October 5th Fall Weather Outlook

There are no changes to recent weather outlooks. Overall, it looks warmer than normal for October with rainfall at or below normal. It does look like November may turn somewhat wetter than normal as an early indication.

October RISK:

Temperatures - Above Normal (+3 to +5F)

Rainfall - Normal to below normal

Freeze - Below normal - Typically first freeze often occurs from north to south between Oct. 10 to 20. It will likely be delayed 1-2 weeks.

 See the typical freeze dates from the NOAA Midwest Regional Climate Center here:

http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/VIP/frz_maps/freeze_maps.html#frzMaps

The NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center 16-day rainfall outlook suggests normal ot drier than normal conditions in Ohio.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ohrfc/HAS/images/NAEFS16day.pdf

With a significant El Nino expected this fall and winter, everything suggests warmer conditions with below normal precipitation across western Ohio and normal precipitation in eastern Ohio into winter.

 

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