SEVERE DROUGHT IN THE WEST–WHAT ABOUT OUR REGION’S WATER LEVELS?

By Mike Ekberg, manager of water resources monitoring and analysis The drought headlines coming out of the western US are sobering. “The West is in the midst of a very serious megadrought,” said USDA Chief Meteorologist Mark Brusberg in an interview posted to Twitter by @pattrn June 23. “We refer to it as a ‘megadrought’ … Continue reading SEVERE DROUGHT IN THE WEST–WHAT ABOUT OUR REGION’S WATER LEVELS?

MCD monitoring winter weather systems whether mild or wild

Like it or not, winter 2018 – 2019 is upon us. What kind of winter can we expect in the Miami Valley this year? Will it be cold and snowy, or mild and dry? It’s hard to say, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). The go-to signs that often signal winter weather … Continue reading MCD monitoring winter weather systems whether mild or wild

El Niño 2015/16: A recap

El Niño contributed to a mild winter in the Miami Valley By Mike Ekberg, water resources monitoring and analysis manager If you thought the region got off easy this winter, you’d be right.  And you can thank El Niño. El Niños  produce drier and warmer than normal winters El Niño affects weather worldwide by changing … Continue reading El Niño 2015/16: A recap