Matthew Brings Above Average Rainfall/Temperatures In October

By on November 2, 2016 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL – According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, our area saw above average rainfall last month, largely due to Hurricane Matthew, and above average temperatures, despite a cold front which brought temperatures below what’s normal for October.

At the Daytona Beach International Airport, 7.97 inches of rain were measured last month – that’s 3.76 inches above what’s normal for October. Hurricane Matthew caused 60-80% of that total rainfall.

The average temperature last month was 75.3 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees above what’s normal. That’s despite the fact that we had a cold front move through the area for a couple days which “brought some much needed relief,” said Meteorologist Tim Sedlock. “More seasonal type temperatures than we have seen for the past month or so.” That cold front brought temperatures well below normal, but it wasn’t enough to stop the months average from being above normal.

Sedlock also pointed out that high pressure from the north combined with the effects of Hurricane Matthew caused some localized coastal flooding – resulting in beach erosion across east-central FL.

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Image courtesy NWS Melbourne.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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