Seth Kellogg, Marjorie W. Rines, and Robert H. Stymeist
September was exceptionally mild with four days in the 90s and a high of 96° on September 8. Rainfall was almost nonexistent until the very last day of the month, when a torrential storm dropped 2.46 inches of rain in Boston. The total for the month was 3.93 inches, the first month since June with more rainfall than normal.
October was another warm month. There were six days in the 70s, and the high in Boston was 76˚ on October 12. No killing frost was recorded. The low for the month was 42˚ degrees on Halloween. Rainfall totaled 1.74 inches, 2.2 inches below average for October.