We can't complain it was a wet summer this year (2022.) It seems to be a theme for several recent summers, and we wished for dryer conditions. Well, we got what we wished for, but probably more than we had bargained for.

A part of my lawn is still brown and hasn't grown back, but the rest seemed to bounce back with the recent downpours. I'm sure September will have a decent rainfall amount once it's all over. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the entire country just experienced the third hottest meteorological summer on record.

NOAA notes that the month of August in the USA saw remarkable heat and historic flash floods. For all of us who live in the northeast,  record heat along with high humidity was recorded in most states surrounding New York, but surprisingly, New York State did not register as record heat for August.

But what about the early fall temperatures? According to the Weather Channel monthly forecast, after this weekend (9-10/11), daytime high temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s, with the final week of September experiencing high temperatures in the mid-60s.

Although, the National Weather Service is predicting an unseasonably hotter fall for the Twin Tiers due to a high chance (91%) of La Niña conditions continuing from September to November. But we are talking about the Southern Tier of New York State and Northeast Pennsylvania where the weather conditions can change in an instant.

For as long as I can remember, once my birthday passed (late August), at least nighttime temperatures would drop, and after Labor Day when I usually take a vacation, the Southern Tier would cool off rather quickly. That has not been the case this year. At least so far.

Time will tell what type of fall weather we will get. Now, if we would be gifted a mild winter, I would welcome that with open arms.


[via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Weather Channel, National Weather Service]

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