On this date in 1908, Amherst MA reached 90 degrees. Today’s forecast high is 40 degrees cooler with a freeze warning for tonight.
October temperatures in Amherst have been dropping since the 1940s. Their coldest October was in 2008.
The warmest October in Amherst was 1947, which had seven afternoons over 80 degrees, and averaged almost 72 degrees.
The 1908 heatwave was not localized to Massachusetts. Laurel, MD was also 90 degrees on this date in 1908. Most of the Northeast reached 80 degrees, and many stations reached 85 degrees.
This year’s October 17 forecast for the Northeast is cold.
White House criminals predict 4.5 to 10 degrees warming in the Northeast, in defiance of all observed data, science and basic common sense.