October Weather

Mark Breen's weather lore says:

Mark Breen's weather lore says: "Three white frosts, and then a storm"

October 5, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

October is the heart and soul of Autumn.  All those sights and sounds, tastes and traditions that say “Fall” are found among the decreasing daylight, the cloudier skies, and the more frequent frosty mornings.  The polar regions are cooling, and as that cold expands, the storm track shifts south.  But the warm ocean waters still favor fair-weather high pressure systems building off the coast, sending the spells of “Gossamer” Summer warmth and haze, a pause to catch our breath before the inevitable push of cold takes its next swipe at us.  The gusty winds are filled with cascading gold from the trees, the sound of geese, and hawks on the wing.  Snow often frosts the mountains, and occasionally teases the skiers, prompting the rest of us to finish those fall chores.

 October Records and Averages

Warmest:  56.1°F in 2017             Coldest:     39.1°F in 1925

Wettest:   8.60 inches in 2005     Driest:  0.29 inches in 1924

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October Records and Averages

Warmest:  56.1°F in 2017             Coldest:     39.1°F in 1925

Wettest:   8.60 inches in 2005     Driest:  0.29 inches in 1924

 

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