It's such a strange feeling to walk outside and enjoy below-average temperatures, something we haven't seen since about May. Thanks to a cold front passing through this weekend, we could have even colder weather, including the first mention of frost.
Temperatures on Sunday night could drop into the upper 30s, especially in sheltered rural areas. This afternoon's forecast discussion from the National Weather Service suggests that patchy frost is a possibility, but they believe it will remain slightly too warm. For now.
But with October arriving, the white stuff -- frost, snow, sleet, ice, whatever -- will be here all too soon no matter what.
And speaking of winter storms...
I've compiled three lists of possible winter storm naming schemes. Which do you all prefer?
These are mostly "classic" rock bands but I had to cheat somewhat to fill out the whole alphabet.
AC/DC, Bad Company, Crosby Stills & Nash, Def Leppard, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Guns & Roses, Herman's Hermits, Iron Maiden, Jefferson Airplane, KISS, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, Styx, The Beatles, U2, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Yes, ZZ Top
Family Guy characters
Family Guy doesn't have as many characters as The Simpsons, so this was a bit tricky.
Adam West, Brian, Chris, Diane Simmons, Ernie the Giant Chicken, Francis, Greased-up Deaf Guy, Herbert, Joe, Lois, Meg, Neil, Ollie, Peter, Quagmire, Stewie, Tom Tucker
The Simpsons characters
I tried to avoid re-using names from the last two winters, but it was hard to avoid that. While there are other more popular 'B' names, Birch Barlow seems like the most appropriate choice for Cape Girardeau.
Artie Ziff, Birch Barlow, Carl, Doctor Hibbert, Edna Krabappel, Frink, Gil Gunderson, Hans Moleman, Itchy, Jimbo Jones, Kang, Lenny, Maggie, Ned Flanders, Otto, Poochie, Quimby, Radioactive Man, Sideshow Bob, Todd Flanders, Üter, Waylon Smithers