Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 10, 2019
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Much colder air settles over the state today and we are in for 3 days of back to back to back colder than normal temps. The coldest days will be today and tomorrow as a large part of the state struggles to break out of the mid 2os. Southern Ohio likely makes a run into the lower 30s, but generally the theme of the next few days is significantly colder. There still is a threat of some lake effect snows in far NE Ohio tomorrow, but otherwise, precipitation is not going to be a big concern. Overnight lows the next couple of nights will be in the teens and low 20s, meaning that we see a pretty homogeneous air mass in here that does not warm much during the day, or fall off much at night. Our temperature ranges will be pretty tight. Daytime highs do turn out to be not as cold for Thursday.The pattern starts to turn a little more active as we finish the week and go through early next week. For Friday we see clouds and some sunshine, but also have to allow for some afternoon and evening precipitation crossing the state into Saturday. This is the first of 3 waves that cross Ohio between Friday and next Tuesday. That first wave brings liquid equivalent precipitation totals of .25″-.5″ with 70% coverage. Precipitation type can be rain and snow, with better rain chances central and south, snow potential over the northern third. After a quick break for Saturday midday and afternoon, moisture is back with wave number 2 overnight Saturday night through Sunday. This batch looks to be mostly snow, but with liquid equivalent moisture totals at only a tenth to four tenths, the action looks pretty light. Still, we cant keep the forecast dry, even though it wont be a big event.Mostly sunny skies develop or Monday, but it will be a brief stay for the sun. Clouds are back Tuesday and our third wave for the cycle comes through the state. Ohio can pick up anywhere from a few hundredths to .3″ of moisture, and again, there is potential for either rain or snow at this point. We do start to move to a drier pattern behind that event, with partly sunny skies next Wednesday and fully sunny skies for Thursday. Next Thursday also looks much, much warmer, with above normal temps. However, usually when we see that kind of warming at this time of year, it is thanks to strong south flow ahead of a potentially impressive front. WE think that is the case here and look for another strong system to arrive closer to the end of next week or the weekend, bringing rain and snow to Ohio. Precipitation totals for the next 10 days (in liquid equivalent) are shown on the map at right. These totals come predominately from a 5 day period that stretches from Friday through next Tuesday.