Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
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 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
197 CXUS51 KBUF 052044 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 123 PM EDT WED NOV 1 2017 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER 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 91 10/05/1951 LOW 19 10/25/1879 HIGHEST 84 10/04 80 10/18 LOWEST 35 10/17 31 10/31 10/16 AVG. MAXIMUM 67.5 59.6 7.9 62.8 AVG. MINIMUM 47.9 41.5 6.4 45.6 MEAN 57.7 50.6 7.1 54.2 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 1 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.67 1873 MINIMUM 0.08 1924 TOTALS 6.71 2.72 3.99 5.26 DAYS >= .01 13 14 DAYS >= .10 11 10 DAYS >= .50 2 2 DAYS >= 1.00 2 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 2.39 10/09 TO 10/09 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 5.0 1906 TOTALS 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.9 SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.9 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0 DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 24 HR TOTAL 0.0 MM DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 243 452 -209 342 SINCE 7/1 362 633 -271 393 COOLING TOTAL 22 5 17 15 SINCE 1/1 655 539 116 978 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.1 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 46/270 DATE 10/15 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 62/300 DATE 10/15 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.60 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 7 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 11 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 13 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 74 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 4 RAIN 8 LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1 HAZE 0 - 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 SHOWERS AND SOME LAKE EFFECT RAIN. THE TEMPERATURE AVERAGED 57.7F THIS MONTH, WHICH IS 7.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, AND MADE FOR THE 6TH WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE MONTH HAD 23 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 4TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 84F. THE 4 DAYS IN THE 80S THIS MONTH WAS THE GREATEST AMOUNT SINCE 2007. THERE WERE 16 OCTOBER DAYS THAT REACHED INTO THE 70S, WHICH IS 9 MORE THAN NORMAL...AND TIED FOR 5TH GREATEST. A RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS TIED ON THE 8TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ONLY FELL TO 61F. THIS RECORD WAS ALSO ESTABLISHED IN 1913. PRECIPITATION TOTALED 6.71 INCHES FOR THE MONTH, WHICH IS ALMOST 4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 4TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION, JUST 1 DAY MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WERE TWO NEW PRECIPITATION RECORDS ESTABLISHED, WITH 2.39" ON THE 9TH BREAKING THE RECORD FROM 1976 (1.91") AND 2.10" ON THE 29TH BREAKING THE RECORD FROM 2012 (1.44"). THIS MARKS ONLY THE FOURTH TIME THAT A MONTH FEATURED TWO, 2.00" OR GREATER PRECIPITATION EVENTS, WITH THE LAST OCCURRENCE IN JUNE OF 1980. 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. 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 HILL TOPS. WINDS WERE ABOVE NORMAL, WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 9.1 MPH THIS MONTH. THE STRONGEST WIND GUST WAS 62 MPH ON THE 15TH ALONG A PASSING COLD FRONT. THOUGH WET, WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUED THROUGH THE AUTUMN. && THOMAS $$

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