This Week in Weather 10/14/17-10/20/17

The US has experienced a fall flip flop this past week! Some areas remain hot while others are finally starting to cool off and feel like autumn. Here are the most note-worthy weather facts from the week!

  • Coldest morning of the season: Mt. Washington, NH dropped to 13°F on the morning of Wednesday, October 18! Washington DC and Baltimore’s morning lows on Wednesday were also their chilliest of the season so far.
  • Lynchburg, VA, Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC recorded the coldest mornings since April this week.
  • Coolest high temperature since May: Indianapolis, IN only reached 62° on Tuesday, October 17. Coolest since 61° on May 7.
  • Wilmington, NC dipped to 49° on Tuesday night, making it the first 50° since spring!
  • Hartford, CT: To date, fall has had the most 70°+ days on record at Bradley Airport in CT.
  • Temperatures climb back above average through the week, keeping places steadily in their Top 10 warmest Falls on record all across the midwest and northeast.
  • Mt. Rainier, WA hit hurricane force on Wednesday, October 18 with a 74 mph wind gust.
  • If you’ve thought the Pacific has been quiet this season, it has been: Only 3.75 Cat. 3+ (>=111 mph) typhoon days in NW Pacific so far in 2017 – the fewest NW Pacific Cat. 3+ typhoon days thru 10/18 since 1984. 

Hard to believe some cities are still experiencing 100°+ temperatures and some have already seen 13°! What’s the weather like your area this late October weekend?


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