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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
123 PM EDT WED NOV 1 2017

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   10/02/1927
 LOW               20   10/29/1965
HIGHEST            81   10/07                         77  10/06
LOWEST             35   10/31                         32  10/31
                        10/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.4              59.0     6.4     62.6
AVG. MINIMUM     48.5              42.7     5.8     46.2
MEAN             57.0              50.8     6.2     54.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.3    -2.3        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.13   1954
 MINIMUM         0.08   1924
TOTALS           5.01              3.52    1.49     4.41
DAYS >= .01        15                                 13
DAYS >= .10         9                                  8
DAYS >= .50         3                                  3
DAYS >= 1.00        1                                  2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.81   10/09 TO 10/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   2006
TOTALS            0.1               0.9    -0.8        T
SINCE 7/1         0.1               0.9    -0.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     259               443    -184      335
 SINCE 7/1        368               605    -237      379
COOLING TOTAL      17                 4      13       12
 SINCE 1/1        603               544      59      939
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/250    DATE  10/15
                                36/190    DATE  10/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/240    DATE  10/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...WARM AND WET OCTOBER...

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FEATURED CONTINUED WARMTH, WITH MANY PLEASANT
AFTERNOONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. THIS YEAR`S MID-SEPTEMBER TO MID-
OCTOBER WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD, WHICH ALSO DELAYED THE PEAK OF
FALL FOLIAGE ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. A COOL END TO THE MONTH
BROUGHT LAKE EFFECT RAIN, AND THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE YEAR
AT THE AIRPORT.

THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 57.0F THIS MONTH, WHICH IS 6.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL, AND MADE FOR THE 9TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE
MONTH HAD 23 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 7TH WHEN
THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 81F. THIS WAS THE FIRST 80+F READING IN
OCTOBER SINCE 2014. THERE WERE 11 DAYS THAT REACHED INTO THE 70S,
WHICH IS 6 MORE THAN NORMAL. THOUGH THE NINTH WARMEST MONTH, THERE
WERE NO RECORDS SET, JUST MANY PERSISTENTLY WARM DAYS.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 5.01 INCHES FOR THE MONTH, WHICH IS ABOUT AN
INCH AND A HALF ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 15 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION, 3 DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WAS ONE NEW
PRECIPITATION RECORD REACHED, WHEN 1.81 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE
9TH IT BROKE THE FORMER RECORD OF 1.70 INCHES SET BACK IN 1906.
BUFFALO ALSO RECORDED ITS FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON, WHEN
A TENTH OF AN INCH FELL WITHIN A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT PRECIPITATION
EARLY ON OCTOBER 31ST.

SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER CONTINUED ON THIS AUTUMN, FROM THE SECOND HALF
OF SEPTEMBER AND INTO MUCH OF OCTOBER. THE REGION WAS IMPACTED BY
THE REMNANTS OF TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS. THE FIRST WAS FROM NATE WHICH
BROUGHT A SOAKING RAIN TO WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 9TH. THIS INCLUDED
A DAILY RECORD OF 1.81 INCHES AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT. THE SECOND
SYSTEM TO IMPACT WESTERN NEW YORK WAS THE REMNANTS OF PHILIPPE. THIS
SYSTEM, AND ITS ABUNDANT MOISTURE BROUGHT STRONG WINDS AND ANOTHER
SOAKING RAIN TO WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE 29TH AND 30TH. A LAKE EFFECT
EVENT TO CLOSE OUT THE MONTH ADDED TO THE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK, INCLUDING THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW FOR
SOME. THE BUFFALO AIRPORT RECEIVED ITS` FIRST TENTH OF AN INCH OF
SNOW FOR THE YEAR ON HALLOWEEN MORNING.

THE WARM MONTH OF OCTOBER KEPT LAKE ERIE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE
MONTH...WITH THE LAKE TEMPERATURE DROPPING FROM 68F AT MONTHS START
TO 56 AT MONTH`S CLOSE. WINDS WERE JUST ABOVE NORMAL, WITH AN
AVERAGE SPEED OF 10.0 MPH THIS MONTH. THE STRONGEST WIND GUST WAS 50
MPH ON THE 15TH ALONG A PASSING COLD FRONT.

THOUGH WET, WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH THE AUTUMN.

&&

THOMAS

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