Although they lasted just a few minutes, we had some brief snow showers move through around 545 PM this evening.
Archive for October, 2008
We’re in for a change to winter-like temperatures by the end of the upcoming weekend. A wet and cool period is expected through Saturday. By Sunday night morning lows will drop below freezing with more sub freezing temperatures expected Monday night. Although a bit early to say…it does appear a warmup is in store for later next week.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 400 PM CDT THU OCT 16 2008 ...FROST EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT... .A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE MID AND UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF LIGHT WINDS AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES FOR MUCH OF THE NIGHT WILL RESULT IN TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30S ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ILLINOIS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. ILZ003>005-008-010>012-019>021-170500- /O.NEW.KLOT.FR.Y.0001.081017T0500Z-081017T1200Z/ WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-LA SALLE-KENDALL- GRUNDY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...WOODSTOCK...OREGON...DIXON... DEKALB...AURORA...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS 400 PM CDT THU OCT 16 2008 ...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL DROP INTO THE LOWER AND MID 30S RESULTING IN AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED. $$
The high temperature today reached 86°, which is about 20 degrees above the normal high for this time of year. A maximum of 86 would normally be expected in mid July.
We had a cold front move through early this morning. This is quite evident on the direction plot that shows wind direction over time. The dots in the center are oldest and ones near the outer edge are most recent. You can see the wind direction change from south to west after passage of the front. We also ended up with 0.86 inch of rain in the official manually read rain gauge compared with 0.75 in the automated gauge. The remainder of the week and into the weekend looks great with temperatures warming into the 70’s.
Goose Lake Weather data is updating once again as of 8:30 AM this morning. Our internet service went out at approximately 9 PM last evening and has now been restored.
Total September rainfall was an incredible 11.87 inches. Here are some other climate stats for September 2008:
Average temperature = 64.8 °F
Average humidity = 84 %
Average dewpoint = 59.2 °F
Average barometer = 30.072 in.
Average windspeed = 1.7 mph
Average gustspeed = 3.3 mph
Average direction = 38 ° ( NE)
Rainfall for month = 11.87 in.
Maximum rain per minute = 0.04 in on day 13 at time 01:19
Maximum temperature = 94.1 °F on day 02 at time 14:34
Minimum temperature = 41.2 °F on day 10 at time 05:42
Maximum humidity = 100 % on day 27 at time 09:33 last of many occurrences
Minimum humidity = 36 % on day 26 at time 16:28
Maximum pressure = 30.35 in. on day 23 at time 08:01
Minimum pressure = 29.41 in. on day 14 at time 12:09
Maximum windspeed = 12.7 mph from 293 °(WNW) on day 14 at time 17:29
Maximum gust speed = 23.0 mph from 315 °( NW) on day 14 at time 14:08
Maximum heat index = 103.9 °F on day 02 at time 15:41