Continued Warmer Than Average This Week

This is the 6-10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for Oct. 14-18.  We continue the pattern of warm in the East and cool in the West and that will likely last through much of October.  The average high temperature for this week starts at 63 and falls to 61 by next weekend.

  Wednesday will be the coolest day of the week, with rain likely Tuesday night and Wednesday, especially south of Grand Rapids.

Here’s the rainfall we’ve had so far in October.  Grand Rapids had only 0.66″ for the whole month of September.

  Most trees are still green due to the sunny, warm weather.  Some trees have felt some drought stress and they have turned a muted yellow or even brown and lost some or many of their leaves.

The last year that had a lot of strong Atlantic hurricanes was 2005 – that was the year of Katrina, Rita and Wilma – we ran the alphabet and then some.  That year September in G.R. was 5.3 deg. warmer than average (warmer than this past September which was 3.9 deg. warmer than average), October was 2.8 deg. warmer than average and November was 2.1 deg. warmer than average.

There was a tornado outbreak in the western Carolinas Sunday PM – up to 22 tornadoes.  This was part of the circulation of Tropical Depression Nate.

 

 

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