Fall outlook calls for warmer and wetter conditions

10:16 PM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND - The Climate Prediction Center says northern Ohio may be in store for a warmer and wetter fall this year.

The Center's three month outlook for the months of September, October and November was released on Thursday and shows warmer than normal temperatures for much of the Upper Great Lakes and southwestern part of the United States.

Temperatures in the northern part of Ohio are expected to be slightly above normal with near normal temperatures for the rest of the state. Last year, the area was a little more than two degrees cooler than normal. Cleveland typically experiences an average maximum daily temperature of 62.4 degrees during the fall months, with an average minimum temperature of 46.1 degrees.

On the precipitation front, wetter than normal conditions are expected for much of the Midwest through Texas and Montana, Idaho and northern Wyoming.

The Climate Center says all of Ohio could see a wetter than normal three months, but hopefully nothing like last year. The remnants of Hurricane Sandy at the end of October drenched northern Ohio with an extra 8 inches of rain in the fall of 2012.

Unlike celestial fall that starts September 22nd, meteorological fall runs from September 1st through November 30th.

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