Back to “real” November weather this week

November 8, 2016: Greetings on Election Day! Rockford saw an interesting milestone this afternoon. Meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer dug up this little nugget: We saw the warmest Election Day in Rockford in 40 years! It hasn’t been this warm on Election Day since Jimmy Carter was elected president. Temperatures are nearly 10 degrees above average today.

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It’ll be back to “reality” this week with cooler weather blowing in tonight. While we will remain above average, temperatures on average will be ten degrees cooler than what we’ve seen lately. The first week of November was gorgeous and warm; we’ll be comfortably cool the rest of this week.

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The upcoming nights, though, will be chilly. We haven’t seen a ton of 30 degrees nights so far this fall; in fact, we’ve only had half the usual amount of 30 degree nights so far.  We’ll get a whole bunch of them this week.

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Following up on a post from earlier, the next few chilly nights should help us set a record with the latest first freeze of the fall. We’ve already broken the record, so now it’s about when we’ll finally set that record. Look for sub-freezing temperatures by Friday night, passing the previous record by a week!

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Enjoy the cooler weather finally arriving; it is November after all!

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on November 8, 2016

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