Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
739 AM EDT SAT NOV 2 2013

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...THE BUFFALO NY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2013

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            83   10/06                         79  10/25
LOWEST             31   10/29                         30  10/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.6              59.0     3.6     59.4
AVG. MINIMUM     45.8              42.7     3.1     45.1
MEAN             54.2              50.8     3.4     52.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               2.3    -0.3        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.13   1954
 MINIMUM         0.08   1924
TOTALS           7.00              3.52    3.48     6.98
DAYS >= .01        18                                 22
DAYS >= .10        13                                 15
DAYS >= .50         7                                  7
DAYS >= 1.00        1                                  1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.22   10/31 TO 10/31           10/29 TO 10/30
                                                          10/31 TO 10/31
                                                          10/31 TO 10/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   2006
TOTALS              T               0.9    -0.9      0.0
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   10/26 TO 10/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     337               443    -106      392
 SINCE 7/1        505               605    -100      517
COOLING TOTAL       8                 4       4        4
 SINCE 1/1        611               544      67      875
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/190
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/260    DATE  10/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   52
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      14
LIGHT RAIN               20     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...MILD AND WET OCTOBER...

OCTOBER WAS A TALE OF TWO SEASONS FOR BUFFALO...WITH THE FIRST TWO
THIRDS OF THE MONTH ENJOYING LATE SUMMER`S WARMTH...WHILE THE LAST
THIRD OF THE MONTH TURNED COOL. OCTOBER WAS A WET MONTH...AND SOME
GRAUPEL SHOWERS FELL IN THE LATER COOL DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 54.2F DEGREES WHICH IS
ABOUT THREE AND A HALF DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OCTOBER`S FIRST THREE
WEEKS WERE WARM WITH NINE DAYS TOPPING THE 70F MARK. THE FIRST DAY
WITH A BELOW NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE OCCURRED ON THE 20TH. FOLLOWING
A WARM FRONT...AN 83F DEGREE READING ON THE 6TH WAS THE WARMEST DAY
OF THE MONTH. AS THE MONTH TURNED COOLER EIGHT OF THE FINAL TEN DAYS
FINISHED BELOW NORMAL.

OCTOBER WAS A WET MONTH. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON EIGHTEEN
DAYS OF THE MONTH...AND THE 1.22 INCHES OF RAIN ON THE FINAL DAY WAS
ENOUGH TO ESTABLISH A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR THE 31ST. THE TOTAL
RAINFALL FINISHED WELL ABOVE AVERAGE AT 7.00 INCHES. THIS TOTAL
MAKES OCTOBER 2013 THE 6TH WETTEST OF THE 143 OCTOBERS IN BUFFALO`S
WEATHER HISTORY BOOK. THERE WERE SEVEN DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF
INCH OF PRECIPITATION WHICH IS ONE OFF FROM THE MONTHLY RECORD.
THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAYS WITH THUNDER...AND TWO DAYS MEASURING A
TRACE OF SNOWFALL.

OCTOBER`S TEMPERATURES PICKED UP WHERE SEPTEMBER FINISHED...WITH THE
STRING OF TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S CONTINUING. A CLOUDY AND RAINY
SATURDAY ON THE 5TH ENDED A TEN DAY STREAK OF TEMPERATURES IN THE
70S OR HIGHER...WHICH IS ONE OF THE LONGEST STRETCHES OF SUCH
TEMPERATURES FOR THIS LATE IN AUTUMN. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WHICH
CROSSED THE REGION ON MONDAY THE 7TH BROUGHT RAIN...AND WITH THE
ONSET OF COOLER AIR ALOFT...SOME LAKE EFFECT RAIN SHOWERS. THIS COOL
SHOT WAS BRIEF AS WARMER AIR QUICKLY RETURNED. THE WARMER AIR MADE
FOR A PLEASANT STRETCH DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER WITH FIVE
STRAIGHT DAYS OF SUNSHINE. A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS BROUGHT MORE RAIN
STARTING ON THE 13TH WITH SOME LAKE EFFECT RAIN ON THE 17TH AND
18TH. AS THE COOLER AIR DEEPENED...SOME GRAUPEL SHOWERS
DEVELOPED...WITH BUFFALO FIRST RECEIVING SOME GRAUPEL AND WET
SNOWFLAKES ON THE 23RD. A PATTERN CHANGED BROUGHT COOLER THAN NORMAL
CONDITIONS FOR THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE MONTH. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT
WINDS BROUGHT THE FIRST WIDESPREAD FREEZE TO WESTERN NEW YORK ON THE
MORNING OF THE 28TH...ABOUT A WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL. ON THE
31ST...A WARM FRONT LIFTED ACROSS THE REGION AND BROUGHT PERIODS OF
RAIN AND TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S.

THE TOTAL MONTHLY SUNSHINE FINISHED TWO PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...WITH
ELEVEN DAYS SEEING MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES. AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE
MONTH WAS ABOUT 2 MPH BELOW NORMAL AND THE STRONGEST GUST OF 44 MPH
OCCURRED ON THE 7TH WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT. LAKE ERIE
CONTINUED TO RUN ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE MONTH...WITH THE 64F
READING ON THE 17TH SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DAY. BY MONTHS
END LAKE ERIE WAS DOWN TO 54 DEGREES.

IN ALL A WET OCTOBER...THOUGH MANY MILD DAYS HELP TO BALANCE THE
UNSETTLED WEATHER.

&&

THOMAS

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