Friday Roundup: October 18, 2013 – Is Fall Finally Here?

I track temperatures on a spreadsheet, where I track the high and low temperature for every day, and compare it to the average.  I just like looking at the trends.  For the year, the location I use for tracking, which is closest to my home, reports that we’re about 1.2 degrees higher.  This actually was much lower up until a month ago.

Starting September 18th, it’s been nearly 6 degrees warmer than normal on average.  In that time, we’ve had 24 days above average temps and only 4 days below.  It’s been an incredible run and made up for a summer that was so-so.

But, it looks like fall is finally arriving as the forecast has us in temps at or below normal for the next few days.  While highs in the mid-to-upper 50’s are pretty common around here, they’re probably going to feel downright cold since we’ve been in the 60’s and 70’s steadily.

In any case, the upside is that the cooler nights that are associated with the fall temps will hopefully give us a frost, which will then kill off a lot of the bees, which will then allow me to plan a trip to the cider mill.  I can’t stand bees and they’ve been in full force this fall, so we need a good cold snap to get rid of them, don’t you think?

Here are a few posts I’ve liked as of late that I thought you’d enjoy:

  • Tie the Money Knot talks about financial compromise, where even if you know the right thing to do, sometimes you don’t do exactly that for the sake of happiness in your relationships.
  • Club Thrifty has had some experiences with For Sale By Owner houses that will make them a no-go moving forward.  What do you think about FSBO?
  • Financial Ramblings has a trick to get cheaper airfare related to how you enter your search criteria.  Those sneaky airlines are always one step ahead of their customers!
  • Krstyal over Give Me My Five bucks ran a half marathon recently, and gave a rundown on how it went.  I’m thinking of a 5K or 10K next year, so these stories are always of interest.
  • Suburban Finance listed some favorite songs about money.  I love music and I love money, so this was a sure winner!
  • Edward Antrobus discussed the theory of the trillion dollar coin as a way to address the growing national debt, and lists some very sensible reasons why this would be a horrible idea.  Which means it’ll definitely happen!
  • I love New York, and as a resident, Leslie Beslie lists some great things to do and see if you’re visiting and looking to hit some memorable spots.  This post made me want to go back!

Have a great weekend!

6 thoughts on “Friday Roundup: October 18, 2013 – Is Fall Finally Here?”

  1. Don’t places like the weathernetwork do this work for you? It’s fun to observe yourself though 🙂

    Our fall has been much warmer. Yesterday it was 20 (Celsius). Which, for Oct 17 was warm.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Yes, but I put it in a spreadsheet so I can spot trends, see what every year in the past had to offer for a particular day. I can always look that up, but this lets me put all that info into a format I can use easily for my nerdiness 🙂

  2. Yeah, summer definitely held on for a while. Just the beginning of the month, I was still working in short sleeves. Then fall came and has already gone. Today we have an inch of snow!

    • Snow, yikes! It’s too early for that until at last November. I hate when it snows before all the leaves have a chance to fall, then it’s very difficult to do that final cleanup of the yard

  3. I’m a bit of a weather / nature geek and follow the weather because of my garden and orchard. I have to spray peach, pear and apple trees for blight and peach leaf curl and the temperatures actually help dictate the time to apply sprays. I had no flowers on the peach tree this year because our weather was a bit wonky last fall and I didn’t get the tree sprayed on time. No peach preserves for us this year!

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