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September, 2022 Monthly Summary
Monthly Statistics
  Temperatures Precipitation
Site Max Min Avg Norm Dep Hi Lo Sum Norm Dep
Fayetteville (NW AR) 85.8 56.9 71.4 69.0 +2.4 96 37 1.28 4.26 -2.98
Harrison (NC AR) 82.9 58.7 70.8 69.9 +0.9 95 42 1.16 4.06 -2.90
Jonesboro (NE AR) 85.9 63.2 74.6 73.2 +1.4 99 50 0.35 3.30 -2.95
Fort Smith (WC AR) 91.3 63.9 77.6 74.8 +2.8 102 48 0.96 4.04 -3.08
Little Rock (C AR) 89.9 64.8 77.3 74.0 +3.3 101 51 0.63 3.01 -2.38
Texarkana (SW AR) 90.0 66.2 78.1 75.4 +2.7 99 50 1.50 3.60 -2.10
El Dorado (SC AR) 87.9 61.8 74.8 75.8 -1.0 97 44 1.85 3.23 -1.38
Pine Bluff (SE AR) 89.9 63.5 76.7 74.7 +2.0 100 48 1.40 3.09 -1.69


Above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall were common across Arkansas throughout the month of September.   


Record Temperatures
Temperature records broken in September. Check out the records below.


Site Record High (Date of Occurrence)
Little Rock 101 (9/21), 98 (9/24)
North Little Rock 99 (9/21), 94 (9/24)
Jacksonville/LRAFB 100 (9/21), 98 (9/24)
Stuttgart 96 (9/24)
Mount Ida 101 (9/21), 99 (9/24)
Batesville 99 (9/21)


Quick Event Summary

September was hot and dry across nearly all of Arkansas. There were more than a few days where rainfall occurred across the state but amounts were generally low and the coverage was limited. This allowed drought conditions and wildfire danger to worsen. Beyond Arkansas, the Atlantic Basin remained quiet until later in the month when Hurricanes Fiona and Ian developed then impacted portions of Puerto Rico and the southeast US, including Florida. 


In the picture: A forecast map showing expected weather across the country. 


The most widespread rain across the state occurred early in the month, generally from September 2-5. Locally heavy rain fell on the second with sporadic reports of severe weather each afternoon through the 5th. Even with rainfall occurring across the state, many locations missed out on beneficial precipitation.



A period of near to below average temperatures occurred through roughly the middle of the month, some locations across northern Arkansas even dipped down into the 40s on the morning of September 12th. Upper level high pressure began to shift east and move over the state. This led to an extended period of dry weather with hot temperatures. 


In the picture: A little fun was had with the daily persistent hot and dry forecast.



Relief from the hot weather occurred on September 24-25 as a cold front moved across the state. Some thunderstorms developed on the 24th, bringing some rainfall to parts of Arkansas. A few strong thunderstorms developed as well, but coverage remained limited. The front brought cooler temperatures for the remainder of the month but additional dry air only worsened drought conditions and wildfire danger. Temperatures dropped into the 30s across portions of northern and western Arkansas during the morning hours September 29-30.


In the picture: A comparison of drought conditions from Sep 20 to Sep 27.


Hurricane Ian made landfall along the SW Florida coast as a category 4 major hurricane September 28th. The storm moved northeastward across Florida and eventually offshore before making landfall once again along the South Carolina coast on Friday, September 30th. Widespread damage from storm surge, strong winds, tornadoes and flooding occurred across parts of Florida.



Temperature and Precipitation Trends
Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Temperatures at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: Precipitation at Little Rock (Pulaski County). Click to enlarge.


Precipitation across Arkansas.
In the picture: Precipitation across Arkansas.


Link of Interest
Detailed Monthly Statistics