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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
354 PM CDT TUE OCT 1 2019

...CENTRAL ALABAMA CLIMATE RECORDS BROKEN DURING SEPTEMBER 2019...

PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL RIDGING ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST LED TO ABOVE NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA LAST MONTH. 
THESE CONDITIONS CAUSED MANY, AND SOME LONG HELD, CLIMATE RECORDS TO BE 
BROKEN. 

BELOW ARE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION CLIMATE FACTS FOR LOCATIONS 
THAT HAVE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OF ARCHIVED DATA REPORTS. ALL TEMPERATURES
BELOW ARE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.


BIRMINGHAM (1896-2019)
 - 2ND WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.1. #1 IS 1925 AT 84.2.
 - 2ND WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94.5. #1 IS 1925 AT 96.1.
 - 6TH WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69.7. #1 IS 1925 AT 72.3.               
 - 11TH DRIEST WITH 0.56 INCHES OF RAIN. #1 IS 1955 WITH A TRACE.

MONTGOMERY (1872-2019)
 - 2ND WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 83.3. #1 IS 1925 AT 84.5.
 - RECORD WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97.0, SURPASSING OLD 
RECORD OF 95.2 IN 1925.
 - 23RD WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69.7  #1 IS 1925 AT 73.8.
 - RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 103 ON THE 17TH AND 18TH.
 - RECORD DRIEST WITH 0.05 INCHES OF RAIN, SURPASSING OLD RECORD OF 0.12
 IN 1923.

TUSCALOOSA (1948-2019)
 - RECORD WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 82.3, SURPASSING OLD 
RECORD OF 81.8 SET IN 2018.
 - RECORD WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95.5, SURPASSING OLD RECORD 
OF 94.5 IN 1954.
 - 4TH WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 69.0  #1 IS 2018 AT 72.4.
 - 2ND DRIEST WITH 0.01 INCHES OF RAIN, SECOND ONLY TO 1955, WITH A TRACE.

ANNISTON (1945*-2019)
 - RECORD WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 80.3, SURPASSING OLD 
RECORD OF 80.0 SET IN 2018.
 - RECORD WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94.2, SURPASSING OLD RECORD 
OF 92.5 IN 1954.
 - 8TH WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 66.3. #1 IS 2018 AT 70.0.
 - 5TH DRIEST WITH 0.56 INCHES OF RAIN. #1 IS 1947 AT 0.09 INCHES.
    (* - DATA SET INCLUDES VALUES FROM 1903-1905 AND 1931).

SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT (1995-2019)
 - RECORD WARMEST MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMP OF 81.6, SURPASSING OLD RECORD OF 
80.0 SET IN 2018.
 - RECORD WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95.3, SURPASSING OLD RECORD 
OF 91.6 IN 2016.
 - 4TH WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 67.9. #1 IS 2018 AT 71.2.
 - RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 101 ON THE 13TH AND 17TH.
 - RECORD DRIEST WITH 0.38 INCHES OF RAIN, SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD OF 
0.70 IN 2016.


DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA INCLUDED ABOVE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UNOFFICIAL UNTIL
CERTIFIED BY NCEI. 

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