Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the weather thread.
Will the heat continue? - that is the question for a lot of us. July was noted as the hottest month the earth has ever been according to NOAA. I have a feeling that August might equal or surpass that. Long range forecasts show September to be above average also.
Rain - our friends in LA have gotten hammered. What is remarkable is that while we are at the height of hurricane season, the flooding rains that they experienced where not from a tropical system. Other reports from our members in other areas of the country have shown reports of excessive rainfall also.
The full moon in September is on the 16th and is called the Harvest Moon. The following is a copy/paste but found it interesting -
This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.