Town News

Kathy Mekelburg


Robbinston Weather Summary for October:

October was the 4th consecutive month with above normal temperatures. The mean temperature of 49.9 degrees was 2.4 degrees above normal,. Maximum temperature of 77 degrees occurred on the 7th, while the minimum of 30 degrees occurred on the 15th (first freeze of the season, about a week later than average). There were 463 heating degree days or 74 below normal. Total since July stands at 626 or 187 below normal.

October was the 3rd consecutive dry month, but nowhere near as dry as September. Total rainfall came to 3.70 inches or 1.93 inches below normal. Total since January stands at 37.20 inches or 6.96 inches below normal. Maximum daily rainfall was 1.03 inches on the 22nd. This was the highest daily amount since August 17th. There were 14 days with measurable rainfall. A trace of snow mixed with rain fell on the evening of the 28th.

The drought eased somewhat in October, but much more rain is needed. The ten month precipitation total (Jan - Oct) is the lowest such total since 2004.

Mean monthly barometer was 30.08 inches. This is the second month in a row that a new record high mean barometer was established. This new October record beat 30.06 inches set October 2015. Highest barometer was 30.53 inches on the 27th, while the lowest was 29.11 inches on the 22nd. Mean relative humidity was 83.3 percent. Prevailing winds were south. Peak gust was 36/SW on the 22nd. There were 8 clear days, 4 partly cloudy days and 19 cloudy days. Daytime sky cover averaged 68 percent. Dense fog occurred on the 22nd.