September 2012 Weather Summary for Dodge City

Temperatures were below normal for the month of September at the Dodge City Regional Airport.  The average temperature was 68.6 degrees which was 0.6 degrees below normal.  The average high was 83.7 degrees and the average low was 53.4.  The highest temperature for the month was 100 degrees on the 2nd and 3rd and the lowest was 42 on the 14th.  No records were set or tied during the month.  The total number of 100 degrees for August was two bringing the yearly total to 35 days.  This is the 5th most on record.  For back to back years there were a total of 89 days for 2011 and 2012.  The next closest back to back years were 1933 and 1934 with 63 days.  For the January through September period 2012 was the warmest on record with an average of 62.4 degrees.  The second warmest year was 1934 with an average of 62.0 degrees.

The total precipitation for the month was 0.91 inches which was 0.76 inches below normal.  The total precipitation for the year through the end of September was 15.60 inches which was 2.66 inches below normal.  The highest 24 hour amount was 0.56 inches on the 27th and 28th.

The average wind speed for the month was 9.7 mph.  The highest wind gust was 48 mph from the north on the 7th from the a cold front that moved through that day.

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