Archive for October, 2009

Active Weather Week

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Wet weather will continue on and off this week with the potential for heavy rain during the Thursday-Friday time frame. As much as an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall. Thunderstorms are also possible by Friday.  High temperatures could reach near 70 on Thursday and winds will increase significantly gusting to around 40 mph or more.

5 day rainfall forecast

Significant Rainfall Overnight

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

We received 2.47 inches of rain in the past 24 hours.  Our gauge was measured at 6am so we likely had a bit more since then. There’s standing water in some of the yards and fields.   Check out the other CoCoRaHS rainfall reports around Grundy county. Learn more about CoCoRaHS.

Grundy County IL CoCoRaHS Reports

Warm and Windy

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Maple TreeIt was a beautiful day today with our high temperature topping out at 71 degrees, the warmest day since Sep 27th.  The high cirrus clouds provided a great backdrop against the red and orange colors of the autumn leaves. Unfortunately our weather is expected to turn cool and rainy for the remainder of the week. Not good news for farmers waiting for crops to dry in the field prior to harvest.

Winter Weather Outlook

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Winter Temperature Outlook

The latest winter weather outlook was recently released by NOAA. In short, it indicates chances for a temperatures to be above normal with no strong trends for precipitation. This does not mean that we won’t have cold spells with wintry weather but that the average winter temperature will be slightly above normal.

Read the entire winter outlook.

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A Brief Return of the Sun

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

What was the strange glowing orb in the sky earlier today? Seems like it has been sometime since we have seen any sunshine. The afternoon clouded up a bit which made for some cooler conditions. A warmup (relatively speaking) is in store for the next few days with temperatures expected to climb into the 60’s. The last time we hit 60 was Oct 7th.

Cool Weather Continues

Monday, October 12th, 2009

If you think it’s been colder than average for early October, you’re right. The average daily high for today is around 65 degrees, but the forecast max temperature today is only in the upper 40’s.  Continued cloudy skies add to the November-like feel to the weather. Unfortunately the longer range 8 to 14 day outlook shows temperatures remaining below normal.

8 to 14 day Temperature Outlook

source NOAA/CPC

First Killing Frost

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The temperature dipped down to 29.9 degrees Saturday morning and along with that was our first heavy frost/freeze. Cloud cover and light winds prevented us from getting even colder this morning.

Frost

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The temperature dipped down to 34.5 degrees this morning and we had some patchy light frost on the rooftops and grass.