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October 2014 - Report and Summary

The month of October 2014 was warmer and wetter than normal. Compared with October 2013, the month was 1.6 deg. Warmer and 1.52 inches drier. Year-to-date rainfall through month's end was 4.52 inches less in 2014 than in 2013. The thirty-day outlook had called for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. It was not changed when revised on September 30.

The first half of the month was, for the most part, warm and wet. Cold fronts on the 3rd and 13th brought cooler temperatures. Upper air storms on the 3rd, 6th, 11th, and 13th brought rain. Heavy rains of between three and six inches fell between the 11th and 13th. The system on the 11th was the remnant of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Simon; that of the 13th was the remnant of Western Pacific Typhoon Phanfone. Temperatures warmed on the 16th and 17th ahead of another front, which crossed on the night of the 17th.

Weak upper air high pressure between the 18th and 27th brought above normal temperatures. Another weak front on the 19th brought some cooling. However, this period was characterized by warm days and mild nights, and no rain. A weak storm system and cold front brought rain to parts of the region on the evening of the 28th along with cooler temperatures. This was followed by a strong cold front on the night of the 30th, which brought cooling through the end of the month and windy conditions on the 31st.

The reporting period for temperatures and phenomenon on each day is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight hours GMT--6 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CDT. The reporting period for precipitation is for the twenty-four hours ending at noon GMT--6 a.m. CST and 7 a.m. CDT. All times are given using the twenty-four hour clock, and are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Observations are from NWS Station 41/9207/4 in Tyler, Texas. The term "normal" refers to averages from the standard climatic period 1971-2000.

October 2014



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