Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Light snow will be moving away today. We are increasing our snow potential for later this week. Overnight we saw snow fall develop, and we see a significant reduction in precipitation coverage by midday, but it will take into mid afternoon to finally see all areas of the state precipitation free. Ultimately amounts from this entire event will end up totaling a coating to an inch. That is it. In fact, the best precipitation likely is already behind us this morning. We stay dry tomorrow as well and see some decent sun before clouds start to build again.On Thursday, we are going to have to ramp up our precipitation forecast and coverage area. We had been hoping to see the low-pressure center stay south, and keep heavier precipitation at bay. Well, we are looking for liquid equivalent precipitation totals to be about the same as our forecast 24 hours ago, but the coverage is expanding greatly, and a second wave out of this system will drag some of those heavier moisture totals farther north. Snow starts near and just north of the Ohio River already Thursday morning, although there is potential for rain to mix in some with that precipitation. By early afternoon will have spread to nearly 90% of the state. Snow and a rain/snow mix will continue through the evening and overnight and should be done by Friday late morning. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be from a few hundredths to .5”, with the heaviest near the river where we see mostly rain. However, some of the better snows will develop over the northern half of Ohio, where we see a coating to 2 inches possible. From I-70 southward, since rain can mix in, a fresh coating is likely all the snow we see. It comes down to temperatures. The map at right shows snow potential for Thursday and Friday. We should be dry in all areas to finish out Friday afternoon. On Saturday, we are still watching a little clipper system trying to race across the corn belt near the I-80 corridor, but we are not as concerned about significant precipitation out of it. Clouds sag out of Ontario across Lake Erie and into northern Ohio. We won’t rule out a few flurries Saturday midday and afternoon from US 30 northward. However, we think precipitation is less likely for Saturday this morning than we did 24 hours ago. We still look for areas from US 30 southward see nothing. Partly to mostly sunny skies emerge for Sunday, and we stay dry Monday through Thursday of next week. Clouds may begin to increase for Thanksgiving afternoon, but we are not completely sold on any precipitation threats. We are watching thanksgiving night closely. Friday still looks mostly dry. Rains are in for the 24th through the 26th. And yes, we are talking rain. Temps will climb the second half of the week next week and will easily be warm enough for rain. Totals can be half to 2”, which will be way more than we need in any area. However, be thankful that we are talking rain, with that kind of available moisture around!!! We turn dry and colder again behind that 3-day system for the 27th and 28th.last_img

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