Dry September across Eastern Kentucky

  September Climate Data
 

September Climate Data 

 September Climate Data

 

September Climate Data 

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

AFTER A VERY WET AUGUST...DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE
COAL FIELDS IN SEPTEMBER. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE FINISHED LAST
MONTH WELL OVER TWO INCHES BELOW NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT WAS AROUND THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH DRIER THAN NORMAL. IN
FACT...IT WAS THE FIFTH DRIEST SEPTEMBER AT JACKSON. ON THE
TEMPERATURE SIDE OF THE FENCE...JACKSON WAS NEAR NORMAL...AND LONDON
WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS ONLY A TENTH
OF A DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT WAS ONE
DEGREE WARMER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED SEPTEMBER
2013 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.1
DEGREE ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 68.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
77.7 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 68.2 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 WAS 88 DEGREES...AND OCCURRED
ON THE 9TH AND 10TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 WAS
48 DEGREES ON THE 14TH AND 28TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE SET OR TIED LAST MONTH. THERE WAS ONE MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD TIED LAST MONTH...68 DEGREES ON THE 11TH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 1.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
SEPTEMBER 2013...WHICH IS 2.19 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. LAST MONTH WAS
THE FIFTH DRIEST SEPTEMBER AT JACKSON...QUITE A DIFFERENCE FROM
AUGUST 2013...WHICH WAS THE FIFTH WETTEST MONTH EVER. ALSO OF
NOTE...BEING OVER TWO INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL IS NOT TOO RARE AN
OCCURRENCE. SINCE 2000...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAS HAD 21
MONTHS WITH PRECIPITATION DEFICITS OF MORE THAN TWO INCHES...OR
AVERAGING WELL OVER ONE MONTH A YEAR. THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WHEN A
HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND
FOUR DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL. THERE WAS ONE DAY
WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND NO DAYS WITH
MORE THAN AN INCH. THE DAY OF THE 21ST NETTED 0.61 INCHES OF
RAIN...WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR SEPTEMBER...AS WELL
AS THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET LAST MONTH. THE ANNUAL
PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER IS 44.49
INCHES...WHICH IS 7.48 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR.
CURRENTLY...THIS AMOUNT IS THE SEVENTH GREATEST JANUARY THROUGH
SEPTEMBER TOTAL AT JACKSON.

THUNDER WAS HEARD THREE DAYS AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...WHICH
IS THE NORMAL FOR SEPTEMBER. THERE WERE 21 DAYS WITH FOG...EIGHT OF
WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. SEPTEMBER NORMALLY AVERAGES 6.3 DAYS OF
DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 0.8 MPH...AND
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 24 MPH WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. THE
MEAN WIND SPEED FOR SEPTEMBER IS TYPICALLY 4.1 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 131 COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 12
COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL FOR THE COOLING DEGREE
DAY SEASON IS NOW 1026...WHICH IS 95 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW
NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 28 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 22 BELOW NORMAL FOR SEPTEMBER. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL IS NOW 30...WHICH IS 22 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 69.3
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.0 DEGREE ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 68.3 DEGREES FOR
SEPTEMBER. LAST MONTH BROKE A STRING OF SEVEN CONSECUTIVE MONTHS
WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 80.0
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 58.5 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 WAS 89 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 10TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 48
DEGREES...WHICH HAPPENED ON THE 14TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURES
WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. A MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE 11TH WITH A READING OF 69 DEGREES.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 2.61 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
SEPTEMBER 2013...WHICH IS 0.76 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE EIGHT
DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND FIVE DAYS WHEN A
TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON HAD ONE DAY
WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN AN INCH.
THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.27 INCHES ON THE 21ST...AND WAS ALSO
THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.
NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. THE
ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER IS 43.65
INCHES...WHICH IS 7.60 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. THIS TOTAL
IS THE TENTH GREATEST JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER PRECIPITATION TOTAL SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1954.

LONDON HAD FIVE DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 27
DAYS WITH FOG...AND EIGHT DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND
SPEED FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 WAS 2.5 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF
25 MPH RECORDED ON THE 11TH AND 21ST.

LONDON TALLIED 149 COOLING DEGREES DURING SEPTEMBER...WHICH IS 6
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS
NOW 1041...126 BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 15 HEATING DEGREE DAYS AT
LONDON LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 31 BELOW NORMAL. THESE WERE THE FIRST
HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED AT LONDON THIS SEASON...THUS THE
SEASONAL TOTAL IS 15...WHICH IS 32 BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFO...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 
SEPTEMBER 2013.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 2013.



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