Early October warm and dry weather
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the mild and dry weather.
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A wind report is measured by an anemometer at a location free of obstructions at 10 meters (about 33 feet) above the ground.
Residents across the state emptied store shelves of water and household items, as schools and colleges in the Tampa area and northwest Florida canceled classes through at least Thursday. The approaching storm also forced NASA to roll its giant Artemis 1 moon rocket off its Cape Canaveral lauchpad after postponing the mission for a third time.
It is estimated from tree ring data that this may be the worst drought in this region is 1,200 years.
It is not unusual for any location in the Dakotas or Minnesota to get a little snow in October, but big October snows are far more likely out west.