October 2012 - A Look Ahead

The tables below consist of monthly normal for October as well as daily extremes and what happened last year.
 
Aberdeen
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
57.6
32.7
45.2
1.99
0.7
Last Year
64.0
36.7
50.3
0.80
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
96
5th – 1963
86
4th, 5th
Record Low
-6
28th – 1919
18
27th
Precipitation
3.75
26th – 2000
0.72
9th
Snowfall
6.0
30th – 1896
 
 
The normal temperature on the 1st is 65 for the high and 39 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 49 for the high and 27 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:33 AM with a sunset at 7:15 PM CDT.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:13 AM with a sunset at 6:22 PM CDT.
 
Pierre
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
61
36.4
48.7
1.65
1.1
Last Year
66.1
40.2
53.1
1..32
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
98
2nd – 1997
95
4th
Record Low
4
31st – 1991
19
20th
Precipitation
2.55
6th – 2007
1.07
9th
Snowfall
7.0
30th – 1943
 
 
The normal temperature on the 1st is 69 for the high and 42 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 5369 for the high and 31 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:40 AM with a sunset at 7:21 PM CDT.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:18 AM with a sunset at 6:31 PM CDT.
 
Mobridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
59.8
34.6
47.2
1.50
0.6
Last Year
64.2
39.0
51.6
2.38
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
95
1st – 1953
91
4th
Record Low
1
30th – 1991
21
27th
Precipitation
2.44
5th – 1972
1.34
9th
Snowfall
7.0
31st – 1929
 
 
The normal temperature on the 1st is 66 for the high and 44 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 51 for the high and 30 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:41 AM with a sunset at 7:21 PM CDT.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:21 AM with a sunset at 6:29 PM CDT.
 
Watertown
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
56.4
34.5
45.5
1.92
1.7
Last Year
62.2
38.1
50.2
0.25
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
91
1st – 1951
83
4th, 5th
Record Low
-2
29th – 1925
19
19th
Precipitation
3.72
16th – 1971
0.11
10th
Snowfall
10.4
23rd – 1995
 
 
The normal temperature on the 1st is 64 for the high and 40 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 49 for the high and 29 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:27 AM with a sunset at 7:08 PM CDT.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:06 AM with a sunset at 6:17 PM CDT.
 
Sisseton
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
57.2
35.5
46.3
2.08
0.7
Last Year
63.4
39.9
51.4
1.04
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
95
10th – 1955
87
5th
Record Low
4
26th – 1936
22
20th, 29th
Precipitation
2.54
5th – 1946
0.25
13th
Snowfall
5.0
17th – 1990
 
 
The normal temperature on the 1st is 65 for the high and 42 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 50 for the high and 30 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:27 AM with a sunset at 7:07 PM CDT.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:07 AM with a sunset at 6:16 PM CDT.
 
Climate Prediction Center’s One Month Outlook
Temperatures
Precipitation
 
A Look back at October 2011
High Fire Danger Continues - Grass Fires Visible on Satellite Imagery
October 6th & 7th Rainfall Reports
Rainfall Totals: October 8th - 10th Morning
 
Phases of the Moon
Phase
Date
Third Quarter
8th
New Moon
15th
First Quarter
21st
Full Moon
29th
 
Astronomy Happenings in October 2012
Legendary Draconid meteors best after sunset October 7
Glowing pyramid of light in east might be false dawn
Orionid meteor shower to peak third weekend of October 2012
Orionid meteors, debris from Comet Halley, before dawn October 21
Hunter’s Moon rises at sunset, shines all night October 29
 


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