This Week in Weather 10/21/17-10/27/17

This week it seems like the country got a taste of every type of weather… Some tropical systems, record high temperatures, snowfall, and more! Here are some of the most impressive weather stats from the week.

  • Saturday, October 21, NWS Norman, OK issued their first October tornado warning in 5 years, since 2012.
  • 3″ hail was reported in several locations across Oklahoma on Saturday, October 21, which is slightly larger than baseball-sized!
  • Record rainfall of 1.88″ in St. Joseph, MO on Saturday, October 21.
  • Bangor, ME: Twenty of the first 21 days of October have had a high greater than 60°F. 1981-2010 average is 10 days for the entire month!
  • Islip, NY: Tied record high on Saturday, October 21. High of 76 ties previous record of 76 back in 2016 and 1963.
  • Impressive temp drops: Lincoln, IL dropped 11 degrees in 30 minutes, Milwaukee dropped 15 degrees in less than 1 hour on Sunday, October 22.
  • 4 total tornadoes that occurred in South Carolina on Monday, October 23 alone. Tied for the second most active October day for the state.
  • First pitch temp of 103° on Tuesday, October 24 smashed previous hottest World Series game of 94 set in 2001.
  • Melbourne, FL has recorded a high temp of 80 or greater for 199 consecutive days as of Tuesday, October 25 (an all time record)!
  • Downtown L.A. crushed their record latest-in-season 104˚ high on Wednesday, October 26  by 8 days. (Oct. 16, 1958)

What happened weather-wise in your neck of the woods this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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