A much warmer than normal October here in Acushnet, with below
normal precipitation. It was the second warmest October on my records with a mean
of 56.2 degrees and 2.9 deg. above normal. My warmest October was in 2007 which
saw a mean of 59.1 degrees.
October was on the dry side despite 19 days of measurable precipitation.
Most rain events were pidly not pesty for many fell during the nightime hours. It was the
driest October since only 2.72″ fell here in 2004.
Fall colors seemed to peak around the weekend of the 20th of the month. A
tough call for a number of breezy days had striped some trees almost bare by then.
Hurricane aka Super Storm Sandy produced the bulk of the months precipitation
with 1.64″ falling with wind gusts to 50 mph here and a low barometer of 29.05″. We
experienced no loss of power, only several days of pick up sticks. Very lucky indeed.
October 2012 Acushnet, Ma. 41 deg,44min N 70 deg,55min W
Ave High 64.9 deg.
Ave Low 47.5 deg.
Oct Mean 56.2 deg. is 2.9 deg. above normal
High Temp 77 deg. on Oct. 5th.
Low Temp 29 deg. on Oct. 13th.
Days 90 deg or better 0
Total Precip 2.73″ is 1.78″ below normal
Max 24hr. Precip 0.85″ on Oct. 30th.
Total 2012 Precip 38.70″ is 4.63″ below normal
T- Storm Days 1
High Wind Gust 50 mph on Oct. 29th.
Heating Degree Days 291
Cooling Degree Days 5
High Barometer 30.49″ on Oct. 13th.
Low Barometer 29.05″ on Oct. 29th.