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After another wet weekend and cooler temperatures to start this week, it may be surprising to hear that conditions will be changing back to warm and dry for the next several weeks.  Climate models are strongly favoring above-normal temperature throughout the rest of September with a slight favoring of below-normal precipitation.  Abnormally dry conditions continue to persist in counties across northern Indiana, but the spatial extent is gradually shrinking  (Figure 1).  It is too soon to tell if the upcoming warm and dry outlooks will be strong enough to expand and intensify those drier areas or if a few periodic rain events will be enough to keep conditions relatively stable.  Monthly (October) and seasonal (September-October-November) outlooks were released on 15 September 2022.  For both of these time frames, the outlooks are favoring above-normal temperatures to continue with below-normal precipitation across Indiana (Figure 2). With each day that passes, we get[Read More…]

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Rain continues to be spotty across Indiana with some areas getting the lion’s share while others are barely seeing a drop.  When considering a recent 7-day period (June 1-7, 2022; Figure 1), central Indiana seemed to have missed out on most of the rain.  This translated to central Indiana receiving around 5%-25% of what it normally received during that same period from 1991-2020 (Figure 2).  However, if one considers the recent 30-day period (May 9 – June 7, 2022), the whole northern half of Indiana appears to have only received 25%-75% of what has normally fallen (Figure 3).  The period of consideration when looking at recent climate is important, and no time frame is necessarily superior to another.  It all depends upon the application.  For example, being on the dry side over a 7-day period in May could be preferable for agriculture so planting can happen with fewer muddier fields. [Read More…]

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