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Severe Storms in Upper Midwest and Across the East; Record Breaking Heat Continues

Scattered severe thunderstorms are likely Thursday afternoon into Thursday night across portions of the Upper Midwest and from the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Carolinas. Early season heat with likely record high temperatures will persist across the Southern tier of the U.S. today and will extend into the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast on Friday and Saturday. Read More >

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OCTOBER
 

 Site
(Click site name for report)

Avg
Temp
Norm Dept
From
Norm
Precip
Total
Norm Dept
From
Norm
Snowfall
Total
Normal Dept
From
Norm
  Burlington 50.9° 55.4° -4.5° 2.27" 3.12" -0.85" NA 0.0 NA
  Cedar Rapids 46.4° 50.6° -4.2° 3.34" 2.62" +0.72" NA 0.0 NA
  Davenport 49.6° 51.7° -2.1° 2.78" 2.97" -0.19" 6.5" NA NA
  Dubuque 46.6° 50.0° -3.4° 6.89" (4) 2.66" +4.23" 9.2" (1) T +9.2
  Iowa City 49.4° 52.0° -2.6° 2.14" 2.87" -0.73" NA NA NA
  Moline 51.0° 53.2° -2.2° 3.03" 2.97" +0.06" 5.8" (2) 0.0 +5.8
The ranking is listed in parentheses (__) when within the "Top 10".
 
October 2019 was about 2 to 4 degrees below normal.
Precipitation totals for October 2019 were roughly an inch below normal at Burlington to 3/4 of an inch above normal at Cedar Rapids, with the exception of Dubuque which was over 4" inches above normal.
Dubuque had its snowiest October on record as well as its 4th wettest October.
Moline had its 2nd snowiest October on record. [Record Snowiest = 1967 (6.6")]
All six sites had snow on Halloween!
Please see Oct Records for monthly record information.
 
 
The climate maps below are courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center.
These maps become available around 10am on the first of the month.
           
Average
Temperature
Average
Temperature
Departure from Mean
Accumulated
Precipitation
Accumulated
Precipitation
Percent of Mean
Accumulated
Snowfall
Accumulated
Snowfall
Percent of Mean
NA NA NA NA NA NA
 
 
A LOOK AHEAD
 
 
November
Temperature Outlook
November
Precipitation Outlook
November - January
Temperature Outlook
November - January
Precipitation Outlook
NA NA NA NA