September marks the beginning of meteorological fall. John Boyer sorted through the weather records to bring you this month's almanac.
The change from summer to fall means a wide range of temperatures are possible in September. High temperatures can soar into the mid 100s or plummet to the upper 50s. Record lows range from the upper 70s to mid 30s.
The Atlantic hurricane season is most active in mid-September. This year has been busier than usual so far.
Tornadoes are relatively uncommon this time of year. Most late summer and early fall tornadoes are a result of hurricane landfalls.
In September 2004, a series of hurricanes (Frances, Ivan and Jeanne) poured nearly 13 inches of rain across the area.
The drought is still a serious problem for Central Georgia and the short-term outlook doesn't indicate much relief. The National Climatic Data Center estimates that this area would need 15 inches of rain to escape from drought conditions.