The warmer than average weather pattern we are in should last through at least the first week of November. Above is the 6-10 Day Temperature Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for November 5-9. It basically says warm in the East (inc. the Great Lakes) and cool in the West.
Here’s the expected high temperatures over the next 8 days. The average high temperature for today (Mon. Oct. 31) is 55°. The average high falls to 49° on Nov. 12 and to 40° by the end of the month. Temperatures in the 60s for a week is unseasonably mild. It’s also saving us a few $$ on our heating bills.
This is the average wind speed over the last four days (Sunday thru 5 pm). Not the best four days for flying a kite or getting the sailboat out, but it’s nice to have calm winds when you’re raking leaves.
It looks like October will end up about 0.8° cooler than average. This is the 5th month in a row with average temperatures (within one degree of average).