Another shot of cold air (for mid-October) arrives today/tonight and that will set up much of Lower Michigan for a frost and freeze Weds. night/early Thursday with temps. in Lower Michigan varying from the mid-30s at Lake Michigan to the mid 20s in the cool inland areas north and northeast of G.R.
Parts of N. Lower and Upper Michigan will see 1-4″ of snow. The ground is warm and the temperatures won’t get very far below freezing, so much of the snow will melt on the roads, but slick spots are possible. The cool pattern should last for much of the rest of the month.
Also: Huge Viking warship found buried in Norway. Flooding in S. France. Dallas TX has had 10.62″ of rain this month – already the 2nd wettest Oct. ever. They are 16.92″ above average rainfall for the year. Bridge washed out near Austin TX. A State of Disaster has been declared for 18 Texas counties due to flooding. Did you know that human and animal mortality increases in the winter? BTW – I already got my flu shot. Cool pattern for the Eastern U.S. into early Nov. Before and after pictures of Hurricane Michael. It’s been dry in Germany. Up to 6″ of snow in Arizona. Damage in Lynn Haven FL. from Hurricane Michael. Video of snow in Vermont. Waterspout comes ashore and becomes a tornado...watch out for the debris! EF1 tornado in France. Giant pig gets loose – lured back to the pen with Doritos.
Here’s high temperatures from Tuesday. It was warmer in Seattle than it was in Phoenix AZ or anyplace in Texas. Quillayute WA on the coast reached 80 degrees – the latest in the season they have had an 80-degree tempeature. The 49-degree high temperature in Waco beat the old daily record lowest high temperature by 11 degrees! It was also the earliest in the season they have ever had a day that didn’t reach 50. The high was just 43 in both San Angelo and Abilene. High temps. were in the 50s all the way south into Northern Mexico. 24-Hour rainfall: 5.88″ Lufkin TX, 4.62″ Huntsville TX, 4.00″ Burnet TX, 2.84 Shreveport LA, 2.12″ Waco TX, 2.36″ College Stn. TX. Bridge washes out. Dalhart TX had a low of 31. On the warm side, it was 93 in Tampa and Jacksonville and 91 in Savannah.
Fall colors in the U.P. at Houghton – from Christopher Sherman.
Pumpkin radar – from Jeff Last – Green Bay NWS