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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
436 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014

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            80   10/14                         83  10/06
LOWEST             34   10/27                         31  10/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.9              59.0     1.9     62.6
AVG. MINIMUM     46.0              42.7     3.3     45.8
MEAN             53.4              50.8     2.6     54.2
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        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.13   1954
 MINIMUM         0.08   1924
TOTALS           4.60              3.52    1.08     7.00
DAYS >= .01        15                                 18
DAYS >= .10        11                                 13
DAYS >= .50         3                                  7
DAYS >= 1.00        1                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   10/04 TO 10/05           10/31 TO 10/31
                                                          10/26 TO 10/26
                                                          10/26 TO 10/26

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   10/04 TO 10/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     359               443     -84      337
 SINCE 7/1        489               605    -116      505
COOLING TOTAL       9                 4       5        8
 SINCE 1/1        516               544     -28      611
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/240    DATE  10/08 AND 10/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  10/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      6

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

&&

...MILD CONDITIONS CONTINUED IN OCTOBER...

THE FINE AUTUMN SEASON THAT STARTED IN SEPTEMBER CONTINUED INTO THE
MONTH OF OCTOBER. THERE WAS A BIT OF RAIN THIS MONTH...HOWEVER MILD
AND SUNNY DAYS WERE ENOUGH IN NUMBER TO MAINTAIN A PLEASANT FEEL TO
THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.4F WAS JUST OVER TWO AND A HALF
DEGREES ABOVE OCTOBER`S NORMAL. PLEASANT DAYS IN THE 70S WERE
EQUALLY CONTRASTED BY COOLER AND WETTER DAYS IN THE 40S AND LOWER
50S THIS MONTH. ON THE 28TH A NEW DAILY RECORD HIGH AND RECORD WARM
LOW WERE SET. THE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURE READING OF 74 DEGREES
TIED THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1946. MEANWHILE THE AIR
TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 57F DEGREES AS A LOW POINT...AND THIS
READING TIED THE RECORD WARM LOW PREVIOUSLY SET BACK IN 1935. THERE
ARE ONLY 4 DAYS LATER THAN OCTOBER 28TH THAT WERE WARMER THAN THE 74F
DEGREE READING...WITH THESE FOUR DAYS ALL OCCURRING IN THE FIRST
WEEK IN NOVEMBER.

PRECIPITATION TOTALED 4.60 INCHES THIS MONTH WHICH IS ABOUT AN INCH
ABOVE NORMAL. APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THIS RAINFALL FELL DURING A LAKE
EFFECT RAIN EVENT ON THE 4TH AND 5TH. THIS EVENT...WHICH OCCURRED
OVER THE FIRST WEEKEND PRODUCED 2.16 INCHES OF RAINFALL...AND ALSO
DROPPED SEVERAL GRAUPEL SHOWERS AT THE AIRPORT. THIS GRAUPEL WAS
MEASURED AS A TRACE OF SNOWFALL. HALF OF THE DAYS (15) THIS MONTH
FEATURED RAINFALL...OF WHICH 5 TOTALED MORE THAN A THIRD OF AN INCH.

OCTOBER FOR WESTERN NEW YORK BEGAN WITH HIGH PRESSURE BRINGING SOME
OF THE FINEST DAYS THIS FALL SEASON. SUNNY SKIES AND HIGHS IN THE
70S CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER UNTIL THE 3RD OF THE MONTH. LATER ON
THE THIRD DAY OF THE MONTH A COLD FRONT CROSSED WESTERN NEW YORK
SENDING TEMPERATURES DOWN INTO THE UPPER 30S BY THE NIGHT OF THE
5TH. THIS COOLING ALLOWED FOR BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT RAIN TO FALL
ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK. THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH A LOW
AMPLITUDE FLOW BROUGHT PERIODS OF LATE FALL MILDNESS CONTRASTED BY
EARLY BLASTS OF COOL WEATHER. EARLY MORNING FOG ON THE 16TH BROUGHT
LIMITED VISIBILITIES...SLOWING TRAFFIC ON THE MAJOR ROADS. A
STALLING COLD FRONT BROUGHT SOME RAIN SHOWERS AND EVEN THUNDERSTORMS
TO WESTERN NEW YORK LATER ON THE 16TH AND 17TH. THERE WERE A FEW
PATCHES OF FROST ON THE MORNINGS OF THE 11TH...24TH AND 27TH...BUT
NO KILLING FREEZE WAS FOUND AROUND METRO BUFFALO. ON THE 28TH GUSTY
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS SENT TEMPERATURES SOARING WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS
REACHING A RECORD-TYING 74 DEGREES. THIS WARMTH WAS SHORT-LIVED AS
PROGRESSIVELY COOLER AIR SENT TEMPERATURES DOWNWARD THROUGH THE END
OF THE MONTH WITH SCATTERED LIGHT LAKE EFFECT AND SYNOPTIC RAIN
SHOWERS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK.

WINDS WERE MODEST THIS MONTH...WITH SEVERAL DAYS FEATURING WIND
GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. LAKE ERIE`S WATER TEMPERATURE STEADILY DROPPED
FROM 67 TO 56 DEGREES BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

IN ALL A TYPICAL OCTOBER...WITH SWINGS FROM PLEASANT AND MILD DAYS TO
COOLER...UNSETTLED AND GLOOMY DAYS.

&&

THOMAS

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