COLUMBUS DAY

 

 

COLUMBUS DAY IS TRADITIONALLY OBSERVED ON OCTOBER 12TH BUT SINCE THE MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL, MORE COMMONLY OBSERVED ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN OCTOBER.  COLUMBUS DAY COMMEMORATES THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY COLUMBUS IN 1492.  QUITE LIKELY, THE FIRST CELEBRATION OF COLUMBUS DAY WAS THAT ORGANIZED IN 1792 BY THE SOCIETY OF ST. TAMMANY, OR COLUMBIAN ORDER, MORE WIDELY KNOWN AS TAMMANY HALL.

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BUFFALO ON COLUMBUS DAY WAS ON OCTOBER 13, 1969.  THOUGH THE SKIES WERE CLOUDY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY WAS 82 DEGREES.  THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS 31 DEGREES ON OCTOBER 12, 1936, OCTOBER 11, 1993 AND OCTOBER 8, 2001.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES ABOUT 61 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW AVERAGES 45 DEGREES.

 

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF HAVING PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE ON COLUMBUS DAY.  STEADY RAIN ON OCTOBER 12, 1946 DROPPED 1.55 INCHES ON BUFFALO...THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED ON COLUMBUS DAY.

 

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED ON FIVE OF THE PAST COLUMBUS DAYS.

 

THERE WERE TWO WINDSTORMS OF SIGNIFICANCE ON PAST 119 COLUMBUS DAYS.  IN 1917, STRONG WINDS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND NIGHT TORE DOWN TREES, SNAPPED TROLLEY WIRES, AND LASHED HEAVY WAVES ON LAKE ERIE.  THERE WAS NO FERRY SERVICE ON THE NIAGARA RIVER AT NIGHT DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

IN 1936, HIGH WINDS ON BOTH THE 11TH AND 12TH OF OCTOBER CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE WHICH INCLUDED DOWNED WIRES AND BROKEN WINDOWS.  NIAGARA COUNTY APPLE GROWERS REPORTED LOSSES TO THEIR CROPS DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS.


 

 

COLUMBUS DAY                                              PERIOD OF RECORD:  121 YEARS   (1890‑2011)

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST        82 DEGREES ON OCT. 13, 1969

LOWEST         30 DEGREES ON OCT. 12, 1964, OCT. 14, 1991

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM          44 DEGREES ON OCT. 12, 1906 AND OCT. 9, 2000

HIGHEST MINIMUM          65 DEGREES ON OCT. 12, 1938

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE          59.2 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE         46.5 DEGREES

 

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

 

30S       40S     50S      60S      70S      80S

 

  3        17         44         34         22         3          ‑NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

  3%     14%      34%      29%     18%      2%       ‑PROBABILITY OF HIGH TEMPERATURE

IN THAT RANGE

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      45 OCCURRENCES OR 38%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              59 OCCURRENCES OR 50%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION              64 OCCURRENCES OR 54%

 

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH PRECIPITATION OF:              0.01 INCH OR MORE    45

0.50 INCH OR MORE     6

1.00 INCH OR MORE     4

 

 

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOW ON FIVE OCCASIONS:

1906, 1909, 1917, 1932, 1936

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:  1.55 INCHES ON OCT. 12, 1946

 

 

 

 

   

 

COLUMBUS DAY

 

Text Box: OCTOBER 12TH THROUGH
 MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL THEN SECOND MONDAY IN OCTOBER

 

DATE   HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS           

 

 

1890     52         44         0.08                  CLOUDY            

1891     52         32         0.00                  CLEAR             

1892     69         45         0.00                  CLEAR             

1893     81         61         0.00                  CLEAR

1894     56         43         0.02                  CLOUDY

 

1895     50         46         0.53                  CLOUDY

1896     49         44         0.37                  CLOUDY

1897     70         54         0.37                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1898     57         47          TR                   CLOUDY

1899     71         60          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1900     70         51         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1901     76         64         0.00                  CLOUDY

1902     62         54         0.00                  CLOUDY

1903     56         46         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1904     49         42         0.07                  CLOUDY

 

1905     50         39         0.06                  PARTLY CLOUDY, RAIN IN THE EARLY MORNING

1906     44         33          TR/TR              CLOUDY, EARLY AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1907     50         40          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS

1908     50         36         0.00                  CLEAR

1909     53         38          TR/TR              CLOUDY, SNOW FLURRIES, BREEZY

 

1910     62         39         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1911     63         51         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1912     72         50         0.05                  CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS, BREEZY

1913     52         45         0.13                  PARTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY, EVENING SHOWERS

1914     60         49         0.00                  CLOUDY

 

1915     65         54         0.00                  CLOUDY, BREEZY

1916     61         46         0.00                  CLEAR

1917     50         34         0.64/TR             RAIN ALL DAY, WINDY‑‑PEAK GUST 72 MPH AT 728PM

1918     64         57         0.17                  CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

1919     54         42         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1920     67         52         0.01                  CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWER

1921     49         38         0.34                  CLOUDY, RAIN ENDING LATE MORNING

1922     57         38          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY, NOONTIME SHOWERS

1923     70         53         0.00                  CLEAR

1924     63         46         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1925     52         40         TR                   CLOUDY, BREEZY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

1926     64         45         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1927     67         49         0.43                  CLOUDY, RAIN FROM LATE MORNING

1928     73         63          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON HALO OBSERVED

1929     68         51         0.13                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING AND EVENING SHOWERS

 

1930     78         56         0.00                  CLEAR

1931     52         39         0.00                  CLEAR, BAROMETER READING OF 30.66 AT 9AM

1932     45         36         0.11/TR             CLOUDY, FLURRIES AND RAIN

1933     63         43         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, WINDY

COLUMBUS DAY

 

DATE   HI         LO        PRECIP            REMARKS

          

1934     51         38         0.00                  CLOUDY

 

1935     56         39         0.00                  CLEAR

1936     55         31         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1937     58         39         0.01                  CLOUDY, WINDY

1938     76         65         0.00                  CLEAR

1939     57         46         0.06                  PARTLY CLOUDY, THUNDERSTORMS

 

1940     64         57         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY

1941     61         48         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1942     58         45         0.00                  CLEAR

1943     78         45         0.00                  CLEAR

1944     61         43         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1945     54         45         0.32                  CLOUDY, THUNDERSTORMS

1946     64         42         1.55                  CLOUDY, BREEZY, RAIN

1947     77         52         0.00                  CLEAR

1948     55         46         0.12                  CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWERS

1949     75         46         0.47                  MOSTLY CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

 

1950     56         48         0.10                  CLOUDY, SHOWERS ALL DAY

1951     56         38         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1952     63         41         0.00                  CLEAR

1953     57         42         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1954     78         65         1.13                  CLOUDY, THUNDERSTORMS

 

1955     74         53         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1956     66         38         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1957     54         33         0.00                  CLEAR

1958     52         35         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1959     50         41         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1960     64         40         0.00                  CLEAR

1961     74         55         0.00                  CLEAR

1962     70         46         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1963     59         38         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1964     56         30         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY

 

1965     51         39         0.32                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE MORNING THUNDERSHOWERS

1966     49         41         0.01                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWERS

1967     53         42         0.00                  CLOUDY

 

YEAR   DATE               HI         LO     PRECIP   REMARKS

 

1968     OCT 14             75         49         0.00      CLEAR

1969     OCT 13             82         52         0.04      CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

 

1970     OCT 12             70         58         0.33      CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS

1971     OCT 11             60         46         0.03     P. CLOUDY, MORNING & AFTERNOON SHOWERS

1972     OCT 9               49         35         0.00     PARTLY CLOUDY

1973     OCT 8               70         53         0.03     PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWERS

1974     OCT 7               61         40         0.09     CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

 

COLUMBUS DAY

 

YEAR    DATE   HI        LO        PRECIP            REMARKS

 

1975     OCT 13             68         46         0.25      PARTLY CLOUDY, NOONTIME THUNDERSTORM

1976     OCT 11             55         36         0.00     CLEAR

1977     OCT 10             57         44          TR      PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER

1978     OCT 9               56         35         0.00     PARTLY CLOUDY

1979     OCT 8               51         37         0.09     CLOUDY, EVENING SHOWERS

 

1980     OCT 13             47         38         TR       CLOUDY, MORNING SHOWER

1981     OCT 12             57         33         0.00     CLEAR

1982     OCT 11             65         50         0.38     CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING RAIN

1983     OCT 10             63         35         0.00     PARTLY SUNNY

1984     OCT 8               62         54         0.02     CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS

 

1985     OCT 14             59.        51         0.05      CLOUDY, EARLY AFTERNOON RAIN SHOWERS

1986     OCT 13             63         56         1.01     CLOUDY, RAIN ALL MORNING

1987     OCT 12             52         39         0.01     CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWER

1988     OCT 10             53         44         1.19     RAIN ALL DAY, EVENING THUNDERSTORMS

1989     OCT 9               48         36         0.00     MOSTLY CLOUDY

 

1990     OCT 8              66         49         0.10      CLOUDY, RAIN AND DRIZZLE ALL DAY

1991     OCT 14             59         30          TR       MORNING SUN, AFTERNOON CLOUDINESS

1992     OCT 12             60         46         0.05     MOSTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

1993     OCT 11             56         31         0.00     MOSTLY SUNNY

1994     OCT 10             54         41         0.00     MOSTLY SUNNY

 

1995     OCT 9               64         47         0.00      PARTLY SUNNY

1996     OCT 14             63         39         0.00     MOSTLY SUNNY

1997     OCT 13             79         55         0.00     SUNNY

1998     OCT 12             67         44         0.00     MOSTLY SUNNY

1999     OCT 11             62         44         0.00     PARTLY SUNNY

 

2000     OCT 9              44         34         TR       MOSTLY CLOUDY

2001     OCT 8               49         31         0.00     SUNNY

2002     OCT 14             77         60         0.00     MOSTLY SUNNY

2003     OCT 13             62         43         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

2004     OCT 11             50         37         0.00      CLOUDY

 

2005     OCT 10             55         49         0.01      CLOUDY

2006     OCT 9               69         51         0.00      MOSTLY CLEAR

2007     OCT 8               79         65         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

2008     OCT 13             73         52         0.00      PARTLY SUNNY

2009     OCT 12             48         32         0.01      LIGHT RAIN

 

2010     OCT 11             62         51         0.30      THUNDERSTORM, RAIN, FOG

2011     OCT 10             80         51         0.00      PARTY CLOUDY