Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Warmest October I have yet Recorded

This blog post was accidentally posted here instead of my Weather Blog... oops :)

You read that right friends. This October was a scorcher, well for October at least. I set more warm daily records than ever before in any month and this is my 21st October keeping temperature records at this location. 13 daily high records fell for this location and two warm morning low records as well. That is nuts. It gets nuttier because I also recorded my warmest temperature ever for October. Generally in October we get a couple of warm days in the upper seventies of maybe an 80º temp almost always in the first 10 days of the month. Then the rain train arrives and that's the end of that. Not this year, we had a proper Indian Summer with three weeks of warm weather mostly in the 70's and 80's. The end of the month was more like a regular October with rain and cool temps.

So what's all this fuss about? Here it is: October, 2022 featured the aforementioned 13 daily record highs, 2 warm low daily records, and the warmest October temperature on record at this location. All of this scattered among just 9 sunny days, 8 rainy days, and the rest were cloudy or foggy or partly cloudy. There were ten days in the 80s, and 12 in the 70s. The month was so warm we didn't get anywhere near freezing all month long with the coldest temp coming on the 12th at 38.7º and I had nary a frost. The the warmest temp of the month, my all time high for October was on the 2nd with 86.1º under brilliant sunshine nudging past the previous all time October high of 83.8º and 6º higher than the previous record for the day. The other daily records were as follows, 84.0º on the 1st which was an all-time October high for me for one day until broken on the 2nd, 81.0º on the third, 81.3º, 83.8º, 82.1º, and 75º on consecutive days the 7th through 10th, followed by 5 consecutive daily highs on the 12th through 16th with marks of 78.6º, 83.2º, 80.1º, 85.6º (8.8º above the previous daily record), and 81.2º. But we were not done yet breaking daily records, on the 20th a mark of 69.6º was enough to take the record. All in all this past October had four daily highs that were enough to tie or break the pre-2022 all time monthly record! We even added two daily records for warmest overnight low done on consecutive nights on the 5th and 6th with marks of 57.4º and 56.3º respectively the latter was the warmest morning low for the month and the only morning under 40º with a reading of 38.7º on the 12th. 

God didn't;t turn on the water spigot till the last week of the month and we got all of the month's rain in a 9 day period from the 22nd to the 31st with a sum total of 3.78 inches which is almost a normal October month of rain. All in the last 9 days. 1.1 inches on Halloween capped it off. 5 days over a 1/4 inch and 3 days over a 1/2 inch or rain. 

The temperature average for the month was L 49.73º and H 69.83º more than +4º overnight and nearly +8º by day. Crazy.

This week has a very seasonable forecast with snow levels dropping down to the lower foothills later in the week then rebounding back above pass levels but not a single warm day in the outlook. We will likely get out first frost of the year this week and highs will remain in the 40s most of the week. Now that's November :) 

Soak it up my friends, soak it up.


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