Seasonable Start to October

Good morning and welcome to October!
After a 40 degree morning low, expect sunny skies today and a high around 67, along with a northwest wind at around 5 mph. Tonight will be clear with a light wind, with a low around 39.
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Today’s average high is 68 degrees and the average low is 43. By October 31, the average high is 56 and the average low is 34. This is a loss of 12 degrees on the average high and a loss of 9 degrees on the average low by the time this month is over.
Today’s sunrise was at 6:42 AM and the sunset will be at 6:26 PM. On October 31, the sunrise will be at 7:18 AM and the sunset will be 5:39 PM. That is a loss of 36 morning daylight minutes and 47 evening daylight minutes for a total of 1 hour and 23 minutes of lost daylight this month.
October features the final 6 PM sunset of 2017, on the 16th; the next 6 PM sunset will be March 12, 2018, at 6:48 PM (DST starts on that date). We also cross the 7 AM marker for sunrise – again, on October 16 – but we will go before 7 AM for sunrise once again when DST ends on November 5, and the last sunrise before 7 AM this year is December 5.
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Have a great day!
-Nathan

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