Did the rain disappoint? Did you miss Av. Tercer Mundo as a raging river? Did you miss living on an island called San Pancho? Did you miss your zipline trip to the outside world?
If your answer to any of those questions was positive, then you should not have been in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico last month. Because in spite of a few heavy downpours and the ensuring mess of mud and palapa sludge, it was a rather normal month for the rainy season. Three inches of rain does a record not make.
We did record our high heat index “feels like” temperature for the year in September: 111.7° at about 2 p.m. on the 23rd. And nearly reached the actual high temperature for the year with 91.8° on the 25th. (The high for the year to date is still the 92.1° on August 18.)
OK. Before I close, we must talk about total rainfall. Only about 3 inches for the month. September last year, 28 inches!
We are on track to have a total annual rainfall of less than 40 inches. (We had that much at the end of September 2010.) But that isn’t a big deviation from the norm. The total was 39 inches in ’09, and 44 inches in ’08. So if you ignore last year, we are back to a normal range of rainfall.
It’s very unlikely that we’ll reach the 56 inch annual total of last year. We are, after all, approaching the end of the rainy season in San Pancho.