Average Weather in September in Seneca Missouri, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 88°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 66°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Seneca typically range from 71°F to 91°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
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
The month of September in Seneca experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 30% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is September 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Seneca, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 13% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in September
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in Seneca is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.1 inches on September 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Seneca, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 7 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 19 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Seneca is 6:49 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 7:12 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 7:47 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 43 minutes earlier at 7:03 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Seneca during 2019, 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 5:59 AM and sets 14 hours, 41 minutes later, at 8:40 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:27 AM and sets 9 hours, 38 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Seneca is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 56% to 17% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 6, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 80% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Seneca is gradually increasing during September, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
The growing season in Seneca typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 3 to around October 29, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 18.
The month of September in Seneca is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
The average accumulated growing degree days in Seneca are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 592°F, from 3,573°F to 4,165°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Seneca is decreasing during September, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 5.9 kWh to 4.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Seneca are 36.841 deg latitude, -94.611 deg longitude, and 955 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Seneca contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 941 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (479 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,191 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Seneca is covered by trees (50%) and cropland (49%), within 10 miles by cropland (52%) and trees (47%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Seneca 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Seneca.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Seneca 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 Seneca is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Seneca and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grove Municipal Airport (44%, 29 kilometers, southwest); Joplin Regional Airport (31%, 36 kilometers, north); Monett Municipal Airport (17%, 53 kilometers, east); and Coffeyville Municipal Airport (8%, 89 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .