October, A Month of Extremes
Hello and happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! Can you believe that October is already over? October certainly was an extreme month, take a look at some of the headlines below from selected cities around the nation:
There many other cities that cracked the top ten wettest and or coldest Octobers on record making the month a bit unique… Like a switch, the weather has turned off again and the month of November is starting on a quiet note. The only real weather to talk about is along the international border. Weak clipper-like systems are racing across the northern tier of the country bringing clouds and showers to those who reside in the northern third of the country. The only difference between these showers and the ones we experienced last week is the moisture source. Last week, the moisture source was the Gulf of Mexico, which supplied deep tropical moisture for heavy snow and flooding rains across a large region of the nation. This week, the moisture source is from the Pacific Ocean, which tends to get wrung out over the higher elevations of the Rockies. We get the left-overs and it’s quite a bit less.
Full Hunters Moon Today
Today at 2:14 EST the moon will be full, so look for bright moonlight skies tonight. The name, Hunters moon, is given because “it is said to have been used by Native Americans as they tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead.”
Quiet Weather Week Ahead
This is the weather map for Thursday – it shows a very quiet weather pattern across much of the nation. A couple of spots may have some light precipitation, but no whopper-storms expected this week.
Keeping An Eye on the Arctic
Look at the Arctic air bottled up to the north! Single digit high temperatures above and below zero are starting to show up. The good news is that the Arctic air looks to stay there for the foreseeable future. The next 7 to 10 days will remain Arctic-chill free for now, but I predict that will change by the beginning of December… only a few short weeks away. YIKES!!
That’s it for now, thanks for checking in. We’ll have more tomorrow.
Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation