September temps were warmer than average; amount of precip was normal

By Nick Kovatch on October 5 at 12:31pm

September in Jacksonville was warmer than normal, but the amount of precipitation was about average.

The WLDS-WEAI Reporting Station recorded an average temperature of 69.1 degrees last month. That’s more than two degrees above normal. September started off hot with the mercury reaching 97 on the 1st. The temperature rose above 90 degrees six times last month.

The coolest temperatures of the month occurred on the morning of the 15th and 30th when the thermometer dipped to 44 degrees.

The WLDS-WEAI Reporting Station saw just over 3.6 inches of rain in September. That’s only slightly above normal. Most of the precipitation fell on the 9th when a storm dropped more than 2.3 inches of rain.

Looking ahead to October, the average date for the first frost in Jacksonville is October 10th. The first hard freeze typically happens by October 22nd.