October 2007 Warmer and Wetter Than Normal Across Eastern Kentucky

MORE NOTEWORTHY RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH...BUT THE MOST NOTABLE
EVENT WAS BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT FINISHING OCTOBER WETTER THAN NORMAL. BOTH LOCATIONS ENDED
UP A LITTLE OVER SIX TENTHS OF AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL. JACKSON AND
LONDON HAVE NOT HAD A MONTH END WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
SINCE OCTOBER 2006. LONDON AND JACKSON ESTABLISHED NEW OCTOBER
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...AS WELL AS LONDON RECORDING ITS LATEST 90
DEGREE READING. JACKSON ALSO MEASURED THE MOST PRECIPITATION IN A
CALENDER DAY IN OCTOBER. BOTH LOCATIONS ENDED OCTOBER WELL OVER FIVE
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...WITH LAST MONTH BEING THE SECOND WARMEST
OCTOBER AT JACKSON...AND THIRD WARMEST AT LONDON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED OCTOBER
2007 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 63.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.9
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 57.5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
73.4 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 53.4 DEGREES. OCTOBER
2007 WAS THE SECOND WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT JACKSON...BEHIND
ONLY THE 63.7 DEGREES FROM 1984. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER
2007 WAS 89 DEGREES AND OCCURRED ON THE 8TH. IN ADDITION TO BREAKING
THE DAILY RECORD FOR THAT DAY...THE 89 DEGREES FROM OCTOBER 8TH IS
THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN OCTOBER. HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE ALSO SET ON THE 6TH...WITH 86 DEGREES...THE 7TH WITH 88
DEGREES AND ON THE 21ST WITH 83 DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS WARMEST
OCTOBER READING WAS 87 DEGREES FROM THE 5TH IN 2005...WHICH WAS
ECLIPSED TWICE LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 36 DEGREES...AND OCCURRED ON THE 29TH. NO LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT JACKSON LAST MONTH. MAXIMUM LOW
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON THE 5TH...16TH AND 18TH WITH
READINGS OF 67 DEGREES...62 DEGREES AND 63 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.
ADDITIONALLY...THE 65 DEGREES FROM THE 8TH...AND THE 59 DEGREES FROM
THE 23RD...TIED MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR THEIR DATES.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 3.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
OCTOBER 2007...WHICH IS 0.62 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.18 INCHES.
THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND FIVE DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH
OR MORE FELL. THERE WAS ONE DAY WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN
WAS RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY SAW MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF THE
23RD NETTED 2.32 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS THE MOST RAINFALL LOGGED
IN A SINGLE DAY LAST MONTH...AND SET A DAILY PRECIPITATION AND
MONTHLY RECORD FOR OCTOBER. THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED FROM OCTOBER 23RD THROUGH THE 24TH WHEN A TOTAL
OF 2.52 INCHES FELL. ALSO OF NOTE...THE 0.49 INCHES ON THE 24TH SET
A DAILY PRECIPITATION. LAST MONTH BROKE A STRING OF ELEVEN MONTHS OF
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST 2006...JACKSON HAS
RECEIVED 31.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 18.01 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. SO FAR THIS YEAR...JACKSON HAS ACCUMULATED 26.91 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION...WHICH IS 14.00 INCHES SHORT OF NORMAL...OR WELL OVER
ONE FOOT.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ONE DAY LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS NEAR THE AVERAGE OF 1.5 DAYS FOR OCTOBER. THERE
WERE 13 DAYS WITH FOG...FOUR OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. OCTOBER
NORMALLY AVERAGES 4.6 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. 12,537 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE
WERE RECORDED LAST MONTH WHICH IS 64 PERCENT OF ALL POSSIBLE
SUNSHINE FOR THE MONTH. THIS TOTAL AND PERCENTAGE IS ONLY FOR 29
DAYS DUE TO A SENSOR OUTAGE. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR OCTOBER WAS
2.3 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 28 MPH WAS RECORDED ON
OCTOBER 19TH AND 20TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR OCTOBER IS TYPICALLY
5.3 MPH.

98 COOLING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
IN OCTOBER...WHICH IS 69 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS NOW 1621...WHICH IS 563 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. 141 HEATING DEGREE DAYS WERE RECORDED LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 122 HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL
HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS 155...WHICH IS 156 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 62.2
DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 56.5 DEGREES FOR
OCTOBER. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 74.6 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 49.8 DEGREES. OCTOBER 2007 IS THE THIRD WARMEST
OCTOBER OF ALL TIME...BEHIND THE 62.6 DEGREES FROM 1971...AND THE
THE 64.0 DEGREES FROM 1984. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 92 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 7TH. IN ADDITION TO
ESTABLISHING A NEW DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD...THIS READING WAS THE
WARMEST EVER OCTOBER READING. OTHER MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN ON THE 6TH AND 8TH WITH 90 DEGREE READINGS. THE 88 DEGREES ON
THE 5TH TIED THE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DAY. THE 90
DEGREES ON THE 8TH WAS THE LATEST 90 DEGREE OR HIGHER TEMPERATURE
FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR. BEFORE OCTOBER 2007...THE LATEST CALENDER DAY
90 DEGREE READING WAS ON SEPTEMBER 26TH IN 1958 AND 2007...AND THE
WARMEST OCTOBER TEMPERATURE WAS 89 DEGREES FROM THE 15TH WAY BACK IN
1958. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM OCTOBER 2007 WAS 30 DEGREES...AND
OCCURRED ON THE 30TH. NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN
AT LONDON LAST MONTH. MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON
THE 5TH WITH 67 DEGREES...AND ON THE 18TH WITH 65 DEGREES. ALSO OF
INTEREST...THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT OBSERVED 3 MORE DAYS WITH A
TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 90 DEGREES. LONDON NORMALLY ONLY SEES 18.2
DAYS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. LONDON HAS NOW SEEN 54 DAYS OF
TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 90 DEGREES THIS YEAR...WELL ABOVE THE SECOND
PLACE TOTAL OF 42 DAYS FROM 1980.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED ONLY 3.41 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
IN OCTOBER 2007...WHICH IS 0.61 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.80
INCHES. THERE WERE TEN DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE
FELL...AND SIX DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS
RECORDED. LONDON HAD ONE DAY WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE
DAY WHEN MORE THAN ONE INCH WAS RECEIVED. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT
WAS 2.31 INCHES AND OCCURRED ON THE 23RD...AND ESTABLISHED A NEW
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THAT DAY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS ALSO 2.31 INCHES FROM
THE 23RD. NO OTHER DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
LONDON LAST MONTH. NOTE LONDON/S ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS
MISSING DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE IN APRIL.

LONDON HAD 2 DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 16
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR OCTOBER 2007 WAS 3.6 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 37 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 19TH.

LONDON RECORDED 77 COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 55
COOLING DEGREES DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE TOTAL
IS MISSING THANKS TO THE POWER OUTAGE IN APRIL. THERE WERE 156
HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT IN OCTOBER
2007...WHICH IS 132 BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF 167 IS 171
HEATING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

FOR ADDITIONAL MONTHLY WEATHER INFORMATION:

Jackson/London Monthly Climate Summary



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