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Nick Diller weather summary: October 2018 warm, humid and wet

By Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 Life In the Berkshires 3

Great Barrington — This October was the 11th warmest in my 50-plus years of record keeping.

With an average high of 70, which was a first for the month, and an average low of 42, which turned out to be the fifth highest minimum and that gave us a mean of 56, second 2007.

More and more fall weather has continuing to be pushed later and later. This year we picked our last Sun Gold tomatoes Columbus Day weekend, unheard of just a few years ago. The warm, humid and wet weather did a job on the foliage, not only in the Berkshires, but also in many other locations in the Northeast.

Rainfall of over 5 and a half inches brought the fourth straight month of much greater than average rainfall.

Global warming is bringing many weather events such as hurricanes that are stronger and remain in one place longer with extreme amounts of rain. It’s the result of warmer ocean temperatures such as 85 degrees in Long Island Sound and readings in the 70s on the Grand Banks as far north as Nova Scotia.

I hope you have a good November.

    DATE  HI TEMP LO TEMP       SKY RAIN SNOW                               COMMENTS
1-Oct-18 70 50 CHANGING 0.14 0.00 FAIR AM. MCLDY PM. RAIN 10P TIL MIDNIGHT
2-Oct-18 64 55 CLOUDY 1.58 0 RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 6A. THEN DRIZZLE. THEN MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN 1P TIL MIDNIGHT. HI TEMP 11:59P
3-Oct-18 64 52 CHANGING 0.03 0 RAIN TIL 1P. CLOUDS LIFTING AT SUNSET
4-Oct-18 72 52 CHANGING 0.05 0 PCLDY AM. MCLDY AFT & EARLY EVENING. RAIN SHOWERS 3P & 6P. CLEAR LATE PM.
5-Oct-18 65 47 FAIR 0 0 BEAUTIFUL DAY
6-Oct-18 62 49 CLOUDY 0.01 0 CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL LIGHT DRIZZLE. HI TEMP 11:59P
7-Oct-18 79 61 CHANGING 0 0 CLOOUDY AM. PCLDY PM
8-Oct-18 61 58 CLOUDY 0 0 MCLDY PERIODS OF LIGHT DRIZZLE AM
9-Oct-18 78 59 CHANGING 0 0 MCLDY AM. BECOMING PCLDY MID-AY. DP70
10-Oct-18 81 65 CHANGING 0 0 PCLDY UNTIL EARLY EVENING. THEN MCLDY dp70
11-Oct-18 72 62 CLOUDY 1.71 0 RAIN 11A TIL 9P. HEAVIEST 1P TIL 2:30P  DP70
12-Oct-18 62 43 CHANGING 0 0 HI TEMP 12:01A BECOMING PCLDY MID AM. WINDY  (GUSTING TO 28) MCLDY LATE PM.
13-Oct-18 51 38 CHANGING 0.23 MODERATE RAIN 6A TIL 11A. THEN PCLDY. BRIEF SHOWER 3P. THEN FAIR. LOW TEMP  11:59P
14-Oct-18 56 36 FAIR PCLDY DAY CLEAR EVEINING.
15-Oct-18 64 36 CHANGING 0.41 CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. LIGHT RAIN AM.  MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EVENING. HI TEMP  9;41P THEN COOLER.
16-Oct-18 55 37 CHANGING 0.02 RAIN ENDING SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. NW WINDS  15 TO 25 MPH DIMISHING.  A FAIR DAY
17-Oct-18 57 32 CHANGING 0.01 PCLDY SUNRISE. MCLDY 1PM. LIGHT RAIN 5PM THEN PCLDY
18-Oct-18 43 29 FAIR WINDY WITH 43 MPH TREE TOP WINDS DIMINISHING AT SUNSET THEN COLDER
19-Oct-18 59 27 CHANGING FIX THE FREEZE. CLEAR FROSTY. THEN BECOMING MCLDY LATE AFT.
20-Oct-18 58 49 CLOUDY 0.07 RAIN SHOWERS 2A, 1P, 11P
21-Oct-18 45 37 CHANGING CLOUDS LIFTING AT SUNRISE. WINDY, HI TEMP 1:08A. MCLDY EVE
22-Oct-18 47 34 CHANGING BECOMING FAIR 8A. MCLDY AFT. AND EVE.
23-Oct-18 58 35 CHANGING 0.29 PCLDY AM. BEOCMING MOSLY CLOUDY 5P. RAIN 6 TIL 7;30p. Then breaks in the clouds.
24-Oct-18 47 35 CHANGING VCLDY WINDY (NW 15 TO 25MPH)
25-Oct-18 44 36 CHANGING VCLDY WINDY NW 10 TO 20 MPH
26-Oct-18 43 28 CHANGING PCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVEING
27-Oct-18 44 37 CLOUDY 0.57 RAIN 3A Til 11A. THEN DRIZZLE.
28-Oct-18 49 40 CHANGING 0.08 LIGHT RAIN MIDNIGHT TO ABOUT 4A THEN DRIZZLE. . PCLDY AFTERNOON. MCLDY EVENING.
29-Oct-18 49 40 CHANGING 0.3 PERIODS OF MODERATE RAIN AM. SOME SUN AFTERNOON
30-Oct-18 47 31 CHANGING MCLDY AM. PCLDY PM  LOW EMP 11:59P
31-Oct-18 61 27 CHANGING 0.03 FAIR UNTIL LATE AFT. CLOUDING UP AT 4P. SW WINDS 10 TO 20MPH. LIGHT RAIN EVENING
58 42 Mean 50 5.53 AVERAGE:  Temperature: 61/38  Meam: 49.5  Rain:  4.03″

 


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