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OCTOBER 1998 WEATHER SUMMARY
The La Nina driven fall is here, and it looks like our Indian Summer is over without a single outbreak of real hot weather. High temps were generally in the 60's and low 70's, decidedly lower than normal for this time of year. Often the hottest and driest days of the year out here on the coast can be had in October, but not this year. Low temps were frequently in the 40's, dropping as low as 47. The seasons first serious rain occurred on the 24th, as over2" fell in the wetter spots around The Bay, and 0.88" here. Snow fell in the Sierra down to 6K, but did not last long enough to accumulate..the ground is still too warm. Surf continues to be on the slightly higher side, and some decidedly rough water in spurts has occurred. Some storm traning appears trying to organize across the Pacific, and large, long period ground swells have been noted. Most trees are in normal drop modes, and colors are good here, and exceptional in the Sierra..with peak colors now between 3 and 5K' in elevation. The storm track is decidedly from out of the GOA and dropping down the coast..and significant rains are expected in early November.
 

                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for OCT. 1998


NAME: HOME CITY: Pacifica  STATE: Ca  ELEV: 540'  LAT: 37.36'N  LONG: 122.27'W 


                   TEMPERATURE (°F), RAIN  (in), WIND SPEED (mph)


                                      HEAT  COOL        AVG
    MEAN                              DEG   DEG         WIND                 DOM
DAY TEMP  HIGH   TIME   LOW    TIME   DAYS  DAYS  RAIN  SPEED HIGH   TIME    DIR
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 1  57.0  59.3   2:00p  55.8   4:30a   7.5   0.0  0.00   3.6  14.0  11:00a   SSW
 2  58.6  63.6   1:00p  55.3  12:00m   5.6   0.0  0.00   3.7  21.0   3:30p   SSW
 3  57.8  64.5   1:00p  52.5  12:00m   6.5   0.0  0.00   3.4  18.0   9:00a   WNW
 4  52.1  52.7  12:30a  51.5   3:00a   0.0   0.0  0.00   0.3   3.0  12:30a    SW
 5  63.6  64.4  11:00p  63.1  11:30p   0.0   0.0  0.00   1.0   4.0  11:30p     N
 6  67.5  77.3   2:30p  57.2  12:00m   0.0   2.3  0.00   2.4  12.0   9:00a   SSW
 7  60.7  69.9  12:30p  51.5   6:30a   4.3   0.0  0.00   2.5  14.0   1:00p   SSW
 8  60.3  63.1  10:30a  55.1  11:30p   5.9   0.0  0.00   2.7  16.0   4:30p   SSW
 9  57.9  65.3  12:00p  52.5   7:00a   6.1   0.0  0.00   2.9  19.0   3:00p     N
10  57.1  67.0   1:30p  50.7   7:00a   6.2   0.0  0.01   1.9  13.0   2:00p     W
11  55.9  65.3  11:30a  48.3   5:30a   8.2   0.0  0.01   1.4   9.0   2:00p     W
12  59.9  69.2   2:00p  52.9   2:00a   4.0   0.0  0.00   1.2  10.0   9:00a   ESE
13  59.6  64.0   3:00p  56.6  12:00m   4.7   0.0  0.01   2.3  16.0   5:00p   WNW
14  57.4  62.3  12:30p  54.5  11:30p   6.6   0.0  0.00   3.1  20.0   4:30p   SSW
15  56.0  64.0   1:30p  50.3   6:00a   7.8   0.0  0.00   2.0  15.0   3:00p    SE
16  59.4  68.6  12:00p  48.9   4:00a   6.3   0.0  0.00   4.1  26.0  12:00p     N
17  60.2  71.2   1:00p  50.8  12:00m   4.0   0.0  0.00   2.3  16.0  12:00p   NNE
18  55.2  65.4   2:30p  47.8   7:30a   8.4   0.0  0.00   1.5  10.0   3:30p   SSW
19  61.9  76.7   2:00p  47.8   3:30a   2.8   0.0  0.00   2.4  19.0   1:00p    SE
20  67.5  78.6   2:30p  58.3   1:00a   0.0   3.4  0.00   2.8  18.0  11:00a   NNE
21  63.7  76.8  11:30a  50.2  12:00m   1.5   0.0  0.00   1.9  13.0   9:30a   SSW
22  54.0  61.9   2:30p  48.1   6:30a  10.0   0.0  0.01   1.1   9.0  12:00p   ESE
23  56.2  64.1   1:30p  49.0   4:00a   8.5   0.0  0.00   1.8  13.0   8:00p   NNE
24  58.1  62.6   2:30p  54.0  10:30p   6.7   0.0  0.87   5.1  33.0   7:00a   SSW
25  56.7  63.7   1:30p  52.6   7:00a   6.8   0.0  0.01   2.2  18.0   2:30p     N
26  59.1  70.4   2:00p  52.5   3:30a   3.5   0.0  0.00   1.2  13.0  12:30p   NNE
27  56.4  61.7   1:30p  51.3   3:00a   8.5   0.0  0.00   4.3  17.0   5:00a     S
28  55.8  59.1   3:00p  52.8  11:30p   9.1   0.0  0.01   1.7  13.0   1:00a   SSW
29  54.2  59.0   1:30p  49.8  11:30p  10.6   0.0  0.00   3.0  22.0   3:00p     S
30  53.0  61.8   2:30p  47.4   6:30a  10.4   0.0  0.01   1.3   9.0   2:30p     S
31  54.1  63.2  12:00p  47.0   5:00a   9.9   0.0  0.02   1.2  12.0   3:00p   SSW
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    58.3  78.6    20    47.0    31   180.1   5.7  0.96   2.3  33.0    24     SSW


Max >= 90.0:  0
Max <= 32.0:  0
Min <= 32.0:  0
Min <=  0.0:  0
Max Rain: 0.87 ON 10/24/98
Days of Rain: 2 (>.01 in) 1 (>.1 in) 0 (>1 in)
Heat Base:  65.0  Cool Base:  65.0  Method: (High + Low) / 2