Wetter Conditions Remain Favored into Spring

The outlook for February calls for near normal temperatures after the warm start with normal to above normal rainfall. That was the only change in the outlook. February looks wetter than a few weeks ago. Rainfall the next two weeks will average 1-4 inches across the state. Normal for two weeks is about 1.5 inches. You can see the consensus 16-day rainfall outlook at:

https://www.weather.gov/images/ohrfc/dynamic/NAEFS16.apcp.mean.total.png

The spring outlook is for a chilly start but a warmer than normal finish. Above normal rainfall is in the outlook until at least May.  However, it does not look as wet as 2019 at this time.

The trends in the climate models indicate a switch to hotter and drier weather as we go through summer.

You can keep up-to-date on all the NOAA climate outlooks at:

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

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