September weather behaved about as expected and was fairly typical for western Kansas. For the most part the month was dry around Dodge City but there were a few episodes of thunderstorms that brought at least some beneficial rain. At the Dodge City airport a total of 1.12 inches fell which was 0.55 inches below normal.
Temperatures were on the warm side for much of the month. The average daily temperature for September at the Dodge City airport was 72.4 degrees which was 3.2 degrees above the climatological normal and tied as the 24th warmest September on record at Dodge City. The warmest September observed in Dodge City was 77.8 degrees which occurred in 1931. The hottest day of the month occurred on the 7th when the mercury rose to 101 degrees which was also the 19th day of the year that the mercury got to 100 or hotter. The coolest temperature was 44 degrees which was observed on the 29th.
The average daily wind was 13.5 MPH which was slightly above the normal September wind in Dodge City. The highest wind speed of 53 MPH was measured on the 23rd behind a cold front.