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 day. Generally speaking, we will see limited precipitation once we get past late morning, but we won’t rule out minor snows right on through this afternoon. Totals will be a coating to an inch at best, with coverage at 60% of the state. We do not see this moisture lingering for long, though. In fact tomorrow and Wednesday both look better with some sunshine working though. However, chilly air will be difficult to get rid of.

Action on Thursday looks to be diminished for Ohio. Low pressure tracks north through the great lakes and bringing moisture to WI, MI and Ontario.… Continue reading

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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 going on farther south.

Another wave of moisture will be coming through tonight. We do have good news this morning, though! The action in southern Ohio is not going to be nearly as problematic! The heaviest moisture is staying farther south, and action is highly diminished across Southern Ohio compared to previous forecasts. We do have action lifting a bit farther north in eastern parts of the state, but still, this is a significant improvement. We will have some light snow and flurry action in overnight tonight, bringing a fresh coating south and east of a line from Youngstown to Greenville.… Continue reading

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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 to no more than 2 inches from US 30 northward. Coverage will be about 60%, but most snow totals will be to the lower end of the range as well. The best chance for the upper part of the range will be in NE Ohio where the lake can enhance the snow chances.

Most of the state turns out partly sunny on Friday. However, this respite will be short lived. Light snow is back into the state Friday evening, and this quickly turns into a north vs. south event. Light snow can bring a coating to an inch or two north of a line from Hamilton to Chillicothe to Marietta Friday evening through early Saturday morning.… Continue reading

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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 wants more winter.

Cold air started to blast in to the far northwest part of the state early this morning, and will continue to sink south and east through the day. With this cold air arrival, we can’t rule out a little bit of light snow in NW Ohio this morning, and as the day wears on it can become a bigger part of the forecast in north central and northeast Ohio. Most of the snowflakes stay north of US 30, but we won’t rule it out completely in a few isolated areas farther south.… Continue reading

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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 a big chance. We actually see better threats of thunderstorms farther west this afternoon. Rain totals remain on track to be from .25” to 1.25” over 100% of the state. Temps today will be above normal, making the only day out of the next 10 to have that kind of temperature profile. The map above shows total precipitation potential through tomorrow morning.

Much colder air is on the way in for tomorrow. This cold air begins to blast in overnight tonight, but we think most of the moisture will be gone before it gets here.… Continue reading

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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 last evening and continued through the overnight. . Moisture totals were generally a few hundredths to about .4” liquid equivalent. We should see sunshine for several hours today as high pressure sweeps quickly through the state, ending up in north northeast Ohio by mid-afternoon. On the backside of that high, though, clouds will begin to increase again toward sunset.

A significant frontal boundary will cross the state tomorrow. Action begins a little ahead of sunrise tomorrow morning and then goes through sunrise and mid-morning on Wednesday. Total rains will be from .25”-1.25”, and coverage will be 100% of the state.… Continue reading

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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 Midwest later today to eastern KY and WV by the end of tomorrow night. Moisture here is unchanged from our previous looks…mostly a quarter to three quarters of an inch, but also only in the south, and mostly southwest part of the state. The numbers given are liquid equivalent, and that is important, because cold air is racing in across the state tomorrow. So, we believe there will be snow in SW Ohio tomorrow. Right now we look for this only in the far southwest, and south central part of the state, and coverage is less than we saw earlier this week.… Continue reading

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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 day from I-70 southward to the tune of .25”-1”. North of I-70, we see nothing. The map at right shows cumulative precipitation by Sunday midday. Cold air blasts into the state overnight Saturday night and Sunday morning. That means there is a very real chance that the precipitation will end as some sloppy wet snow. Again the better chances for accumulation will be in southern Ohio, where the liquid is moving through, but even there, you see the best precipitation be outside of the coldest air. Still, we have to leave the door open to minor accumulations of a coating to an inch over about 30% of the southern part of the state.… Continue reading

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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 Ohio are already winding down, having happened overnight. Snow accumulations of a coating to 3 or 4” are likely with 80% coverage through today, and we may even see some slightly higher totals, as more moisture has wrapped into the upper low. The map above is cumulative snow totals from last evening through this evening. Snow ends this evening as the nor’easter for the east coast moves north and out to sea. Temps remain cold for tomorrow and Friday, though. Sunshine will slowly return, and we should be dry through Friday.

Our next system is still on track for a Saturday midday arrival, and it will linger through the first half of Sunday.… Continue reading

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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 early this afternoon, particularly from central Ohio east toward the PA line. NW Ohio sees nothing today, and most of north central Ohio is devoid of precipitation as well. However, northeast Ohio can pick up some light snow later this afternoon.

Cold air stays over the state behind this system for tomorrow through early Friday morning. Wrap around cloud cover and moisture will be in overnight tonight through tomorrow and likely brings accumulating snow to a large part of the state. Accumulations of a coating to 3 or 4” are likely with 80% coverage through tomorrow.… Continue reading

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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 winds will be seen over the state in advance of our next storm complex. This storm system will pass by mostly to the south the Ohio River late tonight through tomorrow. However, we do still see some precipitation working into far southern Ohio tomorrow, mostly in the central southern tip of the state. WE will allow for scattered action all the way up to I-170. But, coverage up near I-70 will be only 20%-30%, while down closer to the river, we see 80% coverage. Rain totals near I-70 will be a few hundredths, but down in south central areas near the river, we can see closer to half an inch.… Continue reading

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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 state. However, the best action remains in SW Ohio, where we can see a few hundredths to .4”. Some of this heavier moisture runs from Cincinnati up towards Dayton and even over closer to Columbus. With cold air in play we still feel that we have to allow for some wet snow in there, mixing with some rain. Minor accumulations can be seen, especially north of I-70. Everything looks to be done by late tomorrow evening.

We are dry for Saturday night, Sunday and Monday, with sunshine and blue sky back in over the state for Sunday.… Continue reading

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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 trending a little farther north this morning. Generally, this is part of a low pressure circulation that’s moving from IA and northern MO into the OH and TN valleys, on its way to becoming yet another potential “nor’easter” for the east coast early next week. But its track is farther north, and so we have to allow for a few hundredths up to a quarter of an inch of rain up into SW Ohio, perhaps up to the I-70 corridor through Columbus and toward Zanesville. The action will not be all that impressive, but with this move north, we can expect clouds to be more dominant Saturday morning and midday over the rest of the state.… Continue reading

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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 lower to middle 40s for most of the period in the north, 50s in the south, while sunshine is the main component of the forecast today, tomorrow and Friday.

The weekend at this point looks pretty good. We stay dry and sunny here while a wave dives through southern Indiana off to our west. This may throw a few clouds into SW Ohio on Saturday, but in general, we stay mostly sunny with near to slightly above normal temps both days.

Our next strong low is on the way, but still looks to have most of its impact come late Monday through Tuesday.… Continue reading

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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 spots near the lake. Most of this will be on grassy surfaces, cars or anything else similar, so we do not expect travel problems. We expect coverage at nearly 80% of the state, even in southern Ohio, where temps are more likely to push into the upper 30s…we just will see sloppy wet snow flakes in the south. Even without snow, areas will deal with plentiful clouds. Sunshine today should be looked at as a bonus. Today should be the coldest day of this week.

Winds turn west tomorrow, and that should swing us to more of a dry pattern.… Continue reading

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