Sept. California Climate

Climatologically California temperatures were all over the map for September 2013 with huge variations.  Average monthly maxima ranged from 3.5 degrees above normal at Eureka to -3.8 below at Redding, only 100 miles apart.  In between san Francisco was "normal" with a 0.0 degree anomaly.

Rainfall likewise saw huge anomaly differences with positive anomalies in the north half of the state and below normal in the south.  Eureka had over 5 times their normal rainfall (517%) with a monthly total of 3.05" and San Jose's 0.66' was 367% of normal. 

See http://ggweather.com/calif/sep2013.htm

 

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Equinox; Typhoon; Colorado Floods

The Autumnal Equinox is this Sunday, September 22 at 1:44 pm pdt (2044 UTC).  See http://ggweather.com/seasons.htm.


Typhoon Usagi in the western Pacific is currently entering the Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippines and on a direct track toward Hong Kong.  See:

 
http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html


Bob Henson of UCAR has put together an excellent analysis of recent flooding in Colorado titled "Inside the Deluge".  See http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/opinion/10250/inside-colorado-deluge?utm_source=AtmosNews&utm_campaign=b3c15d48ce-Atmosnews_2013_09_209_20_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_80502e816e-b3c15d48ce-53337165

 

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