It might be a chilly Halloween over part of the Plains this year all due to Typhoon Francisco.
While these two events may seem unrelated, the path that typhoons take in the western Pacific Ocean actually affects the weather in the United States down the road.
It has been observed that when typhoons turn away from the Asia mainland that chilly air often plunges into the Midwest and Northeast six to 10 days later.
With this pattern setting up with Typhoon Francisco, it could lead to a chilly night for trick-or-treaters planning to head out on Halloween.
A similar setup is currently being experienced in the Midwest and Northeast a week after Typhoon Wipha made a turn in the western Pacific, tracking it right past the east coast of Japan.
There are some uncertainties about the speed, duration and intensity of the chilly air; however, it does appear that there will be at least a couple of days with chilly temperatures sweeping from the northern Plains into the Northeast.
More details will unfold in the following days as the pattern starts to become more certain.
Storms forced the termination of the Idaho-Florida college football game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after just one play.
lightly above-normal temperatures are expected through the Labor Day weekend across the Los Angeles area.
Minneapolis is on the front line of a severe weather outbreak this Labor Day weekend.
Humidity and the threat of thunderstorms will continue in the Atlanta area through Friday.
Temperatures will remain in the 90s across the Metroplex through at least Thursday.
It will be unseasonably cool with a few showers around the Seattle area through at least Thursday.
Houston, TX (1990)
A total of 0.31 inches of rain today. This was the first measurable rain in Houston since July 30th with 0.16 inches. This is the longest dry spell ever in Houston in August.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
Mercury reached 90 degrees or better for the 49th day this year, as the high was 92. This tied the all-time record for the most 90 plus days in a year, set in 1988. The record would be broken in September. The total for 1991 was 53 days.
West Chester, PA (1922)
So much hail fell that fields were covered with up to two feet drifted hail--the next day!!