Average Weather in September in Mount Ayr Iowa, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 81°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 62°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mount Ayr typically range from 67°F to 86°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 17°F to 34°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 Mount Ayr experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 31% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is September 14, 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 53%, while on August 26, 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 Mount Ayr, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 9% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in September
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in Mount Ayr is decreasing, starting the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.7 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Mount Ayr, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 39 seconds, and weekly decrease of 18 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 13 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mount Ayr is 6:43 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 28 minutes later at 7:12 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 7:49 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 48 minutes earlier at 7:00 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mount Ayr during 2018, 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 5:45 AM and sets 15 hours, 6 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 15 minutes later, at 4:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mount Ayr is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 37% to 5% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 58% 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 Mount Ayr is increasing during September, increasing from 8.9 miles per hour to 10.4 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 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
The growing season in Mount Ayr typically lasts for 6.0 months (182 days), from around April 15 to around October 14, rarely starting before March 29 or after May 2, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 4.
The month of September in Mount Ayr is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season decreasing from 100% to 82% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mount Ayr are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 450°F, from 2,772°F to 3,222°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mount Ayr is decreasing during September, falling by 1.2 kWh, from 5.7 kWh to 4.5 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 Mount Ayr are 40.715 deg latitude, -94.235 deg longitude, and 1,165 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mount Ayr contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,169 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (292 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (679 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mount Ayr is covered by cropland (87%), within 10 miles by cropland (93%), and within 50 miles by cropland (89%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mount Ayr 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 Mount Ayr.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mount Ayr 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 Mount Ayr is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mount Ayr and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lamoni Municipal Airport (45%, 30 kilometers, east); Creston Municipal Airport (36%, 34 kilometers, north); Schenck Field Airport (13%, 67 kilometers, west); and Rosecrans Memorial Airport (6%, 120 kilometers, southwest).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .