Although September featured temperatures in line with seasonal norms, the month's rainfall was more vernal than autumnal.
Lawrence was doused with 5.84 inches of rain during the month, almost 2 inches more than the average of 3.94 inches. For the year, Lawrence has received 30.65 inches of precipitation. That amount puts the city 0.48 of an inch ahead of the year-to-date average of 30.17 inches.
More than half of the month's rainfall occurred Sept. 20, when the city was drenched with 3 inches of rain. The Kansas University weather service measured rain on nine days during the month.
September marked the sixth straight month that average high temperatures were below normal. The average high during the month was 79.4 degrees, compared to the norm of 81.9 degrees. Average high temperatures from April through August ranged from four to nine degrees below normal.
The month offered 14 days with high temperatures in the 80s, 11 days in the 70s and five days in the 60s. The warmest day's reading, 89 degrees, was recorded on the seventh.
The average low temperature was 58.8 degrees, which was slightly warmer than the norm of 58.5 degrees. The month's coolest morning occurred Tuesday with an overnight low of 41.
October, which usually features the first freeze of the season, carries an average temperatures of 71.3 degrees for the high and 47.8 for the low. The average rainfall for the month is 3.22 inches.