October Outlook

September 25, 2017 0 Comments


Even though October will be no doubt be cooler than this recent spell of summer-like weather, the Climate Prediction Center indicates it still could be fairly mild.

CPC is forecasting above normal temperatures in Wisconsin and much of the northern United States.  They have the greatest odds of being warmer than normal back across the western part of the nation and northern Alaska.  Meanwhile Tennessee and parts of surrounding states are projected to be cooler than normal.  By the way for the Wausau area, the normal highs drop from the low 60s at the start of the month to around 50 at the end.  The average low temperature is down to the freezing mark by the end of the month!


October Precipitation

The CPC believes it will be drier than normal from southern Wisconsin south all the way to Texas and some Gulf Coast States.  Also southern Alaska could be on the dry side.  On the other hand Florida, along with Washington and Oregon could be wetter than normal.   Northern Alaska could also have more rain and snow than normal.

The Wausau area averages just under 3 inches of precipitation in October, with around an inch of snow as well.


About the Author:

StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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