Believe it or not, the 10th month of the year is here. Unlike September, October will most likely deliver some very "Fall" like weather. Crisp mornings and cool days with changing leaves will be a bit more common over the next 31 days.
It's always good to start out looking at what is average. However, here in the Upper Mid-West, "Average", is harder to pin down than a greased pig at a sausage factory. If we were to be normal for the next four and a half weeks, temps would match the graphs below.
This month is also a big month for change in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Sometimes that change can be quite dramatic, as Mother Nature continues to struggle with the warmth to our south and all that cold air bottled up to our north. From time to time, the right storm can come along and drag in more than our fair share of warmth or cold. Below is a graph of the extremes for the month of October, including the wettest, driest, warmest, coldest and yes, even the snowiest.
Speaking of the snowiest, this is a month that goes down in the memory of a lot of Minnesotans. It's the month, that back in 1991 produced one of the biggest snowstorms in our history. Trick or treating was a bit difficult that year as more than two feet began to accumulate across the state and we wrapped up October and started November that year. Below is a list of some of the most impressive snow amounts for October, including that famous 1991 Halloween Blizzard.
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