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October 2020 General Discussion

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21 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

It is actually possible that the next 2 weeks will be more boring than the past couple.  Can't we get some tropical remnants or something?

It'll be warmer, so that's a plus.

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44 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

It'll be warmer, so that's a plus.

Yeah but we start to eat into secondary severe season in the Midwest.

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Yeah but we start to eat into secondary severe season in the Midwest.

Can’t have a 2nd season if there really wasn’t a 1st season.


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Camping up in Finland Minnesota tonight. Paging @Brian D. It is already down to 35F with a chance of snow showers overnight. 
 

Fantastic colors on the drive up. Along the lakeshore elevation ~600’ colors seem to be peaking but up the hill where we are camping ~1350’  it’s a few days past peak for sure. 

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Looks like the first widespread frost potential comes Sun night/Mon morning...maybe even a freeze for areas outside of the metro.


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16 hours ago, OrdIowPitMsp said:

Camping up in Finland Minnesota tonight. Paging @Brian D. It is already down to 35F with a chance of snow showers overnight. 
 

Fantastic colors on the drive up. Along the lakeshore elevation ~600’ colors seem to be peaking but up the hill where we are camping ~1350’  it’s a few days past peak for sure. 

Maples were peaking a week ago, with poplar/birch near peak when I was on a drive that way over a week ago. Enjoy your time up there. :) Milder temps coming next week with some shwr chances, but still, it's been a chilly start to Oct for sure.

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On 10/1/2020 at 6:32 PM, weatherbo said:

Just looked outside and its snowing, temp is 34.

UP Mich is more like mountain environment of the west. Short summers and heavy snows.

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7 hours ago, Brian D said:

Maples were peaking a week ago, with poplar/birch near peak when I was on a drive that way over a week ago. Enjoy your time up there. :) Milder temps coming next week with some shwr chances, but still, it's been a chilly start to Oct for sure.

I love the chill. Perfect outdoor sleeping weather. Got out and did a nice hike in Crosby-Manitou state park. Was the first real hike my wife has done since getting a new ACL back in May. Like you said probably a little past peak but coming from down south it sure seemed vibrant. 

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Backyard weather sensor got down to 30.4F last night. The official airport obs bottomed out at 33F. Heavy frost on the grass so I am going to go ahead and call this the first freeze of the season imby.

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A very cool weekend here with a.m. temps in the upper 20's, and aftrn highs mid-upper 40's. But milder weather on tap this week. Sure could use some rain though.

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2 hours ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

Nice widespread heavy frost this morning. Got down to 31. 

Had a freeze here as well.  In fact, a large chunk of LOT got down to 32 or lower (with some isolated upper 20s).

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Made it down to 30 here this morning.

First frost and freeze on the season all at once.


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Had a freeze here as well.  In fact, a large chunk of LOT got down to 32 or lower (with some isolated upper 20s).

All but ORD/MDW/PWK and RFD had a freeze.

Temps definitely over-performed, even the coldest guidance.


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Low of 35 in my backyard, but frost in the center of Horner Park on Chicago's northwest side. Thought it was a pretty good example of a park being somewhat of an oasis in the urban heat island.  The grass on the edges of the park was only dewy but frost in the center.

Sorry for the dementor shadow

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4 minutes ago, Danny8 said:

Low of 35 in my backyard, but frost in the center of Horner Park on Chicago's northwest side. Thought it was a pretty good example of a park being somewhat of an oasis in the urban heat island.  The grass on the edges of the park was only dewy but frost in the center.

Sorry for the dementor shadow

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very neat.  microclimates always interest me.  Reminds me of driving around my town at night when I was younger and the car thermometer would bounce around by 5+ degrees

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On 10/2/2020 at 2:09 PM, Hoosier said:

It is actually possible that the next 2 weeks will be more boring than the past couple.  Can't we get some tropical remnants or something?

Southern parts of the SF (at least) may have a shot with Delta.  12z models have moved north quite a bit.

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Last weekend was perfect for fall colors in Munising and Pictured Rocks. Will send a couple shots here. Going to continue to enjoy this beautiful weather before it turns colder again.

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On 10/1/2020 at 7:51 PM, weatherbo said:

At 30, the first snow still makes me feel like a kid.  I'm just glad it isn't here to stay.  :lol: 

For sure. It's funny I saw the Marquette national weather service Facebook page lighting up with people posting pictures of a few scrawny snowflakes hitting their windshield, even though they live in a place that gets well in excess of 100" of snow per year. The same people that mock downstate for having traffic issues in an 8 or 10" snowstorm posting close up shots of wet slush on their windshields. Does not matter how old you get, theres always extreme excitement in the 1st snowflakes.

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On 10/5/2020 at 2:17 PM, vpbob21 said:

Southern parts of the SF (at least) may have a shot with Delta.  12z models have moved north quite a bit.

Still looking like a shot at remnants for the Ohio Valley.

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On 10/5/2020 at 11:40 PM, OrdIowPitMsp said:

Nothing else going on so might as well post this fantasy storm that will be gone tomorrow.  image.thumb.png.791494c2590b8c6acd403b07b3277cae.png

Interesting weather fact from Ft. Ripley October 1820. 11" of snow from the 11th-14th. Still stands as the most significant early Oct snowfall for that area. Fantasy of a bygone era? :)

https://www.climatestations.com/minnesota-weather-for-1820/

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