Beyond this week, the weather forecast is much better than it was for spring 2012. Purdue experts said forecasters expect more rain in northern Indiana this spring because way out in the Pacific Ocean where our weather patterns begin, conditions indicate a normal year of rainfall. They say that last year a La Niña pattern existed in the Pacific. When that pattern forms, we often get less rainfall in northern Indiana.
Nobody, not even weather forecasters, can predict the future with any certainty. So, while we move from winter’s snow to flood watch and then back to a blast of Arctic air this week, we should all stand by for what February will bring.