More Notes on September’s Heat and Dryness from the NWS Birmingham

| October 1, 2019 @ 1:54 pm

Notes from the NWS Birmingham:

We’ve run the numbers and come up with a few stats for you regarding the record/near record-setting heat and dryness in September.

Birmingham (1896-2019)
– 2nd warmest September, average temp of 82.1. #1 is 1925 at 84.2
– 2nd warmest average high temperature, 94.5. #1 is 1925 at 96.1
– 6th warmest average low temperature at 69.7 #1 is 1925 at 72.3
– 11th driest at 0.56 inches of rain. #1 is 1955 with a trace.

Montgomery (1872-2019)
– DRIEST EVER! 0.05 inches of rain, surpassing old record of 0.12 in 1923
– 2nd warmest September, average temp of 83.3. #1 is 1925 at 84.5
– RECORD warmest average high temperature, 97.0. Surpassing old record of 95.2 in 1925.
– But oddly, the 23rd warmest average low temperature at 69.7 #1 is 1925 at 73.8
– Warmest ever September high temperature of 103 on the 17th and 18th

Tuscaloosa (1948-2019)
– WARMEST EVER September, average temp of 82.3. Surpassing old record of 81.8 set in 2018
– Second driest! 0.01 inches of rain, second only to 1955, with a trace.
– RECORD warmest average high temperature, 95.5. Surpassing old record of 94.5 in 1954.
– 4th warmest average low temperature at 69.0 #1 is 2018 at 72.4

Anniston (1945*-2019)
– WARMEST EVER September, average temp of 80.3. Surpassing old record of 80.0 set in 2018
– RECORD warmest average high temperature, 94.2. Surpassing old record of 92.5 in 1954.
– 5th driest with 0.56 inches of rain. #1 is 1947 at 0.09 inches.
– 8th warmest average low temperature at 66.3. #1 is 2018 at 70.0
(* – a few earlier years, 1903-1905 and 1931)

Shelby County Airport (1995-2019)
– WARMEST EVER September, average temp of 81.6. Surpassing old record of 80.0 set in 2018
– RECORD warmest average high temperature, 95.3. Surpassing old record of 91.6 in 2016.
– DRIEST on record with 0.38 inches or rain. Surpassed the old record of 0.70 in 2016.
– 4th warmest average low temperature at 67.9. #1 is 2018 at 71.2
– Warmest ever September high temperature of 101 on the 13th and 17th

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