The most notable thing about weather patterns since September has been the see-saw roller coaster ride of the jet stream and the temperature pogo stick thermometer pattern with long dry spells punctuated by the occasional short wet spell.
IF the election is as close as so-called experts predict then every last detail will be agonized over, including the weather.
Sandy, not even the worst it can be. Telling sign for coming winter?
The coming winter does not look warm and uneventful if preliminary indicators hold.
Factor in the drought and the classic cool nights warm afternoons of October and mother nature has stepped on the gas when it comes to color change from Atlanta northward as leaf looking time is here again. Apple cider, apple strudel, hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin pie meo mio. Of course, Halloween decorations went up along side back to school and two weeks ago I saw my first TV Christmas commercial.
3-week forecast has significant ups and downs, and early thoughts about the coming winter.
October weather to swing back and forth to average near-normal. A fairly normal autumn is expected weather-wise but with a couple swings to the extreme of both warm/dry and wet cool averaging out near-normal over the 60-day period. The early trend for winter is for a winter that is close to normal on temperatures or a little below-normal averaged over the 3-month period with precipitation near-normal to above-normal thanks in part to a weak El Nino in the Central tropical Pacific Ocean.
No significant heat in sight the next 10 days and none really expected until next summer. Saw the Halloween stuff go up at the store the other day with Halloween "only" 48 days away, what about early fall weather?
Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season, although meteorological summer ends August 30th, and the fall equinox marking the start of astronomical autumn is September 22nd at 10:49 A.M. EDT. This summer was quite different from the unrelenting heat of 2011.
Dry spells in between rainy periods from Isaac for Metro Atlanta into weekend.