October 2013

Last month was the first month since April with the average temperature finishing below normal.  October finished with an average temperature of 44.8 which is 0.8 degrees below the current 30 year average.  The month started off mild, with the first 10 days finishing well above average, but the rest of the month nearly every day was below normal.  

It was not only a cool month, but a wet one as well.  In total, 4.18 inches of rain was recorded at Hector Int’l in October making last month the 8th wettest such month on record.  Most of that rain fell from two separate systems, one that dropped about 1.5 inches from October 4-6, and the other that brought nearly 2 inches on rain on October 14 and 15.  When you combined the 4.39 inches of rain that fell in September, 8.57 inches of rain has been recorded since September 1 making the past two months the 4th wettest such period since records began in 1881.