TUCSON – Today marked the 12th consecutive day the City of Tucson has seen below average temperatures. Out of the 17 days so far this month, 14 have been below average.
If you compare the first 17 days of October this year to last year, well there is simply no comparison. This year’s average October temperature is more than 10 degrees cooler.
We’re off to the coldest start to October since 1982 – when through the first 17 days the average temperature was 67.4 degrees.
Many years we talk about the latest 100 degree day occurring in October: well forget about that. The highest temperature we’ve recorded this month has been a “cool” 89 degrees.
Don’t look now but warmer weather is in the forecast, but even highs on the warmest days look to only be a degree or two above average.
With two weeks still remaining of the month, it would take a major heat wave to put the entire month of October above average…and that isn’t in the forecast. This means October 2018 will be the first below average month we’ve seen since September of 2016.