Temperatures trending colder for second half of October

The first 13 days of October have been pretty nice here in Western Wisconsin. We were spoiled with several days in the 70s. Last week there was even four in a row! Above is a look at high temperatures through the first thirteen days of the month. The majority of these days were well above the averages, so it should be no surprise to see that our average temperature so far in October is a good about 6 degrees above normal.

Before today, overnight lows had yet to hit 32 degrees in Eau Claire. On average, the first freeze for Eau Claire usually occurs at the very end of September or the very beginning of October. La Crosse has yet to see its first freeze of the season. By now, even that is behind schedule.

This morning (October 14th), we finally got our first freezing temperature of the fall season in Eau Claire. This is the latest first freeze in recent memory for Eau Claire as you can see below.

As we now get into the middle of the month, our temperature trend will be changing...it will be trending colder. Expect temperatures to be mainly below average this week. Also, more cold nights that will likely dip below freezing for much of Western Wisconsin, especially, by this weekend.


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