October 01, 2013 - 3:22 PM
KELOWNA - Furnaces switched on last month as cool weather drifted in with the arrival of fall. Colder temperatures steadily crept in overnight as summer made its official exit.
While the first half of September saw highs up to 30 C, the heat gradually tapered off by mid-month. Daily mean temperatures dropped to single digits by the end of the month, hovering around 9 C.
Environment Canada's Weather Centre reports an overall monthly average of 15.4 degrees for September, with an average high of 22.3 and low of 8.4 degrees.
The coldest temperature recorded was an overnight low of 0 C on Sept. 25.
First snow of the season fell at high elevations on the Highway 97 Connector near the Pennask Summit on September 27, and the month capped off with an unusually late season hail storm. Along with rain showers and lightning, Sunday night's storm caused power outages and damaged crop in some of the city's orchards.
Stay tuned on upcoming forecasts for October by visiting the Environment Canada Weather Centre.
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