Hottest September in 120 years

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                                                   Staff Writer

Sept. 23 marked the first day of autumn, but according to weather in Mississippi, it’s still summer with no change in temperature likely for about another week.

“This is crazy if you ask me,” said Harold Farmer as he added coolant to his vehicle at a local service station. “Things should be cooling down, but it’s 95 degrees out here.”

According to the National Weather Service, this September was the hottest since the turn of the century.

Anna Wolverton, metorologist with the NWS in Jackson, said this has been the hottest September in 120 years, ever since the National Weather Service began tracking weather back in 1898.

While the average historical high for the September is about 86 degrees, this year the average high was 95 degrees.

Unfortunately, there’s no relief for people in Grenada this week as temperatures will be identical to what we experienced last week with no rain in the forecast.

“Four months ago if you would have told me Grenada would be this dry, I wouldn’t believe you,” said Trebia Rodgers, Grenada County EMA Director. “All you have to do now is just look around and you can see how dry it is. It’s been a few weeks now since we’ve had any rain.”

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