Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 030728 CLMBUF CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 436 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014 ................................... ...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 ................................................................ 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 ....................................................... 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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