September 2013 Weather and Climate Recap

September 2013 is in the books and it was drier and slightly warmer than average.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport saw an average high temperature of 86.9°F (+1.7°) and an average low temperature of 65.5°F (+1.8°).

The highest temperature measured was 95°F on the fourth of the month. The lowest temperature was 54°F on the last day of September. We saw 14 days with 90° or higher.

After ending with the 5th wettest summer on record, Columbia Metro only received 2.04″ of rain. That number is -1.50″ below average for the month.

However, for the year, we are +10.09″ above average.


Image Source: WACH-TV

September is the first month since March 2013 where we have had a deficit in the rain department for the month.

As we head into October, we should start seeing some cooler temperatures.

The average first frost date for Columbia Metro is October 25. The earliest day on record for a frost was 10/3/1974.

BTW, still waiting on this stat:

  • Last year when no S.C. reporting site reached 100°F May through October: 1973

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