Two Alberta Clippers……………..& More Significant Weekend Storm System (Another Similar System Next Week?)

October 8th, 2012 at 10:25 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

We tied the record low temperature for the date at WLFI with 27 (record-27 set in 1952).  The Purdue Agronomy Farm broke the record with 25 in the 1901-now data set.  However, if you tack on the 1887-1900 Purdue University dataset, 1889 actually beat 1952 & 2012 with 24°.

This is a list of such cold mornings so early (before October 10) at West Lafayette (1887-present):

September 30, 1888 – 26°

October 3, 1888 – 26°

October 7, 1889 – 25°

October 8, 1889 – 24°

October 9, 1895 – 24°

September 30, 1899 – 24°

October 7, 1952 – 27°

October 8, 1952 – 27°

October 7, 1964 – 26°

October 3, 1974 – 27°

October 5, 1980 – 27°

October 9, 1989 – 27°

September 23, 1995 – 25°

October 8, 2000 – 27°

October 9, 2000 – 26°

October 7, 2001 – 27°

October 2, 2003 – 27°

October 8, 2012 – 27°

Two gusty clippers will pass through now-Friday morning.

Clipper #1:  Tuesday Night-Early Wednesday Morning

Ahead of this clipper, gusty southwest winds to 31 mph will push temperature to 65-70 Tuesday, which is actually normal for October 9.  Skies will be mostly sunny.  Brush fire danger will be elevated to high.

Clipper’s cold front will pass Tuesday night-early Wednesday with a few showers, before it turns bright again Wednesday, but it will be cooler with highs in the 50s.

Clipper #2:  Thursday Night-Early Friday Morning

Ahead of this clipper, gusty southwest winds to 30 mph will push temperature to 64-68 Thursday after a morning low of 31-34.  Skies will be mostly sunny.  Brush fire danger will be elevated.

Clipper’s cold front will pass Thursday night-early Friday with a few showers, before it turns bright again for part of Friday.  It will be cooler with highs of 59-64.

Weekend Storm System

It will cloud up Friday night & a wave of some showers & storms will then pass Saturday late a.m. to early afternoon along a warm front.  it may be only in the 50s during this rain, but will surge into the 65-75 range from north to south late in the day.

Saturday night currently looks windy & warm with temperatures steady in the mid to upper 60s with south to southwest winds of 25-35 mph.

Severe weather event/outbreak will occur in the Plains Saturday & gell into a QLCS squall line by Saturday night.  This QLCS will race eastward.  It may hold on long enough to bring damaging wind threat to western half of the viewing area early Sunday morning.  After this, Sunday looks warm initially with highs of 68-75, followed by slowly-falling temperatures in the afternoon.

Next Week System

A similar system may evolve the week after with warmth & severe threat here &/or nearby.

One Response to “Two Alberta Clippers……………..& More Significant Weekend Storm System (Another Similar System Next Week?)”

  1. Tom says:

    A farmer at Stockwell, Indiana in Tippecanoe County recorded 22 degrees on October 12, 1875. His readings are very close to what they were getting at West Lafayette. On October 23 1869 the farmer recorded 9 inches of snow at Stockwell and on Oct. 24 the temp fell to 10 degrees and on October 25 the temp. was 7 degrees. 7 degrees is the coldest temp. I have seen for October. The high was 36 degrees on Oct. 24 and 25. 1869 was a wild October. October 9, 1864 the temp. fell to 26 degrees. October 26, 1862 5 inches of snow and a low of 16 degrees was recorded.

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