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  • CPC 5/30/15
    June starts wet and cooler
    A beautiful, sunny Saturday started the weekend off right. Clouds and showers will end the weekend on Sunday, though they may not be widespread. More rain is expected for Long Island for Monday and Tuesday.The weekend started off with lots of...
  • Almanac
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 25.1896 - An estimated F5...
  • Almanac
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 23.1963 ...
  • Overflow rain gauge nets excessive rainfall
    Localized thunderstorms deluge North Naples
    While larger-scale heavy rainfall (and snowfall) events continue to make the news (see links listing below), north Naples was the recipient of deluges from very localized thunderstorms over the past weekend. Rainfall amounts rivaled those of the...
  • National rainfall forecast (May 18-25, 2015)
    When it rains it pours and Texas and Oklahoma are set to prove it
    A year ago, large parts of Texas and Oklahoma were in some stage of severe, extreme or exceptional drought. These are the drought classes of D2, D3 and D4 respectively. Even two weeks ago, the two states reported significant drought conditions ...
  • Remarkable May rainfall facts - San Diego, CA
    Southern California sets May rainfall and temperature records
    Several days ago, the potential for record-breaking rainfall for southern California was advertised. The following appeared in an article entitled, “Significant rainfall coming to southern California,” “Combined, the two events...
  • Upper air and rainfall forecast for California (May 14-15, 2015)
    Significant rainfall coming to southern California
    With the focus of U.S. weather clearly on the central U.S. (severe weather, heavy rainfall and even Rocky Mountain snow), it would be easy to overlook the upcoming weather in California. However, the significance of a May rainfall event, with the...
  • Seven-day precipitation forecast through May 19, 2015
    Heavy rain for the central U.S. and even more to follow
    The weather pattern has certainly transitioned. Rainfall, some locally heavy, and some significant snowfall across the western states into the High Plains, have already started to eat away at the drought across the Central Plains (Fig. 1). Since...
  • Almanac
    Violent F4 tornado, heat, a snowstorm and heavy rain
    Violent F4 tornado, heat, a snowstorm and heavy rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 12.1907 -...
  • Storms Monday usher in cooler air for rest of  the week
    Storms Monday usher in cooler air for rest of the week
    After several days of building heat, thunderstorms will become likely this afternoon. An approaching cold front will be the trigger mechanism and it will usher in much cooler air for the rest of the work week.With temperatures warming into the 80s...
  • Mother Nature sends a signal
    Welcome rain
    At the time of the mid-afternoon hike today, the computer report said that it was going to be 87 degrees outside. Well, it didn’t feel that warm because there were scattered clouds and a nice breeze.Checking the cherry trees, some black...
  • Almanac
    Salt in Lake Superior, ice, snow, and hail
    Salt in Lake Superior, ice, snow, and hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the Michigan weather events that happened on May 1...
  • Cool weather slowly fading
    Cool weather slowly fading
    If you are getting sick of the recent stretch of cold weather, you are in luck. Mother Nature is about to flip the switch from early spring to late spring over the next week. After one more chilly day on Thursday, the pattern will turn much warmer...
  • Raw, rainy Saturday
    Raw, rainy Saturday
    A pleasant Saturday is not in the cards for us this weekend unfortunately. A vigorous low pressure area will slide south of Cincinnati today bringing a good deal of rain. Expect wet conditions from the morning hours through mid-afternoon. After 4...
  • Severe weather outlook (Apr. 25, 2015)
    More southern soakers and severe weather episodes
    Spring is the time of the year when severe weather events occur with the highest frequency. Hence, it should not be a surprise that a stormy weather pattern is firmly established from the Rockies to the East Coast.The next in a seemingly endless...
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