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  • September 2018

    Choking smoke, drought and a "roller coaster ride in terms of temperatures" describe August for many in the Northwest. As it looks right now, September will bring near- and cooler-than-average weather for much of the month. But if history holds, all indicators point to above-average temperatures throughout winter. See why in this month's Weather Summary and Outlook article, bolstered with charts and maps, from atmospheric scientist Dr. Eric Snodgrass. Read more.

  • August 2018

    The cool start to July gave way to a blazing finale. Now we approach August with the promise of the same pattern in reverse. Atmospheric scientist Dr. Eric Snodgrass explains the weather and what's in store – and how it affects ag production – in the August 2018 Weather Summary and Outlook. Read more.

  • July 2018

    June was good to Northwest agriculture, providing near-ideal conditions for crops and stock alike. July may be another story – or not. "We must watch the position of the ridge daily." Will persistence be the word of the month? Read more in this month's Weather Summary and Outlook from atmospheric scientist Dr. Eric Snodgrass. Read more.

Dr Eric SnodgrassDr. Eric Snodgrass is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He serves on numerous committees and boards on campus, including the Illinois Teaching Advancement Board, Student Sustainability Committee and the Provost Task Force on Improving Large Enrollment Courses. Dr. Snodgrass' research initiatives focus on K-12 science education as well as weather forecasting applications in financial markets.