Dry Weather Persists…For Now

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Hello bloggers!  Yesterday’s blog entry talked about a weather pattern theory called the ‘LRC’.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please take a few minutes after this entry.  The LRC will be used to help us make our winter forecast, which will be posted in the blog in November.

For now, let’s enjoy this beautiful stretch of weather.  High temperatures were around 80 degrees on Wednesday!  The dry and sunny days, plus cool and crisp mornings have helped to bring a lot of color to southern Wisconsin.  The peak Fall colors in our area will occur in about the next week or so.  Other parts of the state are peaking right now, the picture below is from the U-Local section of WISN.com This picture is from Adams County just north of the Wisconsin Dells.

While October 2010 has started off below average, it has been no where near the chilly start that we saw one year ago!  Between October 9 and October 17, 2009…a stretch of 9 days…the high temperature was never warmer than 49 degrees in Milwaukee!

Almost the complete opposite weather is about to occur.  Between October 5(yesterday) and this coming Sunday, October 10…the coolest high temperature Milwaukee should see is 67 degrees.

With a ridge in place not only will our temperatures stay mild for October, but dry weather will also be the rule.  In fact, including today, the last 15 days have only produced 0.05″ of rain at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport.

By Sunday, our nice weather will begin to give way to clouds and a chance of showers late.  The reason?  An upper level low pressure area will slide across the upper Midwest.  This will bring more clouds, and a few showers to the area.  Right now most of Sunday looks dry, so don’t cancel any outdoor plans.  Below is the 500mb(middle of the atmosphere) map for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The late day chance of showers on Sunday, may continue into Monday.  But at this point no big storms are in sight!  Our quiet October continues!

Make sure to post your Fall photos to the U-Local section of WISN.com, we will continue to show viewer photos on our WISN 12 newscasts!

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


4 Responses

  1. Jeremy, I give you guys an A+ grade for Wednesday’s beautiful weather. It was great to be able to open the windows and doors again. Looking forward to the nice stretch of beautiful days coming, although we could use some rain. The only downside to these beautiful days is that the Asian beetles and Box Elder bugs are really active right now. But, I will take those if it means nice weather.

    • Cliff,

      The weather was perfect on Wednesday. We have really dried out, and dry air can warm very quickly! I was even a bit surprised by the 79 degree high yesterday.


  2. Late next week hints at near wintery precip for your area. Not sure the surface would be cold enough, but 850mb and above appear cold enough.


    • Doesn’t look wintry around here next week…just a quick push of cold for a couple of days. 40-50 days down the road, that storm may be wintry:)


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