September Is Trending Dry for Wisconsin

September 3, 2017 0 Comments


Despite the chance for some spotty showers through this Wednesday around Wisconsin, the overall patterns are favoring drier than normal conditions in Wisconsin this month.

Check out the Climate Prediction Center’s 6 to 10 day outlook for September 9th-13th.


It shows a large stripe of likely below normal precipitation all the way from Wisconsin down through Texas and the Gulf Coast region.  That would be especially good news for people trying to recover from Harvey.

Now take a look at the GFS computer model projection for Saturday, September 9th.



It shows upper level riding over the middle of the United States up through central Canada.  At the surface it has a nearly stationary area of high pressure.  This means the air will be sinking and pretty dry.  Thus I would agree with the CPC’s outlook.

On a side note, notice the strong circulation depicted with Hurricane Irma to the east of Florida on Saturday.  It will be interesting to see how that plays out.


The updated CPC precipitation outlook taking into account the whole month of September still has Wisconsin in the below normal area.  They have the highest chances of being dry across the Central and Northern Plains.

By the way the Wausau area normally gets around 3.5 to just under 4.0 inches of rain in September.


About the Author:

StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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