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Fall Outlook

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We had a taste of fall last week, but it always seems like we get our first true fall chill right after Labor Day weekend which is now just a few weeks away. 

This past week had lows in the 50s and even a few 40s Up North but the 90 Day Outlook for our region, which takes us into October, has us enjoying a beautiful fall with above normal temperatures and normal precipitation. A mild Wisconsin fall sounds awesome!

The 90 Day outlook for the summer months was for normal temperatures…June was about 1 degree below normal, but July and August were both around 4 degrees above normal, much warmer than normal.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted a mild and dry summer for us and a cool and near normal rainfall for Oklahoma and Texas…two states that are in a severe drought and have been over 100 degrees for most of the summer.

The weather has been highly variable the past 7 months and the volatility of the spring tornado season was right in the middle of this extreme fluctuation.  NE Oklahoma near Joplin, Missouri, had nearly 30” of snow in early February followed by a state record low temperature of -29 near Tulsa.  6 months later, Oklahoma is an extreme drought with 100 degree heat almost every day.  Trees are already bare as leaves have fallen off during the drought.

Bring on a beautiful fall..please!

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