By Elizabeth Weiss
Last year in Abilene, El Nino paid a visit to campus and turned Abilene Christian University into a winter wonderland.
This year, however, meteorologists predict that the La Nina pattern will not affect the average temperatures, and there will be below average precipitation.
“The typical winter weather in Abilene is very windy, especially around January and February,” Meteorologist Kimberly Hoeppner said.
This past summer maintained above-average temperatures. Even though these abnormal temperatures were high, they produced no 100-degree days in June or July. But, there were eleven 100-degree days in August.
“Since January 1, we have had above average rainfall. The average yearly rainfall is 52.20 inches. Since January 1, we have had 22.48 inches. This is 7.28 inches more than average for this time of year,” Hoeppner said.
The weather for the next three months is expected to be warm during the day with averages in the 80s for the high. The highs will go down to the mid-60s in November. Temperatures are expected to warmer than normal for the fall and the precipitation is predicted to be within normal range