The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says worldwide, it was the warmest September on record.
Averaging one-point-13 degrees Fahrenheit above normal for the month, it was the warmest September since the beginning of reliable
records in 1880.
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center says the second warmest September was in 2003 with an average temperature of one-point-02
degrees Fahrenheit above the mean.
For the United States it was the fourth warmest September on record.
The average U-S temperature for the month was two-point-six degrees above average.
Only the West Coast and parts of the Rockies were near normal. Louisiana had its warmest September in 111 years of national records and an additional 27 states ranked much above average.
Some cities also set new records for warmest average September temperatures including: Houston-Galveston, Texas; London, Kentucky;
Shreveport; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.