Warm and Dry Conditions Continue Across Delaware During October, 2014

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Figure 1. Delaware statewide mean October temperature (°F) 1895-2014.
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Figure 2. Delaware statewide October precipitation (inches) 1895-2014.

October Temperatures

Preliminary data indicates that the statewide average temperature in October was 60.2°F, 3.1°F above the 1981-2010 normal of 57.1°F (Figure 1) and the 11th warmest October since 1895.

October Precipitation

Delaware’s preliminary statewide precipitation total for October 2014 averaged 2.38 inches, 1.08 inches below the 1981-2010 mean (Figure 2). This was the 2nd month in a row with below normal precipitation across the First State.

Statewide Spatial Averages

Data from the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) shows most stations experienced higher than normal temperatures during October, except for a few stations in southern New Castle and northern Kent counties (Figure 3).

Rainfall varied significantly across the region with generally lower totals in southern Delaware and the highest totals across Chester County, PA (Figure 4).

October 2014 average temperature departures from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
Figure 3. October 2014 average temperature departures from the 1981-2010 mean based upon DEOS station data.
October 2014 total precipitation based upon DEOS station data.
Figure 4. October 2014 total precipitation based upon DEOS station data.
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