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Unique meteorological insights from the Arbor Doctor, Ron Rothhaas, as heard on In The Garden with Ron Wilson, in particular how weather affects your landscape investment.


Current drought:  

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February Moisture Condition Monitoring Report

Station Number: OH-HM-24
Station Name: Cheviot 3.4 W
Report Date: 2/17/2017
Submitted: 2/17/2017 7:20 PM
Scale Bar: Near Normal
Observed conditions are expected for this time of year. February rainfall is below normal with only 0.96 to date and only 0.18 in the last 7 days. Temperatures have been above normal but cool enough to keep soil moisture evaporation to a minimum. Conditions were wet in January and conditions have only recently returned to near normal for this time of year.
Categories: General Awareness

Current U.S. Drought Monitor

Seasonal Drought outlook:

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Please remember to water…correctly! See our article on watering here>>>

8-14 Day Weather.  Temperature and Precipitation:


8 to 14 Day Outlook - Temperature Probability Precipitation: 8 to 14 Day Outlook - Precipitation Probability

30 day Outlook:

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Soil temperature map

Ron Wilson shared this link for soil temperatures across the US.  Pretty cool!

Weather Outlook


Current Live Weather Radar:  

Central Great Lakes sector loop

Click on map for local radar from NWS:


National Weather Outlook

Doppler Radar National Mosaic

Go to the Guam sectorGo to the Alaska sectorGo to the Pacific Northwest sectorGo to the Northern Rockies sectorGo to the Upper Mississippi Valley sectorGo to the Central Great Lakes sectorGo to the Northeast sector Go to the Puerto Rico sectorGo to the Hawaii sectorGo to the Pacific Southwest sectorGo to the Southern Rockies sectorGo to the Southern Plains sectorGo to the Southern Mississippi Valley sectorGo to the Southeast sector National Radar Mosaic Sectors

Day 1 HAS-generated QPF

Day 2 HAS-generated QPF

Latest HAS-generated QPF

5 day rainfall (including melted snow) forecast:

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Today’s Convective (Severe Weather) Outlooks:

Updated: Tue Mar 24 16:31:57 UTC 2015
Current Convective Outlooks
Current Day 1 Outlook 1630 UTC Day 1 Outlook Forecaster: BUNTING/MEAD/COHEN Issued: 24/1627Z Valid: 24/1630Z – 25/1200Z Forecast Risk of Severe Storms: Enhanced Risk
Current Day 2 Outlook 0600 UTC Day 2 Outlook Forecaster: DARROW Issued: 24/0440Z Valid: 25/1200Z – 26/1200Z Forecast Risk of Severe Storms: Enhanced Risk
Current Day 3 Outlook 0600 UTC Day 3 Outlook Forecaster: DARROW Issued: 24/0702Z Valid: 26/1200Z – 27/1200Z Forecast Risk of Severe Storms: No Svr Tstms

Click here for real time lightning data>>>

Rainfall (including melted snowfall): Click here>>>

2016 Rainfall totals:
Month                         Monthly Total        Annual Total      30 Year Avg/YTD     2015 Departure
January 2016              1.01                        1.01                    3.08/3.08                  -2.07
February 2016            5.65                        6.66                    2.80/ 5.88                +0.78            
March 2016                 3.19                        9.85                    3.82/9.70                 +0.15
April 2016                    4.11                        13.96                  4.03/13.73               +0.23
May 2016                     3.69                        17.65                  5.28/19.01               -1.36
June 2016                    3.01                        20.66                   4.24/23.25               -2.59
July 2016                      4.62                        25.28                   4.05/27.30               -2.02
August 2016                8.24                        33.52                   3.26/30.56               +2.96
September 2016         3.33                        36.85                   2.83/33.39               +3.46
October 2016              2.16                        39.01                   3.38/36.77               +2.24
November 2016          1.60                        40.61                   3.47/40.24               +0.37
December 2016           3.96                       45.83                   3.48/43.72               +2.11                           
2015 Year In Review
Wondering how the overall weather in 2015 compared to normal? Check out the 2015 regional climate summary for a complete local overview of trends and extremes throughout the year:…/clim…/2015RegionalClimateReport.pdf. –

This linked blog post from meteorologist Stu Ostro lends some sanity to the El Nino hype:  Click here>>>

The Super Outbreak of Tornadoes – April 3-4, 1974

Map by Dr. T. Fujita, University of Chicago

Tornado number 43, the Saylor Park F5, is the only tornado I ever personally witnessed.  I was in third grade.  More information here>>>