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Average Weather in September in West Point Georgia, United States

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 68°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 72°F.

For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in West Point typically range from 71°F to 90°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in September

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in September

Average Hourly Temperature in September in West Point1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMAugOctcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotwarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

As Sanad, Tunisia (5,210 miles away); Pūnch, India (7,647 miles); and Baiyun, China (8,078 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to West Point (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of September in West Point experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is September 23, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.

For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.

Cloud Cover Categories in September

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In West Point, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 22%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 47% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 16.

Probability of Precipitation in September

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in West Point is essentially constant, remaining about 2.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.8 inches or falling below 0.8 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in September

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of September in West Point, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 60 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 58 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September

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The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in West Point is 7:15 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 7:34 AM on September 30.

The latest sunset is 8:05 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 39 minutes earlier at 7:26 PM on September 30.

Daylight saving time is observed in West Point during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 19 minutes later, at 8:52 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:39 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 5:38 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September

The solar day over the course of September. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in West Point is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 78% to 34% over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 94% of the time, while on January 14, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in September

Humidity Comfort Levels in September in West Point181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%AugOctSep 178%Sep 178%Sep 3034%Sep 3034%Sep 1165%Sep 1165%Sep 2148%Sep 2148%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in West Point is gradually increasing during September, increasing from 3.3 miles per hour to 3.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in September

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in West Point throughout September is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 46% on September 8.

Wind Direction in September

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in West Point typically lasts for 7.9 months (241 days), from around March 18 to around November 14, rarely starting before February 23 or after April 9, and rarely ending before October 26 or after December 5.

The month of September in West Point is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September

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The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in West Point are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 666°F, from 3,967°F to 4,633°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in September

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of September, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in West Point is gradually decreasing during September, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 5.1 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of West Point are 32.878 deg latitude, -85.183 deg longitude, and 614 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of West Point contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 607 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (381 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,572 feet).

The area within 2 miles of West Point is covered by trees (68%) and artificial surfaces (30%), within 10 miles by trees (80%), and within 50 miles by trees (81%) and cropland (12%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in West Point year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in West Point.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and West Point according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at West Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between West Point and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Grange, Callaway Airport (62%, 19 kilometers, northeast); Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport (22%, 37 kilometers, southwest); and Columbus Airport (16%, 46 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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