Falling Into October
September is typically one of the driest months of the entire year, but it now ranks as the second wettest so far this year. As a matter of fact, every month since May has been wetter than the preceding month. Looks like a trend to me!
So what can we expect according to history for October and how about extremes? Check out the following.
Hottest temperature: 105° at Grannis and Okay on October 1st, 1938
Lowest temperature: 12° at Gravette on October 30, 1917
Highest daily rainfall: 11.90'' at Mena on October 8th, 1990
Highest monthly rainfall: 27.00'' at Magnolia in 2009
Highest daily snowfall: 8'' at Harrison on October 27th, 1913
Highest monthly snowfall: 8" at Harrison in 1913
Earliest state snowfall: Trace at Alum Fork, Brinkley, Helena, and St. Charles on October 6th, 1952
All-time hottest: 97° on October 11th, 1963 and October 10th, 1963.
All-time coldest: 27° on October 30th, 1917
Wettest: 16.56'' in 2009
Driest: .01'' in 1944
Snowiest: Trace in 1993 and 1925