October 2013 – Gentle ease into autumn

Autumn colours at Fairview Knoll Park in Moncton, 10 Oct 2013 (Dearing)

Autumn colours at Fairview Knoll Park in Moncton, 10 Oct 2013 (Dearing)

It is sometimes hard to let summer go but having a mild start to autumn helps ease the transition and that is what happened in Greater Moncton during October 2013.

Daytime highs and overnight lows were mostly above normal for the first two-thirds of the month but a drastic change in the last one-third of October led to mainly single digit highs and lows below freezing.

Due to the absence of post-tropical cyclones, rainfall was well below normal and not a single snowflake was recorded.

OCTOBER 2013 Almanac (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  14.0°C

Average LOW  2.1°C

AVERAGE  8.1°C (about 0.5 degrees above normal for 30-year average 1981-2010)

Extreme HIGH  23.7°C (02 Oct)

Extreme LOW  -6.8°C (30 Oct)

Rainfall  42.4 mm (about 60% below normal)

(Statistics courtesy Environment Canada)

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