in 2022 September. climate summaries
Mobile Alabama and Pensacola Florida area
Joe Maniscalco – Observing Program Manager (OPL)/Meteorologist
POC for monitoring, climate and COOP
National Air Service, Mobile Alabama
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in 2022 September. overview – After an excessively wet, well above normal month of precipitation since August, September’s precipitation story was at the other end of the spectrum, unseasonably dry throughout the month. In terms of temperature, September began almost seasonally, with highs and lows in the first week, and a brief “cooling off” as we entered the second week, with the first noticeable touch of autumn occurring on the 14th. in the morning when the lowest temperatures have dropped. to 7° and 12° below common in Mobile and Pensacola respectively. After that, as is typical for the Gulf Coast, temperatures returned to above normal, opening the second half of the month with the highest average daily temperatures. 3 to 6° above normal from the 15th to the 26th. During this period, both Mobile and Pensacola set new daily records. Then, as the main Hurricane Ian moved northeast across southern and central Florida to end the month, along with a strong cold front, temperatures dropped in the last few days of the month, bringing another fall-like temperature to the central part. Gulf Coast. Morning lows on the 29th and 30th. dropped to the mid or upper 50s or thereabouts 10° below average in both Mobile and Pensacola.
As mentioned earlier, total monthly rainfall was significantly lower in September; Rain gauge readings for the month were less than 2.25 inches at both locations, several inches below normal. It should be noted that in 2022 September. rainfall in the Mobile area was just around the corner, making it into the top 10 driest Septembers. Abundant monthly rainfall was observed in August, and a prolonged period of drought in September raised some concerns about drought conditions in the central Gulf Coast.
Mobile Alabama area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1872 to Present]– Average monthly maximum 89.8° was 2.3° above normal. The average monthly minimum was 67.8° or 1.0° below normal. Average monthly temperature 78.8° was 0.7° above normal. The highest temperature of the month was 97° both on the 21st and 22nd. or 10° above common for these dates. A new record 94°took place on the 25th in the afternoon, and the last event recorded on this date in 1961, the lowest temperature for the month was cool 54° on the 29th 11.0° below normal for this date. (Fig. A) shows a graphical representation of how mobile area temperatures compare to seasonally normal daily highs and lows, which are shown as colored dashed lines. Bar graphs representing deviations from normal for daily high and low temperatures are shown in the table below (Fig. B and C). The rain was minimal, the gauge was on point 1.22 inches (Fig. D), 4.08″ below menstruation is normal. It is also the 11th driest September. The Mobile area lost ground to annual precipitation, consisting of August’s excessive rainfall, sinking several inches into negative territory. (Figure E)
The best September records in the Mobile Zone record period:
- Tall 103° took place on 05.1925.
- Low 42° took place on 29-1967.
- Maximum rainfall in one day – 8.60″ took place on 1998-28
- The highest monthly rainfall record is 24.13″/1998.
- The lowest monthly rainfall on record is 0.47 inches/1923
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Pensacola Florida area [Climate Normal Period 1991-2020, Climate Record Period 1879 to Present] – Average monthly maximum 89.1° was 0.6° above normal. The average monthly minimum was 71.9° or 0.4° above normal. Average monthly temperature 80.5° was 0.5° above normal. The highest temperature of the month, 98° It was on the 22nd 10° above normal high temperature for the day and also set a new record for the date. The previous record was 96°established in 1990 and 1925 The lowest temperature of the month was cool, 57° on the 29th 11° below low daytime temperatures are common for this date. (Figure F) shows a graphical representation of the temperature in the Pensacola area against seasonal normal daily highs and lows, which are shown as colored dashed lines. (Fig. G and H) shows daily high/low temperature deviations from normal. A little more rain occurred in Pensacola, and the gauge was caught 2.20″ (Fig. I), or 4.41 inches below menstruation is normal. Thanks to a dry September, the Pensacola region lost its annual surplus, which now stands at less than six inches. above common until now. (Fig. J).
The best September records for the Pensacola region during the record period:
- Tall 102° took place on 05/05/1925 and 18/18/2019.
- Low 43° took place on 29-1967.
- Maximum rainfall in one day – 11.85″ 2020-16
- The highest monthly rainfall record is 19.71″/1998.
- The lowest monthly rainfall on record is Trace/2019
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Additional 2022 September. climatology and topics
What a difference it makes to a month of rainfall due to heavy, well above normal rains in August, which was lacking this month. A large portion of the central Gulf Coast experienced monthly precipitation drops of several inches and less than 50% of normal. The driest areas were interior southeastern MS and Mobile and Baldwin counties along the I-10 corridor, where 5% to 25% of the monthly rain was observed. Figure K the total amount of monthly precipitation in the area is shown, Fig. L. shows the local precipitation deviation from normal, and Fig. M. is the area of normal precipitation in percent. in 2022 September. Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) Monthly Summary – KVPS and Duke Field – SOME was also obtained and presented in the table below. The temperature in the daily tables consists of numbers in inches °F/°C. Data courtesy of 96th Weather Squadron Staff Meteorologist David Biggar. Presented with permission.
in 2022 October month. climatology, seasonal climatology and outlook:
Looking ahead to October, the south-central United States is experiencing above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation. September. precipitation will be well below normal, and a drought is forecast for October that will extend eastward from the Lower MS River Valley to the Coastal Plain. At this point, the impact appears to be short-term and the focus is on agriculture and grasslands. The National Weather Service will be monitoring the mobile phone for increased drought intensity in October, which may require the release of drought information reports. For the latest drought information, click here. Although we’ve moved past the climatological peak of the hurricane season, remember that October sees a climatological spike in tropical cyclones, with points of origin primarily moving westward from the northwest Caribbean, the Gulf, and off the southeast US coast. You can see NOAA’s outlook here. Reviewing your hurricane preparedness is highly recommended. On the NWS Mobile Tropical web page, click the Preparation tab.
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Additional climate references:
The links below are for additional information on climate, education and outlook. The National Weather Service Mobile Alabama climate and past weather The page provides at-hand climate data from many observation points in the local forecast area, accessible from the NOWData tab and many other climate resources. The Climate Prediction Center Link provides short- and long-range climate perspectives and education about the larger-scale global circulations that influence temperature and weather. Because the central Gulf Coast is heavily agricultural and ranching, Drought Monitor link provides updates on drought trends and impacts. Another very useful resource is Community Cooperative Rain Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) a network consisting of a large group of volunteers working together to measure and replicate precipitation (rain, hail and snow). CoCoRaHS aims to provide the highest quality natural resource data, education and research. You can be part of the CoCoRaHS team by becoming a volunteer rainfall observer. Click on the CoCoRaHS link below to learn more.
National Weather Service mobile AL climate and past weather
Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
CoCoRaHS network water year summaries
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