October Wrap Up

October is now in the rear view mirror. But as we take a quick check of the month, there's a lot to highlight. First things first, we think of fall colors, right?! We're thankful so many viewers shared their fall photos, like this one from Nick Glorioso, taken in Mequon.

 Fall colors peak the last two week of the month in southeast Wisconsin. It's also the time of year when conditions really start to cool off. We tend to experience our first frost and freeze and the chance for heat wanes.
 This time around we did enjoy some 80s, early on in the month. We hit 83 degrees on the 3rd of the month and then had back to back days at 84 degrees on the 8th and 9th. Here's the breakdown on highs for the rest of the month:
 Average highs fall from the mid 60s to the mid 50s through the month so it's no surprise to see more days in the 50s and 60s on the breakdown graphic. This October ended right on target as the overall average monthly high temp came in at 59.1 degrees. That's thanks to some of the warmer days in the 70s and 80s because as you can see, many days individually ended below average. Check it out:
 In the end, I think the rain stole the spotlight this October. It was one of the wettest on record:
 And the rain came in fast and furious! We had over two inches of rain on the first day of the month. Over half the days recorded some rain.

It was a good run this season, but now we say so long to fall and prepare for winter as we move through the month of November!

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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