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Morning Thunderstorms

August 4, 2017

Devon McCann caught a lightning bolt, one of many, in storms that rolled through this morning. This photo was captured in Ashtabula County.

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Weekend Planner

August 4, 2017

While showers will be very widely scattered at best during parts of the weekend, by and large the weekend looks pleasant, cool, and dry. Click on the probabilities chart below for a larger view. The pattern for the next 1-2 weeks overall will average cooler than normal for August. We will no see the opportunity […]

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Christmas In Pilaf Progress

July 27, 2017

I’m now approaching the halfway point in writing this year’s Christmas novel, Christmas In Pilaf, Book 3: Food For The Soul. I have several book signings lined up in November. Keep an eye out for details. In the meantime, it was so neat getting a Twitter shout out from FOX Business Channel and FOX News […]

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Still Near Normal

July 27, 2017

Temperatures are on the edge of where “normal” is considered (+/- 2°F) for July in addition to actually running a little under normal rainfall.

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Giant “Sprites”

July 26, 2017

They are even bigger and brighter than the “sprites” discovered shooting far into the ionosphere from very large, electrically active thunderstorms. They are called “jets,” and they are so bright, they can easily be seen by the naked eye. Check out this image snapped from the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. You can read […]

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July 24, 2017

It seems like this July has felt more humid than last year’s July. Is it our imagination? There is only one sure-fire way to answer that. Let’s look at the actual data for the first 23 days of July thus far: Nope. It’s NOT our imagination!

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Change Coming

July 21, 2017

Our weekend will be pretty stuffy, but a fast transition to dry and comfortably cool will begin Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday look absolutely stunning!

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Huge Difference!

July 12, 2017

Here is today’s stuffy, mega-muggy dew point chart for the Ohio Valley: Compare that with the same chart exactly four months ago when it was extremely DRY!:

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Sticky Through Thursday

July 11, 2017

Sticky, summery dew points will persist until the next cool front can push some comfortable air in for the weekend:

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Hottest Days Behind Us

July 11, 2017

Climatologically, the hottest days are now behind us (July 4 to July 9). But as we all know, persistently cooler days are still months away. The average temperature declines are so small between now and late August that summer weather fans can relax. However, those of you who like to chase down those summery breezes […]

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