Ithaca Climate Highlights for October 1995
- The average temperature for October was 54.1 degrees. This was 5.1 degrees
warmer than normal.
- It was the warmest October since 1971 and the 7th warmest in the comparable
record, which dates back to 1873.
- Only six days during the month had daily average temperatures that were
cooler than normal.
- The month's warmest temperature was 81 degrees on the 13th. This broke the
old record for the day of 80 degrees, set in 1954.
- There were 14 days with a maximum temperature of 70 degrees or higher this
month. This was the most since 1963 and tied with two other years as the third
most ever in the month of October.
- Almost the entire month of October passed without a freezing temperature.
only time during the entire month when the temperature fell below freezing was
at about 11:30 pm on the 30th, when the temperature dropped to a monthly low of
- This was only the 6th time since the turn of the century and the first time
since 1971 that the temperature failed to fall as low as 30 degrees during the
month of October.
- October finally brought Ithaca some rain. Precipitation for the month
totalled 5.45 inches, which was 2.20 inches above or 138% of normal.
- It was the wettest October since 1990 and the 11th wettest since 1879.
- It was the first month with above normal precipitation since January 1995
the wettest of any month since August 1994.
- The heaviest rain (2.88 inches) fell on the 21st.
- The year-to-date precipitation deficit at the end of October totalled 6.12
inches or 79% of normal. Despite this month's rain, it was the 11th driest
January-October period on record.
- There was no snow reported this month at the weather station. This was not
too unusual. On the average, measurable snow is only reported in 3 out of every
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center