Wetter and Cooler October across Eastern Kentucky

 October Climate Data

 

October Climate Data 

October Climate Data 

 

October Climate Data 

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

THANKS TO RAINFALL ON THE 19TH...BOTH JACKSON AND LONDON SAW OCTOBER
FINISH UP WETTER THAN NORMAL. RAINFALL AMOUNTS ON THE 19TH ACCOUNTED
FOR AROUND 40 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH AT EACH
LOCATION. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE TOTAL WAS OVER ONE INCH ABOVE
NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ENDED UP NEARLY TWO THIRDS
WETTER. ON THE TEMPERATURE SIDE OF THE FENCE...JACKSON AND LONDON
FINISHED LAST MONTH COOLER THAN NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE
WAS NEARLY TWO DEGREES COOLER...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT WAS
CLOSE TO THREE DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. ADDITIONALLY...JACKSON RECORDED
ITS FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON WHEN A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON
THE 28TH. OF FURTHER INTEREST...OCTOBER 2011 WAS THE 8TH COOLEST AND
9TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT JACKSON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED OCTOBER
2011 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 56.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.7
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 58.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
66.3 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 46.5 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 2011 WAS 81 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 6TH. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT JACKSON
LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 33 DEGREES
AND HAPPENED ON THE 28TH AND 30TH. TWO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
TIED IN OCTOBER 2011...40 DEGREES ON THE 1ST...AND 38 DEGREES ON THE
2ND. A MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 1ST WITH A
READING OF 47 DEGREES. ADDITIONALLY...42 DEGREES ON THE 28TH TIED
THE MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR THAT DATE. OCTOBER 2011 WAS
THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
LAST TIME THAT JACKSON SAW CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WAS DECEMBER 2010 AND JANUARY 2011.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 4.25 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
OCTOBER 2011...WHICH IS 1.06 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.19
INCHES. THERE WERE 12 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH
OR MORE FELL. THERE WERE THREE DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF
RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF
THE 19TH NETTED 1.88 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY
AMOUNT FOR OCTOBER...AND SET THE ONLY DAILY RAINFALL RECORD LAST
MONTH. THE GREATEST AMOUNT RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.90
INCHES FROM THE 18TH THROUGH THE 19TH. FOR THE YEAR...THE JACKSON
PRECIPITATION TOTAL IS 50.35 INCHES...WHICH IS 10.15 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AVERAGES 48.34 INCHES A
YEAR...AND CURRENTLY 2011 IS THE 13TH WETTEST YEAR. IF JACKSON
AVERAGES NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS...2011 WILL BE
ONE OF THE TOP FIVE WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD. OVER THE LAST TEN
YEARS...JACKSON HAS SEEN 5 YEARS WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND
5 YEARS BELOW NORMAL...INCLUDING THE 2ND DRIEST AND 2ND WETTEST
YEARS. THE FIRST FLAKES OF THE SNOW SEASON OCCURRED IN OCTOBER WHEN
A TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED ON THE 28TH. THE TRACE OF SNOWFALL FOR
THE MONTH IS A TENTH OF INCH BELOW NORMAL FOR OCTOBER.
FURTHERMORE...IT IS ONLY THE 6TH TIME THAT IT HAS SNOWED IN OCTOBER
AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ON TWO DAYS LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS THE ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1.4 DAYS FOR OCTOBER.
THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH FOG...THREE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG.
OCTOBER NORMALLY AVERAGES 6.2 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND
SPEED FOR OCTOBER WAS 2.7 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 35 MPH
WAS RECORDED ON OCTOBER 14TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR OCTOBER IS
TYPICALLY 4.9 MPH. NOTE...THE OCTOBER WIND AVERAGE IS ONLY FOR 30
DAYS BECAUSE OF A WIND SENSOR OUTAGE ON THE 21ST.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 14 COOLING DEGREE DAYS DURING
OCTOBER 2011...WHICH IS 15 BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY
SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 1252...102 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.
JACKSON ACCUMULATED 270 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 25
ABOVE NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 333...WHICH IS 36 ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 54.6
DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.7 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 57.3 DEGREES FOR
OCTOBER. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 66.6 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 42.7 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 82 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 6TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
FROM OCTOBER 2011 WAS 28 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 30TH. NO HIGH
OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH.
TWO MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING OCTOBER
2011...50 DEGREES ON THE 1ST AND 44 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THIS WAS
THE THIRD MONTH IN A ROW THAT LONDON AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. LONDON HAS NOT SEEN THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES SINCE JANUARY THROUGH MARCH OF 2010.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 3.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
OCTOBER 2011...WHICH IS 0.63 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.02
INCHES.  THERE WERE EIGHT DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE
FELL...AND SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS
RECORDED. LONDON HAD TWO DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND ONE
DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.36
INCHES ON THE 19TH. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN
A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.64 INCHES FROM THE 18TH TO THE 19TH. A DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET ON THE 11TH WITH ONLY 0.31 INCHES. THIS
BROKE A RECORD OF 0.29 INCHES SET BACK IN 1959. IT IS HARD TO
BELIEVE THAT LONDON HAS NOT SEEN OVER THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH OF
RAINFALL ON OCTOBER 11TH IN THE LAST 51 YEARS. THROUGH THE END OF
OCTOBER...THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAS TOTALED 50.12 INCHES...WHICH
IS 11.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. LONDON AVERAGES 47.14 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION ANNUALLY.

LONDON HAD TWO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 17
DAYS WITH FOG...AND NO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR OCTOBER 2011 WAS 4.1 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 33 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 20TH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 316 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 57 ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. 378 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS HAVE BEEN RECORDED THIS HEATING DEGREE DAY SEASON...72 ABOVE
NORMAL. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD 2 COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 19 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING
DEGREE DAY SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 1247...WHICH IS 59 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL.

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.

ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 2011.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 2011.



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