October 2015

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Record high set Oct. 11

When the high hit 91 degrees Sunday afternoon it set a record for Oct. 11 and became the latest date on which Benson has recorded a temperature of 90 degrees or higher. The old record for Oct. 11 was 84 degrees set in 1995.

Prior to Sunday, the latest in the year on which Benson had seen a 90-degree plus temperature was Oct. 5. In 1963, the city recorded a 93-degree high on that date.

Saturday was also an unusually warm day with the high reaching 81 degrees, but that was 4 degrees shy of the record for Oct. 10 of 85 degrees set in 1955.