This Week in Weather 10/13/18-10/19/18

Fall has officially arrived across the country! It also brought a lot of rain and new record setting weather with it. Check out the most interesting weather facts from this week below.

  • Dallas, TX beat a lot of records on Monday, October 15:
    • New record low minimum temperature of 41° (previous record was 42° set in 1922)
    • New record low maximum temperature of 49° (previous record was 60° set in 1923)
    • New daily precipitation record of 2.93” (previous record was 1.93” set in 2007)
      • This is the 7th wettest October day on record for Dallas and already makes this the 4th wettest October they’ve ever had.
  • Peter Sinks, UT: On Monday, October 15, the morning low dropped to -13.5F!
  • Wichita, KS broke their earliest measured snowfall record by an entire week on Monday, October 15 when they recorded .3” of snow.
    • Fun fact: Not even Fairbanks, AK has seen their first measurable snowfall of the season yet!
  • Over the course of 48 hours earlier this week, 11.62” of rain was recorded in Beaver Creek near Mason, TX.
  • On Tuesday, October 16, for the first time since August 27th, the NHC wasn’t watching anything (current or outlook) in the Atlantic.
  • From Thursday, October 18 into Friday, October 19, 51.1 million people were under frost/freeze alerts.

Let us know what kind of weather you experienced this week in the comments below!


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