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October recap: 3rd consecutive cooler-than-average month

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The month of October has closed with an active (and in some spots, fierce) weather pattern, as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered the Lake Erie shoreline with wind and waves.

As a whole, October was cooler than average across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  In Toledo, the month's mean temperature was 51.6°, which was 0.7° cooler than normal.  This was the 3rd consecutive colder-than-average month in Toledo, following a relatively cool August and unusually cool September.  Toledo's coldest so far this fall has been 29°, on October 8th.

Up the road in Jackson, Michigan, temperatures also ran slightly colder than average, with a mean temperature of 50.1°, which is 0.3° below normal for October.

When it comes to precipitation, Toledo ended up slightly drier than normal, with 2.06" of rain last month.  That's 0.54" below normal.  Jackson, Michigan ended up on the other end of the spectrum, by precisely the same margin.  Jackson had 3.17" of rain, which is 0.54" above their October average.

The first seven days of November are shaping up colder and drier than normal, but the end of the workweek is looking a bit more seasonable.

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