October was a two-part month in terms of weather; at least as far as an Environment Canada meteorologist is concerned.
Jim Steele said the first couple of weeks in October were a continuation of the warm and dry weather the region experienced in September.
The warmest daytime high — a summer-like 27 C — was reported on Oct. 1 and temperatures remained mild until Oct. 20, when fall arrived in all its glory. Steele said cool temperatures persisted through Halloween.
The average daily high was 14.6 C, slightly above the norm of 13.7 C. October’s coolest temperature was an overnight low of –1.5 C on Oct. 17.
As for precipitation, 16.9 millimetres fell for the month, surpassing the normal accumulation of 16.2 mm.
The greatest rainfall was 4.4 mm on Oct. 20, which is also when the first significant snowfall of the season — five centimetres — was recorded at higher elevations.