CLEVELAND - The Greater Cleveland area saw nearly twice as much rain as normal during the month of September.
The National Weather Service said Monday in their monthly climate report that 7.56 inches of rain had fallen in the last 30 days, making last month the soggiest month since September 2011 when 8.30 inches of rain fell at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
Cleveland was not alone. Every major city in Northeast Ohio saw more rain than usual in September. Akron/Canton ended the month just under one inch above normal, while Mansfield ended three inches above normal and Youngstown was about one inch above normal.
September's plentiful rains also wiped out a yearly rainfall deficit for Cleveland. Through Sunday night, the tally stood at 29.53 inches of rain for the year, or .18 inches wetter than normal as drought conditions eased up especially in northeast Ohio.
On the temperature side, Cleveland was colder than normal by about two degrees. This is the first time since April we saw temperatures actually below the 30 year average.
September's final numbers showed an average daily high of 71.9 degrees and an average daily low of 53.7 degrees.
Longer ranger forecasts from the Climate Prediction Center show above normal temperatures expected for northeast Ohio through December with near normal precipitation.