Temperatures in John Day averaged colder than normal during the month of October, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was 45 degrees, which was 4.4 degrees below normal. High temperatures averaged 59.8 degrees, which was 5.6 degrees below normal. The highest was 72 degrees on the Oct. 7. Low temperatures averaged 30.2 degrees, which was 3.2 degrees below normal. The lowest was 21 degrees, on the Oct. 31.
There were 19 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 1.37 inches during October, which was 0.38 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation of at least .01 inch was received on eight days with the heaviest, 0.37 inches reported on the Oct. 2.
Precipitation this year has reached 9.71 inches, which is 0.87 inches below normal.
The highest wind gust was 50 mph which occurred on the Oct. 22.
The outlook for November from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day fall from 57 degrees at the start of November to 44 degrees at the end of November. Normal lows fall from 31 degrees to 25 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.35 inches.