October's in the books

Monthly Temperatures (WLUK)

(WLUK) -- October 2017 is now behind us, and with that comes a wrapup of what the month brought weather-wise.

The month got off to a very warm start. Throughout the month, we recorded eight 70-degree or warmer days, which is more than double the number normally observed.

That factored in greatly to the mean temperature recorded for the month. October's mean temperature was 52.9°, nearly 6° above the average of 47.1°. October 2017 is now tied for 15th-warmest on record.

In the precipitation department things were wetter than normal, despite only 25% of the month, or 8 of 31 days, receiving measurable rain. But, 5 of those 8 rain days had totals of 0.25" or more.

In the end, October wound up seeing 3.12" of precipitation, nearly seven tenths of an inch (0.68") more than the average 2.44".

Another October note to touch on is Halloween. That final day of the month was the coldest, with a high temperature of just 37°, well shy of the average 50° for that day.

In the 131 years of records, the Halloween high of 37° is only the seventh in history at or below that number.

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