The average temperature in August is about 70 degrees, in September that fell to near 60 degrees and this month the average temperature plunges into the middle 40s.  Although most years, like last month, September will bring the first frost of the season and a taste of the upcoming cold season, it is in October that it becomes obvious that winter is coming.

The average high this month will drop from 64 degrees on the October 1 to just 48 degrees on Halloween and the average low drops from 48 degrees to 29 degrees.  October is also when we often record our first snow flakes of the year.  Although the average first measurable snow does not occur until October 31, trace amounts are often observed earlier in the month.

The average snow fall in October is a mere 0.7 inches, with the average rainfall being 2.15 inches.