Seasonable Start to October

Good morning and welcome to October!
After a 40 degree morning low, expect sunny skies today and a high around 67, along with a northwest wind at around 5 mph. Tonight will be clear with a light wind, with a low around 39.
Today’s average high is 68 degrees and the average low is 43. By October 31, the average high is 56 and the average low is 34. This is a loss of 12 degrees on the average high and a loss of 9 degrees on the average low by the time this month is over.
Today’s sunrise was at 6:42 AM and the sunset will be at 6:26 PM. On October 31, the sunrise will be at 7:18 AM and the sunset will be 5:39 PM. That is a loss of 36 morning daylight minutes and 47 evening daylight minutes for a total of 1 hour and 23 minutes of lost daylight this month.
October features the final 6 PM sunset of 2017, on the 16th; the next 6 PM sunset will be March 12, 2018, at 6:48 PM (DST starts on that date). We also cross the 7 AM marker for sunrise – again, on October 16 – but we will go before 7 AM for sunrise once again when DST ends on November 5, and the last sunrise before 7 AM this year is December 5.
Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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