Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Record Highs, October Chill

One of the first major cold fronts of the fall season is sweeping across the nation today.

Here in Denver, highs reached well into the 80s on Saturday. I was out to dinner in the evening when FROPA happened.

FROPA means Frontal Passage in meteorology lingo.

I literally arrived to the restaurant around 8:15 pm or so and was walking toward the open area to meet a friend. We were both on cell phones walking toward each other.

All of a sudden the wind kicked up, the visibility lowered and the temperature dropped like a rock. I said wow, there was the cold front!

I went back to look at my car thermometer and it had went from the upper 70s when I arrived to the upper 50s.

After dinner, it was down to 43 degrees and overnight we bottomed out between 28 and 32 degrees around town.

I love this time of year!

Other cities probably have like stories, though maybe not quite as dramatic. That is one of the beautiful things about Colorado weather. The changes are usually very abrupt.

Back east, other midwest cities saw major cool downs. Places like Minneapolis and Chicago went from record highs in the 80s to near 90 degrees over the weekend to highs only in the 50s and 60s.

Extreme northern Minnesota even saw a little light snow Monday night.

1 comment:

  1. Thank goodness,It Was Hot and humid here in NE Iowa Saturday..Some record highs and record High lows....Fall is the best time of year here,oh besides Winter If we ever get Snow.