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Today's low of 63° (sixteen degrees above average) was the thirteenth low in the 60s or milder this month, the most such days on record for October (later tied in Oct. 2021; Oct. 2007 and 2017 would have 12). 


It was a very mild day, with a high/low of 79°/67° (twenty degrees above average).  This was the sixth day of a seven-day streak in which every day's low was in the 60s, which was milder than the average highs during this time of the month (low 60s).


Today's high and low of 82°/69° were both records for the date, as was yesterday's low of 67°.  These readings were twenty degrees above average.


A late afternoon thunderstorm dumped 0.66" of rain between 5-6:00 PM.  It was a mild day, with a high/low of 73°/60°.


Today's low of 53° was the mildest low temperature of the month (it also occurred on 10/7) - the chilliest reading to have this distinction.  (On average, October's mildest low is 64°.)  The previous chilliest reading to be the mildest low in October was 55° in October 1888. 


It was an overcast and raw day with afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s, just 24 hours after the high reached 70°.


For the third day in a row the low temperature was 52°, close to average.  High temperatures were also very similar, but not the same (69°, 72°, 73°).  Today was also different from the other two days in that there was rain, with 0.85" falling during the evening.


This was the fourth day in a row in which temperatures failed to get out of the 40s.  It was also the sixth day of the past seven in which temperatures were 10 degrees or more colder than average. 




Today had a high in the 70s for the fifth day in a row.  During these days the average high/low was 73°/62°, eleven degrees above average.  Since Sept. 27, temperatures were nearly five degrees above average.


For the second day in a row it was sunny with a high of 81°, making this the first October since 1979 to have two 80-degree days after 10/15.  Average high on this date is 63°.


The 80s


At 49°, today's low was the season's first in the 40s - the second latest date on record (the latest was in 2005, on 10/20).  This occurrence was three weeks later than average. 








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