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The Summer Afterglow

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Last week my wife told me that her and her co-workers can't recall a school year starting out so chilly. I think it's just the afterglow of a warm summer. Either way, temperatures for the most part have managed to stay below average the past eleven days. Along with the relative chill are the many days with precipitation as well. Our mean temperature for the month stands at 60.5 and our days with measurable precipitation at 12. After the potentially wet and stormy weather in the coming days, long range, 6-14 day, forecasts call for above average temps and below average precip. Conditions that are typical with La Nina for our region this time of year.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 September Observations)

(OSNW3 September 2010 Summary)

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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Annual Precipitation
The last week of August and the first half of September have recorded lower amounts of precipitation and are allowing for a nice drying trend for the sa…

Early Autumn Heavyweights

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Ahh, the cool and crisp air of autumn. The end of this week has been the most pleasant string of days I can remember. However, we all know the saying "In Like a Lion...". I would venture and say that the 2010 meteorological autumn came in just like that. Last weekend and the early part of this week our region dealt with two potent low pressure systems that dropped the temperatures and pumped up the winds. I recall acknowledging the high dew points of the summer and foreseeing an extra chill on my skin once they left. The cooler air of September came rolling in but I acclimated quickly. I welcome back autumn with open arms. Forecasts call for a cooler than average period through next weekend.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 September Observations)

(OSNW3 September 2010 Summary)

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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Thrills Of Autumn
Temperature and wind, they have been relatively pleasant the past couple months. The two low pressures th…