Today, October 17, 2016, just might be the nastiest day of weather that we have seen in this part of the world all year. To start with, we are extremely dry. When you go months without rain, and when it has rained in the past 4 months, we were measuring it by the hundreth, it tends to get dry. Then throw in the wind.
Today, it is the last half of October. It was 99 degrees F (yes, capitol F) this afternoon. Now, add 40+ mph sustained winds and it makes for one NASTY day. It should be half way cool. It is not fun to be outside.
I hope that it is nice in your part of the world. Have a good day.