In looking at past weather records I came across something kind of interesting. Going back to 1950 the top 10 warmest Septembers have occurred in the last 20 years. And 8 have happened in the last 10 years. On the cold side only two of the coldest September’s have happened in the last 70 years have happened in the last 10 years and only one in the last 10 years. While we do not know for sure if the trend will continue a good case can be made that September’s have gotten warmer in the last 20 years. Since 1950 September 2015 is the warmest with a mean of 67.2° Of the 10 warmest September’s since 1950 only 1961 and 1998 have not happened in the last 20 years. If you use the all-time list (going back to 1893) 7 of the top 15 have happened in the last 20 years. Broken down by decades 1890’s none. 1900 to 1910 2. 1921 to 1930 3. The 1930’s 2. 1940 to 1960 none. 1960’s 1. 1970 to 2000 none. 2001 to 2010 2 and 2011 to 2021 5.
As we end the month here is some odds and ends on the month.
September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter months. September’s name comes from the Latin word septem, meaning “seven.” This month had originally been the seventh month of the early Roman calendar.
And here is some September folklore.
- Heavy September rains bring drought.
- September dries up ditches or breaks down bridges.
- September blow soft, till the fruit’s in the loft.
- Married in September’s golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go.
- If the storms of September clear off warm, the storms of the following winter will be warm.
- Fair on September 1st, fair for the month.
Just in case you were wondering September 1st this year had 63% of sunshine.