20% of the Contiguous U.S. woke up to see snow on the ground this Tue. AM (10/30). That’s by far the greatest snow cover in the 17 years I have records for. The average for those 17 years is 6.3%.
There’s a lot of cold air to our west and northwest. Temperatures were in the teens this AM in parts of the U.P. At 8 am EDT, the temp. was -13° in Bozeman MT, -24 in Big Piney WY, just 14° in Salt Lake City, 0° at the Grand Canyon, just 36° in Las Vegas NV. Denver set a record low temp. of 4°. Yuma AZ had a north wind at 26 mph with a peak gust of 37 mph. BTW the wind was calm at the airports in both L.A. and San Diego.
On the other side of the coin – it didn’t get lower than 81° in Miami and Key West and McAllen, Texas had a low temp. of 78°.
Cooler than average in W. Michigan is likely through the first two weeks of Nov. Mostly rain today (Wed.)…showers, bec. breezy and chilly tomorrow for Halloween…temps. upper 30s at trick-or-treat time. Here’s regional radar:
In other news…I got a flu shot today.