Ohio Ag Net Weather Forecast

  • Martin-webOhio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin

  • Martin-webOhio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin

    Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin

    Dry weather continues through Monday. Temps will be climbing slightly through the dry stretch, but will not really exceed normal. Most of this is due to the fact that we really do not see any significant south wind over the weekend, and see more easterly flow, which does not promote strong warming. The set up will produce some drying, but time will tell if it is enough. The same can be said about a rise in soil temperatures.

    As the narrative has been pretty much all week, the Tuesday-Wednesday period next week really is the major point of consternation in our forecast. Rains look to push farther north on Tuesday into Indiana, but here we see mostly just renegade moisture that may be content to stay in cloud form through Tuesday afternoon. Down near the river, we likely have to allow for scattered showers Tuesday morning but we are reluctant to talk up action of any major intensity father north. We will allow for the occasional spit and sprinkle across the rest of Ohio. On Wednesday, scattered showers pop up with a little more frequency, but still not much intensity. AT this time, we will put rain totals for the 2 days combined at a few hundredths to .8”, with the higher totals near the river, and general no more than a tenth or to over most of the state. Heavy rains are not too far away, though, sinking down into West Virginia (up to 2”!). The map above shows rain totals through Wednesday.

    Behind that weak moisture outbreak, we dry back down Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a good chunk of Sunday. This is where precipitation from the Tuesday-Wednesday period becomes more important. If we get very little those days, this second 4-day window will allow for more field work potential. However, if moisture totals build, this window will be probably not long enough. We will keep our fingers crossed, because the extended period is shaping up to be very wet, and very active.

    Then we kick off the extended 11-16 day forecast window with rains of .5”-1” across 90% of the state for later the 29th and 30th. We take a brief break for Tuesday May 1st and also the 2nd, but we really still have plenty of clouds possible and a damp overall feel. Then heavy rains are back for the 3rdthrough the 5th, with half to 1.5” possible, and there is an outside chance for some isolated 2” totals. Coverage of those early may rains will be 100% of the state.

    So, short term, this completely dry window we have through Monday is about the best we can do. Conditions will be breezy through the weekend, so spraying may be limited to early morning or early evening hours, if at all. The key to our entire field work outlook is 2 days…next Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates.

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 20, 2018

Dry weather continues through Monday. Temps will be climbing slightly through the dry stretch, but will not really exceed normal. Most of this is due to the fact that we really do not see any significant south wind over the weekend, and see more easterly flow, which does not promote strong warming. The set up [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 19, 2018

Moisture holds on over Ohio through midday today. Clouds will yield scattered light showers, drizzle and even some snowflakes today. The best chance of snow comes in NE Ohio, where we see the coldest temps this morning and we also have some lake interaction. However, temps quickly move to a level to support all drizzle [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 18, 2018

Sun this morning will be followed by increasing clouds this afternoon as low pressure moves into east central IN by early to mid-afternoon. This low will bring moisture back into Ohio later this afternoon and then we see action holding through evening, overnight and into tomorrow morning. Moisture has about 60% coverage, and will be [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 17, 2018

Continued cold today. Northwest winds dominate the landscape, but we at least see a little less available moisture. Clouds will fight for space with sunshine, and we can’t rule out lingering wet snowflakes, mostly over the northern half to third of the state. However, temperatures today should be a couple degrees warmer than yesterday. Tomorrow [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 16, 2018

Heavy rain is done in the west and central part of Ohio this morning, but we have rain holding on over the eastern third to quarter of the state. This rain will likely linger into midday before pushing east into PA. Cold air is rushing in on the backside of the moisture, driven by strong [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 13, 2018

Warm air continues to surge north across the state today. Temperatures will be a good 10-15 degrees above normal, fueled by strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph. However, clouds will be on the increase today, as we get closer to moisture from our approaching frontal boundary. That moisture should hold off in most places until [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 12, 2018

The forecast pattern is unfolding as we have expected so far. In fact, temps were a little warmer yesterday than we had thought possible…but who are we to argue. We see the best warming today, tomorrow and Saturday on strong south flow and gusty winds. Low pressure moved into Michigan overnight last night, and is [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 11, 2018

After a chilly start, moderating temps should work into the state today. While we don’t see the huge warm up that we expect for tomorrow forward, west and southwest winds will help get temperatures back to near normal this afternoon. Tomorrow we start to see rather strong southwest winds bump temperatures to well above normal. [...]

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180410

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 10, 2018

Our forecast is largely unchanged this morning. WE should put together several dry days in a row, but cold air is still dominant today and tomorrow. Temps will be a little warmer than yesterday, but we will still be a good 10 degrees below normal at the very least. A system passes by to the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 9, 2018

Precipitation broke out early this morning and spread east over most of the state as a minor wave of low pressure pushed into the eastern corn belt. The actual low looks to track north into the great lakes, but we still will see some light snow hold on over the state through part of the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 6, 2018

Light snow lingers over northern Ohio this morning, with minor accumulations still possible through mid-morning in areas from US 30 northward. Action will be limited to a coating to an inch or two total, and we need to have some help from the lake to get to the upper part of those totals. Nothing is [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 5, 2018

Partly sunny and cold today. Winds may not be as strong as yesterday, but will still be out of the NW. We are watching a quick moving little wave coming in for overnight tonight. From midnight through late morning tomorrow we have light snow coming back into northern Ohio .We are looking for a coating [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 4, 2018

Rains blew past expectations yesterday. We way undershot the level of moisture that ended up coming through. Rain is still trying to exit the state to the east this morning, and even though there was a lot more than we wanted or needed…it does not change the fact that bi-polar Mother Nature has decided she [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 3, 2018

A soggy day for us today as rains move across the entire state. The heaviest rains this morning will be in southern Ohio, and later this afternoon and evening we see that threat farther north. Thunderstorms can happen and there even is an outside chance we see some strong to severe weather, although it’s not [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 2, 2018

A cold, damp pattern unfolds across Ohio again this week, and we look to keep that cold, active forecast even through the extended forecast window. Here are the details. This morning, we have precipitation leaving the state to the east and south. This is the remnant of the light rain and snow that pushed in [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 23, 2018

Dry, sunny and cool today. A pretty simple forecast The next system to watch moves across the eastern corn belt tonight and tomorrow. This system still looks to miss most of Ohio, but it does pose a bit of a challenge. The storm complex is on s NE to SE track, moving from the upper [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 22, 2018

Dry and chilly today and tomorrow. However, we should see ore sunshine statewide, and temps may moderate just a touch for tomorrow. Our next system noses into SW Ohio Saturday around midday. This system is diving southeast, and will end up missing a large chunk of Ohio. At this time, we think rain finishes the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 21, 2018

The biggest story this morning is the snow that is flying across the state. Plentiful cold air is blasting into the region, and we have snow moving through associated with an upper level low pressure circulation. This wrap around moisture holds over the state through this afternoon, although the heaviest snows in western and SW [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 20, 2018

Some slight changes to the outlook this morning, as moisture seems to be bent on drifting a bit farther north. We still do not see anything working north of I-70 this morning, but we have to allow for a better spread of moisture from I-70 southward. Rain this morning will try to end as snow [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 19, 2018

Wild swings in temps and precipitation will be seen this week as Mother Nature and old man winter just refuse to be sent home yet. We will see both spring like and winter like weather this week, but eventually, we should finally work our way into more stable, spring-like action next week. Today, strong east [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 16, 2018

Another dry but cool day today as sunshine dominates once again. Enjoy it, because we will see some changes to the weather pattern as we go into the weekend. Winds will start to ramp back up later this afternoon. Precipitation for tomorrow is farther north and may end up impacting a good half of the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 15, 2018

Our forecast pattern is basically unchanged this morning for the near term. We have at least 2 more dry days statewide, today and tomorrow. Temps will be near normal, but winds stay brisk enough for us to feel a chill. We should see temps climb into the 40s and low 50s. Our weekend wave is [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 14, 2018

Light snow is exiting to the east today, and drier weather settles in over the state. This drier pattern should hold through the end of the week. West winds today will be a bit brisk, but they will also allow temps to bounce a good 5-10 degrees over yesterday. WE should see temps in the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 13, 2018

Light snow and flurry is back today, as strong north winds have continued to bring cold Canadian air across the Great Lakes. Our snows today will definitely be enhanced by the lake, and will likely reach its peak this afternoon and evening. We won’t rule out a fresh coating to and inch, maybe two in [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 12, 2018

Not a lot of moisture around over the next week or so, but we can’t sit back and call our forecast completely dry either. Clouds will be on the increase today, and we can see a couple of waves of very minor moisture trying to move through from tonight through early Wednesday. Our next good [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 9, 2018

Light snow and flurry action holds on over parts of Ohio today. Generally, we are seeing the best chance of snow flying in north central and northeast Ohio, and the best chance of accumulating snow will be in northeast Ohio, due to lake effect help. We can see a couple of inches up there through [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 8, 2018

Cold air holding over Ohio puts us in a position to see some lingering light snow and flurry action not only today, but on through tomorrow. Moisture over the state is not all that spectacular, but there is enough to keep us on our toes. A fresh coating is possible over about 50% of the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 7, 2018

Cold air holds over Ohio today. Moisture kicked off late last evening and overnight will see some strengthening in the next 24 hours over Ohio. Today, we are cold enough to see mostly light snow and flurry action through the morning into early afternoon. We look for 70% coverage, and there is the potential for [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 6, 2018

Wet snow showers are moving across the state for the first part of today, but we should see some improvement by this afternoon. Clouds will dominate the region today, and cold air is not going anywhere, so we won’t rule out some wet snowflakes here and there this afternoon, although the most organized action is [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 5, 2018

Not a bad start to the week. It’s a little chilly, but we have a nice batch of sun once again. Do not be deceived, though: this week will feel much more like winter than spring. A strong storm complex moving out of the northern plains this morning, tracking across the upper Midwest and Great [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 2, 2018

We are leaving the forecast pretty much along in the short term this morning, and will make just a few minor chances for the intermediate and extended period. In fact, the extended window has the most uncertainty this morning, because longer range models can’t seem to make up their minds. Still, we have a pretty [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 1, 2018

Rains move across the state today with good rain totals likely. Low pressure moves from Central IL across through northern Ohio. We look for rain amounts of .25” all the way through 1.25” with coverage at 80% of the state. The best chance for the upper end of that range will be in the half [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 28, 2018

Rain moves into southern Ohio today. The best action develops this afternoon over the southern third of the state, but we will see clouds and a few scattered showers all the way up to the I-70 corridor. Rain totals in the south can be .25”-.75” with 70% coverage from I-70 southward. Northern areas really do [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 27, 2018

No change in today’s outlook. We will be sunny, mild and dry! However, we are having to make a few changes for tomorrow. The wave that we were hoping would stay south into KY is pushing farther north over Indiana, and some of that may try and make a run in here tomorrow afternoon. We [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 26, 2018

Finally!! Rain is done in Ohio…at least for a few days. We saw the sun for the first time in a while yesterday afternoon, and we should see good sunshine potential in most areas today, tomorrow and Wednesday. High pressure sits over west central to southwest Ohio this morning and will slowly work its way [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 23, 2018

We try to bring a little good news to you this morning by saying we don’t see quite as much moisture in the coming few days. That is not to say we will be rain free…far from it. We still have rain for today, tomorrow and a good part of Sunday. However, we are not [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 22, 2018

Rain continues to be the main focus of our forecast this morning, and we see rain dominating the discussion all the way through most of the weekend. The good news is, rain is done by late Sunday, and we do have some drier days coming. However, between now and then, rain is an issue. Our [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 21, 2018

We are leaving our forecast alone this morning in nearly every facet. The rest of the week continues to look wet. We have a strong cold front moving into and across the state today through tomorrow. That front brings rains this morning to NW Ohio, and then it slowly moves south and east through the [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 20, 2018

Rains continue today over the state, focusing more on the northern half of the state. We look for rain totals of .2 to .5” from US 30 northward. We can’t rule out rains a little farther south into west-central Ohio. , Tomorrow we have a strong front finally pushing in, and it will bring better [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – February 19, 2018

A week of wet weather is here, and our forecast is actually wetter this morning than it was last time we talked last week. Now, not only do we see rains for the first half of the week, we see rains for the last half as well. Rains the first half of the week will [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 15, 2018

We kick of a wet period with rain and fog today. Scattered showers this morning give way to a more organized batch of moisture later this afternoon, this evening and overnight. Several minor waves ebb and flow today, and then stronger moisture comes with a front overnight. Around midnight, we can see the heaviest rains [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 14, 2018

No change in our outlook today. It is wet through most of the upcoming 10 day period. In fact, we may have to put more rain in for the second half of this weekend. Time will tell. A pulse of moisture started working into areas south of the Ohio River late yesterday and threw a [...]

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180213

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 13, 2018

Nothing spectacular in our forecast today, although we should see temps climb a good 5-8 degrees over yesterday, getting back near normal for this time of year. We continue to see southwest winds develop through the afternoon, and that gives a signal that this warm up is just beginning. Clouds will likely start to develop [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 12, 2018

Significant changes in the forecast pattern this morning. While it is still cold this morning and we stay chilly into tomorrow, we are going to transition from the cold and snowy pattern that we saw for the first 11 days of February to a warm and wet pattern for the next 10 days. The map [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 9, 2018

Two dramatically different forecasts this morning over Ohio, depending on where you are. Over NW Ohio, snow is falling and will fall through most of the day. We don’t think this snow makes it much farther south than US 30 in NW Ohio. However, the action then kind of tails off farther east. We still [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 8, 2018

Cold air in today as moves across the state and sets up in southeast Ohio by this evening. Temps are below zero this morning in parts of NW Ohio Still, though, the story is what happens in terms of snow tomorrow. Snow moves back into northern Ohio tomorrow morning and continues through the day. Models [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 7, 2018

Yet another snow system is crossing the state this today. Snows do not look overly impressive to the north and west, and we are leaving snow totals at a coating to 2 inches in NW Ohio. The strongest snows run through a widening channel centered on a line from Cincinnati to just north of Wheeling. [...]

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180206

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 6, 2018

Snow moves across the state today and we will see some accumulation. Beyond that, we are making a few minor changes to the rest of our forecast this morning, but the pattern itself remains mostly unchanged. If anything, we are promoting a forecast that has slightly lower precipitation totals for the week…but probably not enough [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 5, 2018

Buckle up…it’s going to be bit of a bumpy ride this week. We kicked off our active start to February over the weekend yesterday, with a clipper system bringing precipitation to most of the state. We have snow on the ground in many places as of this morning, and if you missed out on it [...]

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180202

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 2, 2018

We are making our forecast a little more foreboding this morning, as we expect a very active 7 day period over Ohio from this weekend into next. Today looks relatively calm as high pressure sets up this morning in  NW Ohio, and then moves east through the day. This will keep a significant chill in [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 1, 2018

A front moving across the state today has very little moisture with it. We expect moisture today to be most prevalent in the eastern third of the state, but are keeping an eye out for scattered showers anywhere from central Ohio all the way through to the PA border. Rain will be the predominant precipitation [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 31, 2018

A few changes to the near term forecast this morning, but the rest of the pattern remains unchanged. Today we have strong southwest winds that bring temps well above normal. We expect highs this afternoon to be 10-20 degrees above normal statewide. Winds will average 15-30 mph and will be very gusty. This is just [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 30, 2018

Snow is trying to exit eastern Ohio this morning, and clouds will be slow to break up behind the action as it leaves. Cold air will hold over Ohio for most of the day. High pressure will set up in over the state this afternoon, and even though we should see some sunshine, temps will [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 29, 2018

Colder air finally moves in to the state today, after we were able to get an unexpected extension of mild air through the day yesterday. There is a minor clipper moving through the great lakes today as the cold air comes into Ohio, and it will be enough for us to continue talking about some [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 26, 2018

TGIF. Warmer air builds over Ohio today and tomorrow. We will see very mild air in play and most of the state will be above normal for the period. This does come with a bit of a disclaimer, though: we also have to deal with some strong southwest winds, averaging at least 12-25 mph, and [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 25, 2018

Temps begin to moderate a little bit today as southwest winds slowly emerge. Winds today will relatively light, but winds tomorrow will ramp up and be rather gusty. Tomorrow will see the biggest jump in temps, and we will see all areas of the state above normal. Rain develops late Saturday afternoon and continues through [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 24, 2018

Today should be the coldest day of the week over most of the state. We saw cold air start to blast in behind a second cold front yesterday, and today, Canadian high pressure drifts right over the top of Ohio. This will keep temps mostly below freezing over a majority of the state, but down [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 23, 2018

Very few changes this morning, as cold air looks to take over the state. We still have some minor moisture holding over Ohio today, and that may trigger some light snows from time to time. The best chance of these will be from US 30 northward, but the moisture set up looks much more unorganized [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – January 22nd

AUDIO: The Forecast Keep the umbrella handy today. Rains start around noon in western Ohio, and will push east through the afternoon, evening and overnight. The front that is working through originated in the plains this weekend and has quite a history behind it already. For us, we see rains from .25”-.1” likely here through [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – January 19th, 2018

West-southwest winds will help temps climb today, and that moderating push holds through the weekend. . We see the entire state above freezing today and tomorrow and most of the state should be well above normal all weekend. Tomorrow, temps should do a little better than today, but still we fall short of last week’s [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – January 18th, 2018

AUDIO: A Weather Update for January 18th, 2018 Another chilly day over Ohio today, although not as cold as the past couple of days. South and southwest winds will be in for tomorrow on through the weekend, and that is where we see the big time warming statewide. We should see fully normal to above [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 17, 2018

Today we have cold air parked right over the top of the state as high pressure moves across Indiana. This high will try and slide off to the east and slightly south tomorrow, allowing west winds to develop, followed by southwest winds for Friday. That means we should see gradual improvement in our temperatures as [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 16, 2018

No change in our outlook this morning. Snow will be leaving east and southeastern parts of the state this morning, and we should see sunshine work its way in through the day. Do not let it fool you, though…we have some very cold air in here, with temps in the single digits and subzero in [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 15, 2018

A clipper system moves across the Great Lakes today and should trigger some snow in Ohio as we move through midday and afternoon. Snows can continue overnight tonight and may take into early tomorrow to finally exit the state. Snows are not all that impressive at this time, but we are expecting a coating to [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 12, 2018

Rains continue this morning in Ohio, and likely will wait until early afternoon to begin to switch over to snow in all areas. Rain totals are impressive, and we are raising our rain totals across the state to .4” up to 1.1”, with the heaviest rains around the Youngstown area. Those rain totals are for [...]

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 11, 2018

Warm air surges into the state today. But, it’s what is coming after the cold air that has our entire attention this morning. Sure, it will be quite mild today. A good part of the state was in the 50s yesterday knocking on the door of 60, and we should do about 4-6 degrees better [...]

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