The Deseret News today inaugurates a new feature, "Weather almanac," designed to give readers an easy-to-read overview of the past month's weather statistics and highlights.

The new chart, to be found on Page B2, will run the first Monday of each month, or the second Monday if the first of the month falls on a weekend or Monday, delaying the compilation of figures."Weather almanac" replaces the old monthly chart, "Weathering heights." As another new feature, readers of the newspaper's Utah County edition will now see statistics from the Brigham Young University weather station in Provo, and the metro edition will continue to carry figures from the Salt Lake International Airport.

The chart is compiled monthly with assistance from the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.

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Weather almanac

Weather in Salt Lake City

September 1990

Highs

For Month (Sept 12) 99 degrees

Average this month 85.1 degrees

30-Yr average 80 degrees

Record (Sept 8, 1979) 100 degrees

Lows

For Month (20,29) 48 degrees

Average this month 58.8 degrees

30-yr average 50 degrees

Record (Sept 18, 1965) 27 degrees

Water Year

Oct. 1, '89 - Sept 30, '90

Total 10.88"

30-yr. Average 15.31"

Percent of normal 71 percent

Precipitation

Total for month 0.56"

30 yr. average 0.89"

Most in 24 Hrs. (18-19) 0.31"

Record (Sept 26, '82) 2.27"

Utah weather highlights

Sept 2: Heavy rain in East Utah; 3.75 in. at Hole-in-the-rock. Sept 8-14: Statewide hot spell; Many daily records set.

Sept 18-19: General rains, snow in mtns. above 9,500 ft.

Sept 23-24: Heavy rains in S.W. Ut., with 1.40 in. at Bryce Cyn.

Sept 25: Hail in Salt Lake Valley. Also, two funnel clouds.

Records set at S.L. Airport

Sept 2: 70 degrees, Record high min. prev. record, 68 degrees in 1945.

Sept 3: 67 degrees, Tied record high minimum of Sept 3, 1970.

Sept 9: 95 degrees, Record high max. prev. record, 94 degrees in 1974.

Sept 11: 97 degrees, Record high Max prev. record, 94 degrees in 1958.

Sept. 12: 99 degrees, Record high max. previous record, 95 degrees in 1963.

Sept. 14: 96 degrees, Tied Record high maximum of Sept 14, 1948.

Sept. 15: 72 degrees, Record high min. previous record, 64 degrees in 1948.

Sept. 16: 64 degrees, Tied Record high minimum of Sept. 16, 1984.

Sept 17: 62 degrees, Tied Record high minimum of Sept. 17, 1943.

Source: Salt Lake office, National Weather Service