Nick Diller’s weather summary: October, 2016, warm and wet
Great Barrington — October 2016 was a month of contrasts. The first 21 days continued the year’s warm and dry weather, while the last 10 days were cool and wet. And it was that cool and wet that prevented the month from being the driest October since 1965.
As a result, it’s the first time this year, a monthly rainfall has exceeded the average, thanks to a rainy 48 hours two weekends ago when we received nearly four inches. This year’s October was almost an inch and a quarter greater than average.
As far as temperatures were concerned, this October finished 2 degrees above the 51 year average with a high of 61 which was the fifth highest and a low of 43 which was sixth highest. It isn’t often you get above 80 in October but we did on the 18th when we hit a record high of 83.
It will be interesting to see if the cool and wet continues in November to ease our drought conditions.
Have a good month.
|DATE||HI TEMP||LO TEMP||SKY||RAIN||SNOW||COMMENTS|
|1-Oct-16||59||52||CLOUDY||BREEZY NO RAIN|
|2-Oct-16||62||53||CLOUDY||BREEZY NO RAIN|
|3-Oct-16||70||57||CHANGING||CLOUDS LIFING TO PCLDY. BECOMING MCLDY LATE PM|
|8-Oct-16||68||43||CHANGING||CLOUDING UP AM. KIGHT RAIN LATE PM|
|9-Oct-16||56||47||CHANGING||0.13||LIGHT RAIN TIL MID DAY. CLEARING LATE AFTERNOON. BREEZY|
|13-Oct-16||66||45||CHANGING||0.05||CLOUDING UP LATE AM. LIGHT RAIN AFTERNOON. CLEAR EVEV2ENING.|
|14-Oct-16||55||33||FAIR||LOW TEMP 11″59P|
|16-Oct-16||70||43||CHANGING||PCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVENING.|
|17-Oct-16||72||56||CHANGING||VCLDY. HUMID DP64|
|18-Oct-16||83||52||FAIR||RECORD HIGH TEMP. WINDY|
|20-Oct-16||66||42||CHANGING||PCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVENING.|
|21-Oct-16||70||54||CHANGING||CLOUDING UP EARLY AM. PERIODS OF RAIN MID DAY ON|
|22-Oct-16||56||38||CLOUDY||MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN. CHANGING TO LIGHT SNOW OVER H EL|
|23-Oct-16||57||41||CHANGING||3.97||RAIN EARLY AM THEN FAIR. WINDY. CLOUDING UP AT SUNSET. RAIN TOTAL 10/21-22-23|
|24-Oct-16||53||40||CHANGING||0.04||RAIN EARLY AM. THEN PCLDY|
|26-Oct-16||45||34||CHANGING||FAIR DAY. CLOUDING UP LATE EVENING|
|27-Oct-16||38||28||CLOUDY||0.91||3.2||SNSOW (.50 ME) 10A TIL 5P. THEN RAIN TIL|
|29-Oct-16||57||31||CLOUDY||0.04||A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS|
|30-Oct-16||61||45||CHANGING||0.08||PCLDY AM. MCLDY PM RAIN LATE AFTERNOON. DRIZZLE EVENING|
|31-Oct-16||47||29||CHANGING||CLOUDS LIFTING TO PCLDY. WINDY.|
|61||42||5.22||3.2||AVERAGE” TEMP: 61/38 RAIN: 3.98″ SNOW: .56″|