September 2009 ended up with below normal temperatures for the Dodge City Regional Airport. The average temperature was 65.9 degrees and that was 3.4 degrees below normal. The average high temperature was 78.0 degrees and the average low was 53.8. The highest temperature was 93 degrees on the 7th and the lowest was 42 on the 24th, 28th and 29th. No records were set during the month.
The total precipitation for the month was 2.50 inches, which was 0.80 inches above normal. Most of the rain fell on the 8th when there was 2.24 inches that day. The total precipitation from January 1st to September 30th was 20.63 inches, and that was 1.51 inches above normal. Dodge City is well above last year's pace which was only 12.95 inches.
This was one of the least windiest months on record for Dodge City. The average wind speed was only 9.9 mph. Since 1943, the average wind speed has been below 10 mph six other times. The highest wind gust for the month was 46 mph from northwest on the 21st during the late afternoon hours. The amount of sunshine for the month was 61 percent.
LEAST WINDIEST MONTHS FOR DODGE CITY
9.0 December 1986
9.2 August 1961
9.6 August 1998
9.9 January 1993
9.9 August 1996
9.9 January 1995
9.9 September 2009