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. 




Equinox; Typhoon; Colorado Floods

The Autumnal Equinox is this Sunday, September 22 at 1:44 pm pdt (2044 UTC).  See

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:

Bob Henson of UCAR has put together an excellent analysis of recent flooding in Colorado titled "Inside the Deluge".  See