After a nearly 3 week stretch of weather dominated by limited moisture and rainfall, the pattern is changing and will become conducive for heavier precipitation later in the weekend and early next week. A preview of what's to come was experienced Tuesday in parts of my area when showers and storms dumped up to 2" of rain in localized spots. You can see on the satellite how the jet is now aligned from the southwest drawing moisture into the central U.S. A pronounced trough ove
With just a couple of days to go, October temperatures are running cool around the Midwest. Though the core of the cold has been centered over Canada and the Plains. Much of the coming week is projected to remain cool but beyond that some changes should lead to a much warmer period of weather by mid-November. The big tip-off is the MJO (Madden Julien Oscillation) which is projected to move into warmer phases. If you follow the green dots in the phase diagram you can see the p
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Had another amazing time at the Galena Halloween parade. I think this is the 11th year we've gone!...Met a lot of VERY COOL PEOPLE! Such good times! Below is Eden and her friend, Ari....plus T and I. T went a little low key this year in the costume department...but that's okay...he still looked ghoul-lishly good.
Monday's weather is the best we're going to get for at least the next week. Ahead of a cold front temperatures will warm into the 50s and 60s. There will be plenty of sunshine and the winds will be light. A great day to work outdoors and maybe take all of the leaves that fell down after Sunday's strong winds. High pressure is in control now but a cold front will come through on Tuesday and lead to a few showers. Not much in the way of accumulation. And behind the front drier
The weather hasn't changed much over the last about two weeks around here. Temperatures have been near and below normal and there's been little in the way of precipitation. Over the last seven days, most of the Upper Midwest has seen less than a half an inch of rain - There will be a few disturbances that move through that will bring some rain. However, the air is so dry that these systems fall apart and there won't be much actually falling and accumulating. Here's the rainfa