We had our first frost on Oct. 4th
Our first freeze occurred on Oct. 29
The above average temperatures were incredible. It gave us a longer than normal transition period between summer and winter. Usually in this region we get about 10 days of "chamber of commerce weather" before cold/windy days arrive.
Mean Temp: 59.5°
Maximum: 85° on 8-Oct
Minimum: 28° on 29-Oct
Not much happening here. As you can see in the graphic below, much of the country had dry rain buckets, with extremes in SE Texas and Florida.
Average October: 3.25"
Actual October: 0.54" (-2.71")
Days with measurable precipitation: 4
Check out the contrast between last year and this year.
Other Weather Info:
Days with thunder: 1
Days with fog: 4
Days with wind gust (>= 20 mph): 16
A final count on mowing the yard: 22. Kids in the neighborhood here charge ~$20 per yard. That's a pretty good haul for a teenager, especially if you have the time to work several houses through the summer.