by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent
The cold front that moved through Smith County last Sunday morning, bringing wind gusts over 40 miles per hour, also ushered in some of the coldest air of the season. The coldest was Tuesday night, and now we begin a gradual warming trend as we head toward the weekend. The days will be sunny, and the nights will be clear through Sunday, with high temperatures rebounding back into the 60s. A chance of showers will return around Monday and Tuesday. There is no bitter cold coming that I can see through the end of November.
October was a crazy month of weather across the United States with record wildfires in Colorado and California. 11 named Atlantic tropical cyclones have made landfall in the U.S. this hurricane season, breaking the previous record of nine landfalls in 1916. It was the snowiest October on record for many places, including Minneapolis-St. Paul (9.3 inches) Amarillo, Texas (7.4 inches); and Wichita, Kansas (1.6 inches). I think we will be in for some exciting weather ourselves in January and February. You can reach me anytime if you have weather questions, firstname.lastname@example.org