The shortening days and growing nights find their balance in September, but the weather scales are still tipped in favor of the warm weather. The land and ocean store the summer heat, releasing it during the fall, which is why it is so much warmer than March, which gets an equal share of the Sun’s energy. That is not to say the longer nights don’t have their effect. Cooler nights and the moisture from vegetation ensures many foggy mornings in the river valleys, the first threats of frost have gardeners on their toes, and the annual explosion of autumn foliage begins. The storm track still rides well to our north, but the lack of mid-summer heat and humidity reduces the thunderstorms, making it drier than previous months. But it can rain tremendously should a tropical storm or its remnants head up the Eastern Seaboard.
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September Records and Averages
Warmest: 67.9°F in 1961 Coldest: 54.2°F in 1950
Wettest: 8.59 inches in 1999 Driest: 0.68 inches in 1908