Ithaca Climate Summary for October 2004
- With an average temperature of 48.7 degrees, the month averaged 0.3 degrees warmer than normal.
- Daily maximum temperatures averaged 1.5 degrees cooler than normal, while minimum temperatures were 2.3 degrees warmer than normal.
- This month was warmer than the last two Octobers, but cooler than the two before that (2000, 2001).
- The warmest temperature of the month was 76 degrees on the 8th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 29 degrees on the 23rd.
- The first fall freeze occurred on October 5th, just 3 days later than normal.
- The October precipitation total was 2.35 inches, which was 73% of normal.
- This October was drier than the last two Octobers.
- This was the first dry month since June.
- There were 15 days this month with measurable precipitation. The normal is 13 days.
- Year-to-date precipitation was 40.43 inches at month's end. This was the 4th largest January-October total on record. The greatest was 43.12 inches in 1958.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center