HAT Harvest Forecast: Six Days of Good Harvest Weather

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Clouds will be seen over a large part of Indiana Saturday afternoon and evening, and they likely trigger a few scattered showers. A disturbance moving across the Great Lakes has held together quite well and is pushing some moisture down into Indiana. Because of that, we have been forced to put scattered showers in the forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening, with everything being done by midnight Saturday night. Rains will stay mostly north of I-70 and will yield a few hundredths to .25”. Coverage will be 70% north of I-70. South of 70, we should see nothing but clouds. This will not be a lot of moisture but will create a bit of a pause in harvest progress.

Fully dry weather is back for Sunday and goes through next Saturday. This will allow for another excellent surge in the harvest. Temps will be normal to slightly below, but we should see good drying winds and low relative humidity.

Well organized rains arrive next Saturday and hold through Sunday. Combined rains will be .25”-1” over 90% of the state. This is the same system we have been watching for this time period for almost a week. It is coming and will end the month with some moisture. The map shows potential rain totals combined for next weekend.

Extended Period:

We turn dry again for Monday the 29th and see that dry weather continues through the rest of the extended period, through at least Friday, November 2. Temps for that period should be normal to slightly above normal,

Weeks 3 & 4:

The system passes by mostly to the south for November 3rd, but we can see some clouds from that and a definite push lower in temperatures. Then we have a strong frontal complex arriving for the 7th with liquid precipitation totals possibly up to an inch and strong, gusty winds. In week 4, we start it off with another strong circulation for the 11th before we switch back to dry, substantial high pressure to finish out the week.

Week 3

Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)
Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)

 

Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)
Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)

Week 4

Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)
Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)
Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)