Today's high of 86°, a record, was the warmest reading in six weeks (since the year's last 90-degree temperature, on 8/30).
For the fifth morning in a row the low temperature was a mild 61° - nine degrees above average. The afternoon highs during these days, however, were all different (ranging between 71° to 79°). This streak came one month after four mornings in a row had lows of 58°.
Rain fell during nine of the past fourteen days, amounting to 4.45" - but then rain fell on only one other occasion for the rest of the month.
This was 15th day in a row in which no low temperature was duplicated. During these days the lows ranged from 39° (16 degrees below average) to 60° (eight above).
Rain fell for 51 consecutive hours, beginning the night of the 10th and continuing until 10:00 tonight. In total, 4.51" fell, with 1.06" measured today.
Four days after 4.26" of rain fell, the very same amount flooded the area today. Today's rainfall was a record for the date.
A thundershower between 11:30 PM and midnight dumped 0.43" of rain. (It actually occurred between 12:30-1:00 AM on 10/13, but the National Weather Service uses Standard Time all year round, which occasionally results in this type of peculiarity during Daylight Saving Time.)
After the first eleven days of the month averaged a very mild high/low of 75°/65° (ten degrees above average), fall weather finally arrived as a cold front pushed out the remnants of hurricane Michael early in the morning, and the temperature dropped from 68° shortly after midnight to 51° twenty-four hours later (the chilliest reading since June 3 and 4).
Moisture from the remnants of hurricane Delta moved into the area and produced a steady, but light, all-day rain that amounted to nearly one inch (0.96"); an additional 0.34" fell the following day. Winds out of the northeast, gusting between 25-30 mph, kept the temperature unseasonably cool. The high of 57° (shortly after midnight) was the first maximum reading in the 50s since 5/9.