Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 4, 2017

Ryan Martin 12-4-17

Strong winds will develop by midday today over almost all of Ohio.  These winds are ahead of a cold front that should sweep through tomorrow, starting very early tomorrow morning (shortly after midnight) and going through the mid to late afternoon. We should see clouds increase through this afternoon, but in a bit of good news this morning, we have no concern about any moisture in NW Ohio, which we did mention last time we talked last week.  The strong winds will be at least 15-30 mph sustained today, and will take temps well above normal one more time.

As we mentioned, the cold front comes through tomorrow and will bring precipitation from roughly 3 AM through mid tomorrow afternoon.  Action should be out of the state tomorrow before sunset and that means we are looking at about 12 hours’ worth of precipitation potential – that is about it.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 1, 2017

Rayn Martin 12-1-17

No change in the short term forecast through next Tuesday. Behind the front that moved through yesterday, we have dry weather in for today, tomorrow and Sunday. Temps will be normal to above normal for daytime highs, but normal overnight (which is much cooler than we have become accustomed to recently). Sunshine will dominate through the period.

Monday we start to see good southwest winds develop and most of the state will see another dry day with sunshine slowly followed by increasing clouds. Yesterday we mentioned our concern about some fringe moisture working into far NW Ohio for Monday. That moisture looks less impressive this morning, but we still can’t completely rule it out. Our feeling is that most of it will stay well west and north of us. But, there will at least be some clouds around as early as Monday morning and we still won’t rule out action over about 30% of far NW OH.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 30, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-30-17

Keep the umbrella handy today. A weak cold front moving across the state this afternoon and evening, and we still expect it to trigger some minor precipitation. Right now we have no reason to deviate from our thoughts of a few hundredths to a tenth or two, most of the state will be in the lower part of that range. In fact, if we get just a little lucky, we can escape with just spits and sprinkles in many areas. Still, we are moving coverage up to near 80% of the state getting at least a little wet, and only SW OH has a chance of completely missing out.  There just is not a lot of moisture to work with here. Action is done by midnight tonight, and we should see a decent sunrise in most areas tomorrow morning.

Dry weather is back behind the front for tomorrow through the weekend.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 29, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-29-17

Another dry day today as high pressure starts to leave the region. Southwest winds will dominate once again but won’t be as strong as yesterday. We should see sunshine over a large part of the state, but clouds will be trying to increase, especially this afternoon with an approaching cold front. That front will not impact us until likely midday tomorrow. Moisture remains unimpressive and we will keep rain totals at a few hundredths to .3”, but honestly, most areas will be .2” or less. Coverage for tomorrow’s rains come in at 70%. Action develops near or shortly after noon, and is gone by midnight.

Behind the front, we have drier weather back for a good 4 days and high pressure dominates. We cool off for Friday, but should see a slow build in temps through the weekend. The biggest hint of our being in a cooler air mass behind the front will be morning lows, as we should dip below freezing Friday morning, Saturday morning and even in a few spots Sunday morning.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 28, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-28-17

Windy today with strong southwest winds ramping up to 15-30 mph. Temps should push into the upper 50s to low 60s. Clouds will be building tomorrow as we get closer to our next frontal passage for Thursday. Temps will be slightly lower because of the cloud build, but still will be well above normal for the year. The front arrives Thursday afternoon and hangs around up to midnight Thursday night. This should bring .05”-.3” of action to about 70% of the state. It will be east of us by just past midnight.

We dry back down behind the front for Friday and temperatures remain above normal. A cooler weekend will be in store, with temps rising again on Monday. All 4 days will be dry.

Scattered showers move into the state next Tuesday, but will be limited to a few hundredths to .4” over about 60% of the state.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 27, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-24-17

Southwest flow dominates the start of this week, precisely the same way we finished last week. These southwest winds will allow temps to climb to above normal levels again. Today’s winds will be brisk at times, but generally not as strong as what we saw over the weekend and what we will see tomorrow. Winds today will average 8-16 miles an hour, and tomorrow we will likely be back in the 12-25 mph range. Still, those winds will be bringing in warmer air for the first half of the week. We stay dry through Wednesday.

Our next front is still on the way for later Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. It does not look as strong this morning as it did late last week. We still will be looking for some clouds and some light precipitation, but we are taking moisture totals down slightly this morning from our thoughts last Friday.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 22, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-22-17

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.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 21, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-21-17

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 precipitation threat is very low, but clouds look to be persistent. That, combined with the big change in air mass is prompting us to keep a few sprinkles or light snow flakes in over the state overnight into tomorrow morning. The best threat of action will be in north central and northeast OH, where we can see some light snow, but we won’t rule a little precipitation out anywhere. The key word is “little”…as available moisture looks to be limited to a few hundredths to at most .1”. So, anything that happens will be rather inconsequential.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 20, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-20-17

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 we see our next significant chance of precipitation. Cold air blasted into the state yesterday behind our very wet Saturday-Sunday morning system. That cold air remains here as we start the day today, but changes are afoot. We start to see a shift in winds later this afternoon, with strong southwest winds likely from tonight through tomorrow. Those winds will take temps to above normal levels tomorrow. Sunshine should be a big player today and tomorrow, although with a potential rapid temperature rise, we could see fog in spots tomorrow morning.

A cold front moves through tomorrow night after midnight through early Wednesday.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 17, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-17-17

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 rains can end as sloppy wet snow over the northern half of the state. We won’t even rule out some minor accumulations in NE OH, although this is not going to be a big deal. We turn much colder on Sunday behind the frontal passage. We are increasing the top end of our forecast just a bit, putting rain totals at .25”-2” over 100% of the state from tonight through about early afternoon Sunday. However, we do not think the 2 inch rain totals will be as widespread as this model map suggests.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 16, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-16-17

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 southern and western parts of the state. Colder air will filter in to our area through the day.

Tomorrow clouds will be on the increase, especially midday and afternoon. We may get lucky and be able to start the day with some sun. Scattered showers develop tomorrow evening and overnight in the north (particularly NW) and spread south and east through the day Saturday. These rains can end as some lake effect snow Sunday morning in Northeast OH, and even a few wet snowflakes farther south. Warmer air comes in with the most intense rains through the day Saturday, and we wont rule out a thunderstorm in spots, although the best chances stay farther west.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 15, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-15-17

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 of the range. The best rains likely happen earlier in the afternoon back to our west in Indiana. Behind this front, breezy conditions are in tomorrow. Clouds may hold on longer due to strong northwest flow, but we at least get by with no new precipitation tomorrow.

Our strong frontal complex is still on the way for the weekend. Clouds increase Friday afternoon and we see rains from Friday night through the day Saturday. They start light, but pick up intensity through Saturday and can lead to some pretty good totals. We are leaving rain totals at .25”-.75” over 90% of the state through sunset Saturday night.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 14, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-14-17

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 east, and south winds will allow clouds to break up.

A front moves into the area tomorrow and brings some minor rains with it. The arrival is tomorrow afternoon and action goes up to midnight tomorrow night. We are keeping our rain totals at a few hundredths to .4” over 70% of the state. The rains look light and gentle.

A slight pause brings dry weather for Thursday, but clouds likely hold on thanks to colder air pushing in. Our next system is moving a little faster, and may start to bring rains as soon as Friday late afternoon.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 13, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-13-17

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 this morning, and are still dealing with some lingering rains in far eastern parts of the state. Those will move out and that high will slowly track into NW Ohio into this afternoon. This high will bring cooler air today, even with sunshine, but on the backside tomorrow, south winds should allow for some minor moderation. However, our thoughts from last week of temps potentially getting above normal are long gone, and a move back to normal will be about all we can do. Either way, sun the next two days will feel better than the dreary close to the weekend, or even the start to the day today in the east.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 10, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-10-17

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 ahead of our next frontal boundary arrival on Sunday.

Rains arrive Sunday mid-afternoon and will continue off and on through the overnight Sunday night. We expect showers to give a few hundredths to up to .4” over about 70% of the state.

Dry weather is back for Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Sunshine should be dominant for the period, particularly on Tuesday, with south winds start developing Tuesday ahead of our next potential wave coming in Wednesday. Those south winds will moderate temps for at least midweek, and we think even most of the balance of the week.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 9, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-9-17

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 the east, which would allow for some moderation in temps as we finish the week, but it will be a short lived south push. A second high pressure dome will re-emerge for Saturday. Look for a chilly start today, and a similar chilly start to Saturday.

We continue to see our next chance of moisture coming Sunday, but the system looks to delay about 8-12 hours coming in from the west. That means we should start to see clouds build Sunday mid-morning, and precipitation trying to develop mid to late Sunday afternoon. The best showers will be Sunday evening through to early Monday morning.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 8, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-8-17

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 stronger for late this weekend into early Monday. It also looks to spread farther south. We are adding clouds over the entire state for Sunday afternoon, and will put rain coverage at 80% from late Sunday afternoon into early Monday. Rain totals can be from .05”-.4”. This looks to be a much better rain producer for the region, but precipitation will be rain; we have no concern about snow at this point. The map above shows the precipitation set up near midnight Sunday night.

Behind that system, we swing back to drier weather for the balance of Monday and Tuesday.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 7, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-7-17

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 any major precipitation threats. By the same token, a few clouds may work in late Sunday as the remains of a front coming out of Indiana work in here. But, all moisture from the front will be used up by the time it gets here, so we are keeping our forecast basically dry. Temperatures today will be several degrees cooler than yesterday, and we will see cooler weather still tomorrow. In fact, we see our coolest air in over the state for the second half of the week. This will come as dominant high pressure settles over the region.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 6, 2017

Ryan Martin 11-6-17

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 western parts of the state already before midday, but will take longer to break in the east. Overall, today will begin a transition to a pattern dramatically different to the warm temps and heavy rains we have seen over the past 24-36 hours.

Tomorrow, we continue to see temps pull back a bit more, and we should see more sunshine. In fact, temps continue to stair step down into midweek, when we hit a below normal level that we find ourselves staying at through the rest of the week. The good news is that we should see sunshine dominate too, right on through the weekend, and we have a nice, dry weather pattern setting up for the week.… Continue reading

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