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After a warm fall, a cooler winter could be on deck

After a warm fall, a cooler winter could be on deck

In above-normal fall temperature trend continued from Sep­tember into Oct­ober in Iowa and surrounding areas.

October temperatures into late month in Iowa were averaging from 2 to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation was variable from one side of normal to the other during October, with the greatest amounts compared to normal tending to be in the northern part of the state. Since the start of the climatological fall season on Sept. 1, precipitation has been around three times the normal amount in parts of north-central and northeastern Iowa, while only around one-third of the normal amount in parts of southeastern Iowa.

The contiguous United States has also seen a trend for above-normal temperatures this...




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