Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
000 CXUS51 KBUF 030735 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 436 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER 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 91 10/05/1951 LOW 19 10/25/1879 HIGHEST 82 10/14 83 10/06 LOWEST 33 10/12 25 10/29 AVG. MAXIMUM 62.6 59.6 3.0 62.9 AVG. MINIMUM 45.2 41.5 3.7 43.7 MEAN 53.9 50.6 3.3 53.3 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 0 3.3 -3.3 3 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.67 1873 MINIMUM 0.08 1924 TOTALS 1.89 2.72 -0.83 3.32 DAYS >= .01 16 18 DAYS >= .10 8 9 DAYS >= .50 1 2 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.70 10/20 TO 10/21 10/06 TO 10/07 10/31 TO 10/31 10/31 TO 10/31 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 5.0 1906 TOTALS 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.0 10/31 TO 10/31 10/31 TO 10/31 10/31 TO 10/31 10/31 TO 10/31 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 348 452 -104 365 SINCE 7/1 497 633 -136 555 COOLING TOTAL 10 5 5 10 SINCE 1/1 542 539 3 660 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.3 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 37/260 DATE 10/08 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 48/250 DATE 10/08 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.70 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 2 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 12 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 17 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 71 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 4 LIGHT RAIN 21 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 1 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 3 HAZE 3 - 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. THOUGH MORE DAYS THAN NOT CONTAINED LIGHT RAINFALL...MILD AND SUNNY DAYS WERE ENOUGH IN NUMBER TO MAINTAIN A PLEASANT FEEL TO THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.9F WAS JUST OVER THREE DEGREES ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL. THIS WAS THE THIRD WARMEST OCTOBER IN THE PAST 30 YEARS IN ROCHESTER. PLEASANT DAYS IN THE 70S WERE EQUALLY CONTRASTED BY COOLER AND WETTER DAYS IN THE 40S AND LOWER 50S THIS MONTH. THERE WERE TWO OCTOBER DAYS THAT REACHED INTO THE 80S AND DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON BOTH DAYS. ON THE 14TH...THOUGH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 82F DEGREES DID NOT SET A RECORD...THE LOW OF 61F DID SET A NEW DAILY RECORD WARM LOW. ON THE 28TH SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS BROUGHT AN 80F DEGREE READING IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON WHICH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 76F SET BACK IN 1984. THERE WERE ONLY THREE DAYS THAT REACHED 80F OR GREATER LATER THAN THIS 80F DEGREE READING ON THE 28TH. THESE THREE DATES ARE OCTOBER 31ST 1971...NOVEMBER 1ST 1950 AND NOVEMBER 2ND 1933. FOR JUST THE THIRD TIME THIS CENTURY...ROCHESTER DID NOT HAVE AN OCTOBER FREEZE. PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH FELL SHY OF NORMAL...WITH ONLY 1.89 INCHES MEASURED. THIS WAS ABOUT AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. HOWEVER 23 DAYS THIS MONTH CONTAINED AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAINFALL...AND 16 HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. THE WETTEST DAY THIS MONTH WAS THE 21ST (0.53")...OTHERWISE ALL DAILY TOTALS WERE LESS THAN A QUARTER 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 THOUGH THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS REMAINED TO THE WEST OF ROCHESTER. 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 SHOWERS TO WESTERN NEW YORK LATER ON THE 16TH AND 17TH. THERE WERE A FEW PATCHES OF FROST ON THE MORNINGS OF THE 11TH...12TH AND 27TH...BUT NO KILLING FREEZE WAS FOUND AROUND METRO ROCHESTER. ON THE 28TH GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS SENT TEMPERATURES SOARING WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS REACHING A RECORD-TYING 80F 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. IN ALL A PLEASANT...DRY AND MILD OCTOBER. && THOMAS $$

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.