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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
436 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...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
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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
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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

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