Predict the Future … of your tomatoes!
Want to get 7-day to 12-month weather predictions? Check out the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center and find out what the scientist are forecasting for the US.
For example, I can see that temperatures in Ohio for Feb-Mar-April 2018 are likely to be normal, but we can expect more precipitation than normal. However, if I zoom in on just February, it looks like we can expect both colder temps and more precipitation than average.
What does this mean? If you’re planning out your gardening tasks, it never hurts to check the national weather website for clues to the impending temp & precipitation conditions!
For example, if it’s colder than usual and likely to stay cold in February, I know I have a bigger window to serve my winter pruning clients before the weather turns warm again.
For Apr-May-June, temps AND precipitation will be slightly higher than normal.
If we have a warm, wet spring, I know there’s less chance of a late frost AND it’s likely we’ll be fighting wet soil to get the garden started.
What does our summer tomato weather look like? You'll have to click on the link to find out!
National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
For more national and global climate info (or just to scare the bejeezus out of yourself), check out National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) https://www.climate.gov/