By Ken Stern 

September record dry month


October 12, 2022

The 0.02 inch of rain that fell Sept. 2 was the month's total precipitation and really a rain for the record. How dry was it? While five years this century have had less than one inch of rain, this was the only time less than one-tenth of an inch fell.

Average September rainfall for this century has been pushed down to 1.9 inches. Fourteen years there has been less than 2 inches of rain, including 2016-2018 when between 1.3 and 1.6 inches fell.

It rained 14 days in 2021. Last year's 3.2 inches was a very different story, one of four years over 3 inches come down. The 5.2 inches in 2019 is t...

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