9.1.13 September Preview

September begins, but what will our weather hold?
It's hard to believe, but today marks the first day of September. For us meteorologists, this also marks the first day of fall. For record keeping purposes, meteorologists define seasons in three month chunks as opposed to the irregular solar seasons.

In Burlington, September 1 boasts an average high temperature of 76 and an average low of 56. By month's end those averages are down to 64 and 54 respectively. Rainfall averages 3.64" during the month.

We also lose a lot of ground in the daylight department. Sunrise begins the month at 6:13 AM, but wraps up at 6:47 AM on the 30th. Sunsets on the 1st of 7:26 PM turn into 6:32 PM by the last day of September.

The Climate Prediction Center expects this September to feature above average temperatures, and above average precipitation in our area.

Of course that comes after a very wet summer. Here are a few June through August rainfall totals gathered by the National Weather Service:

Mt. Mansfield: 28.17"
Jeffersonville, VT: 22.55"
Lebanon, NH: 22.19"
Worcester, VT: 21.17"
Tupper Lake, NY: 19.34"
Essex Junction, VT: 17.69"
South Burlington, VT: 17.42"
Montpelier, VT: 16.02"
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