Mother Nature be fickle, yo.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 02:14PM
Monsoon Martin

Evidence:

October 30, 2011 - high of 39.  A freak snowstorm downs leaf-laden limbs.  Mass hysteria.

October 30, 2016 - mostly sunny, high of 82.  Rain and thunderstorms late afternoon and evening.

And October 31, 2016 - cooler and a bit breezy; mostly sunny with a high of 56.

The first day of November will be partly cloudy with a high in the low 60s, and then the second and third days of November will see highs in the low 70s again (and maybe a shower or thunderstorm on Friday as a cold front moves through).

Sunny with highs in the upper 50s for the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.  And no rain forecast for Election Day (until later in the evening), which is fortunate, because if there's one thing we Americans lead the world in, it's finding any possible excuse not to vote.

And now, on to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

When will we have a hard frost to end the misery of seasonal allergy sufferers?  First hard frost will probably be around the 18th of November.

When will it snow?  The 2nd half of November is setting up in a pretty wintry pattern, so I think we'll see the first measurable snow of the season by the end of November.

Will we have a white Christmas?  So racist, and no, at this point, it doesn't look like it.

Will it be a cold winter?  Not especially.  I mean, it's cold in winter.  But the only really frigid period I can foresee is the 2nd half of January, when temperatures will dip into the teens.

Will it be a snowy winter?  I see more mixed events than snow at this point given the dominance of La Nina.  But this far out, nobody really knows.  Anyone who claims to is selling something.  (To paraphrase Cary Elwes' character in The Princess Bride.)

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