Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 052042 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 123 PM EDT WED NOV 1 2017 ................................... ...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 ................................................................ 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 ........................................................ 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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