Wet October so far

Posted at 9:09 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 21:09:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –We’re about halfway through October, and so far the only noteworthy weather has been the above normal rainfall.

As of Wednesday evening, the rainfall total in Grand Rapids is 4.25″, which is a whopping 2.65″ above normal. There as been measurable rain on nine of the 15 days so far this month.

Temperatures, meanwhile, have been rather close to normal. The high temperature so far has been 71 degrees, set on the 13th and 14th. The low has been 33, set on the 11th and 12th. It’s interesting to note that the warmest temperature of October so far occurred the day after the coolest temperature. In other words, from last Sunday morning to Monday, the temperature rose almost 40 degrees.

Grand Rapids is running just one total degree above normal, or an average of just 0.06 degree per day.

Here are the latest forecasts from the Climate Forecast Center for October 21 – 25.

If all goes according to plan, temperatures will be close to normal and precipitation below normal.

For the latest forecast anytime, join us on FOX 17 News or visit the weather page at

The fall picture above was provided by Kieley Wheeler of Holland.