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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
540 AM CDT MON OCT 27 2014



                 ...WHAT IS INDIAN SUMMER?...


THE FIRST COLD SPELL OF FALL SIGNIFYING THE CHANGE OF SEASONS
MAKES MANY PEOPLE LONG FOR INDIAN SUMMER. BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS
INDIAN SUMMER?

TRUE INDIAN SUMMER IS A PERIOD OF ABNORMALLY WARM WEATHER
FOLLOWING THE KILLING FREEZE OF AUTUMN. A KILLING FREEZE
OCCURS WHEN THE OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURE REACHES 28 DEGREES
OR COLDER AND MAY OR MAY NOT OCCUR WITH FROST.

INDIAN SUMMER TYPICALLY OCCURS IN MID TO LATE AUTUMN AND
CAN OCCUR MORE THAN ONCE.

IN EUROPE...THE EQUIVALENT OF INDIAN SUMMER IS TERMED OLD
WIVES SUMMER OR IN POETRY AS HALCYON DAYS. IN ENGLAND...IT
IS KNOWN AS EITHER SAINT MARTINS SUMMER OR SAINT LUKES
SUMMER DEPENDING UPON THE DATE OF OCCURRENCE.

SO FAR THIS FALL...THE GROWING SEASON HAS ESSENTIALLY ENDED
ACROSS AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.


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