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11/13/2022, 9:43 am EST

October 2022 State Climate Rankings

Highlight: October 2022 State Climatology Rankings Fig. 1: NOAA state rankings for temperature observed in October 2022. Discussion: In October 2022, the prevailing upper air pattern featured a persistent trough in the Southeast and ridge across the Northwest States. Consequently, the West/Northwest U.S. observed a very warm mid-autumn (Fig. 1). Included was a record warm month of October in Washington. In the East, the upper trough brought cooler than normal climate to the Southeast States and Mid-Atlantic to Ohio Valley region. To the north, Maine was very warm observing their 6th warmest October on record. The precipitation regime was drier than normal, ranking 22nd driest in the 128-year climatology. Wet areas were confined to the Southwest States plus Montana and New England while New Jersey observed their 10th wettest October on record (Fig. 2). Most states were drier than normal with California, Minnesota, and Florida near or within the top 10 driest all-time for October. Fig. 2: NOAA state rankings for precipitation observed in October 2022.