Cincinnati 5NW
- At first glance it would appear August was wet in Cincinnati.  Looks can be decieving.  Although we had 5.98 inches of rain for the month, 3.68 inches fell with the remnants of Hurricane Katrina on the 30th and 31st.  We were in a moderate to severe drought before Katrina and while the nearly 4 inches was helpful it was not followed by another rain so we returned to dry soils after just a couple weeks.

Cleves 3NW (James Davis) - Above normal temps. +2.2 and above normal rain

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) -  Saw a continuation of above normal temperatures and precipitation above normal.  Temperatures were especially warm the first two weeks of the month with temperatures as high as 90F on the 3rd, 4th, and 12th.  Locally heavy rain of 1.79" was recorded with thunderstorms ahead of a cold front on the 5th.  Measurable precipitation fell on 10 days with four thunderstorm days noted and no fog days.  The major weather event this month was the remnants of Hurricance Katrina crossing the Buckeye State on the 30th-31st.  During those two days a total of 3.29" of rain fell (52.5% of the monthly total).  Other locales received even more.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) -  August was another warm month, averaging 2.5 degrees above normal in temperature.  Hurricane Katrina almost yielded 3.63 inches of rain on the 30th-31st, setting new daily rainfall totals for those dates.  The month ended 1.97 inches above normal in rainfall.  This summer's average temperature was 74.2 degrees - third hottest summer of record here (35 years of record).  Summer rainfall at Kidron1N was 17.38 inches - 5.87 inches above normal and just 1.49 inches below the wettest summer of record (1977 with 18.77 inches), making this the 4th wettest summer on record here.

Middleburg Heights 2N (Dick Vader) - I received my heaviest rainfall with thunderstorms on Aug. 20th and only received 1.67" with the remnants of Katrina on Aug. 30th and 31st.

Munroe Falls 1SW (Beverly Huff) - Rain total from Hurricane Katrina, some of which is reported in September. sheet, was 3.25"

North Ridgeville 1N (Dave Heideloff) -
On August 20, approximately 3.50" of rain fell in less than one hour.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) The whole month started out VERY HOT & Dry.  Didn't get No precip. till 8th, but that was only a Trace. 9 day's this month we had 90F or greater for daytime Hi's.  Was 5.3F above normal for Ave. temp. & 2.99" above normal for precip.  So, over all ended up to be Above normal Month...

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) -  Normal to slightly above normal temps and precip for August.  5 thunderstorm days.  Storm on the 13th caused power outages in the area.  Remains of hurricane Katrina dropped 3.16" of rain on the 30th and 31st.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  The remnants of Hurricane Katrina hit the area on the 30th and 31st of the month and some flooding was noted in Portage County area.  This month was the second wettest observed since June 2003.

Springfield (Dick Groeber) There were 10 dates of 90 degrees or higher high temperatures during the first half of the month. Last third cooler with low temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  This would have been the second dtiest August for station records with only .48 inches total to the 29th.  The remnants of hurricane Katrina dumped 2.35 inches on the 30th and 31st to bring the total closer to the station average.  The low barometer of 29.41 inches on the 31st was the lowest of my August records.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn)- 

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) August was a warm and wet month. Mean temperatures were two degrees above normal even with only one 90-degree high for the month. Precipitation was almost two inches above normal, most of that being attributed to remnants of Hurricane Katrina. Seventy percent of the total monthly precipitation occurred in only two 24-hour periods.

Zanesville 6N (Tom Ruggles) -



OWON # Station Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Mean Temp High Temp Date Low Temp Date Total Prec Max 24hr Prec Date


Prec Days

Total Snow Max 24hr Snow Date #  1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date
119 Akron 1W 81.8 65.5 73.6 91 3,4,12 54 24th 4.31 2.42 30-31 8         24 20th
A Akron-Canton 81.8 63.5 72.7 91 2,4 52 24th 6.90 2.94 30-31 18         32 10th
  Aurora 3S 82.5 61.6 72.0 91 12th 48 25th 5.93 2.03 31st 12            
82 Centerville 1W 86.5 65.2 75.9 97 13th 54 24th 3.31 1.71 30th 8         30 20th
A Cincinnati 87.5 67.9 77.7 97 13th 62 24,25 6.34 3.29 30-31 24         43 20th
13 Cincinnati 5NW 84.7 67.8 76.3 98 13th 59 23,24 5.98 3.23 30th 12            
A Cleveland 83.0 65.1 74.0 94 12th 52 24th 7.60 3.55 19-20 21         47 20th
55 Cleves 3NW 87.6 66.9 77.3 97 13th 57 25th 5.46 2.62 30-31 14         20 19th
A Columbus 86.1 67.0 76.5 97 13th 56 24th 5.09 2.88 30-31 23         43 20th
A Dayton 84.6 65.3 74.9 95 3rd 53 24th 4.40 2.65 30-31 22         48 20th
22 Kent 2E 82.5 61.6 72.1 91 12th 48 24th 5.87 1.89 31st 12         17 20th
430 Kent 2W 80.6 61.3 71.0 90 3,4,12 47 24th 6.27 2.77 30th 10         24 12th
2 Kidron 1N 84.1 63.8 74.0 92 2,3,13 51 23rd 5.82 1.93 30th 12         20 12th
87 Lagrange 2SW 83.6 61.9 72.5 93 2,3,9,12 48 24th 5.66 3.53 30th 8         25 12th
  Lancaster 2S 84.5 64.0 74.3 96 13th 51 24th 5.94 2.91 30-31              
A Mansfield 82.2 62.9 72.5 91 12th 51 23rd 4.99 2.71 30-31 19         52 13th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               6.96 3.84 20th 9            
  Millersburg 82.6 62.5 72.6 94 3rd 50 23rd 4.87 2.33 30th 9         40 13th
  Munroe Falls 1SW 82.9 61.0 72.0 93 5th 50 24,25 6.42 2.99 31st 8            
32 North Ridgeville 1N 84.6 63.8 74.2 94 2,3,12 52 24th 9.40 4.72 20th 7         30 20th
106 Newcomerstown 1S 86.4 63.9 75.1 98 4th 51 24th 5.33 3.23 30-31 9         35 20th
15 Ottawa 4E 86.8 65.3 76.1 95 12th 54 23rd 3.32 1.28 30th 9         33 13th
79 Perrysville 4W 81.7 62 71.9 91 3,12,13 50 23,24 6.39 1.48 30th 9            
101 Ravenna 1E 86.3 64.9 75.6 97 4th 56 24th 6.17 3.35 30th 12         17 4th
121 Ravenna 1SE 82.6 62.5 72.5 92 2nd 52 24th 8.54 4.80 30th 8            
33 Rockbridge 4W 85.4 65.8 75.6 98 13th 54 24th 5.72 2.76 30th 11            
04 Sandusky 1N 82.7 66.9 74.8 93 12th 59 28th 3.38 1.92 30-31 9         33 30th
  Shawnee Township                                  
1 Springfield 2 86.0 66.0 76.0 96 12,13 56 24th 2.83 1.84 30th 9         25 20th
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 83.1 62.3 72.7 94 13th 49 24th 6.32 2.15 30th 12         21 10,20
98 Thompson 5SW                                  
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 84.7 63.1 73.9 93 12th 54 28th 1.76 .66 10th 10         29 21st
  Van Wert                                  
16 Wooster 7N 81.7 60.9 71.3 90 3rd 48 24th 5.27 2.28 30th 11         37 13th
A Youngstown 82.5 60.7 71.6 92 4,12 47 24th 3.86 2.72 30-31 9         31 13th
  Zanesville 6N                                  
OWON # Station Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Mean Temp High Temp Date Low Temp Date Total Prec Max 24hr Prec Date


Prec Days

Total Snow Max 24hr Snow Date #  1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date

 = Airport


This Month's Daily Reports compiled by Jack Sisler

Date: Mon Aug 1, 2005 6:48 pm
Subject: Statistics for July 2005 - Ravenna 1SE

Hi Everyone:

July was another hot month but wetter than June. I had nine days with
90+ readings (15 total for the summer) and 9 days with rainfall. No
severe weather was observed during the month at this station.

Mean High Temp - 86.65
Mean Low Temp - 63.19
Mean Temp - 74.92
High Temp - 92 on 7/13/05
Low Temp - 54 on 7/9/05
Total Precip - 4.58"
Total Precip Days - 9
Thunderstorm Days - 5
Highest 24 hr Rainfall - 1.77 on 7/22/05

Gary Locke
Ravenna 1SE
OWON #121

Date: Mon Aug 1, 2005 7:20 pm
Subject: Monthly data

The way Putnam, Co. 4-E shape up for July..
Ave. Max 86F
Ave. Minn 64F
Ave. Temp. 75F(2F above Normal)
Precip. 7.05"(4.25" above Normal)
24 hour greatest amout 1.78" on 27th
Highest Baro. 30.04" on the 10th
Lowest Baro. 29.53" on the 29th
17 day's with Precip. measure
14 day's without
Highest Wind Gust 38 M.P.H. on the 21st
Heading for a ICE age..................Sooner then what we
Look out for this up coming winter..

Date: Mon Aug 1, 2005 3:56 pm
Subject: RainFall Events - Tue/Wed (July 26th/27th)

nWadsworth Tue-Wed Rain Events:


- Patrick

Date: Thu Aug 4, 2005 10:08 pm
Subject: Data



MAXIMUM 24-HOUR LIQUID (DATE): 1.99 (26-27)


Date: Mon Aug 8, 2005 9:03 pm
Subject: I'm back

It's been about a week or so but we are back from China with Melanie
Fei Min Rothhaas, one of our newest citizens(thanks Jack for the
card)! It was an incredible trip, an incredible country, wonderful
people, a beautiful new daughter, and lots of window seats for daddy
to look at the weather.

China is very hot in summer, with Beijing averaging about 2F warmer
than Cincinnati. Guangzhou is very tropical, at the same latitude as
Cuba. On sunny days temps in the 90s with dewpoints in the 70s.
Beijing has some of the worst pollution I have seen. No industry
regulation. Thick smog on a sunny day with the sun barely visible and
the sky obscurred. Visability generally 1/2 mile or less.

Ron Rothhaas

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:09 am
Subject: July's Weather Data for Centerville 1W


Weather statistics for the month of July for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 98 / 25th
Low Temp (Date) ... 56 / 2nd
Mean High .. 85.0
Mean Low .. 66.0
Monthly Mean ... 75.5
Total Precipitation ... 2.99"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 1.19" / 1st
Number of Precipitation Days... 8
Total Snowfall... 0.0"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 0.0" /
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0"
High Wind Gust (Date) ... 34 MPH / 27th
Thunderstorm Days ... 4
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.35" / 30th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.87" / 1st
Average High Wind Gust... 14.3 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 27.00"
Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:46 pm
Subject: Findly rain here!

With 15 day's gone past with just Tr. of rainfall. We are
NOW findly getting a GOOD rain shower!!
With .65" in the rain gage & still coming down, we are
getting a good shower.
Today we had a Hi temperature of 95F after a morning
low of 74F. When the rain started about 15-20 Minutes
ago, the temperature drop real fast..From the low 90F
to the low 80F. Right now it's 77F.(8:45p.m.) We sure
need this rainfall...
Bring it on..........
Rel. hum. NOW 66%, dew point of 65F.
Just heard thunder..
Putnam, Co.

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:49 am
Subject: (No subject)

The mean temperature today(Saturday, August 13)at my home here in
northwest Hocking County, was 86 degrees which is the highest for the
year. The high temperature of 98 tied the previous high for the year
recorded on July 25. There was no rainfall.
Jim Fry
Rockbridge 4W
OWON #33

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:48 am
Subject: Last Night's Storm

From what I've heard and seen there was no confirmation of a tornado
in the northern part of Wayne County last night. However, there was
damage including fallen trees, downed power lines, and unconfirmed
reports of downed power poles. There were power outages especially
over the northern part of Wooster. Most all of this activity
occurred about three miles to my south and further. My highest wind
gust when the storm moved through was 37 m.p.h. @ 6:40 p.m. and I
didn't experience any hail.

There was a severe thunderstorm warning issued at first with the
storm moving northeast supposedly heading more toward the northwest
part of the county. Soon after a tornado warning was issued for the
same storm having taken a more easterly direction. I did see some of
the radar loop and it looked to me like it became what they call
a "rightmover" which can happen when a supercell or strong storm
splits because of some strong directional shear taking place at the
time making one of the two the strongest.I'm thinking this is what
got everyones attention in a hurry which is why the warning may have
been issued. Jim, I'd be interested if this is what took place and
what indices were leading up to the event and what the dopplar radar
people were looking at?

Anyone else with severe weather yesterday?

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:54 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Last Night's Storm


Nothing here in Ravenna. Not that it means much compared to the real
thing, but I was looking at the weatherunderground radar (radial
velocity) at about the time that tornado warning for Wayne Co was
issued. There did seem to be a small area showing some rotation, if I
was reading the thing right. It appeared that it was starting to form
just as the storm was entering Wayne Co., west of Wooster if my memory
and eyesight were correct. Probably not a good read on my part but it
did look interesting and it is not often that you can pick up rotation
(?) on these radar depictions. Did anyone else happen to look at it?

Gary Locke

Date: Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:43 pm
Subject: Catching-up

Hello Everyone;
I've been way behind posting weather stats, general information and so on for a wide variety of reasons.
Following is weather information for May through July of 2005. This information has already been posted to
the online submission site for OWON.
Average High was 72.6 ... Highest temperature was 85
Average Low was 44.0 ... Lowest low was 29
Mean Temperature was 58.3 degrees
Rainfall was 1.97" and precipitation fell on 10 days
Average High was 88.1 ... Highest temperature was 98
Average Low was 61.0 ... Lowest low was 49
Mean Temperature was 74.6 degrees
Rainfall was 1.35" and precipitation fell on 5 days
Average High was 89.6 ... Highest temperature was 97
Average Low was 65.2 ... Lowest low was 55
Mean Temperature was 77.4 degrees
Rainfall was 2.69" and precipitation fell on 8 days
As a side note, there were 16 90+ high's in June and 20 in July. That makes it 36 for 2005 through July 31'st.
I'm not sure what August has had, but it's approaching the record of 46 days established in 1988.
Don Keating #106
Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:04 pm
Subject: Re: Last Night's Storm

Although I was not at home at the time, my wife and I were on our
way to Akron to see the new grandaughter. When we got to Rt 261 and
Rt.43 in Kent, I did see the huge Cb, and the anvil along with an
over shooting top, and I knew something was about to give. Before
we got to the Tallmadge line, the tornado warning was issued. Of
course where was my camera,at home,go figure. But I still believe
our turn is not to far away until we (Ravenna) get our butt kicked
by mother nature.

Rich Rabatin
Ravenna 1E

Date: Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:18 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Last Night's Storm


Congrats on the new grand-daughter! Make sure she gets her share of
weather books to read. As warm as it has been this summer it really has
been a light season for storms. But then the pattern has been pretty
stable and there has not been that many cooler air masses moving in and
out. You may be right about being due here in Ravenna but we'll have to
see. As far as the camera, I never have mine when I want it either.
Should probably get a cell phone with a camera since I take it
everywhere with me.

Gary L.

Date: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:10 pm
Subject: Weather and Scouting


I'm mentioning this because of my youngest grandson will starting his
third year in Cub Scouts. I think any of us who has an interest in
weather would find it quite gratifying to spend time with kids that
belong to a scouting group in helping them get what they now call a
Weather Belt Loop and/or a Weather Pin.

I was able to help my youngest grandson get his Weather Belt Loop last
year and hope to help him in getting his Weather Pin this year. There
are more requirements for the pin then the loop. (Go to do
not know if the Girl Scouts have anything similar or not.

Contact your local organization for more details. You do not have to
have a child in scouting to participate. I think it would be time well


Date: Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:19 pm
Subject: Cool Morning

It was a refreshing but cool morning. I had a low of 51 degrees which
is the coldest since June 23.

I was out of town over the weekend and noticed some storm damage while
driving through parts of west-central Ohio from those storms on

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:31 pm
Subject: Katrina's Effects on Ohio

I think Hurricane Katrina has gotten everyones attention by now and
wondering what effects she will have on Ohio.

From the models I've seen this morning there is a wide range of what
will transpire for those of us in Ohio. This can be expected of course
this far out. At the moment, they all do seem to have Katrina
effecting some part of Ohio sometime from Tuesday night into
Wednesday. I've seen a range of rainfall from 0.75" to 3.00" for parts
of the state depending on which model you want to follow.

Other comments or discussion on Katrina?

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:01 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Katrina's Effects on Ohio

I'm hoping that Katrina brings some very badly needed rain to southwestern Ohio, Jack.

I fear that this one is going to be a major history-maker. My DVD recorder is going to get a workout over the next
couple of days.

Barb LaPierre
Middletown OH

From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:06 pm
Subject: Coments on Katrina

I may not be a forecaster... But I feel that Hurrican
Katrina will bring RAIN into the Southwest part of
Ohio & right on into the Northeaster part of Ohio. With
Center Ohio getting more then anyone else. This
could start as early as Tuesday p.m. & end up leaving
Ohio by late Wednesday p.m....
Hi here 90F
Low 57F
@ 5:05 p.m. 90F
0.00" Mtly. clear
Putnam, Co.
Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:25 pm
Subject: offline awhile and Katrina

Greetings everyone. I've been offline for awhile. My computer had
died on me and it took a month to get a new one. I've been slowly
setting everything back up. I still don't have it set up to update my
website yet so no updates there yet.

Boy, miss a couple days of news!! when I had last paid attention,
Katrina was barely a hurricane. Now it's a Cat. 5? MSN news was
stating top winds of 175 mph and they are evacuating the entire city
of New Orleans. Not only that but the forcast track has the system
remnants centered right here in a few days. We could get a little
rain. I'd better finish mowing the grass today.

It's still August and they're up to "K" already.

Thompson 5 SW (northern Geauga Co.)

Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:55 pm
Subject: Hurricane Katrina

The 4 P.M. advisory from NHC has predictions of hurricane force winds
up to 200 miles wide and a storm surge up to 28 feet high! Wow!

I heard one newscaster make a comment that he wouldn't be surprised to
see dead bodies laying in vehicles by morning because of people stuck
in traffic jams because they waited too long to evacuate.

I think our prayers should be with all those in the effected areas.


Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:53 pm
Subject: Katrina


Wow, the latest (4PM CDT) pressure reading was 902 mb! According to the
hurricane center, this is the fourth lowest in history for a storm in
the atlantic basin. Jack, I think you are right about the prayers. We
may need some too if we get all the rain that is being projected.

Gary Locke

Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:36 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Hurricane Katrina

Hello Jack, Group;
According to the 9 p.m. eastern time NHC report, the remnants of Katrina are expected to cross right over
Ohio. They also say rainfall amounts of 4-8"are possible from the Ohio Valley to the eastern Great Laskes.
As dry as it's been, I certainly wouldn't want to see that in 24, 36 or even 48 hours! I think this one will rival
Andrew, if not be worse. I too think the folks in LA and other areas certainly need our prayers.
Don Keating

Date: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:30 pm
Subject: Next NE Ohio Chapter AMS Meeeting is Saturday, September 24, 2005

Please join us for the fall meeting of the Northeast Ohio Chapter
of the American Meteorological Society.

Meeting Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, at 11:00 AM.
Location: McGilvrey Hall, Room 302, Kent State University.
Topic: Weather 101, an Introductory Class to Basic Weather.

This will be a meeting to discuss and learn about basic weather
elements. We will start with a global view of weather - what drives
our weather - and work toward an overview of weather elements you
will find on a weather map. We will relate these map features to
numeric weather models generated by NCEP and others.

The meeting will be conducted by Jim Kosarik, National Weather Service,
and Chapter President, with help from the NEOCAMS map discussion
committee. Hopefully we will also have a guest speaker or two lined
up, to discuss certain aspects of the weather.

The discussion will be kept mainly at an introductory level so that
we can begin a building process of weather knowledge. We do plan to
touch on a few more advanced topics such as advection and vorticity.
By the end of the 75 minute session you should be familiar with the
basics of a weather map. We hope to have another session in the
Spring that will focus on mesoscale/severe weather.

Come ready to learn and participate, and please no spit balls for
the teacher!

We will also discuss new chapter business and Ron Hahn will give an
overview of his weather library activities.

Directions to McGilvrey Hall:
To get to Kent, head toward the intersection of Route 43 and Route 59.
McGilvrey Hall is at the corner of South Lincoln and East Summit
Street. From the south (I-76), take Route 43 four miles north into
town and turn right onto East Summit Street by the CVS and Advance
Auto Parts stores. From the north and Route 59, head south on Route 43
(called South Water Street in Kent) and make the first left at the light
onto East Summit Street. On East Summit Street, turn left at the first
light and park in the lot on your right. The parking lot is at the rear
of the Duboise Bookstore and is usually free on the weekend. McGilvrey
Hall is across the street from the bookstore. On line directions:

See you in September!

Jim Kosarik - President
Ronald Hahn - Vice President
Steve Bremkamp - Secretary
Dick Vader - Treasurer

Date: Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:07 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Hurricane Katrina

Morning, All.

This is a strange situation - the first time I've been more concerned about my son and family in Vine Grove KY
during a hurricane -
- than my son in Florida.

And here's something interesting from another list - trees here in Ohio grow so as to brace themselves from
northwest winds. Strong E or SE wind coupled with very heavy rain might lead to lots of downed trees.

Prayers are out for all in the path of this storm

Middletown OH

Date: Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:49 am
Subject: Re: Hurricane Katrina


My wife and I are kind of in the same situation. Our youngest son
works in Memphis Tennessee which is in the extreme southwestern part
of the state. He works in the media relations department for the
Triple A minor league baseball club. There suppose to have their
first of an eight game home stretch tonight to finish the season.
However, there suppose to get five inches of rain with wind gusts of
50 m.p.h. from the remnants Katrina which could still be a tropical
storm at that time.

It still looks like heavy rain for parts of Ohio beginning Tuesday
night into Wednesday.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N

Date: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:47 pm
Subject: Storm Totals


It's been raining here all day but intensity has really picked up in
the last few hours.

I think it would be interesting to hear what everyones storm totals
are in making comparisons with forecasts and dopplar radar estimates.
So please post your storm total reports when this ends sometime

Jack Sisler
Ohio Weather Group Moderator

Date: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:54 pm
Subject: Anyone else having trouble?

We need to be thinking good thoughts, or praying, for everyone affected
by Katrina. Please, if you have any ability to do so, donate to a
relief agency. It's going to be years until New Orleans, Biloxi and
Gulfport recover.


Date: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:04 pm
Subject: Re: Storm Totals


Preliminary storm total today 3.23 inches. Hoever, it appears an area
of wrap-around moisture may add to this overnight. Still, this has
been a real blessing. Rain has been slow enough that there has been
little run-off. Extremely beneficial as this part of Ohio has been in
a moderate drought.

Within the hour the wind here has gone calm as the low center passes
nearly overhead.

Ron Rothhaas

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:17 am
Subject: Katrina Rainfall

Jack and Group:

My storm total rainfall as of 6 am this morning was 4.80 inches in
southeast Ravenna. In checking the Doppler estimate from the KCLE
radar, it estimated that in a narrow band through central Portage
County that somewhere either side of 2 inches had fallen. At
several points last evening, the rain was falling at about 1 inch
per hour. Luckily, I had no flooding issues but I have observed
some standing water in places. Traveling the areas that I normally
do between home and work, I did not see any flooding, even in places
that typically have high water with this type of event. I do know
that west of Ravenna, there was some flooding and I'm sure that once
all the runoff gets into the creeks and streams that there may be
some additional problems.

Gary Locke
Ravenna 1SE

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:53 pm
Subject: Newcomerstown, OH Katrina Rainfall

From about 10 a.m. Tuesday August 30th to 12 noon Wednesday August 31st, my guage registered 3.23" of
rainfall from the remnanats of Hurricane "Katrina".
Don Keating
O.W.O.N. #106
Skywarn # TU - 093
Newcomerstown Ohio
Tuscarawas County

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:59 pm
Subject: Rainfall Totals and Radar Estimates

The rain ended here shortly before 1 p.m. having started around 7 a.m. yesterday. My storm total was 2.83 inches. I
have not heard of any flooding in this area.
I'm sending some attachments on the dopplar rainfall estimates around the state so you can compare those with your
actual amounts. I was surprised to see how close these estimates were for this area.
Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:00 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Katrina Rainfall

Gary,Jack and All,
Gary, you beat me on the rain fall, as of 5 pm
today, my total was 3.94" with the lowest barometer
reading of 29.44. I did get a little water in my
basement during the night sometime. It came through
the floor drain and went right back down.
Yes, I do remember Katrina and the Waves, that is
going back a few years, and no wonder why my hair is

Rich Rabatin
Ravenna 1E

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:32 pm
Subject: Yahoo! News Story - Meteorologists: It Could Have Been Worse - Yahoo!

Don Keating ( has sent you a news article.
(Email address has not been verified.)
Personal message:

I thought I'd pass along this interesting story regarding Katrina.

Meteorologists: It Could Have Been Worse - Yahoo! News

Date: Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:37 pm
Subject: Katrina remnant's rain.

I ended up with 3.13" rain from the storm system. 1.70" yesterday and
1.43" today.

Thompson 5 SW

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