October 2019 was slightly cool throughout the contiguous U.S., ending because the coldest October in a decade. The nation’s soggy streak additionally continued, with a record-wet 12 months to this point.
The common temperature for October throughout the contiguous U.S. was 52.three levels F (1.eight levels under the 20th-century common), making it the best October since 2009. It ranked within the lowest third of the 125-year document.
Alaska had a median October temperature that ranked within the warmest third of the historic document. Below-average temperatures have been current from the High Plains to the Pacific Coast, whereas above-average temperatures blanketed the japanese third of the nation.
The common precipitation final month throughout the contiguous U.S. was three.14 inches (zero.98 of an inch above common) and ranked because the eighth wettest October on document.
Above-average precipitation fell throughout a lot of the japanese half of the nation, with document precipitation occurring throughout parts of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley. Below-average precipitation fell throughout components of the West in addition to within the central and southern Plains.
The common U.S. temperature for the 12 months to this point (January by way of October) was 55.5 levels F, (zero.5 of a level above the 20th-century common), rating within the warmest third of the document.
The contiguous U.S. had its wettest 12 months to this point on document. Above- to much-above-average precipitation dominated a lot of the nation with record-wet situations occurring in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.
(Source NOAA – Autumn in North Georgia mountains/Hero & Lander)
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