NYC Monthly Summary: September 2012

September was slightly warmer and wetter than usual in New York City this year.  Starting off with readings in the 90’s, our daily high temperatures dropped off as the month progressed and summer turned to fall.   Notwithstanding this seasonal cooling, the city finished the month with an average temperature of 69°F, which is 1°F above normal.

Precipitation was above average as well.  In Central Park, 4.39 inches of rain was collected, which is 0.11 inches above normal.   Most of this came down in two separate, yet significant rain events.  This September also marks the first time since May – and only the second time this year – that NYC recorded above average monthly rainfall.

Graph Credit: The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.