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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
725 AM EDT TUE NOV 1 2016

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

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            77   10/06                         76  10/12
LOWEST             32   10/31                         30  10/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.6              59.0     3.6     59.3
AVG. MINIMUM     46.2              42.7     3.5     43.5
MEAN             54.4              50.8     3.6     51.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               2.3    -1.3        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.13   1954
 MINIMUM         0.08   1924
TOTALS           4.41              3.52    0.89     3.81
DAYS >= .01        13                                 15
DAYS >= .10         8                                  8
DAYS >= .50         3                                  2
DAYS >= 1.00        2                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.47   10/20 TO 10/21


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   2006
TOTALS              T               0.9    -0.9        T
SINCE 7/1           T               0.9    -0.9
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        T   10/27 TO 10/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     335               443    -108      416
 SINCE 7/1        379               605    -226      486
COOLING TOTAL      12                 4       8        1
 SINCE 1/1        939               544     395      657
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/230
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/250    DATE  10/29

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...CHANGEABLE WEATHER, MILD AND A RETURN TO MORE UNSETTLED DAYS...

OCTOBER FEATURED SEVERAL PATTERN CHANGES AS EXTENDED SUMMER`S WARMTH
FLEETED, AND COOLER, UNSETTLED WEATHER ENTERED. MILD TEMPERATURES
RULED THE FIRST TWO-THIRDS OF THE MONTH BEFORE THE PATTERN CHANGED
AND COOLER AIR CAMPED OVER THE REGION THROUGH MUCH OF THE END OF THE
MONTH. THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN UNSETTLED WEATHER THIS MONTH, WHICH
PUSHED OVERALL PRECIPITATION TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL.

TEMPERATURES THIS MONTH AVERAGED 54.4F DEGREES WHICH IS JUST OVER 3
AND A HALF DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. MILD AIR RULED THE FIRST 20 DAYS OF
THE MONTH, WITH 16 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 10 DAYS THAT
REACHED 70F THIS MONTH, WHICH IS DOUBLE THE AVERAGE. THE TEMPERATURE
DROPPED TO 32F ON THE MORNING OF THE 31ST, MARKING THE FIRST SUCH
FREEZING TEMPERATURE OF THE FALL SEASON. THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BROKEN THIS MONTH.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 4.41 INCHES, WHICH IS NEARLY AN INCH ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS PRECIPITATION WAS WELCOMED AS THE RAINFALL PUT A DENT
IN THE MAJOR DROUGHT THAT HAS REMAINED ACROSS THE REGION SINCE EARLY
SPRING. THE MAJOR PRECIPITATION EVENT THIS MONTH WAS A FRONTAL
SYSTEM, WITH SEVERAL MOISTURE LADEN WAVES THAT PASSED ACROSS THE
REGION ON THE 20TH THROUGH EARLY ON THE 22ND. THIS SYSTEM PRODUCED 2
TO 6 INCHES OF RAINFALL ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK, WITH THE HIGHEST
TOTALS ACROSS THE GENESEE VALLEY. AT THE BUFFALO AIRPORT THIS SYSTEM
PRODUCED A NEW DAILY RECORD OF 1.30 INCHES ON THE 21ST. THE FIRST
SNOWFLAKES FLEW FOR A FEW HOURS, LATE ON THE 26TH AND EARLY ON THE
27TH.

THE MONTH BEGAN UNSETTLED AS A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL LOW SPIRALED
ACROSS THE REGION. A SUB TROPICAL RIDGE THEN EXPANDED ACROSS THE
REGION AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THIS UPPER LEVEL LOW, BRINGING FINE
AUTUMN WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES TOPPING THE 70F MARK AND BRILLIANT
BLUE SKIES. UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE WEEKEND OF THE 8TH
AND 9TH AS ANOTHER TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE PASSED BY AND INTERACTED
WITH TROPICAL MOISTURE. BEHIND THIS TROUGH THE FIRST TRUE COLD AIR
OF THE MONTH ARRIVED WITH HIGHS REMAINING IN THE UPPER 50S. THIS
COOLER PERIOD WAS BRIEF, JUST A FEW DAYS, AS MILDER SOUTHERLY WINDS
RETURNED WARMTH TO WESTERN NEW YORK BY THE 12TH. UNEVENTFUL WEATHER
CONTINUED THROUGH MID-MONTH BEFORE A COLD FRONT STALLED ACROSS THE
REGION DURING THE 20TH THROUGH 22ND. SEVERAL WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE
PASSED ALONG THE FRONT AND ACROSS THE REGION, WITH EACH WAVE
BRINGING SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL TO WESTERN NEW YORK. THE
GREATEST RAINFALL WAS ACROSS THE UPPER GENESEE VALLEY WHERE SOME
FLOODING OCCURRED ON FRIDAY THE 21ST. BEHIND THIS FRONT, A LONGER
DURATION COLD AIRMASS PASSED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS AIRMASS GAVE US
OUR FIRST SNOWFLAKES OF THE YEAR LATE ON THE 26TH. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL ON THE 27TH AND 30TH PUSHED THIS OCTOBER TO THE WETTEST
MONTH SINCE EXACTLY 2 YEARS AGO.

LAKE ERIE CONTINUED ITS UNCHARTED TEMPERATURE TERRITORY THIS MONTH,
WITH OVER HALF THE DAYS EITHER TYING, OR BREAKING THE DAILY HIGH
TEMPERATURE MARK. THE LAKE COOLED FROM A HIGH OF 69F AT MONTHS START
TO 57F BY THE END OF THE MONTH. THERE WERE NO APPRECIABLE WIND
EVENTS THIS MONTH, WITH THE HIGHEST GUST JUST 38 MPH ON THE 18TH.

IN ALL, A MILD MONTH WITH WELCOMED RAINS.

&&

THOMAS

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