Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Foliage Clean Up

Sunday's warm temps and the abundance of fallen leaves looks to be be the perfect match. Today's dry air and plenty of sunshine should have dried out the leaves that came down with the wind and rain earlier in the week.

Average Saturday / Warmer on Sunday

The high temperature on Saturday will just break the 60 mark by mid/late afternoon after overcoming a chilly night. Sunday looks to be the better of the two days with a high in the mid 60's a bit warmer than average.  Both days with clear skies and plenty of sunshine.  Enjoy the weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2011

NWS Frost Advisory

After a very nice day we're in for a cold night. Frost is likely tonight, so a cool start for Saturday. Hopefully, not too cool to keep from clearing all the leaves that have been falling. 
From the NWS:

... Frost advisory remains in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday...

* Locations... eastern Indiana... northern Kentucky and much of southwest Ohio.
* Temperatures... falling into the mid 30s.
* Timing... late tonight into early Saturday morning.
* Impacts... frost will develop which may damage sensitive vegetation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A frost advisory means that frost is likely. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

Hoping for a Fine Friday

If this morning's sunshine is a good sign we'll recover nicely from yesterday's rain and wind. Saturday looks to be our best day of the weekend.

NOAA's Winter Outlook: Wet Winter for Dayton

While the whole document is much longer but the key point for Dayton is higher than normal precipitation. Given the predicted temperature outlook is about average, depending on the timing of our winter storm system this could mean a snowy winter for Dayton.

From the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center Season Outlook:

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nasty Day

Having to run around today was no picnic. Cold wind driven rain was on tap throughout the area. While not serious, certainly not pleasant either.

NWS Windy conditions expected today...

The latest NWS Advisory:

A deep low pressure system will rotate northeastward across our area today. A tight pressure gradient behind the low will produce strong winds this through the afternoon. Sustained west winds of 20
to 30 mph and wind gusts up to near 45 mph are possible through the day. Winds will diminish this evening.
These winds will blow around any loose items left outside as well as make driving more difficult for those in high profile vehicles.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wind Advisory for Dayton

... Windy conditions expected late tonight and Thursday... 

Strong low pressure will deepen and rotate into Northern Ohio tonight and then across the Great Lakes on Thursday. The pressure gradient will increase around this low... with strong west winds developing
late tonight into Thursday. Sustained west winds around 25 mph and wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible through the day on Thursday. Winds will diminish Thursday evening.

These winds will blow around any loose items left outside as well as make driving more difficult for those in high profile vehicles.

Cold and Rainy

It's a great day to be a duck!  100% chance of rain. Total rainfall up to an inch. About 8 degrees cooler than normal.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Looks to be Here

With today's seriously loud thunderstorm rolling through the area around 2:00 PM the cooler temperatures are firmly in place. Some rain will help drop more leaves before clearing out for the weekend. Seasonable crisp nights. Fall is here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Continue or Punt?

Trying to decide what to do with this blog. I need to make a commit to this or just let it go. Decision time.