Near-record heat in October | WDTN.com
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – High temperatures have reached 10 to 13 degrees above normal over the past three days.
The above normal temperature trend will last until Friday. A high pressure ridge is parked to the south. A weakening low pressure system will cause temperatures to drop briefly into the 70s on Tuesday, but the peak will persist with another chance of high temperatures of 80 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.
Dayton recorded five days of altitude at or above 80 degrees during the month of October.
This has only happened 15 of the last 100 October.
We will likely record temperatures around 80 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the October 2021 total to seven days of 80 degrees. The latter happened in 2018.
The record 80 degree days in the last 100 years came in 1920 when Dayton recorded 14 days in the 80s.
All in all, it is not uncommon to see a temperature of 80 degrees appearing in the first full month of fall. Dayton has recorded at least one in 68 in the past 100 years.
On average, the last 80 degree day of the year is October 7.
The last temperature of 80 degrees was recorded last year on November 8.
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