September 2011 – Spectacular!

Sunset over Moncton, 29 Sept 2011 (TWN)

After two very wet months in July and August, the amount of precipitation dropped off dramatically in September – so little rain fell during the month that only a fraction of the normal amount was recorded.

And after the so-called “Summer of Our Discontent 2011” in New Brunswick with lots of cloudy, wet days, September proved to be warm, sunny and dry.

It was almost as if summer had arrived in September – better late than never I suppose. 

SEPTEMBER 2011 ALMANAC

Average HIGH  21.5 C

Average LOW  9.7 C

AVERAGE  15.6 C (about 2.6 C above normal for the 30-year average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH  27.3 C (on the 25th, new record high for the date)

Extreme LOW  0.6 C (on the 28th, with scattered frost)

Rainfall  19.0 mm (about 80% below normal)

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Beach day in late September!

Parlee Beach, NB, 26 Sept 2011 (Dearing photo)

October will arrive in only a few days but can you believe today was a great day at Parlee Beach in Shediac?

The temperature reached 25 C and with the humidex it felt closer to 30.

Several dozen beachgoers sunbathed and even swam on a day that felt more like July 26th than September 26th.

Although the summer of 2011 – which I’ve dubbed the “Summer of Our Discontent” – was lousy in New Brunswick, we sure are making up for it this September.