October 2009 Rainfall Records and Near Record Cold

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  ...DES MOINES TOP TEN COLDEST AND WETTEST OCTOBERS...

OCTOBER 2009 WAS THE FOURTH COLDEST AND THIRD WETTEST ON RECORD FOR
DES MOINES.


TEMPERATURE
1. 41.6 1925
2. 44.7 1917
3. 47.3 2002
4. 47.7 2009
5. 47.9 1972
47.9 1988
7. 48.2 1895
48.2 1987
9. 48.5 1976
10. 48.7 1952

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER IS 52.8 DEGREES

RAINFALL
1. 7.29 1941
2. 6.86 1947
3. 6.53 2009
4. 6.45 1881
5. 6.28 1984
6. 5.94 1882
7. 5.54 1983
8. 5.49 2007
9. 5.33 1884
10. 5.20 1970

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER IS 2.62 INCHES. ONE
FINAL NOTE...DES MOINES REACHED 70 DEGREES ONLY ONCE THIS MONTH.
THIS TIES THE RECORD FOR THE FEWEST 70 DEGREE MAXES FOR OCTOBER ALSO
SET IN 1925.

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...MASON CITY TOP TEN COLDEST AND WETTEST OCTOBERS...

OCTOBER 2009 WAS THE WETTEST AND THIRD COLDEST ON RECORD FOR MASON
CITY.

TEMPERATURE

1. 37.3 1925
2. 41.7 1917
3. 42.3 2009
4. 42.9 1976
5. 43.1 2002
6. 43.5 1896
7. 43.8 1987
43.8 1988
9. 44.0 1952
10. 44.5 1972

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER IS 48.7 DEGREES

RAINFALL

1. 6.98 2009
2. 5.64 1984
3. 5.06 1991
4. 4.83 1935
5. 4.69 1970
4.69 2007
7. 4.64 1986
8. 4.42 1928
9. 4.24 1972
10. 4.22 1896

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER IS 2.50 INCHES.

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    ...WATERLOO TOP TEN COLDEST AND WETTEST OCTOBERS...

OCTOBER 2009 WAS THE WETTEST AND FIFTH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR
WATERLOO.

TEMPERATURE

1. 40.5 1925
2. 40.6 1917
3. 43.5 1976
4. 44.2 1988
5. 44.3 2009
6. 45.1 1987
7. 45.3 1895
8. 45.8 1952
9. 45.9 1969
10. 46.0 1977

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER IS 50.2 DEGREES

RAINFALL

1. 5.86 2009
2. 5.71 1997
3. 5.49 1911
4. 5.45 1984
5. 5.39 1998
6. 4.97 1961
7. 4.95 1919
8. 4.84 1947
9. 4.79 1898
10. 4.61 1991

THE 1971-2000 AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER IS 2.49 INCHES. ONE
FINAL NOTE...WATERLOO REACHED 60 DEGREES OR GREATER ONLY FIVE TIMES
THIS MONTH. THIS BREAKS THE RECORD FOR THE FEWEST 60 DEGREE MAXES
FOR OCTOBER IN WATERLOO. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 8 DAYS SET IN 1917
AND 1925.

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