October had very mild temperatures, a little below average sunshine and rainfall. The temperature averaged 57.5 degrees, 5.2 degrees per day above normal and 5.3 degrees above last year. Maximum temperature was 80.0 degrees on the 4 th; a minimum temperature of 30.0 degrees was recorded on the 25 th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 66.4 degrees, 5.1 degrees above the norm. Evening low temperatures averaged 48.6 degrees, 5.3 degrees above the norm. This was the 3 rd warmest October in the 81 years of records keeping in East Wareham . Surpassed only by 57.8 degrees in 1971 and 58.0 degrees in 1990.
Sunshine totaled 53% of the possible sunshine hours, 2 points below the norm. We had 6 mostly clear days and 5 day with morning fog in East Wareham .
Precipitation totaled 3.26 inches, 0.63 inches below the 30-year average. Measurable rain was recorded on 12 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.07 inches on the 19 th - 20 th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2007 is 34.83 inches, 3.77 inches below the 30-year average for East Wareham and 10.79 inches below 2006. There was no reported snowfall in Southeast New England this month.
Dr. Carolyn DeMoranville, Dr. Frank Caruso, Dr. Hilary Sandler, and Dr. Peter Jeranyama traveled to Egg Harbor City , NJ from Sept 30 th - October 3 rd to attend the North American Cranberry Research & Extension Workers Meeting and present papers. Dr. Frank Caruso traveled to Cape May , NJ October 10 th - 12 th to attend the Northeast Division Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society. Dr. Frank Caruso traveled to Nashville , TN October 15 th - 18 th to attend the IR-4 meeting for State Liaisons.