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Grandfather Mountain sees record temperatures in September

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Looking up at Grandfather's Attic Window Peak from the Blue Ridge Parkway

This September WAS THE WARMEST EVER AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN. The average high temperature of 67.5 degrees was 4.83 degrees warmer than normal for September, and the average low temperature of 54.27 degrees was 3.77 degrees above normal for this time of year. The previous record for the highest average daily temperature was 67.30 degrees set September 2005. Two daily high temperature records were broken in September. A high temperature reading of 74 degrees was recorded on Sept. 25 breaking the daily high temperature record of 71 degrees set in 1961 and 73 degrees recorded on Sept. 26 broke the previous daily record of 71 set in 1958 and tied in 1993 and 1998. A daily high temperature record was tied Sept. 27. A temperature of 70 degrees matched the original record set in 1986. The all time highest temperature for the month of September at Grandfather Mountain is 78 degrees set Sept. 1, 1993. Grandfather Mountain saw little drought relief during the month of September. The rainfall total of 3.57 inches for the past month was 2.67 inches, or 43 percent below the 51-year average rainfall total for September of 6.24 inches. Rain for the year-to-date totals 34.75 inches, which is 14.9 inches (or 30 percent) below the 51-year norm for this time of year.

Another Record Set

Chiayi temperatures reach record October high
CHIAYI, Taiwan -- Temperatures in the southern region of Chiayi soared to 34.2 degrees Celsius yesterday afternoon -- the highest October temperature recorded in the area in the past 40 years, said the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The record high was registered at 1:21 p.m. by a local CWB station. Whether or not the weather phenomenon is a direct cause of global warming is yet to be determined and will require further readings and long-term monitoring, said the bureau.

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