Cold November

As we end November, we end another cold month.  When the month started, it appeared that the first half would be colder than average and the second half would be warmer than average.  Although the second half was warmer per average than the first half, it still was nowhere near warm enough to offset the… Read more Cold November

Light Snow

There is a push of warmer air for the region today.  That warm air pushing against the dense cold air that has been in place causes the atmosphere to rise.  In turn, we should see some light snow and even some locations with some light rain today.   It is another of a series of fairly… Read more Light Snow

Southern Snow

There was a significant blizzard to our south on Sunday into Sunday night.  The storm stretch from Kansas and Nebraska through southern Iowa to Chicago.   Certainly not all areas, but double digit snow totals occurred with the storm as well as wind gusts over 50 miles per hour with even a few locations recorded gusts… Read more Southern Snow

Rain, Snow and Cold

Some light rain fell on Monday, a bit of snow on Tuesday. Those were the main precipitation events of the week. From today through the weekend it looks mostly dry until Saturday with well below average temperatures. Because the ground isn’t frozen we will probably generate enough thermals to make clouds either develop during the… Read more Rain, Snow and Cold

November Blues

The word cold of course is a relative term.  In the autumn we find temperatures near freezing to be cold.  In January a temperature near freezing we would considered mild.  In fact, it would if you’re like me be a day we would be walking outdoors without a jacket.  That being said, a cold front… Read more November Blues


November is the month that we descend into winter.  By the end of this month average highs will only be in the 20s and average lows will be around 10 degrees.   November also begins what I call our dry season.  We only average 1” of rain and/or melted snow this month.  Then we only average… Read more November