On a recent trip to the Grandfather Mountain area, I was surprised to see a few maple trees already starting to change into their beautiful fall colors of red and yellow.
With the month of September come shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures, which are then followed by the changing of the colors.
In Charlotte, the normal high temperature on September 1 is 85 degrees, and by the end of the month it drops to 77.
Daily low temperatures fall from 65 to a cool and comfortable 55 degrees by the end of month.
Rainfall is typically close to 3.24 inches for the month.
Temperature extremes range from 104 degrees on September 6, 1954 on the high side, to a chilly 38 degrees on September 30, 1888 on the low end.
The year 1945 was the wettest September on record with 12.66” of water in the rain bucket.
The most unusual weather feature so far this September has been the lack of hurricane development in the Atlantic basin.