Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
September was warm with below average sunshine and above average precipitation for the month. The temperature averaged 65.5°, 2.4 degrees per day above normal. Maximum temperature was 82° on 3 days (13, 25 and 27th); a minimum temperature of 45.0° was recorded on the 2nd. Daytime high temperatures averaged 73°, which is 1.0 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 58°, 4.2 degrees above the norm. There were 8 days with a maximum temperature above 80°.
Sunshine totaled 56% of the possible sunshine hours, 3 points below the norm. We recorded 10 sunny days in East Wareham and 4 days with morning fog. The Blue Hills Observatory (official site for sunshine hour data), recorded 15 sunny days and 15 days with fog.
Precipitation totaled 5.05 inches, 0.68 inches above normal, making this the fourth consecutive month of above average rain. We had measurable rain of 0.10 inches or greater on 8 days, and 4 days with spotty showers and drizzle with less than 0.10 inches recorded. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.05 inches on the 21st.
Year-to-date rainfall for 2017 is 43.77 inches, 7.08 inches above average for East Wareham and 14.42 inches more rainfall than received in 2016 at this time. So far, total rainfall has been above the long-term average.