October is Here

October is a month where change is inevitable and definitely noticeable.  The leaves turn different colors and fall to the ground.  We lose nearly an hour and a half of daylight throughout the month.  And of course, temperatures go up and down—drastically, in some cases.  We’ve been as warm as the low 90s and as frigid as the single digits!

Our average high temperature at the start of October is 69 degrees, with an average low near 45 degrees.  By Halloween, our averages are much cooler (high 56, low 37).  A normal October will bring 2.67 inches of rain.  The highest monthly rainfall was 8.32 inches in 1969.

Also (don’t be angry), a small amount of snow is not uncommon in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin!  A normal October will usually bring one-tenth of an inch.  Back on October 10, 2009, a trace of snow was recorded at Chicago Rockford International Airport!  The most snow to ever fall in Rockford during the month was 5 inches (1929)!

Okay, I’m done talking about snow…..for now!



Posted under 13 Climate Authority, First Look, record weather, snow, statistics, weather

This post was written by qni_it on September 30, 2012

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