September on track to be one of the warmest on record

- No doubt it has been a very warm month. With “cool” days few and far between, I haven’t heard a whole lot of complaining.  While the warmth has been widespread, the rainfall so far has not. The metro and parts of the I-35 corridor have seen some hefty totals, the rest of the state has been pretty lackluster. 

But now that we are nearing the end, some number crunching shows that this month has been far above average, and could be one of the warmest ever. Just check out the average Upper Midwest temperature compared to average.

Much of the area is 3 to 6 degrees warmer than normal for the month.  In fact, the metro has yet to record a temperature below 48 degrees, which is warmer than the average low for the end of the month.  We have also recorded just 4 days shy of 70 degrees.  Here is where the metro currently sits on the top 10 warmest Septembers list:

68.8° 2015

68.8° 1897

68.7° 1931

68.0° 1908

67.8° 1948

67.4° 2004

67.4° 1933

67.3° 1978

67.2° 2013

66.7° 1936

That’s right, with less than a week left in the month, we are tied for first place.  Normally, this number would be in jeopardy as cooler temperatures are common by the end of the month.  But this year, we actually show a warming trend through the weekend before cooler weather moves in just in time to start October.  While it may be tough to hold onto first place, IF the current forecast holds, top 10 is almost a guarantee!

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