September was extremely cold and wet with above average sunshine. The temperature averaged 61.0 degrees, 2.0 degrees per day below normal. Maximum temperature was 79.0 degrees on the 24th; a minimum temperature of 41.0 degrees was recorded on the 26th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 71.0 degrees, which is 0.4 degree below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 52.0 degrees, 2.5 degrees below the norm. This was the 14th coolest September in the 83 years of record keeping in East Wareham.
Sunshine totaled 62% of the possible sunshine hours, 6 points above the norm. We had 12 days with 90% or better sunshine; 10 with mixed sun and clouds and 8 days with 20% or less sunshine. There were 2 days with morning fog in East Wareham.
Precipitation totaled 8.53 inches, 4.47 inches above normal. This was the 5th highest rainfall for September in the 83 years of records in East Wareham. On the whole, September was dry with only two rain events. The first 11 days of the month were dry followed by 36 hours of rain totaling 7.42 inches. The next 13 days were dry when the second rain event deposited 1.10 inches of rain over a 48-hour period. Year-to-date rainfall for 2009 is 46.76 inches, 10.86 inches above average for East Wareham and 6.12 inches above 2008 total rainfall at the same time last year.