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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.

Cleveland, Ohio

We are off to visit the so-called Mistake by the Lake. Let’s hope the forecast doesn’t fall into the category of “mistake” as well.

At 556PM, ET, Cleveland was reporting a temperature of 77 degrees with overcast skies. The clouds were a product of rapidly cooling temperatures and a north wind off of Lake Erie, directed by an area of low pressure moving from Ontario to Quebec. A reinforcing jet ridge is feeding flow into a sharp trough over the eastern Great Lakes.
The upper level pattern will be conducive to warming temperatures over the next couple of days, and will also dirty the flow into the low in eastern Canada. Rather than what would otherwise be a nice dry slot over Cleveland, we will instead see some clouds and isolated showers. The clouds will continue through Tuesday morning before the upper ridge moves in, and the first day of school should be heartbreakingly sunny. Heartbreaking for the kids, anyway.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a few showers, High 80, Low 69
Tuesday – Clouds early, then sunny, High 72, Low 59

TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms High 76, Low 69
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny High 70, Low 61

AW: Tomorrow – A shower or thunderstorm in spots in the morning; otherwise, more clouds than sun High 78, Low 69
Tuesday – Partly sunny, pleasant and less humid High 70, Low 60

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 70
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 70, Low 60

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.High 76, Low 68
Tuesday – Partly cloudy High 71, Low 62

The satellite shows that clouds are simply filling in over northeastern Ohio in a scattered fashion. Nothing really well organized.

Cleveland anxious to warm up

It’s a pretty exciting time for the country. At least that’s what I think. I love summer, and spring is the grand opening for the season. When will that first warm up come? It’s coming in Cleveland today, where temperatures are going to be in the 80s today (and in fact already are in some metro spots), which is cause for a celebration there, in my book. The forecast was valid for the run up to the warm weather, however, and a warm front moved through a little bit quicker than folks thought. Temperatures hit 68 yesterday, which was certainly warmer than anyone had anticipated. I’m sure there were no complaints about that. Victoria-Weather and the Weather Service tied for the top forecast.
Actuals: Monday – No rain, High 50, Low 33
Tuesday – Trace of rain, High 68, low 39

Grade: B

Billings, Montana to Cleveland, Ohio

Today we go on a 1,584 mile trip through the Northern US. Let’s see what Mother Nature has in store for us!



A large upper-level ridge is found over the Western US, leading to some scorching temperatures throughout the Rockies. Billings could hit 90 degrees! We’ll be well out of town before the temperature spikes that high, however, enjoying dry weather as we drive eastward on I-94 past Miles City and into Western North Dakota. The ridge axis will shift east with us, keeping our day relatively boring (but warm!) as we eventually pull into Jamestown for the night.


An area of low pressure and accompanying cold front caught up with us overnight, bringing some showers to eastern ND. Throughout the day, however, most of the shower activity will dissipate along our route on I-94 through St. Cloud and the Twin Cities as we continue into Wisconsin. We’ll pass back through the front into the warm sector of this system before we finish our day in the Wisconsin Dells, so it will be a toasty end to the day.


That fickle cold front passed us by as we slept last night, but isn’t ushering in a vat of arctic air with it (thankfully). Let’s call it a cool front. It won’t make much headway as it pushes into the Great Lakes, so we can expect a decent amount of clouds throughout the day as we head past Madison and Milwaukee, and past Chicago in early afternoon. There could be a few showers lingering in northern Indiana, but some bigger showers and storms could be waiting for us in northern Ohio as we finish our trip. They could be just off to the south as we pull in during the evening, but they will keep us on our toes as we pull into Cleveland.