October In September

The warmest temperature so far this month was the 75 degree high recorded on September 1.  Therefore, we have yet to hit 80 degrees.  Fargo Moorhead averages six 80 degree days in September.  There have been just five Septembers since 1881 without at least one day with a high of 80 degrees or higher.  The last time this occurred was back in 1986. We are also on pace to record the lowest maximum temperature for the month of September as the coolest maximum high recorded this month is 76 degrees set back in 1907.

This is in stark contrast to last year, when we recorded 13 days at or above 80 degrees including a streak of eight in a row from September 13-20.  September 2009 was also the 2nd warmest on record.

Granted, it only takes one day and the month is only half done, but looking at the long-range trends, 80 degree weather is not looking too promising at the moment.

2 Responses

  1. Dustin

    I know we’re still a good two weeks away from our “average” last 80 degree high, but I did start wondering this past week if we were done with them until next year. Hope not! It really is a shame not to have “average” weather in September, because just about everybody can agree on that.

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