In a nutshell October will go down in the record books as a mild and dry one in the TV-9 viewing area. For Wausau the average high temperature was 59.9 degrees which is 4.5 degrees above normal. The average low temperature in Wausau was 39.6 degrees which is 3.0 degrees above normal. The majority of our warmer than normal weather came the first 10 days of the month, which was sunny and very summer like. We had eight days in a row with highs in the 70s or low 80s. It was spectacular Indian Summer weather. Hopefully you had a chance to be outside in your short-sleeves engaged in your favorite recreation. Heck with weather like that it was even a treat doing work in the yard or garden.
We only piled up 1.80″ of rainfall for the month in the Wausau area, which is about 1.14″ shy of normal. The wettest day was October 13th when 1.17″ fell in Wausau with some of our western counties picking up 2 to 3″ of rain that day! Snowfall was only a trace in Wausau while normal is about 1.4″. There were some half inch snow accumulations north of Marathon County on the evening of the 25th.
Our lowest temperature in Wausau was 26 degrees on the 28th while the highest temperature was 80 degrees recorded on the 5th, 7th, and 8th. We has lows in our area as cold as the upper 10s on a few mornings during the month.
Hope you had a good October, and now on to November!