October Warmth

 

 

 October 2009 is shaping up to be one of the warmest Octobers on Record. While the string of record warm low temperatures came to an end on the 12th of the month, temperatures remain 3.2F warmer than average so far this month. A detailed look at the temperatures and records set so far this month are displayed below.

 

October 2009:
 

 
Maximum 
Minimum
Record Max
Warmest Min
October 1st 
92
80
96 – 1992*
81 – 1983 
October 2nd 
89
79
95 – 1982 
80 – 2001 
October 3rd 
92
79
96 – 1982 
79 – 2009*
October 4th 
90
80
95 – 1994 
80 – 2009*
October 5th 
92
81
93 – 1987
81 – 2009
October 6th 
92
80
93 – 1987 
80 – 2009*
October 7th 
91
81
92 – 2007*
81 – 2009
October 8th 
90
81
97 – 1981 
81 – 2009 
October 9th
89
81
98 – 1981 
81 – 2009 
October 10th 
90
81
95 - 1980 
81 – 2009
October 11th 
90
80
95 – 1980
80 – 2009*
October 12th 
88
78
97 – 1987 
81 - 1980
 

 *Most recent year the record was reached
 

Also of note, the Luis Muñoz Airport International Airport in San Juan has recorded a record 57 days with low temperatures of 80 degrees or above so far this year (including 9 days this October alone). These 57 days dwarf the previous record of 32 days in a year with low temperatures of 80 degrees or above, which was recorded in 1981. (On average, San Juan sees only around 8 mornings a year with low temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.) Below is a list of the number of days and corresponding year, with low temperatures of 80 degrees or above.

 

Number of days 
  with lows 80F+
     Year of 
   occurrence
57
2009
32
1981
29
1983
27
1980
25
1995
22
2008
17
1974
15
1972
14
1983, 2005

(Data from the Luis Muñoz International Airport dates back to January 1st, 1956.)



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