According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at the Redmond airport averaged warmer than normal during the month of September.
The average temperature was 59.8 degrees which was 2.5 degrees above normal. High Temperatures averaged 79.4 degrees, which was 3.2 degrees above normal. The highest was 93 degrees on the 7th. Low temperatures averaged 40.1 degrees, which was 1.9 degrees above normal. The lowest was 27 degrees, on the 16th.
There were 2 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. On 3 days, the temperature exceeded 90 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 1.02 inches during September, which was 0.61 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch- was received on 4 days with the heaviest, 0.61 inches reported on the 10th.
Precipitation this year has reached 3.45 inches, which is 2.66 inches below normal. Since October, the water year precipitation at the Redmond airport has been 5.49 inches, which is 3.39 inches below normal.
The highest wind gust was 39 mph which occurred on the 18th.
The outlook for October from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for near to below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal highs for the Redmond airport fall from 71.0 degrees at the start of October to 56.0 degrees at the end of October. Normal lows fall from 34.0 degrees to 29.0 degrees. The 30 year normal precipitation is 0.65 inches.
The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.