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Worthington's October weather wetter, warmer than normal

Worthington recorded a total of 4.24 inches of rain during the month of October, according to statistics supplied by the wastewater treatment plant. Comparatively, National Weather Service statistics indicate that the average rainfall for the month of October is 2.38 inches.

The past month’s rain brings the total for 2021 thus far to 27.98 inches, which is slightly less than the average January-through-October total of 28.37 inches. Significant precipitation arrived in October on both Oct. 1, when 1.24 inches of rain was measured, and Oct. 28, when 1.2 inches of rain was measured.

The average high temperature recorded locally, meanwhile, was 62.5 degrees this past month, compared to the normal October high of 58.9 degrees. The month’s highest temperature in Worthington was 80 degrees, which was reported on the 9th.

The average low temperature during October was 42.3 degrees, which is six degrees warmer than the normal October low of 36.3. The coolest reading of the month in Worthington was recorded on Oct. 23 at 28 degrees.

The normal average temperature in Worthington from January through October is 58.6 degrees, and the average low is 37.8 degrees. This year, those corresponding numbers are 60.0 and 39.6, respectively.

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