SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)-
We are almost a week into the astronomical Fall season and Central New York is still awaiting the arrival of a true push of autumnal air.
While any record heat has been lacking this September (we’ve only been above 80 degrees on two days), Syracuse has been consistently ‘warm’ all month long.
As sign of the consistency shows up in a record we did break Monday afternoon. We reached 77 F for the high which made it 25 consecutive days hitting at least 70 degrees, a new record for the month of September. The old record was 23 straight days set back in 2002 which was broken Sunday afternoon.
Our 70+ degree streak will be coming to an end Tuesday and likely stays at or below average for the rest of the week thanks to a change at the jet stream level.
In addition, September 2021 likely ends up in the Top Ten warmest Septembers on record. This continues a whole separate streak of eight years in a row with above normal temperatures for September. Over the last decade only one year, 2013, had a cooler than normal September.
This recent surge of warmth in the ninth month of the year meant the new 30-year averages calculated at the end of 2020 showed a .9 F increase in Septembers temperatures.