September 2019 Tied as 2nd Hottest on Record
Carol McCarthy | Oct 9, 2019 AT 7:31 am
(Washington, DC) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says September 2019 is tied for the hottest on record. The average temperature across the United States was 68-point-five degrees, tying with 2015 as the second-hottest September on record. Additionally, parts of the U.S. saw four natural disasters that cost over four-billion-dollars to address. That includes an early winter snow storm that brought up to four feet of snow and blizzard conditions to parts of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
September weather statistics for our area show 17 days of recorded rainfall. Statistics for the month compiled by Leighton Broadcasting in Detroit Lakes show we had a total of 4.88-inches of rain. The most daily rainfall was 1.02-inches recorded on September 13th. The total amount of rain for 2019 through September is 26.26-inches.
Temperature-wise, the average daily high was 68 degrees. The warmest day in September was 85-degrees recorded on September 17th. The coolest daytime high was 52 degrees on September 29th. The average overnight low in September was 52 degrees. The coolest overnight low was 36 degrees on September 28th. The warmest overnight low was 68 degrees on September 17th.