A much warmer than normal October here in the northern part of Acushnet with
above normal precipitation. It was the warmest October on my temperature records back to
1984. The average temperature of 59.6 deg. for October 2017 was 5.9 deg. above normal.
The low temperature for the month was a warm 36 deg.. No frost was observed during the month.
The first 24 days of the month featured mild temperatures and just occasional periods
of rain dropping only 0.90″ during the period. A juicy flow of moisture ahead of a slow moving
cold front produced 2.37″ of welcomed rain on the 25th. into the 26th.. Mother Nature then added
all the ingredients to produce a potent windswept rain storm that fell trees resulting in widespread power outages in Eastern New England to end the month. October barometers got quite a workout
ranging from an unusual high of 30.65″ at the beginning to maybe a record low of 28.99″ near
months end.

October 2017 Acushnet, Mass. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 69.6 deg.
Ave Low 49.6 deg.
Oct. Mean 59.6 deg. is 5.9 deg. abve normal
High Temp 80 deg. on Oct. 10th. & 22nd.
Low Temp 36 deg. on Oct 17th.
Days 90 or above 0

Total Precip. 5.02″ is 0.58″ above normal
Max 24hr. Precip. 2.37″ on Oct. 25-26th.
Total 2017 Precip. 44.09″ is 1.13″ above normal

T- Storm Days 0
High Wind Gust 46 mph on Oct. 30th.
Heating Degree Days 200
Cooling Degree Days 29
High Barometer 30.65″ on Oct. 3rd.
Low Barometer 28.99″ on Oct. 30th.


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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.