Hannibal September Was Hot and Very Dry
After some fall like temperatures in August, it felt more like summer this September in Hannibal.
According to numbers from the National Weather Service reporting station at the Hannibal Filter Plant, there were six days in September when the high temperature was at least 90 degrees.
The warmest day in September was the 20th, when the mercury topped out at 94, which missed the record high for the date by one degree.
A new record high was set on the 23rd, when the high of 93 broke the previous record of 90, set in 1939.
It was also an extremely dry September. Only .67 inches of rain fell in Hannibal last month. And all of that came in one day, on the 19th. The only other rainfall recorded was a trace of precipitation on the 25th.
This is the third consecutive month of below average rainfall in Hannibal, and the least amount of moisture in a month since we got just .52 of an inch of precip in February.