September Weather Notes

September Weather Notes

August 28, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer lingers in August, even though the days grow shorter, but September is not that forgiving. Just when long evenings would be most helpful to complete the summer’s harvest, and stack the wood before chilly mornings and grey afternoons become the rule, night drops its curtain 2 hours earlier by the end of this month. Likewise morning comes later, although only early risers see much of a difference. The shortening daylight sets the agenda for the month, encouraging thermometers to drop a bit more at night, and struggle to recover during the day. Trees are forced to reconsider their summer-long feast of sunshine and warmth, cutting their losses as they inform their leaves they will be let go. However, most are permitted to go in style, as the summer green fades, and their true colors show through.

“A long Autumn, A long Winter.”

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

September Sun and Moon

  • Sunrise September 1 6:11 AM EDT
  • Sunset September 1 7:24 PM EDT Length of Day 13h 13m
  • Sunrise September 30 6:45 AM EDT
  • Sunset September 30 6:30 PM EDT Length of Day 12h 45m
  • New Moon on the 6th
  • First Quarter Moon on the 13th
  • Full “Harvest” Moon on the 20th
  • Last Quarter Moon on the 28th

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