WEATHER BLOG: October Review, November Preview

Typically, our first cold front of the season comes in the first week or two of October. Well, this year it wasn't until October 21.

In October we finally had some changes. Our long, hot summer lasted into October. Our first encounter with lower humidity happened when Hurricane Michael made its way through the southeastern U.S. This drew some drier air above us for about a day.

Then we warmed up again.

Usually our first cold front of the season comes in the first week or two of October. Well, this year it was only October 21. That was a good front because it basically lowered our humidity for the rest of the month. We even ended up in our cooler places with a few mornings in the 1940s.

Even though we had warm to even hot days a few days after the front, we never really came back in the really hot summer weather. Rain also did not fall this month. But that’s normal for an October.

Here’s a look at the numbers:

Tampa

Average temperature 80.0 (3.7 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.42 “(0.79” below average)

Lakeland

Average temperature 79.3 (2.9 degrees above average)

Precipitation 0.93 “(1.63” below average)

Bradenton

Average temperature 79.0 (2.5 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.10 “(1.94” below average)

Brooksville

Average temperature 76.3 (3.3 degrees above average)

Precipitation 0.96 “(1.71” below average)

St. Petersburg

Average temperature 81.0 (3.7 degrees above average)

Precipitation 1.04 “(1.60” below average)

Looking ahead to November, this usually brings us a bit more cold fronts and our coldest spots can even see the first freeze of the season towards the end of the month. In most cases, however, this is not until December.

Rainfall remains scarce in November, as we typically only average between 1.5 and 2.5 inches in a typical November.

Enjoy the cooler weather when it comes back!

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