Our weather patterns this month have certainly exhibited some wild extremes. December-like cold prevailed for several days mid-month, while currently we are in the midst of spring-like warmth and even a thunderstorm threat (as of oct 23).
Just in case you suspect this is out of the ordinary, I always like to point out that our weather is, at its core, governed by extremes. If you examine climatological records you will see this clearly.
Nevertheless, it has been an interesting month, and gives me a clue that the upcoming winter could be as well.
by Jim Duncan