October '09 was the wettest October on record at Paducah...and the 6th coolest

  • The total rainfall in October was 10.55 inches at Paducah, making it the wettest October on record, and ranking 12th on the all-time list of wettest months. The table below lists the monthly rainfall and ranking for October. 

  Rainfall (month-to-date) Ranking
Paducah 10.55 Wettest
Evansville 8.21 4th wettest

 The following are the wettest Octobers on record at Paducah and Evansville:

Ranking Paducah Evansville
1. 10.55 (2009) 11.19 (1910)
2. 7.37 (1998) 8.40 (1919)
3. 7.26 (1985) 8.33 (1941)
4. 6.99 (1941) 8.21 (2009)
5. 6.91 (1949) 7.92 (1967)
6. 6.36 (2001) 7.27 (2001)
7. 5.88 (1984) 7.08 (1905)
8. 5.87 (1983) 7.01 (1949)
9. 5.82 (2007) 6.59 (1928)
10. 5.47 (1972) 6.25 (1925)

Records date back to 1896 at Evansville and 1937 at Paducah.

  • The month was also ranks as one of the top 10 coolest Octobers on record. 

  Avg. temp Ranking
Paducah 55.0 6th coolest
Evansville 53.7 7th coolest

The average monthly temperature for the coolest October on record was 52.7 in Paducah (set in 1988) and 51.2 in Evansville (set in 1987 and previous years).

 



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