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SEPTEMBER 1998 WEATHER SUMMARY
A nice run of San Francisco-style Indian Summer marked the first two weeks of the month, and coupled with the end of August, we had almost 1 month straight of highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's. We finally broke 80 on the 4th, and low temps at night were above 60 also for the first time this Summer on the 5th and 6th. By months end, fronts were dropping ever farther southward, ending with 6 straight days of measurable precipitation at months end. Another heavy blast of light rain and drizzle around the 17th also hit. Fall is definitely in the air, although trees are still holding onto their leaves. A little early snow fell in the mountains around the 28th, but none since. Early progs on La Nina are that intense rains are possible from increased chances for Pineapple connections to develop, but generally rains will be more infrequent than last year. Temps are also expected to be cooler than normal..but so far, other than a few degrees cooler at night, daytime temps have been unusual only in that no extreme heat days have been noted. Sea Temps remain steady in the mid 50's. Somewhat surprisingly the very rare (for these parts) giant Pacific (Chilean) squid are being caught in record numbers, and formalized party boast trips have been hastily scheduled to take advantage of this rare treat. Some squid are reported over 40lbs EACH, and up to a dozen are being caught by individuals. Boats have reported tons of squid caught by all hands on some days.

                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for SEP. 1998


NAME: HOME CITY: Pacifica  STATE: Ca  ELEV: 540'  LAT: 37.36'N  LONG: 122.27'W 


                   TEMPERATURE (°F), RAIN  (in), WIND SPEED (mph)


                                      HEAT  COOL        AVG
    MEAN                              DEG   DEG         WIND                 DOM
DAY TEMP  HIGH   TIME   LOW    TIME   DAYS  DAYS  RAIN  SPEED HIGH   TIME    DIR
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 1  59.4  69.9   2:30p  53.2   6:00a   3.4   0.0  0.00   1.8   8.0  12:30p    SW
 2  61.4  73.8   2:00p  52.6   6:30a   1.8   0.0  0.00   2.0   8.0  11:00a   SSW
 3  63.0  76.5   2:00p  52.8   6:00a   0.3   0.0  0.00   1.9  10.0   3:30p   SSW
 4  67.2  80.1  12:30p  57.2   5:30a   0.0   3.7  0.00   3.6  30.0  12:30p   SSW
 5  67.9  76.6  12:00p  61.6   6:30a   0.0   4.1  0.00   1.7   9.0   3:00p   SSW
 6  68.7  78.9   3:00p  60.3   5:30a   0.0   4.6  0.00   2.0   9.0  12:00p   SSW
 7  66.0  76.7   2:00p  59.1  12:00m   0.0   2.9  0.00   2.0   9.0   3:30p   SSW
 8  61.6  69.7  11:00a  57.4   7:00a   1.5   0.0  0.00   4.2  21.0  10:30p   SSW
 9  57.7  60.0  12:30p  56.0  11:00p   7.0   0.0  0.00   4.8  22.0   3:30p   SSW
10  60.0  70.7   2:00p  51.7   5:30a   3.8   0.0  0.00   1.9  12.0  11:30a   SSW
11  64.2  75.1   1:00p  54.4  12:30a   0.3   0.0  0.00   1.8  10.0  12:30p   SSW
12  64.6  76.8  12:30p  55.1   6:00a   0.0   0.9  0.00   1.5   9.0  12:00p   SSW
13  65.9  78.9   2:00p  55.3   5:00a   0.0   2.1  0.00   1.6   9.0  12:30p   SSW
14  64.0  76.6  12:30p  55.0   5:30a   0.0   0.8  0.00   1.5  10.0   1:00p   SSW
15  60.3  64.9  12:00p  57.2  12:00m   3.9   0.0  0.00   2.3  13.0   4:00p   SSW
16  60.4  68.3   1:30p  56.4   4:00a   2.6   0.0  0.00   3.2  13.0   7:00p   SSW
17  60.8  66.7   1:00p  57.1   5:30a   3.1   0.0  0.03   3.0  13.0   1:00a   SSW
18  60.2  66.5   1:30p  55.7  12:00m   3.9   0.0  0.02   2.5  16.0   4:30p   SSW
19  60.8  70.9   1:00p  53.7   6:30a   2.7   0.0  0.00   2.0  12.0   5:00p   SSW
20  59.0  65.6  11:00a  55.4  11:00p   4.5   0.0  0.00   3.9  18.0  11:00a   SSW
21  59.1  66.1   3:00p  54.7   2:00a   4.6   0.0  0.00   3.7  20.0  11:00a     S
22  60.6  66.6   2:00p  56.3   3:30a   3.6   0.0  0.00   5.3  23.0   3:30p     S
23  61.5  69.0  12:30p  56.0   3:30a   2.5   0.0  0.00   3.3  17.0   1:00p     S
24  58.3  64.1   1:30p  55.4   2:30a   5.3   0.0  0.00   3.9  16.0  12:30p   SSW
25  57.5  61.3   1:30p  55.4   3:30a   6.7   0.0  0.01   5.3  21.0   1:30p   SSW
26  58.1  65.8   2:30p  53.3  12:00m   5.4   0.0  0.01   3.5  19.0   2:30a   SSW
27  57.4  60.8   1:00p  53.4  12:30a   7.9   0.0  0.07   1.4  10.0   7:00a   SSW
28  59.5  66.9   1:30p  54.8  10:30p   4.2   0.0  0.01   1.6  10.0   1:00p   SSW
29  56.7  59.3   1:00p  55.1   5:00a   7.8   0.0  0.03   3.5  18.0   3:30a   SSW
30  57.2  59.6  12:00p  55.3   3:30a   7.6   0.0  0.01   2.4  13.0   3:00p   SSW
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    61.3  80.1     4    51.7    10    94.3  19.1  0.19   2.8  30.0     4     SSW


Max >= 90.0:  0
Max <= 32.0:  0
Min <= 32.0:  0
Min <=  0.0:  0
Max Rain: 0.07 ON  9/27/98
Days of Rain: 4 (>.01 in) 0 (>.1 in) 0 (>1 in)
Heat Base:  65.0  Cool Base:  65.0  Method: (High + Low) / 2