ANOTHER FALL-LIKE DAY
Summer’s vacation continues. A temperature of 71° at 3 p.m. Thursday is the normal high for Oct. 1 and is 13 degrees below normal. Since June 1, there have been actually an equal number of days above vs. days below. To date, summer 2013 has produced 35 days below normal, 34 days above normal and seven days at normal. The lack of 90° heat and the recent spell of cool weather has made this summer feel like it never has really taken off.
CHILLY OPEN AGAIN
It’s the last we will see of these cool temperatures for a while. The early morning low was 45° in Muncie. Other low temperatures included 45° in Tipton, 44° in Crawfordsville, Marion and New Castle. Wanatah was at 40°, the coolest in state (La Porte County) and nearby Danville, Ill., was at 42°
A SUMMER RALLY COMING
Summer to stage a comeback in the days ahead. Seventy-four percent of the days have been below normal since our last 90° day (7/23). A huge pattern change in North America will send a surge of warmth and humidity east next week. Area temperatures could reach the 90° mark for the first time in more than three weeks.
SEPTEMBER 30-DAY OUTLOOK ISSUED / FALL OUTLOOK IS IN
The 30-day & FALL outlooks are in from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. Indicators are strong for a wetter than normal September and Fall over the Ohio Valley. There aren’t any strong signals that temps will favor warmer or cooler at this time.