Our cold front came into the state about 6 hours earlier than we were looking for yesterday and overnight. No biggie…that means its farther east and south already this morning. The moisture that was with it is trying to exit Ohio, but we still find ourselves dealing with some lingering spits, sprinkles and some wet [...]Read More
Ohio Ag Net Weather Forecast
- Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin
Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin
Our cold front came into the state about 6 hours earlier than we were looking for yesterday and overnight. No biggie…that means its farther east and south already this morning. The moisture that was with it is trying to exit Ohio, but we still find ourselves dealing with some lingering spits, sprinkles and some wet snow flakes. This should be gone by mid to late morning in the east, and we should see clouds breaking in the west this morning. Colder air is here, no doubt about it, and it will stick around for about 36 hours, through most of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. Temperatures will be below normal in the period, but we see no major travel issues and we should be able to see more and more fields get fit for harvest.
Temps begin to rebound later tomorrow night, after we are all digesting some turkey. Temperatures should be back to normal and above normal levels for Friday and the rest of the week. Strong southwest winds will again be the harbinger of the moderating push, and as such will mostly likely mask the warmth some…just like Monday and the first part of yesterday. Dry weather will continue through the weekend. We may still have to look out for some clouds Saturday afternoon as a strong low moves across MI and into Ontario, but the track of that low is farther north. Still, we have a concern that this low may drag some clouds down into northeast Ohio Saturday, but the rest of the state should be precipitation free. Keep an eye out for a little bit of light rain with 30% coverage in NE OH Saturday. Colder air returns on the backside of the low cool us back down for Sunday and Monday.
Southwest winds are back as we move into midweek next week, taking temperatures back up. However, we are removing the threat of precipitation for next Wednesday, moving our forecast drier again. So, this continues the window of opportunity for drying and completion of harvest.
Without that chance of rain at midweek next week, we may not see our next chance of moisture developing until December. A front for the 1st through the 3rd not nearly as big of a player, given the drying of the atmospheric profile and dominant high pressure. We are not going to remove precipitation completely yet, but will pull it back dramatically, posting only a few hundredths to .3” over 50% of the state. There is a good chance we completely remove this system in a few days, giving its current state of relevance.
For the rest of the extended period, we continue to watch a very strong front for the 6th, and may pull it forward into the 5th. This may be why the early December system is fading…its moisture and energy is getting pulled into a later system. Time will tell, but we are initially going to project .25”-.75” rains over 80% of the Corn Belt. However, this being a good 2 weeks out…there is plenty of time for the system to modify and change track. So, we are just watching with elevated interest right now.
Overall, even though there was a little more moisture yesterday than we would have liked, our forecast is still for a fairly dry pattern going forward through at least the next 10 days. After the heavy rains of this past weekend, this has to be looked at as a good thing. Temps also do not look as cold as we had feared a week to 10 days ago.
Dry today with strong southwest winds developing over the state. Winds are expected to reach 15-30 mph at times through the day. But, the southwest flow will allow temps to moderate further, and we should see temps today above normal. A cold front moves through this evening through the overnight tonight. We still think the [...]Read More
We can expect mostly dry weather for the next week or so, but temperatures still look like they will be all over the place. We have a few concerns about a frontal passage tomorrow night into Wednesday, but other than that, we may be able to make it all the way into next week before [...]Read More
We should stay dry for the entire day today over the state. Warmer air will try to emerge this afternoon as south winds start to develop. Scattered showers begin after sunset, and will intensify from the midnight hour through the day Saturday. We think precipitation will ultimately linger through the first half of Sunday, and [...]Read More
Cloudy skies are seen over a large part of the state today, and we are still dealing with some lingering shower action this morning in northeast and eastern parts of the state. Sloppy wet snowflakes will be seen in spots, particularly in NE OH, influenced by the lake. Clouds can break later today, especially over [...]Read More
Clouds are on the increase this morning and we still expect to see some rain in here later this afernoon and evening. This system brings a few hundredths to .4” moisture to the state through midnight tonight. It will be somewhat spotty, with coverage at 70%, but many areas will be on the low end [...]Read More
No change in our pattern this morning. We still see 3 systems moving through Ohio over the coming 10 days. The map below shows cumulative rain potential through those 3 systems. We do expect today to be better than yesterday, as we should have better potential for sunshine. High pressure is moving off to the [...]Read More
An active pattern settles in over the next 10 days and will allow no more than 2 to 3 days of dry weather in-between weather systems. The map below shows cumulative rain totals from the next 3 systems over the coming 10 days. We outline these below. We have high pressure off to the west [...]Read More
Two and a half more fully dry days over the region today and tomorrow as sunshine remains the dominant player. Clouds will likely start to increase tomorrow evening, although a full thickening of clouds will hold off until we get to Sunday morning. Temps will be cool, but should start to really build up tomorrow [...]Read More
Sunny, cool and dry air will remain in place today as strong high pressure finds itself positioned right on top of us. The dry pattern holds over the state today through the first part of Sunday. We may actually be able to see south winds sneak in tomorrow as this first high moves off to [...]Read More
Colder air will be in over the state for the balance of the week. The coldest air of this incoming air mass will be here today through Friday. We look for temps to be below normal through that period, even with good sunshine. We should be precipitation free through Saturday. Our next weather system looks [...]Read More
No change in the pattern or the forecast this morning. We are dry and cool through the rest of the week and the weekend. We may see a few clouds sneaking into extreme southern OH this afternoon and evening as a stronger system passes by south of the Ohio River, but we do not see [...]Read More
Heavy rains will be exiting the state through the first half of the day today. We can see an additional half to 1” or more over central and eastern parts of Ohio this morning, but by noon, we should be done with rain in almost all areas. Clouds will try and break for sun in [...]Read More
We will work through a little bit of a lull today, but we are nowhere near being done with rain from this system yet. Action today looks to be limited to far southern Ohio, where we can see a few hundredths to a tenth or so. Most of the state will just see clouds, mild [...]Read More
No major changes this morning to the overall set up today through next Monday. We may be able to actually see a few slightly bigger lulls in action particularly tomorrow for 12-18 hours, but that is it. Scattered showers will be moving over the state this morning, and may linger in NW parts of the [...]Read More
While the past couple of days have been cloudier and colder than we would have liked, the pattern has been pretty stable. Now, we are moving into a much more active and unsettled pattern over the remainder of this week, the weekend and the early start to next week. We cannot keep precipitation out of [...]Read More
Sunshine should be a bigger player in the forecast today with high pressure in control. However, we are making some changes to the forecast for later this week, and those changes are for a wetter forecast solution. So, let’s dive right in! Today looks just fine. Sunshine will help boost temps slightly, although strong southwest [...]Read More
We are looking for a better weather to start the week. We have a warm front sitting off to the west in IL and WI that will try and move east through the day today. We don’t think this will yield a full out warm front passage all the way over here in Ohio, but [...]Read More
We have a nice finish to the week here today. Another cool start over the state, but in general we see sunshine as a big player through the day. Winds have shifted to the southwest, so that will help moderate temps a bit. Our next front is on the way for tomorrow. Rains will range [...]Read More
Another chilly start, but we have sun on the way today! And, we should see winds start to shift around to the south tonight, allowing temps to moderate more as we finish the week. Sunshine will be here for tomorrow as well, and clouds wait to increase until late. Our next front is accelerating some, [...]Read More
The forecast pattern looks more active this morning, and we are making some changes to our forecast going forward from this weekend. The changes do not bode well for getting back into the field for any significant harvest push. Nearby, we have no changes to our forecast. It is chilly this morning as the coldest [...]Read More
The worst of the precipitation is done over the state this morning. However, that does not mean we have all that nice of a forecast for you. On the contrary…there is no change in our thinking this morning that we are looking at cloudy, damp, cold batch of nasty in here over the next 48 [...]Read More
Our cold front slowed in its eastward progress significantly over the weekend, and that is not a good thing for us this morning. If you are needing a silver lining, it would be that we were able to squeeze a completely dry day yesterday since the front slowed, and harvest rolled on without a hitch. [...]Read More
The short term forecast is unchanged this morning: Sunny, windy, dry weather holds for today and tomorrow, similar to what we have seen the past few days, and just like we have been talking up all week long. Our next front works in to the state later Sunday and goes through midday Monday…similar to our [...]Read More
No change in this great weather for the balance of the week and weekend. Dry weather holds through Sunday with slowly climbing temps, strong southwest winds and excellent dry down conditions. Morning dew should be lighter over the next few mornings too, meaning we should be able to be in the field faster. Our next [...]Read More
No complaints here at midweek. We have dry weather on the docket again today, and more is on the way. Warmer starting to assert itself too, thanks to strong south and southwest winds that started cranking up yesterday. Now, all of this should not come as any kind of surprise, since we have been talking [...]Read More
We have no changes to the forecast this morning, and our pattern is on track for the rest of this week through Saturday. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate and we will see temps slowly but surely move upward. We will be near normal by midweek (tomorrow) and above normal to finish the week and [...]Read More
The forecast looks pretty nice this morning as we move into an extended period of dry weather. Clouds may take their own sweet time breaking up here in the short term as cooler air is in place after following the frontal boundary in yesterday. However, as you look at the surface map, this is one [...]Read More
Even though the past couple of days have made it feel like we never will get good drying back, sunshine will take more control of the state today and that will begin to drive temperatures up some. The dry weather continues tomorrow and will pair with stronger winds out of the southwest. This will increase [...]Read More
Drier weather is here. It may not seem like it in parts of the state today, as lingering clouds and cooler temps don’t allow for the drier feel we have become used to over the past weeks and months. However, we have no new rain on the way, and we should see better chances of [...]Read More
Good rains are moving across the state today. We are keeping rain totals this morning at .25”-1” over about 70% of the state, and we are going to miss the really heavy action. Rains of 2” or more are likely in Michigan…but those storms look to pull northeast and move into Ontario, rather than heading [...]Read More
Not a lot of change in the overall forecast pattern this morning, but we do have a few tweaks to our forecast…mostly finessing the timing of our next two rain events. Today we should start with decent sun, but clouds will building this afternoon as our next system pushes across the western and central Corn [...]Read More
The remains of Nate came into the state yesterday, which was earlier than expected in our discussion last Friday. However, Nate made landfall along the Gulf Coast about 12-15 hours sooner than anticipated too, so that makes sense he would get here sooner. In any case, it’s not a bad thing because we are seeing [...]Read More
A very interesting set up to finish the week here in Ohio (side note: if you hear a meteorologist describe the weather as “interesting” 9 times out of 10, it’s not an exceptionally good thing!). Rain coverage geographically was fairly close to expectations yesterday, but the top end of the rain totals range far exceeded [...]Read More
We have a little bit of a damp pattern emerging today and tomorrow over the state, but may salvage a good part of the weekend if we are lucky. Today, we see scattered showers developing along a slowly moving, almost stagnant frontal boundary draped across the region. The action remains rather light, bringing a few [...]Read More
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