It was fantastic showing a couple of isolated thunderstorms on Live Doppler 18 last night. Here is what it looked like from a distance. You could make out thunderheads in the distance last night just before sunset and it is a sign of things to come in your forecast. I never thought I could get so excited about seeing rain. You would have thought snow was in the forecast. The numbers do not lie. Some parts of the Midwest have had the driest August and early September weather pattern since the 1930s dust bowl years. You can see the extremely dry August with a ton of parched land and some curling corn.
Now you can see why we have had more cricket chirps than raindrops here in the Lafayette area. The corn crops are ready for some rain and it is on the way! I will have more on how much rain you can expect and the timing here on the blog today.
Weather Footnote: Dealing with above normal snowfall and an early pool of cold air building to our north. This could increase snow totals for us this winter if it continues into October.
I never give on snow do I? Well after yesterday's bombshell I dropped on all the winter weather lovers I at least can give you hope and it is just a reminder that the milder, less snowy winter I forecasted is anyting but set in stone.