This October, New Yorkers are experiencing record breaking highs. The average temperature thus far is 63.6 degrees — nearly 12 degrees above the usual average of 56.9 degrees, according to National Weather Service records kept since 1896. The same up-and-down forecast is expected next week, when highs should drop to 65 degrees on Monday, then back up to low 80’s by the weekend.
High temperatures have led to natural disasters, such as catastrophic hurricanes in the Southern regions, and deadly wild fires in the West Coast- Northern California. Many people are still in denial of Global Warming considering it a Hoax, but Mother Nature has and is still responding with natural catastrophes proving that this is a real dilemma that is and will continue to affect the entire globe.
So what does this say about the months ahead? New Yorkers may not experience an authentic autumn, however the Farmers’ Almanac predicts warnings of a particularly heavy snowfall in New York this winter. Despite a phony fall, New Yorkers prepare to brave a white winter, specifically in the months of Jan., Feb., and March.
Furthermore, continuous climate change has caused one of the busiest, deadliest hurricane seasons to date. As a matter of fact, the National Hurricane Center has just issued advisories for the Atlantic on hurricane Ophelia. A rare category 3 hurricane, Ophelia is the 6th major hurricane of the 2017 season.
October is almost over. We are still in fall, but the weather is saying summer. October is a fine and dangerous season, a wonderful time to begin anything at all.