4th Driest September Since 1871

September 2007 will go in the books as a very dry month in the Baltimore area. With a lack of tropical systems moving into the mid Atlantic states, there were precious few chances for significant rain in the area. In fact, we had measurable rain at BWI-Marshall on just 4 of the 30 days this month and only one of those had more than 1/10th of an inch (.14″ on Sept. 10th). Officially it will be the 4th driest on record:

Year Precip.
1884 .09″
1967 .21″
1906 .32″
2007 .35″
1930 .37″

So, is the dry September any indication of the winter to come? Probably not, but it is interesting to note that the 3 years with the driest Septembers all had above normal snowfall:

Winter Snow
1884-85 31.0″
1967-68 23.4″
1906-07 31.1″

Tom Tasselmyer


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