Last month was the second-warmest October on record for the Tri-Cities, the National Weather Service said
Temperatures averaged 59.8 degrees, just below the record average of 59.9 degrees in 2014. Temperature records have been kept in Kennewick for more than a century.
This month, temperatures are expected to be close to normal, a change from weather that has averaged warmer than normal for most of the year.
58 normal high for the start of November in the Tri-Cities
Normal highs for the Tri-Cities in November fall from 58 degrees at the start of the month to 44 degrees at the end. Normal lows fall from 38 degrees to 32 degrees.
At Hanford, two new daily temperature records were set and three were tied, all for warm days or nights.
On Oct. 30, the high of 76 at the Hanford Meteorological Station beat the previous record high for the date of 75 degrees set in 1967, according to the Hanford Meteorology Service. Hanford daily records have been kept for more than 70 years.
On that same day, the low was 54, the warmest on record for the date at Hanford. The previous record was 51 degrees set in 2012.
The highs that tied records were 84 degrees Oct. 9, which was last recorded in 1945, and 86 degrees Oct. 10, last recorded in 1996. In addition, the low of 57 degrees Oct. 7 tied the record for the warmest low temperature for the date, which was last recorded in 2014.
The average temperature in Kennewick in October was 5.8 degrees above normal, with the high hitting 86 degrees Oct. 11, the warmest day of the month. Highs averaged 71.4 degrees and lows averaged 48.2 degrees. The lowest temperature was 40 degrees Oct. 26.
1 number of inches of precipitation expected in November
Precipitation this month in the Tri-Cities is expected to be close to the normal of 1 inch, the weather service said.
In October, precipitation in Kennewick totaled 0.37 inch, which was 0.23 inch below normal. It was a rainy month for the Tri-Cities, with rain falling on 10 days.
The highest wind gust for the month in the Tri-Cities, as recorded in Kennewick, was 55 mph on Oct. 30. At Hanford, it was 55 mph Oct. 10.