Rain, warmth in October help farmers in their fields

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MILLPORT, Ohio – Farmers were able to take advantage of the nice October days and get their crops off in good conditions, according to Edwin Copeland, U.S. weather observer, reporting from his post in southern Columbiana County.
The month had 10 days of rain, which helped the dry springs start to run.
The high temperature for the month was 85 degrees recorded Oct. 6. The low temperature was 24 degrees recorded Oct. 30, and that was the first killing frost. The average killing frost is Oct. 4.
Due to the excellent weather conditions, the fall seedings have had an excellent chance of getting a good start before winter, Copeland said.
The 113-year averages for October are: 52 degrees, 2.61 inches of rain and 50 percent sunshine.
Averages for October 2005 are: 52.3 degrees, 4.06 inches of rain and 55 percent sunshine.

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