The new LRC cycle has begun. We are about a week into the new cycle and it's been DRY!! However, storm #1 of the new LRC cycle has emerged. It's the BIG upper low that is going to be parked over the northern Great Lakes for the next 4 to 5 days. How is it affecting us? Well it's bringing us an extended period of WIND and cold weather. If you are new to the LRC, it is a newer way to predict the long term weather using a cycling method. Each year the LRC cycle length is different. We won't know this years cycle length for about another month or so, but rest assured this LARGE upper level low which is pumping in wind and chilly weather will cycle back during the winter months with WIND...even COLDER weather and likely snow. So far it's been a DRY LRC cycle and let's hope for a stormier look to the LRC as we round into November.
I've had a LOT of people ask, what does this winter look like and honestly we won't know more details until the LRC cycle is set. Right now it's leaning toward COLD but what about precip? That's too early to tell, however, if this dry weather lasts into mid to late November, odds are for a dry winter....and that's not good. The reason is, because the same cycling pattern would bring dry weather into spring and summer. That's NOT good news for agriculture and would mean an expanding drought.