The United States is experiencing budget and trade deficits, but Mount Airy is seeing no shortage of precipitation, which is nearly 45 percent above normal for the year.
As of the end of September, the total stood at 51.37 inches, according to a monthly report of weather statistics from F.G. Doggett Water Plant, the city’s official weather-monitoring station.
That figure is 15.81 inches, or 44.5 percent, above the usual output for the first nine months of the year locally, 35.56 inches.
Last month’s rainfall total of 6.23 inches aided the overall showing for the year, according to the breakdown, which also shows that measurable amounts occurred on 13 of September’s 30 days. Mount Airy normally receives 3.90 inches during September.
Temperature extremes varied greatly last month, reflecting the transition of summer to fall.
The monthly high of 94 degrees was logged on Sept. 1, with the low reading, 38, noted on both Sept. 25 and 26.
Temperatures overall were slightly below average, 67.3 degrees compared to 68.1.
Mount Airy experienced 11 days with fog during September, but no frost.