October Temperatures and RainfallNovember 1st, 2012 at 2:46 pm by Bill Steffen 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!