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September marked the arrival of autumn in the Kenai Fjords area with relatively mild conditions including warmer than normal temperatures, slightly above-normal precipitation and no significant wind events. Daytime high temperatures remained in the 50's and 60's (degrees F) with a maximum high of 69 degrees F reached on September 7th. Nighttime lows were well above freezing on most nights, providing an extended growing season for local gardeners. The coldest temperature of the month was 33 degrees F, recorded at the Seward airport on September 26th. Local streams and rivers saw minor flooding mid-month during typical September storms, but the month ended with clear skies and no precipitation.
As recorded at the Seward airport,the monthly average temperature for September was 52.0 degrees F; 2.5 degrees F above the 30-year normal. The total precipitation was 10.52 inches (107% of normal), 0.66 inches above the 30-year normal (1981-2010) for the month.
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Last updated: December 4, 2017