October State Temperature Averages

State October 2009 Coolest Warmest
Temperature Departure Rank Average Year Average Year
Connecticut 48.8 -1.8 18 45.3 1925 59.1 1913
Delaware 56.6 -0.3 50 51.4 1895 64.2 2007
Maine 40.9 -3.1 4 38.5 1925 57.7 1913
Maryland 54.7 -1.0 41 50.2 1895 62.5 2007
Massachusetts 47.4 -2.3 12 44.8 1925 57.1 1947
New Hampshire 43.0 -2.9 7 38.2 1925 53.6 1947
New Jersey 53.3 -0.8 38 48.5 1925 62.0 2007
New York 45.8 -2.0 18 41.3 1925 55.8 1947
Pennsylvania 48.1 -2.2 17 44.9 1925 57.8 1947
Rhode Island 50.3 -2.3 15 46.3 1895 58.4 1947
Vermont 42.4 -2.9 11 38.4 1925 52.9 1947
West Virginia 50.7 -2.0 24 46.4 1988 61.2 1919
Northeast 46.9 -2.2 15 43.3 1925 56.4 1947

Rankings are for 115 years between 1895 and 2009. 1=coolest; 115=warmest.

October State Precipitation Averages

State October 2009 Driest Wettest
Precipitation Departure Pct Normal Rank Amount Year Amount Year
Connecticut 6.10 1.79 141% 96 0.36 1924 15.69 2005
Delaware 7.21 3.83 213% 112 0.14 1963 8.66 2005
Maine 5.45 1.75 147% 101 0.36 1947 11.39 2005
Maryland 5.94 2.56 175% 106 0.16 1963 8.05 1976
Massachusetts 5.84 1.69 140% 102 0.27 1924 14.25 2005
New Hampshire 5.64 1.69 142% 106 0.31 1924 13.81 2005
New Jersey 5.64 2.13 160% 100 0.32 1963+ 11.98 2005
New York 4.41 0.93 126% 92 0.33 1963 8.39 2005
Pennsylvania 4.75 1.57 149% 98 0.24 1963 6.59 1976
Rhode Island 6.74 2.95 177% 106 0.35 1946 14.63 2005
Vermont 4.57 0.90 124% 93 0.52 1963 9.57 2005
West Virginia 3.78 0.73 124% 83 0.23 1963 7.33 1925
Northeast 4.90 1.43 141% 98 0.44 1924 8.76 2005

Rankings are for 115 years between 1895 and 2009. 1=driest; 115=wettest.

+ indicates extreme also occurred in one or more previous years.
Departures are calculated using the 1971-2000 normals.