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System works in some warm air.

In Cleveland, forecast outlets were anticipating that, on the north side of a massive area of low pressure moving through the center of the country, temperatures would be kept in check by a great deal of rain. The rain came, but the temperatures soared too. The real surprise came yesterday when, despite clouds and .7″ of rain, the high temperature was 77 degrees. Nobody did great with this unusually warm forecast, but The Weather Channel did the least bad.
Actuals: Monday – .16″ of rain, High 56, Low 47
Tuesday – .7″ of rain/thunderstorms, High 77, Low 54

Grade: C

Cleveland, Ohio

I was in Cleveland earlier this month. It was a little chilly, and rather rainy. Can we expect more of the same to begin this week?

At 1251PM, ET, Cleveland was reporting a temperature of 50 degrees. The flow was off of Lake Erie, and on the lakefront, temperatures were only in the mid 40s. While a severe outbreak is on the horizon for the central Plains today, a warm up is expected in Cleveland, as the fertile air cycles in ahead of the area of low pressure.
Starting as early tomorrow, however, that flow will begin to tap into the cold front bringing the heavy weather to the Mississippi Valley. Tomorrow will start dry, but the warm front will move into the region in the late morning, starting a day filled with stratiform rain. The warm sector will move through in the afternoon, and an extremely active prefrontal trough will bring thunderstorms to the region starting in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and will bring very heavy rain to the region. The cold front itself won’t be in town until the next morning, so a precipitous drop in temperatures is not expected.
Tomorrow – Rain, High 59, Low 42
Tuesday – Bands of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms… but warmer! High 62, Low 51

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain / Thunder High 55, Low 45
Tuesday – Rain / Thunder High 64, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Periods of rain from late morning on High 60, Low 42
Tuesday – Breezy; some rain and a thunderstorm in the morning followed by a t-storm in the afternoon High 67, Low 51

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, High 70, Low 55

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning…then occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. High 69, Low 55

WN: Tomorrow – Isolated Showers High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Occasional Showers High 70, Low 55

Take a a look at the satellite. That is a daunting wave headed into the Ohio Valley.

Clear skies and varying temperatures

Cleveland, Tennessee was plenty sunny over the past two days. During the day, the sunshine led to temperatures that warmed into the low 70s by Thursday. Overnight, however, the clear skies allowed for a rapid drop in temperature, with lows plummeting to the mid 30s on Thursday morning. On a side note, it’s nice to see Cleveland is making observations 24 hours a day now, so that’s nice. Because of this, Weatherbug was able to qualify for a valid forecast victory.
Actuals: Wednesday, High 66, Low 42
Thursday – High 73, Low 35

Grade: B

Cleveland, Tennessee

Today we’re off to Cleveland!…Tennessee that is. It’s a lot closer to Chattanooga than Lake Erie. What is going on in this rocking city of the south?

At 653PM EDT, the temperature at Cleveland, TN was 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. As mentioned in yesterday’s San Antonio forecast, there’s an upper trough swinging through the Mid-MS Valley and through the eastern US, in wake of a potent cold front that brought severe weather to the Southeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been found throughout the region today, but thankfully that activity will be dying down overnight as the trough departs the region. In it’s place, high pressure is expected to take hold throughout the day tomorrow and into Thursday, making for dry conditions and warmer temps as the weekend approaches. Nothing like some low-70s to make it feel like spring is in full swing!

Wednesday: Spotty AM shower, dries out by dawn. Sunny and pleasant day. High 65, Low 45.
Thursday: Sunny and warmer. High 71, Low 42.

TWC: Wednesday: Isolated early AM thundershowers. Sunny during the day. High 66, Low 44.
Thursday: Sunny. High 72, Low 40.

AW: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a tstorm overnight, mostly sunny during the day. High 64, Low 44.
Thursday: Pleasant and warmer. High 71, Low 40.

NWS: Wednesday: Chance of morning showers, then gradually becoming sunny. High 65, Low 44.
Thursday: Sunny. High 73, Low 40.

WB: Wednesday: Chance of some morning showers, perhaps a thunderstorm. Mostly sunny during the day. High 66, Low 43.
Thursday: Sunny. High 74, Low 39.

WN: Wednesday: Some morning showers, then mostly sunny. High 64, Low 39
Thursday: Sunny. High 73, Low 48.

We see the scattered shower activity associated with the trough moving through. This will be ending overnight, then a couple of nice days in store for the area!

Cleveland, Tennessee to Hot Springs, Arkansas

We are only going to be driving through two states on our voyage today, but traveling the length of Tennessee is bound to take some time. It’s going to be a full day of driving to cover 556.6 miles. The drive will take us through Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock as well, so the pace will only be about 63.3mph. Let’s see some of the mid-South!


There will be a band of showers working its way across the Mississippi Valley tomorrow. The rain won’t be heavy, and it will be a nice change from all the snow we’ve been seeing this winter. In fact, there might be celebrating as we drive through Tennessee. It seems like spring! It will be dry for the first couple of hours of our drive, but the rain will be a possibility from Nashville to Memphis, and it may continue from Memphis to Little Rock. The moon will be peeking out, though, as we make our arrival in Hot Springs, an Tuesday looks even better. No snow!
Hot Springs

Dodging a snowy bullet

The last two days have been fairly rough for the eastern Seaboard. Snow and ice strafed the major metropolitan areas on the coast and even provided some icy, snowy problems as far inland as Pittsburgh. In Cleveland, however, ice was avoided, and they only saw a trace of snow from Sunday evening into Monday morning. The National Weather Service did the best job with this forecast, mostly because they had the lowest temperatures. Those temperatures were so cold, by the way, because the whole system avoided Cleveland. But yes, congratulations, NWS, you had the top spot.
Actuals: Sunday, Trace of snow, High 30, Low 19
Monday – Trace of rain/snow, High 35, Low 26

Grade: A

Cleveland, Ohio to Akron, Ohio

Ah yes, the periodic extremely short road trip. It takes less than an hour to get from Cleveland to Akron, and we will be moving at a pace of about 51.5mph over less than 40 miles. The travel time will be significantly impacted by stoplights. Let’s get this over with.

I would be a little bit worried about some snow showers throughout this drive. A weak low coming through the Great Lakes now is going to move into Canada, and by tomorrow morning, there will be a bit of a northwesterly component off of Lake Erie. As we head south, snow will become less and less likely, but still can’t be ruled out in Akron.

Cleveland, Ohio

This entire weekend will be a study in the climate of northeastern Ohio. The only question is… can you handle it?

At 151PM, ET, Cleveland was reporting a temperature of 24 degrees with a light flow off of Lake Erie. Generally, speaking, this is a ripe environment for snow off the Lake, and there is snow across the region, it simply isn’t being reported at this time at Cleveland. Northwesterly winds are expected to continue as the weekend continues.
A vigorous jet is demarcating a strong temperature gradient, at which Cleveland lies on the cold side. As the jet begins to arc through the Ohio Valley, it will begin to release some warm moist air presently being suppressed along the Gulf Coast and in the southeast. It will act as a vast dissociated warm front until proper phasing takes place. The bulk of the moisture will slide southeast of Cleveland until tomorrow evening, when some wet flakes will join the increasingly tolerable temperatures. As warm air moves in aloft, sleet and freezing rain will be possible before sunrise in the Cleveland area before a developing low over the Great Lakes can help introduce a dry slot over northern Ohio. This will mean a return to clear skies, but also some wind and chilly temperatures.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds with some snow late, High 33, Low 17
Monday – Wintry mix early becoming rain, then clearing by mid afternoon, High 39, Low 27

TWC: Tomorrow – PM Snow Showers High 31, Low 24
Monday – Snow Shower High 38, Low 29

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy and cold; some afternoon snow with little or no accumulation High 31, Low 14
Monday – Mostly cloudy with a couple of snow showers (ice overnight) High 36, Low 25

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of snow, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy High 32, Low 18
Monday – A chance of rain and sleet before noon. Mostly cloudy (snow and sleet early) High 37, Low 26

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny in the morning…then cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. High 32, Low 18
Monday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and sleet. High 37, Low 31

Where available, this is a non standard day, with midnight lows on Monday. Radar shows that the snow isn’t terribly heavy across Cleveland.

Is this autumn?

The summer seemed to end rather abruptly in Cleveland at around the same time as Labor Day drew to a close. The temperature dropped 9 degrees for the high and 11 for the low, but this was all well anticipated with a passing cold front, and the forecasts weren’t half bad. The top forecast, the first of the month of September, belonged to Accuweather.
Actuals: Monday – Trace of rain, High 79, Low 67
Tuesday – High 70, Low 56

Grade: B

Cleveland, Ohio to Wenatchee, Washington

We are scheduled for a lengthy (4 day) trip to complete this Labor Day week. It will be 2283 miles between the two cities, and with our schedule, that means an average speed of 66.2mph, and a daily goal of 529.6 miles. Let’s head west as we begin September!

Our trip will get off to a wonderful beginning. There may be a few leftover clouds behinf a broad area of low pressure heading through New England, but there won’t be any rain, the temperatures will be quite wonderful, actually. We will make it all the way to Wisconsin on our first day of travel, and stay in Baraboo, which is north of Madison.

Our travels on Wednesday won’t be terribly difficult either, but we will cross both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in our quest for Washington. While much of the day will be sunny, guidance is suggesting a chance for some isolated showers and storms around Sioux Falls as we pass through. It will be quick and should be painless, and we can expect dry, warm air again as we arrive in Reliance, South Dakota, which is in the south central part of the state.

The will be a lee trough developing east of the northern Rockies as we continue west, and for the time being that might actually help us out as it will suppress some of the convection that iwll flare up in the Black Hills. We still may see an isolated storm in western South Dakota, but the lee trough and a low moving into the Pacific Northwest will likely mean that we will navigate the region under clear skies. The day will end at Brumfield Road off of I-90 in Montana, which is before Reed Point, which is between Columbus and Big Timber, which are both in the middle of nowhere.

We will end the drive with a long trek on Friday from south central Montana to central Washington. A vast, rainy area of low pressure that will be perched over Washington on Thursday will lift north into Canada on Friday, which is great news for our travels. There may be a few remnant showers and storms over the Rockies in Montana, particularly in the Butte area, but more generally between Bozeman and Missoula. There will be a pretty favorable area of dry skies in northern Idaho and briefly in eastern Washington, before we are overtaken by showers and clouds (more clouds than showers. It won’t be sunny in Wenatchee when we arrive, but it will be the weekend.