What Will 2020-2021 Winter Bring?

By Mike Ekberg, manager of water resources monitoring and analysisIt’s the beginning of November and winter is just around the corner. What kind of a winter can we expect in the Miami Valley this year? Winter 2020–2021 might be wetter than normal with frequent storm events tracking across our region. Wetter than normal means above-average winter … Continue reading What Will 2020-2021 Winter Bring?

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

Top 5 Regional Water Challenges for the 21st Century

By Mike Ekberg, MCD manager for water resources monitoring and analysis You may have heard me say this before—southwest Ohio is water rich. We have abundant, high-quality, water when compared with other parts of our country and the world. Yet, our region is not without challenges in managing water. Here are five water trends that … Continue reading Top 5 Regional Water Challenges for the 21st Century

Hoping for a mild, dry winter? You might be disappointed

El Niño gone/ La Niña here Winter 2016-2017 is upon the Dayton region, and from the looks of things it’s likely to be very different winter than winter 2015-2016. A major reason for the change is the strong El Niño conditions which persisted throughout winter 2015-2016 are gone. La Niña conditions have taken their place. … Continue reading Hoping for a mild, dry winter? You might be disappointed

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

Winter 2016 and “The Mother of all El Niños”

El Niño is getting a lot of media attention these days being blamed for floods, famine, and the spread of diseases. This year’s El Niño is shaping up to be one of the stronger, if not the strongest, El Niño in history. In fact, it’s drawing comparisons to the 1997 El Niño event, which is … Continue reading Winter 2016 and “The Mother of all El Niños”

Globally, a record warm June; locally, a very wet June

By Mike Ekberg Water Resources Manager According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), June 2015 was the warmest June ever from a global perspective. The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was the highest ever measured for the 136 years in which records have been kept. The combined average temperature … Continue reading Globally, a record warm June; locally, a very wet June