Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KBUF 030237 CLMROC CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 739 AM EDT SAT NOV 2 2013 ................................... ...THE ROCHESTER 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 ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 91 10/05/1951 LOW 19 10/25/1879 HIGHEST 83 10/06 81 10/25 LOWEST 25 10/29 28 10/13 AVG. MAXIMUM 62.9 59.6 3.3 61.4 AVG. MINIMUM 43.7 41.5 2.2 44.2 MEAN 53.3 50.6 2.7 52.8 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 3 3.3 -0.3 2 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.67 1873 MINIMUM 0.08 1924 TOTALS 3.32 2.72 0.60 4.93 DAYS >= .01 18 18 DAYS >= .10 9 9 DAYS >= .50 2 3 DAYS >= 1.00 0 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.80 10/06 TO 10/07 10/29 TO 10/30 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 365 452 -87 374 SINCE 7/1 555 633 -78 526 COOLING TOTAL 10 5 5 5 SINCE 1/1 660 539 121 802 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.9 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 32/240 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 41/240 DATE 10/26 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 3 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 14 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 14 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 72 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 2 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 6 RAIN 8 LIGHT RAIN 21 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 22 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2 HAZE 3 - 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 ROCHESTER...WITH THE FIRST TWO THIRDS OF THE MONTH ENJOYING LATE SUMMER`S WARMTH...WHILE THE LAST THIRD OF THE MONTH TURNED COOL. MUCH OF OCTOBER WAS RAINY...AND SOME GRAUPEL SHOWERS FELL SOUTH OF LAKE ONTARIO IN THE LATER COOL DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 53.3F DEGREES WHICH IS ABOUT TWO AND A HALF DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE FIRST THREE WEEKS WERE WARM WITH SEVEN DAYS TOPPING THE 70F MARK. FOLLOWING A WARM FRONT THE 83F DEGREE READING ON THE 6TH WAS THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH. AS THE MONTH TURNED COOLER...EIGHT OF THE FINAL 10 DAYS FINISHED BELOW NORMAL. OCTOBER WAS A WET MONTH. PRECIPITATION WAS EVENLY SPREAD THROUGH THE MONTH...AND ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORDS OR HEAVY DELUGES... THE MONTHLY TOTAL ON 18 DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL FINISHED AT 3.32 INCHES. THIS MONTHLY TOTAL IS JUST OVER ONE HALF AN INCH ABOVE THE NORM. THERE WERE ONLY TWO DAYS WITH THUNDER AND WHILE NO GRAUPEL FELL AT THE AIRPORT...THERE WERE A FEW GRAUPEL SHOWERS AROUND THE ROCHESTER METRO AREA. OCTOBER`S TEMPERATURES PICKED UP WHERE SEPTEMBER FINISHED...WITH WARM AFTERNOONS IN THE 70S. A STRONG COLD FRONT CROSSED THE REGION ON MONDAY THE 7TH WITH RAIN...AND WITH THE ONSET OF COOLER AIR ALOFT SOME LAKE EFFECT RAIN SHOWERS TO THE EAST OF ROCHESTER. HOWEVER THIS COOL SHOT OF AIR WAS BRIEF AS WARMER AIR QUICKLY RETURNED. THIS 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. 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. WINDS WERE TAME THROUGH THE MONTH AND THE STRONGEST WIND GUST ONLY TOPPED 41 MPH ON THE 22ND AND 26TH. IN ALL A WET OCTOBER...THOUGH MANY MILD DAYS HELP TO BALANCE THE UNSETTLED WEATHER. && THOMAS $$

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