C.O.R.N. Newsletter Articles

  1. Author(s): Jim Noel

    The cooler than normal blob of water in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator tends to push the first autumn freeze later than normal in our region. Therefore, there is no indication of an early freeze in September this year. It appears the first freeze for Ohio will not come until October either on schedule or a bit later than normal.

    Map of Pacific Ocean

    Issue: 2020-29
  2. Author(s): Aaron Wilson

    Midwest Derecho

    Issue: 2020-27
  3. Author(s): Aaron Wilson

    As of the Thursday July 30, 2020 release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, 37% of the state is covered by D1- moderate drought conditions (Figure 1). Hot and mostly dry conditions continued through much of June and July, with only scattered areas of heavy rain throughout the state. This has depleted soil moisture and lowered stream flows. If you are seeing drought impacts in your area, consider submitting a report to the Drought Impact Reporter.

    Issue: 2020-25
  4. 16-day Mean Precipitation
    Author(s): Jim Noel

    The overall drier pattern in many but not all places in Ohio this summer appears like it will relax closer to normal in August. The greatest uncertainty with the outlook will center around how the tropical moisture impacts the eastern United States.

    Issue: 2020-24
  5. Figure 1: U.S. Drought Monitor for Ohio as reported on Thursday July 16, 2020.
    Author(s): Aaron Wilson

    Hot and mostly dry conditions have continued across Ohio. As of July 20, Columbus has reach at least 90°F on 16 out of 20 days in the month, with many locations around the state recording at least double-digit days at that mark. Temperatures this past week averaged 2-8°F above normal, with the warmest conditions compared to average across northern Ohio.

    Issue: 2020-23
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