date High Low Low Max High Min Precip Snow
Sept 1 102/1983,64 35/1965 53/1974 71/1937 2.92/1909 None
Sept 2 103/1983 35/1974 58/1934 72/1960 0.66/1896 None
Sept 3 102/1990 30/1974 53/1918 73/1897 1.80/1999 None
Sept 4 104/1998 36/1968,62 56/1956 69/1900 1.30/1901 None
Sept 5 103/1998 32/1956 52/1965 71/1939 0.68/1993 None
Sept 6 101/1980 28/1956 49/1929 73/1939 0.98/1911 Trace/1929
Sept 7 100/1940 33/1986 46/1929 73/2002 1.53/1914 None

ALSO VISIT NORTH PLATTE LABOR DAY CLIMATOLOGY

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  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
  Updated 2014
 


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