October is normally the driest month, but certainly not so this year. Very cool temperatures also showed up.
Significant rain was evenly spread out through the month. Precipitation of 5.35 inches was 2.42 inches above normal. Year-to-date precipitation now totals 35.71 inches. Normal annual precipitation is 44.14 inches.
The first snow of the season came last week. Three days produced 0.7 inches of snow.
The average high temperature was 56.7ﾰ and the average low was 35.1ﾰ. The mean of 45.9ﾰ was 2.3ﾰ below normal.
The warmest temperature was 76ﾰ on October 3 and the lowest temperature was 21ﾰ on October 13 and 26.
It is winter prediction time!
With global warming, it is hard to bet against a mild winter. Throw in an El Nino forming in the Pacific Ocean, the National Weather Service calling for a mile winter and add the woolly worm into the mix and the winter should indeed be mild.
However, let me remind you, El Nino snowfall is often above average.