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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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 chance of precipitation does not arrive until early next week, but this week will feature several minor boundaries moving through and the big key will be very pesky cold air.

Today we see clouds this afternoon build as an upper level trough dips into the region after passing through NW Great Lakes. This trough has very little useable moisture with it, but it will bring clouds and slightly colder air. Precipitation is most likely tonight. We can see light snow and flurried in NW Ohio near sunset, and there may even be potential for a fresh coating in a few spots the closer you get to Toledo.… Continue reading

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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 the day. The rest of the state stays cold, but should also be dry, with sunshine trying to break free in SW OH. We are watching a drier forecast pattern emerge for the weekend an most of next week. High pressure moves into Ohio late this evening and will dominate through midday tomorrow. Ahead of the high, winds will be out of the north and northwest, drawing down cold air (like today). But, as winds turn south on the backside of the high, we should see temps moderate a bit over the weekend, moving to normal levels and even slightly above as we move into next week.… Continue reading

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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 state today, and intermittent flurries can be seen tomorrow. We have to keep a chance of heavier accumulations of an inch or two in northeast Ohio today as well, due to strong north and northwest winds still interacting with the Lake to produce snow. Now, while the cold air dominates into the start of the weekend, the precipitation does not. We look for a much drier pattern to emerge this weekend and early next week. High pressure will be working across Ohio tomorrow afternoon and Saturday. The north winds around the front of the low bring the cold air in, but we finish the weekend, with south and southeast flow up the backside of the high.… Continue reading

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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 a coating to an inch or two of general accumulation, while north central and northeast parts of Ohio can see 2-5 inches due to lake effect and enhancement.

Dry conditions move in tomorrow, but clouds will still cast a wide footprint across the state, with significant wrapping around the low that is moving off to the east. Temperatures struggle to break the lower 30s tomorrow and will only do a few degrees better for Friday over the northern half of the state. Down south, we can push toward the lower 40s tomorrow and maybe toward 50 on Friday.… Continue reading

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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 going to be off to the east.

Cold air will be the main feature of the rest of the week. That cold air mixes with a little bit of moisture coming in from the NW tomorrow, and will trigger some light snow and flurry action statewide. We look for 70% coverage, and there is the potential for a coating to an inch or two of general accumulation, while north central and northeast parts of Ohio can see 2-5 inches due to lake effect and enhancement. The snows for midweek look better here than to our west, and that is a testament to the cold air that sits over the top of us.… Continue reading

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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 Lakes, bringing some moisture and significantly colder air to the region. In fact, we will spend most of this week below normal on temps over a majority of Ohio.

So, running through it, we start with plenty of sunshine across the state today. Winds will slowly move more to the southeast this afternoon and should increase in magnitude which may allow for a few more degrees on the topside of our temperatures than what we saw this past weekend.

Clouds thicken up tonight and we see scattered precipitation breaking out over the state after midnight.… Continue reading

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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 nice set up here over the next week, with limited moisture, and temps that will be mostly seasonal.

We are dry and colder today as cold air comes in out of the north behind the front that passed yesterday. There can be some lingering light snow in NE Ohio this morning, aided by some lake enhancement, but it looks to move quickly off to the east. Most of the major headlines today will be about the storm as it hits the east coast, with weather weenie’s new catch phrase “bomb cyclone” making another appearance. This is just an over sensationalized storm complex…but we digress.… Continue reading

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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 to northern third of the state. Rains will be winding down this evening, but we won’t rule out action ending as some sloppy wet snowflakes well to the north in Ohio, closer to the Lake. We can see a coating to 2 inches from US 30 northward in north central and NE Ohio. In the northeast, where the lake enhancement is the greatest overnight tonight, we cans see some bigger snow totals. But, in general, the snow coverage and amounts look to less significant than what we feared 24 hours ago. At this time, we think most of NW Ohio will dodge significant accumulation, as the coldest air does not make it in fast enough to work with good moisture to trigger bigger snows.… Continue reading

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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 not see anything other than clouds, except for a few scattered showers near the lake shore in north central Ohio closer to this evening. Southwest winds through the day today will keep things mild for one more day.

A strong low lifts out of central IL into northern Ohio tomorrow. Notice that this track of the low is farther south. That puts bigger rain potential into our next of the woods. We are raising rain potential tomorrow to .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state. The rains go through the entire day, and will look to change over to snow through the nighttime hours tonight.… Continue reading

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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 will keep rain potential of .25”-.5” in over the southern third of Ohio tomorrow, but may have to allow some spread up closer to the I-70 corridor. Clouds tomorrow do spread all the way across northern Ohio, so while temps remain mild, we will not get the benefit of additional direct sun warming. We can’t rule out a few spits and sprinkles in northern Ohio ahead of sunset tomorrow afternoon.

Our next strong, well organized system still is not arriving Thursday midday and afternoon. Low pressure tracks from central IL through NE Indiana and into the thumb of Michigan for Thursday and brings rain totals of .25”-.5” to 80% of the state during the afternoon and into the evening.… Continue reading

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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 eastward. As it does so, we should see some south flow come up the backside of the high, and that will promote a slight moderation of temps. The state stays mostly dry, but there is one caveat, and that comes at midweek later Wednesday afternoon and evening. Wednesday we have a wave passing by mostly south of the Ohio River. We should see rains in KY and WV Wednesday into Wednesday night, and we are leaving open the possibility that some minor moisture drifts north of the Ohio River into the southern third of Ohio.… Continue reading

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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 putting as dramatic of rain totals into our forecast this morning. We still have the potential for heavy rain from overnight tomorrow night through Sunday, but that is the only over the top rainfall we see now. Let’s break it down.

Today, we have rain showers move across Ohio, bringing mostly.25”-.5” but we won’t rule out an a few slightly higher totals, particularly north central and northeast Ohio. The rain moves out by this evening, and we do not see any significant moisture overnight. Rain returns tomorrow and will bring potential for another .25”-.5” over the state with 70% coverage.… Continue reading

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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 pattern continues to unfold along the lines we have laid out earlier this week. That means from today through early Sunday morning, the focal point for heavy rain switches to central and southern parts of Ohio. This does not mean we rule out rain up north…but rather we see it being lighter than what happens farther south. Rains today can bring half to 1” rains into southern Ohio with nearly 100% coverage, and up north .1”-.5” with 60% coverage.

Tomorrow we have another wave coming up from the southwest. This will bring rains of .25”-.75” to areas south of I-70, and a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch north of I-70.… Continue reading

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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 rest of the day, slowing as it gets into southern Ohio. We are leaving rain totals at .25”-.75” over 90% of the state today, and the higher end of the range will be in northern and NW parts of the state as an offshoot of the significant rains rocking Indiana this morning. , The front does lose a bit of its serious punch this afternoon. However, overnight tonight through tomorrow, another pulse of moisture moves up the front. This brings heavier rain back into the state tomorrow, particularly over southern Ohio. We are keeping rain totals tomorrow at .25”-1” from I-70 southward, and Thursday afternoon perhaps a few hundredths to .25” in NE parts of the state.… Continue reading

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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 rains to all locations. We see .25-.75” rain totals over 90% of the state. The higher end of the range will be in northern and NW parts of the state, where thunderstorms are likely after midnight tonight through early tomorrow. Rains continue through the rest of the day as the front pushes south and east, but action loses its serious punch in the afternoon. We won’t rule out thunderstorms re-firing tomorrow evening in SW Ohio, but in general, we think it will take a more significant wave of action Thursday morning to generate moisture.

We are putting more rain in on Thursday over southern Ohio as that stronger wave moves out of southern Indiana into southern Ohio.… Continue reading

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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 have a slightly more northern bias, and rains the last half of the week will have a more southern bias. But, the results are that everyone sees more rain. The map below shows potential rain totals from now through Sunday. Here is how it all breaks down.

Rains today will develop mostly across the northern part of the state. .25”-.75” rains are likely with 90% coverage from I-70 northward. Rains do not look like they will be able to carry all the way south today, meaning the southern quarter of the state misses out. The “gray area” will be in west central parts of Ohio, just south of I-70.… Continue reading

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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 along and near the I-70 corridor. The rains move out of most of Ohio by shortly after sunrise tomorrow, but may hold on over the southern third of the state up to noon, and if we don’t see rains hold that long, thick clouds will remain at least. Rain totals today into early tomorrow will be half to 1.5”, and there can be some 2”+ totals in east central Ohio, if they get the thunderstorm boost leading up to midnight tonight.

We dry down tomorrow evening and stay dry through Saturday. High pressure parking over NW Ohio will draw in cold air to start the weekend.… Continue reading

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