Try to remember … the kind of September—when the temperature in the Town on the Sound was 83°–for four days: Sept. 11, 12, 22 and 23.
That recent data, recorded by Pierce 7’s “Weather Observer”—better known as “R. Milton Davidson” –forms a collection of on-going weather records that Milt’s been keeping for more than a decade. During that time, Milt’s weather data has been used by the Town of Steilacoom for its utility usage predictions. It’s also worth knowing – just because.
In Milt’s most recent report, September’s average maximum temperature was 71.7°, while the average minimum temperature was 53.1°. While many would grumble that there have been “too many” rainy days of late—keep in mind that’s why this is the Evergreen state! Total precipitation (measured in inches) for September, however, was only 1.93 inches, with a total of 24.29 inches falling since January.
By now most of the leaves have been stripped from their branches—partly thanks to the 24 mph wind gust that blew through the area on Sept. 6. Despite that brisk breeze, the average wind speed during the month was only one mile per hour.
Questions about weather data? Contact Milt at email@example.com to learn more about his weather collecting project. As he always says, though, he’s a “weather observer”—not a weather predictor.