September temperatures were warmer than normal in Madras
According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures at Madras averaged warmer than normal during the month of September.
The average temperature was 60.2 degrees, which was 2.6 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 77.2 degrees, which was 0.8 degrees above normal. The highest was 90 degrees on Sept. 5. Low temperatures averaged 43.2 degrees, which was 4.4 degrees above normal. The lowest was 32 degrees, on Sept. 1.
Precipitation totaled 0.80 inches during September, which was 0.39 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation - at least .01 inch - was received on four days with the heaviest, 0.52 inches reported on the 10th.
Precipitation this year has reached 2.85 inches, which is 4.12 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at Madras has been 5.10 inches, which is 5.35 inches below normal.
The outlook for October from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for near to below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal highs for Madras fall from 71.0 degrees at the start of October to 56.0 degrees at the end of October. Normal lows fall from 34.0 degrees to 29.0 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.85 inches.
The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.
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