Record heat this fall, but what about this winter?

It was a very warm September and now a record warm October possible!  

  • September 2016: top 6 warmest on record. (Louisville)
  • October 2016 (as of the 25th) is trending the warmest October on record, with 5 records set as stated below:

RECORD HIGHS:

10/18: 87 degrees, previously 86 set in 1910. 

10/19: Tied at 86 degrees set in 2005. 

RECORD LOWS:

10/17: 69 degrees. Previously 67 set in 1881.

10/18 pm: 72 degrees, previously 66 set in 2007. 

10/19: 73 degrees, previously 67 set in 1985.

Expecting a warm Halloween as well! 
 

NOAA'S WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK 

The Climate Prediction Center has issued their 2016-2017 3-month Winter Weather Outlook.  Think of this as very general overview of what our winter may look like. 

 


HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS...

  • NOAA is predicting a La Nina pattern this winter. This weather phenomena typically brings cooler and wetter winters north, while drier and warmer conditions south.
  • No clear signal points toward either a warmer or colder winter for our region, based on this outlook. Notice on the maps above, we are squeezed between the likelihood of colder conditions north and the warmer conditions south. 
  • According to this recent outlook, we have equal chances to be near normal temperatures and precipitation.  We average about 12" of snow each winter.  
  • Likely that the southern U.S. will have a warmer than usual winter, while the far northern states will trend cooler and wetter. 

As always, WHAS11 Storm-Team's official winter weather outlook for the 2016-2017 season will be available in November!


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