October Climate Summary For Tallahassee

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
345 PM EDT FRI NOV 4 2011

...OCTOBER HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL 
FOR TALLAHASSEE...

The average monthly temperature for October in Tallahassee was 66.2 
degrees...3.2 degrees below normal. The highest temperature during 
the month was 90 degrees on the 16th which tied the record for that 
day. The lowest was 36 degrees on the 22nd.    

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for October measured 
only 1.59 inches...1.64 inches below normal. There were 6 days with 
measurable rainfall during the month...1 above normal. The greatest 
amount in a 24-hour period was 0.73 inches on the 18th. There were no 
days with thunder reported at the airport which was 2 below normal. 
The peak wind gust was 39 mph from the east on the 8th. 

So far in 2011 every month has been drier than normal for 
Tallahassee. Rainfall for the first 10 months of the year measured 
only 29.48 inches which was 22.35 inches below normal. January 
through October of 2011 was the 2nd driest 10 month period to start 
a new year. The driest was in 1954 when only 27.98 inches was 
recorded. The driest year on record for Tallahassee was in 1954 with 
only 30.98 inches of rain. The average annual rainfall for 
Tallahassee is 59.23 inches. 

The outlook for November from the Climate Prediction Center calls 
for an enhanced chance of experiencing above normal temperatures and 
below normal precipitation. The average monthly temperature for 
November is 60.2 degrees and normal rainfall 3.50 inches.   

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BARRY


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