Also, 1st freeze to occur in October since 1971. Also, 7th earliest first freeze of the season.
But guess what NOAA highlighted in bold print and red letters on their website:
” 38th warmest & 28th driest on record ”
Farther down on their website you get a more balanced story:
With the low temperature hitting 32° at the airport on the 31st, it marked the 7th earliest first freeze date of the season on record, tied with 1900 and 1922, and 1st one to occur in October since 1971. The record earliest first freeze date is October 16 from 1900. The normal low temperature for Halloween is 52°.
Is there an agenda here? You decide.
Thanks to Jean S for this link