The chill of the fall air was a little more noticeable in October. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says when the final numbers are in, October’s average temperatures will be five-and-a-half to six degrees below normal. That’ll rank it somewhere between the fifth and eighth coldest October on record. It was also wetter than normal. He says we averaged three-point-six-two inches of precipitation — a little more than an inch above normal. October averaged about two-inches of snowfall — making it the fifth snowiest October on record. What about the prospects for this month…Last year was one of the warmest Novembers on record.Hillaker says the continuing El-nino’ impact on Iowa will keep us from a repeat. He says it’s likely to be a colder and snowier than normal November. Hillaker says there’s a good chance we could see a white Thanksgiving this year.
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