Fall Preview for Rochester

September 8, 2015 0 Comments

With summer unofficially ending on Labor Day, we can take a look ahead to what we can expect for fall, climatologically speaking. Typically, fall starts in the second week of September and lasts until the first week in November, thus it is similar to spring in that is a short season of only a little over two months. It is a bit easier to talk about “meteorological fall”, which runs from September through November, a span of 3 months.

September: Highs in the low 70s, lows in the low 50s, Precipitation: 3.45 inches, Snowfall: none

October: Highs in the upper 50s, lows in the upper 30s, Precipitation: 2.24 inches, Snowfall: 0.8 inches

November: Highs in the low 40s, lows in the mid 20s, Precipitation: 1.91 inches, Snowfall: 6.1 inches

Normal Temperature: 47.7°

Normal Precipitation: 7.6 inches

Normal snowfall: 6.9 inches

Warmest Seasons on Record

1. 53.6° (1931)

2. 52.6° (1963)

3. 50.7° (2005, 2007)

5. 50.5° (1953)

6. 50.3° (1914, 2011)

8. 50.1° (1998)

9. 50.0° (1948, 1994, 2001)

Coldest Seasons on Record

1. 41.8° (1976)

2. 42.3° (1991)

3. 42.5° (1911, 1985)

5. 43.1° (1959, 1993)

7. 43.2° (1887)

8. 43.4° (1951, 1995)

10. 43.7° (1996)

Wettest Seasons on Record

1. 14.91 inches (1986)

2. 13.60 inches (2010)

3. 13.48 inches (1911)

4. 12.21 inches (1970)

5. 11.81 inches (1973)

6. 11.73 inches (1934)

7. 11.64 inches (1972)

8. 11.50 inches (1983)

9. 11.33 inches (1931)

10. 11.09 inches (1993)

Driest Seasons on Record

1. 1.49 inches (1976)

2. 2.34 inches (1944)

3. 2.48 inches (1953, 1999)

5. 2.71 inches (1939)

6. 2.76 inches (1910)

7. 2.87 inches (1952)

8. 3.09 inches (2003)

9. 3.14 inches (2011)

10. 3.15 inches (1888)

Snowiest Octobers

1. 7.9 inches (2009)

2. 6.6 inches (1929)

3. 5.5 inches (1917)

4. 5.4 inches (1979)

5. 4.5 inches (1991)

6. 4.0 inches (1930)

7. 2.9 inches (1976)

8. 2.6 inches (1989)

9. 2.3 inches (1995)

10. 2.2 inches (1981)

Snowiest Novembers

1. 22.5 inches (1985)

2. 20.3 inches (1991)

3. 18.0 inches (1886)

4. 17.1 inches (1996)

5. 16.3 inches (1911)

6. 14.6 inches (1952)

7. 14.0 inches (1934, 1983)

9. 13.o inches (1909)

10. 12.6 inches (1947)

 

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