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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published November 02 2012

Weather Talk: October not as cold as it probably felt to most of us

Last month finished with an average temperature of 44.0 degrees, which is 1.5 degrees below the current 30-year average. If you thought the month felt cooler than that, you are likely not alone.

Although the past two months finished near average, the past 18 months have been exceptional warm, which has likely changed our perception of “normal” temperatures. Plus, October was generally cloudy, resulting in more noticeably cool daytime temperatures.

October recorded 2.22 inches of rain, which is right at the current average of 2.15 inches. One element of the weather that was definitely not near the average last month was snowfall. There were two snows in October; one on Oct. 4 that dropped 1.4 inches and the other on Oct. 27 that brought another 2.2 inches. That total of 3.6 inches may not sound like much, but it was the 11th-highest October snow total on record.

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