Meteorological Fall - 09/03/13

There is a fall feel in the air on this third day of September.  Did you know that Meteorological fall started on September 1st?  Most people say fall begins with the Autumnal Equinox which isn't until September 22nd.  Meteorologists use full months to classify the seasons.  Why?  It is much easier to keep weather records& analyze climate data by complete months versus arbitrary dates.  We like to keep things simplified, here is our calendar of seasons:

Fall: September 1st - November 30th

Winter: December 1st - February 28th

Spring:  March 1st - May 31st

Summer: June 1st - August 31st

September 1 through November 30th sees a large fall in average high temperatures.  The average high for the 1st of September is 81, but that average high falls to 45 by the end of November.  That is a fall of 36 degrees!