Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Storm

Remains of hurricane with some tropical characteristics (wind and rain) hitting Illinois this afternoon. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Heavy Snow Tonight

WARNING: PRITZKER WILL AGAIN NOT BE SPREADING SALT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Monday, February 24, 2020

Snow

Winter storm could bring significant snowfall to Chicago area this week


Details later

Friday, July 19, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Global Warming Hits

European Heat Wave Shatters June Records in 6 Nations and France Set a New All-Time Record
By weather.com meteorologists



Current Temperatures(Central European Time)

At a Glance
A major heat wave continues over western Europe.
The all-time record highs for June have already been topped in six European nations.
An area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere is responsible for the extreme heat.

A heat wave currently baking western Europe has already set new all-time June record highs in six

Thursday, May 16, 2019

More rain!

2019 is turning out to be a nightmare that never ends for the agriculture industry.  Thanks to endless rain and unprecedented flooding, fields all over the middle part of the country are absolutely soaked right now, and this has prevented many farmers from getting their crops in the ground.  I knew that this was a problem, but when I heard that only 30 percent of U.S. corn fields had been planted as of Sunday, I had a really hard time believing it.  But it turns out that number is 100 percent accurate.  And at this point corn farmers are up against a wall because crop insurance final planting dates have either already passed or are coming up very quickly.  In addition, for every day after May 15th that corn is not in the ground, farmers lose approximately 2 percent of their yield.  Unfortunately, more rain is on the way, and it looks like thousands of corn farmers will not be able to plant corn at all this year.  It is no exaggeration to say that what we are facing is a true national catastrophe.
According to the Department of Agriculture, over the past five years an average of 66 percent of all corn fields were already planted by now…
U.S. farmers seeded 30% of the U.S. 2019 corn crop by Sunday, the government said, lagging the five-year average of 66%. The soybean crop was 9% planted, behind the five-year average of 29%.
Soybean farmers have more time to recover, but they are facing a unique problem of their own which we will talk about later in the article.
But first, let’s take a look at the corn planting numbers from some of our most important corn producing states.  I think that you will agree that these numbers are almost too crazy to believe…
Iowa: 48 percent planted – 5 year average 76 percent
Minnesota: 21 percent planted – 5 year average 65 percent
North Dakota: 11 percent planted – 5 year average 43 percent
South Dakota: 4 percent planted – 5 year average 54 percent
Yes, you read those numbers correctly.
Can you imagine what this is going to do to food prices?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Spring



The official start of the season, also known as the spring equinox or vernal equinox, is Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58p.m.

On the equinox, the earth’s position in relation to the sun causes the sun to pass directly overhead at the equator, the Farmer’s Almanacthis link opens in a new tab explains. It’s also the only day that the sun rises due east and sets due west at that spot.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Global Warming?

A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees


The San Gabriel Mountains dusted with snow were a rare but beautiful backdrop above downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 6. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Home restaurant’s sprawling outdoor patio in Los Feliz, set under a canopy of large trees, was designed to take advantage of California’s temperate climate and typically sunny skies.

But this February has been so cold that the restaurant scrambled to set up extra heaters outside the Craftsman-style house to keep diners and workers warm during the record-setting cold winter.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Heavy Winds Today

 - Strong winds were forecast for the Chicago area on Tuesday, with gusts of 50 mph possible.
The strongest winds were expected between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Westward winds could increase to 20 or 35 mph, and gusts could reach up to 40 or 50 mph.
The wind advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and covers Cook, DuPage,

Friday, November 16, 2018

Global Warming Strikes

WORST NOVEMBER STORM IN HISTORY
was right
WASHINGTON — Here’s the part where we tell you what you already know: Thursday had far messier weather than people expected. And many thought forecasters dropped the (snow)ball when it came to warning people how treacherous things were going to be.
But NBC Washington Storm Team4 meteorologists (WTOP’s news partners) weren’t wrong and had been sounding the alarm about how bad conditions could get.
“We’ve been talking about this for a week or so. I had it in my forecast over the weekend,” meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts told WTOP. “The thing is … did this storm over-perform? Yes it did. A little bit more cold air was around, so we had a little bit more snow — we still saw the wintry mix.”
That wintry mix started between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., which was when it had been predicted to kick off.
What wasn’t fully anticipated was how much snow would stick to roads in the region, despite major traffic arteries being pre-treated.
On Twitter, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said, “(T)emps were 1 to 2 degrees cooler than predicted, meaning more of the snow able to stick on sidewalks and roads. We