September 22nd: At risk of starting to sound like a broken record, it was warm and humid again today. The high Friday at the Lawrence Airport was 91 and the low was 74. The average dew point for the day (up to 9:00 PM) was 71 – still quite humid for this time of year. The warmest temperature report in Kansas today was Hill City, in northwest Kansas, where it reached 100. However the dew point out there was in the mid 50s – far drier than the 70 degree plus dew points in the local area. Hayes came in with 99.
Today marked the fall equinox. However, summer-like weather is slated to continue through at least Sunday. For a good description of what, exactly, the fall equinox is, check out this link from Weather Underground:
For a little meteorological humor, here is today’s final statement on Jose from the National Hurricane Center in Miami:
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122017 500 PM AST Fri Sep 22 2017 After 70 advisories, enough is enough. The tropical-storm-force winds from Jose have finally subsided and moved out of the southern New England. Thus, the wind hazard to land has decreased, and this will be the last advisory on Jose since it is already post-tropical. A slow decay over cold water is forecast while the low drifts southeastward to southward. The cyclone should degenerate into a trough within 3 days as forecast by the global models. The swell and rip current threat will remain across large portions of the U.S. east coast for quite some time, due to the wave field from both Jose and Maria.