Today we will hit 70 as expected. In a typical year our chances of hitting 70 degrees or above is less than 20%. But the percentages are on our side this year and I do not see any monster fronts we normally see this time of year. So enjoy more above average temperatures this weekend with 60s back in the forecast. The pattern looks like something out of August and it is so warm we may even have a pop up thunderstorm this weekend. Wow! I will have more on this tonight and check back with you here on the blog soon. One more tidbit, if you like warm weather soak as much of it up while you can, next weekend will likely bring highs in the 40s with possible snow flurries and it does look like November will turn cloudy and unsettled in a hurry by late next week. For now though all is good. Remember to turn those clocks back one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Now I had better get some help with my costume. LOL
The answer to yesterday's blog question is below. We actually had a fire-ball type of shooting star called a bolide. We do not have a major meteor shower going on but this weekend keep an eye to the sky for a few more shooting stars moving east to west after sunset until just before dawn. The minor Orionid meteor shower will continue through Sunday night. We average about 6 shooting stars on average per hour and that number could be closer to 10. Happy star-gazing! It does look like the best viewing conditions will be tonight and once again Sunday night. Here are a few more tidbits for you below.
Halloween costume update: I was a tornado tonight!! My four year-old Lauren covered the entire block. Her older two sister had friends they trick or treated with so at least I still have my little Lauren! It was the nicest Halloween I could remember here in Indiana and folks were all in a great mood and it was very noticeable. Julie and I got a thank you note from one of the trick or treaters for the candy. This I have never seen! The wolves at Wolf Park were also in a great mood and it would not be Halloween without a picture and note from Monty Sloan. Enjoy!
Tonight we had our Howlloween Howlnight program and the wolves were in a howling good mood J Sorry I could not resist.
- Monty -
Last year I dressed up as "partly cloudy with a chance of showers" but being a tornado surpassed all my expectations. Our Halloween forecast has certainly blown everybody away this year. So I was a friendly tornado that blew in some great weather despite the flying objects around me. But this is a good reminder that we have had tornadoes in Indiana every single month of the year and they are not friendly at all like me. Now enjoy a weekend forecast that will blow you away and I will post a few more pictures here on the blog that sum up what a wonderful Halloween it was and our great start to November! Make sure to check back.