October Temperatures and Rainfall

November 1st, 2012 at 2:46 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

   This is October Temperature and October Rainfall (30 day total) for the Midwest.  Click on each image to enlarge.  It was cool over much of the Midwest and wet here in West Michigan.  Out of time…have to get in to work.   Analogs say this will certainly be the coolest November since 2008 and possibly 2002.   Here’s global temperature for October (NASA raw and un”adjusted” IR satellite data).  The globe was a little shy of 1/4 degree warmer than average.  You can see the Arctic was warm, the Antarctic was cold (both of these are trends that have continued all year).  You can see the colder than average weather over a large area from Alaska down into the Lower 48 states.  Grand Rapids was only 0.2 deg. cooler than average in October, but both Muskegon and Holland were 3.0 degrees cooler than average.  Every major reporting station in W. Michigan was cooler than average in October.  Check out the record cold October in SE Alaska.  Juneau was 3 degrees colder than the previous record cold October!

11 Responses to “October Temperatures and Rainfall”

  1. Travis (Oxford, MI) says:

    Wow, it really depended where exactly in Lower Michigan you were in October.

    I see I was actually warmer than normal temps and just about average rain! A very nice October, but I can see why Fix is complaining!

  2. fixxxer says:

    Yeah october sucked here lol.

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    We had great weather this past October. I got plenty of golf in and a lot of work done outside. Simply FANTASTIC, now bring on the COLD and SNOW!!!!

  4. KevinS (Saugatuck) says:

    What did the winters turn out like in 08′ and 02′?

    1. Jack says:

      2008 For Ya, Kevin. Winter 2008/2009 Climate Summary For Southwest Lower Michigan
      http://www.crh.noaa.gov/…/2008_2009_Winter_Climate_Summary.pdf

      1. Mike in Hamilton says:

        Bad link…

        but i looked at 2008 climate records for muskegon for that year, and they had 14 inches of snow!
        2002 didn’t have as much snow, but there were several days that didn’t get out of the 30′s…

        1. Brian(Grandville) says:

          That about sums up exactly how I remembered it. I also remember 07/08 was quite wintery as well.

        2. Irish coffee says:

          Yeah, good ol’ days indeed! I’m like 5mi. west of downtown Bloomingdale(Van Buren) and back-to-back winters of 160″+ sure was nice!….now were stuck in a late start/early finish to winter pattern past few years + this upcoming winter looks to be off to a sloooow start as well ;(

  5. Mr. Negative says:

    September “average”, October “below average”, November “clearly well below average”,…no good news anywhere. Back to the routine, useless, winter garbage til mid June. It sure was nice, but winter 2012 will never be seen again for generations.

  6. DF (SE Mich) says:

    I actually saw the sun for the first time in a while yesterday… it didn’t last long. Hopefully that above average rain will help the lake level a bit.

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