LABOR DAY

 

 

LABOR DAY IS OBSERVED ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER.  LABOR DAY WAS FIRST CELEBRATED IN NEW YORK IN 1882 UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE CENTRAL LABOR UNION.  THE IDEA WAS SUGGESTED BY PETER J. MC GUIRE, OF THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, THAT THE DAY BE SET ASIDE IN HONOR OF LABOR.

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BUFFALO ON LABOR DAY WAS ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1959 WHEN BRIGHT, SUNNY SKIES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES.  ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM, CLEAR SKIES DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SEPTEMBER 6, 1976 RESULTED IN A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGED NEAR 76 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW AVERAGES ABOUT 60.

 

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF HAVING AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION AND ABOUT A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM. ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1980 AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS DROPPED 1.26 INCHES OF RAIN AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT‑‑THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED ON A LABOR DAY.

 

ON LABOR DAY IN 1944...SEPTEMBER 4TH...A MODERATE EARTHQUAKE WAS FELT AT 11:39 PM.  THE QUAKE WAS CENTERED ABOUT 300 MILES NORTHEAST OF BUFFALO.  PERCEPTIBLE VIBRATIONS WERE FELT IN HOMES AND BUILDINGS.  LIGHT FURNITURE WAS DISPLACED AND DISHES RATTLED. NO DAMAGE, HOWEVER, WAS REPORTED IN THE BUFFALO AREA.  THE SHOCK WAS FELT THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND ONTARIO.  PROPERTY DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN ONTARIO.

 

 

 

 

LABOR DAY                                                                                   PERIOD OF RECORD:  101 YEARS   (1910‑2011)

 

TEMPERATURE DATA                                                                       * 1ST MONDAY IN SEPT *

 

HIGHEST         89 DEGREES ON SEPT. 7, 1959

LOWEST         43 DEGREES ON SEPT. 6, 1976

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM        62 DEGREES ON SEPT. 1, 1958

HIGHEST MINIMUM        73 DEGREES ON SEPT. 4, 1961

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE    75.6 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE    58.7 DEGREES

 

                  HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

                

                            60S   70S   80S

                          

                             20     53      29     NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

                            20%   52%   29%

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                    31 OCCURRENCES OR 31%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE             45 OCCURRENCES OR 44%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION             56 OCCURRENCES OR 55%

 

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH PRECIPITATION OF:              0.01 INCH OR MORE   31

                                                                   0.50 INCH OR MORE    4

1.00 INCH OR MORE    2

 

THUNDERSTORMS HAVE OCCURRED ON 14 OF THE PAST 99 LABOR DAYS (OR 14%)

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:  1.26 INCHES ON SEPT. 1, 1980

 

  

 

LABOR DAY

 

YEAR   DATE                           HI         LO    PRECIP  TRW       CHARACTER

 

1910     SEPT 5             78         66         0.76      X          CLOUDY

1911     SEPT 4             73         54         0.00                  CLEAR

1912     SEPT 2             75         64         0.14      X          CLOUDY

1913     SEPT 1             83         64         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1914     SEPT 7             68         50         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1915     SEPT 6             80         66         0.39.     X          CLOUDY

1916     SEPT 4             74         58         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1917     SEPT 3             66         55         0.00                  CLOUDY

1918     SEPT 2             79         61         0.00                  CLOUDY

1919     SEPT 1             64         51         0.02                  CLOUDY

 

1920     SEPT 6             75         62         0.20      X          CLOUDY

1921     SEPT 5             76         69         0.01      X          CLOUDY

1922     SEPT 4             82         67          TR                   MOSTLY CLEAR

1923     SEPT 3             73         67         0.32                  CLOUDY

1924     SEPT 1             76         65         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1925     SEPT 7             69         62         0.01                  CLOUDY

1926     SEPT 6             73         60         0.07                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1927     SEPT 5             77         55         0.00                  CLEAR

1928     SEPT 3             69         59         0.17      X          PARTLY CLOUDY

1929     SEPT 2             74         68         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1930     SEPT 1             78         68         TR                   CLOUDY

1931     SEPT 7             71         55         0.00                  CLEAR

1932     SEPT 5             73         60         0.00                  CLEAR

1933     SEPT 4             82         66         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1934     SEPT 3             83         64         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1935     SEPT 2             71         51         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1936     SEPT 7             78         67         0.07      X          CLOUDY

1937     SEPT 6             72         49         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1938     SEPT 5             63         52         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1939     SEPT 4             78         66         0.25      X          CLOUDY

 

1940     SEPT 2             70         61         TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

1941     SEPT 1             77         59         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1942     SEPT 7             76         60         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1943     SEPT 6             87         71         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1944     SEPT 4             79         62         1.08      X          CLOUDY

 

1945     SEPT 3             77         50         0.00                  CLEAR

1946     SEPT 2             65         47         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1947     SEPT 1             80         52          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

1948     SEPT 6             82         65          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

1949     SEPT 5             77         58         0.47      X          MOSTLY CLOUDY


 

LABOR DAY

 

YEAR   DATE                           HI         LO    PRECIP    TRW     CHARACTER

1950     SEPT 4             63         50         0.00                  CLOUDY

1951     SEPT 3             72         58          TR                   MOSTLY CLOUDY

1952     SEPT 1             87         70         0.06                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1953     SEPT 7             76         53         0.04                  VARIABLE CLOUDS, AFTERNOON SHOWERS

1954     SEPT 6             83         62         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1955     SEPT 5             76         56         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1956     SEPT 3             81         57         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1957     SEPT 2             84         60         0.23                  CLOUDY

1958     SEPT 1             62         53         0.00                  CLOUDY

1959     SEPT 7             89         68         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1960     SEPT 5             76         53         0.00                  FAIR WEATHER

1961     SEPT 4             86         73         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1962     SEPT 3             80         47         0.00                  SUNNY, PLEASANT

1963     SEPT 2             75         53          TR                   CLOUDY

1964     SEPT 7             80         56         0.00                  SUNNY

 

1965     SEPT 6             72         59         0.04                  FAIR, SHOWERS BEFORE SUNRISE

1966     SEPT 5             70         55         0.12      X          PARTLY CLOUDY

1967     SEPT 4             78         54         0.00                  CLEAR

1968     SEPT 2             70         59         0.47      X          CHANGEABLE SKIES

1969     SEPT 1             85         65         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1970     SEPT 7             79         56         0.00                  CLEAR

1971     SEPT 6             86         70         0.00                  CLEAR

1972     SEPT 4             69         51         0.00                  CLEAR

1973     SEPT 3             88         70         0.00                  SUNNY

1974     SEPT 2             65         53         0.02                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1975     SEPT 1             71         58         0.02                  CLOUDY

1976     SEPT 6             69         43         0.00                  SUNNY

1977     SEPT 5             76         62         0.10                  CLOUDY

1978     SEPT 4             71         56         0.00                  SUNNY

1979     SEPT 3             76         64          TR                   PARTLY SUNNY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS

 

1980     SEPT 1             83         71         1.26      X          CLOUDY

1981     SEPT 7             77         62          TR                   PARTLY SUNNY

1982     SEPT 6             72         51          TR                   AFTN CLOUDS, EVENING SHOWERS

1983     SEPT 5             87         71         0.00                  SUNNY

1984     SEPT 3             68         55          TR                   CLOUDY, LATE MRNG AND AFTN DRIZZLE

 

1985     SEPT 2             76         59         TR                   MORNING SHOWERS, AFTERNOON SUN

1986     SEPT 1             76         53         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

1987     SEPT 7             80         66          TR                   MORNING SHOWER THEN MOSTLY SUNNY

1988     SEPT 5             66         49         0.01      X          M. CLOUDY, MORNING THUNDERSTORMS

1989     SEPT 4             76         50         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

 

1990     SEPT 3             71         53         0.00                  SUNNY

1991     SEPT 2             81         48         0.00                  SUNNY

1992     SEPT 7             80         65         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

 

 

LABOR DAY

 

YEAR   DATE                           HI         LO    PRECIP   TRW      CHARACTER

 

1993     SEPT 9             65         53         0.22                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN

1994     SEPT 5             68         43         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

 

1995     SEPT 4             78         58         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

1996     SEPT 2             83         58         0.00                  SUNNY

1997     SEPT 1             79         64         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

1998     SEPT 7             68         56         0.59                  MOSTLY CLOUDY, LIGHT RAIN ALL DAY

1999     SEPT 8             84         70         0.06                  PARTLY SUNNY, LATE NIGHT SHOWER

 

2000     SEPT 4             72         52         0.01                  RAIN/DRIZZLE THRU EARLY AFTERNOON

2001     SEPT 3             76         54         0.00                  SUNNY

2002     SEPT 2             83         61         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

2003     SEPT 1             65         59         0.27                  CLOUDY, LIGHT RAIN ALL DAY

2004     SEPT 6             83         65         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

 

2005    SEPT 5             78         53         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

2006    SEPT 4             68         55         0.00                  MOSTLY CLOUDY

2007    SEPT 3             79         59         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

2008    SEPT 1             82         59         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

2009    SEPT 7             74         60         0.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

 

2010     SEPT 6             75         53         TR                    LIGHT RAIN

2011     SEPT 5             65         57         0.01                  LIGHT RAIN, FOG