October 2012 climate summary for Eastern Kentucky

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 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

 

OCTOBER 2012 SAW COOL CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...ALTHOUGH
VERY WET CONDITIONS WERE ONLY NOTED ACROSS THE EASTERN COAL FIELDS.
JACKSON FINISHED LAST MONTH TWO AND A HALF DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...WHILE LONDON ENDED OCTOBER OVER THREE DEGREES COOLER. ALSO
OF NOTE...THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE SAW OCTOBER 2012 TIE AS THE
FIFTH COLDEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THERE WAS QUITE A DIFFERENCE IN
PRECIPITATION TOTALS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY LAST MONTH...THANKS
MAINLY TO THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SANDY. IN ADDITION TO THE
DISPARITY IN PRECIPITATION TOTALS...A RARE OCTOBER SNOW EVENT
OCCURRED ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN KENTUCKY IN LATE
OCTOBER...ESPECIALLY AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT FINISHED LAST MONTH NEARLY A QUARTER OF AN INCH DRIER THAN
NORMAL...WHILE THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE TOTALED MORE THAN AN INCH
ABOVE NORMAL. IN FACT...IT WAS THE TENTH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD
AT JACKSON. OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IS THAT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF SNOW ON THE 30TH...MAKING LAST MONTH
THE 2ND SNOWIEST OCTOBER AT JACKSON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED OCTOBER
2012 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55.6 DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.5
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 58.1 DEGREES. AFTER NINE CONSECUTIVE
MONTHS OF WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES...OCTOBER 2012 WAS THE
THIRD MONTH IN A ROW OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THIS WAS THE
FIRST TIME THAT JACKSON HAS EXPERIENCED THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF
SUB-NORMAL TEMPERATURES SINCE DECEMBER 2009 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2010.
OCTOBER 2012 TIED OCTOBER OF 1993 FOR THE FIFTH COLDEST OCTOBER.
THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 64.6 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW
WAS 46.7 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER 2012 WAS 81
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND AND THE 25TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM OCTOBER 2012 WAS 32 DEGREES ON THE 29TH AND 30TH.
NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST MONTH. ALSO
OF INTEREST...TWO DAILY MINIMUM HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
LAST MONTH...39 DEGREES ON THE 29TH AND 37 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 4.24 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
OCTOBER 2012...WHICH IS 1.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. LAST MONTH WAS
THE TENTH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT JACKSON. THERE WERE
11 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 1ST
NETTED 1.08 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR
OCTOBER AND WAS ALSO THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL RECEIVED IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD. THERE WERE TWO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET LAST
MONTH...0.24 INCHES ON THE 6TH AND 0.76 INCHES ON THE 30TH. THE
ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER IS 44.76
INCHES...WHICH IS 4.82 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. JACKSON
ALSO RECEIVED THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SNOW SEASON AS WELL...WITH 1.1
INCHES ON THE 30TH. THE 1.1 INCH TOTAL MAKES LAST MONTH THE SECOND
SNOWIEST OCTOBER...ONLY BEHIND THE 2.3 INCHES OF 1993. NORMAL
OCTOBER SNOWFALL IS ONLY A TENTH OF AN INCH. IN FACT THIS WAS ONLY
THE THIRD TIME SINCE 1981 THAT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE HAS HAD
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN OCTOBER.

NO THUNDER WAS HEARD AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1.4 DAYS FOR OCTOBER. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH
FOG...ONE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. OCTOBER NORMALLY AVERAGES
4.4 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR OCTOBER WAS 2.8
MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 33 MPH WAS RECORDED ON OCTOBER
14TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR OCTOBER IS TYPICALLY 5.0 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 304 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 59
HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THE TOTAL FOR THE HEATING DEGREE
DAY SEASON IS NOW 366...WHICH IS 69 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED 24 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
DURING OCTOBER 2012...WHICH IS 5 COOLING DEGREE DAYS BELOW NORMAL.
THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 1318...WHICH IS 168 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
ABOVE NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 54.1
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.2 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 57.3 DEGREES FOR
OCTOBER. THIS WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO TIE OCTOBER 1977 FOR THE TENTH
COLDEST OCTOBER AT LONDON. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 64.5
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 43.6 DEGREES. LAST MONTH WAS
THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH THAT LONDON HAS FINISHED WITH BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE LAST TIME THAT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAS SEEN
FOUR MONTHS IN A ROW OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS DECEMBER 2009
THROUGH MARCH 2010. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM OCTOBER 2012 WAS 78
DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 23RD...24TH AND 25TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 32 DEGREES...WHICH HAPPENED ON THE
11TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON
LAST MONTH. THERE WERE TWO DAILY MINIMUM RECORDS DURING OCTOBER
2012...42 DEGREES ON THE 29TH AND 41 DEGREES ON  THE 30TH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 2.79 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
OCTOBER 2012...WHICH IS 0.23 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE TEN
DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND EIGHT 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 GREATER THAN AN INCH. THE
GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.13 INCHES ON THE 1ST AND WAS ALSO THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. THE
ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER IS 39.21
INCHES...WHICH IS EXACTLY NORMAL FOR THE YEAR. NO SNOWFALL
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT LONDON.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 21
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR OCTOBER 2012 WAS 4.5 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 37
MPH RECORDED ON THE 29TH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD 4 COOLING DEGREE DAYS IN
OCTOBER...WHICH IS 17 BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW
1226...WHICH IS 38 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 336
HEATING DEGREE DAYS RECORDED AT LONDON LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 77
ABOVE NORMAL. 399 HEATING DEGREE DAYS HAVE BEEN RECORDED THIS
HEATING DEGREE DAY SEASON...93 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.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 
OCTOBER 2012.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 2012.

 

 

 

 



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