Extended showing signs of warmth

warmthWhile the 7 Day Outlook remains at or slightly below average, temperatures are now expected to warm in the 1-2 week timeframe which is consistent with a developing El Nino pattern. The official forecast for the 6-10 day timeframe (plotted today) from the Climate Prediction Center branch of NOAA shows high chances of above average temperatures from the Great Lakes states westward into the Intermountain West, including the area that was pounded by a winter storm this week!

As far as rainfall (or snowfall), with the stormtrack going into southern Canadadrier, we are expecting a drier weather pattern over much of the continent which is a remarkable change from the pattern we’ve lived with for the past month. It appears a few storms may affect the Upper Great Lakes which would bring more rain to places like Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. -ES

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This post was written by qni_it on October 30, 2009

5 Comments so far

  1. Renee October 30, 2009 5:40 PM

    What is the range for “slightly warmer than normal” for the 2nd week of November?

  2. tony October 30, 2009 5:51 PM

    I just hope when we are getting closer to christmas time in december that the temps get cooler than normal and we get plenty of snow.

  3. Eric Sorensen October 30, 2009 6:01 PM

    Renee: These graphics don’t indicate the amount above (or below) normal. Instead they indicate the chance of being above (or below) normal. Basically, it’s a confidence forecast. NOAA is very confident the Rockies will average warmer than normal and moderately confident we will be. -ES

  4. tony October 30, 2009 6:18 PM

    What is the average temperature for the 2nd week of november?

  5. WI Weather Buff October 31, 2009 12:56 AM

    Great! Since our weather this year pretty much went straight from September to November, maybe we can have October now.

    tony: The average high temp in Rockford for the 2nd week of November is around 50º and the average low temp is around 33º.

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