Contributed by Tom Carr, #49, WA1KDD

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.

Snowfall     0

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.

Tom Carr

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About Dick, K1MGH

Retired physician, ham radio operator since 2003, Amateur Extra license in 2011z. Hobbies include woodworking, ham radio, digital photography, traveling in our Airstream trailer. Married to Claire going on 50 years. Other best friend is Winnie, our Irish Terrier.

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