NCDC Releases October 2013 U.S. Climate Report
The average temperature for the contiguous United States during October was 53.6°F, 0.6°F below the 20th century average, making it the 37th coolest October on record. Below-average temperatures were widespread across the West, while the Northeast was warmer than average. Alaska experienced its warmest October on record.
The October national precipitation total was 2.23 inches, 0.12 inch above the 20th century average. Above-average precipitation in the central United States was counterbalanced by below-average precipitation along both coasts.
This monthly summary from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, the business sector, academia, and the public to support informed decision-making.