Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) - February 2006 did not usher in any potent winter storms with normal precipitation and normal temperatures observed. The greatest liquid equivalent precipitation noted was 0.72 inches on the 4th. Measurable precipitation as observed on 15 days with measurable snowfall on 10 days. The monthly snowfall total of 9.6 inches was slightly below normal. The greatest 24-hour snowfall was 2.7 inches on the 27th. The highest wind gust this month was 35 MPH on the 17th as an intense arctic cold front moved through plunging the temperature from 60 degrees to 5 degrees in 44 hours. Four watches/advisories were issued this month. Fog was noted on the 4th, no thunder this month.
Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) - Temperatures averaged more than 2 degrees above normal for February, and liquid precipitation was 0.26 inch below normal. Snowfall was more than 1.5 inches below normal. A new high temperature record for the 17th was set with a reading of 61 degrees, and a new low temperature record was set on the 28th at 4 degrees.
Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie
It's been like a roller coaster. Ended up being ABOVE
normal in Temperarure & Precip., but way behind in snowfall.
Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) - Temperatures slightly above normal. Precip slightly below normal. Trace of more snow on ground 12 days of the month. Night of 4th-5th only major snow. Over 4" of wet but drifting snow. 4th snowed all day few miles to the west; None here until 5:30 PM
Ravenna 1E () - Had thunder snow here on the 23rd around 645 pm.
Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke) - February was again an uneventful month with only 7.5" of snow received. Total snowfall for the season through the end of the month is 26.5".
Springfield 2 (Dick Groeber) - The temperatures were warmest at the start and the end of the month with the coldest during the middle. Precipitation fell mostly the first half including the four snowfall dates. The month noted 19 of the last 22 dates without measureable precipitation.
Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn) -
Wooster 7N (Jack
February was a fairly normal month. The monthly mean temperature was normal
although with a few temperature cycles with high temperatures going from warm to
cold by as much as thirty degrees in just a few days. Precipitation was slightly
above normal with the biggest 24-hour snowfall of the season and since March 16,
Zanesville 6N (Tom Ruggles) - February proved to be a dry and slightly warmer than normal month at this location. For the winter, only one inch of snow has fallen here with a half inch in January and February. Unusual for February was an outbreak of wildfires around the state on the 26th. This site recorded a low barometric pressure of 29.11 on the 4th as a deep low crossed the state.
|OWON #||Station||Mean Max Temp||Mean Min Temp||Mean Temp||High Temp||Date||Low Temp||Date||Total Prec||Max 24hr Prec||Date||
|Total Snow||Max 24hr Snow||Date||# 1"+ Snow Days||Max Wind Gust||Date|
|51||Middleburg Heights 2N||2.60||0.80||4th||10||17.0||5.0||8th||7|
|25||Munroe Falls 1SW||36.2||20.9||28.6||61||17th||4||19,20||1.92||0.72||5th||13||6.7||2.3||28th||3|
|32||North Ridgeville 1N||39.4||23.2||31.3||63||17th||5||19th||2.95||0.82||4th||13||14.4||8.0||8th||5||40||17th|
|86||Van Wert 1E||37.0||23.0||30.0||58||16th||3||19th||2.05||0.73||16th||8||2.9||1.8||11th||2||44||17th|
|OWON #||Station||Mean Max Temp||Mean Min Temp||Mean Temp||High Temp||Date||Low Temp||Date||Total Prec||Max 24hr Prec||Date||
|Total Snow||Max 24hr Snow||Date||# 1"+ Snow Days||Max Wind Gust||Date|
Date: Fri Feb 3, 2006 11:45 am Subject: Fw: The New AAWO Group, Steve Steinke and I developed a great friendship during and after AWO/AAWO era. I posed the question to him that many were asking as to whether or not he was going to be one of the founders of the "new" AAWO and his reply can be read below. I can see it as a good thing but I also have a few concerns for which Steve addresses below. As with any organization, it will take a lot of work from MANY people to work not just one or two individuals. Without this kind of input it won't survive. The same holds true with the OhioWx Group. Without the input from many of its current and future members and not just a few it makes it difficult to keep it together and of interest to all. Jack Sisler OhioWx Group Moderator ----- Original Message ----- From: AZSKYMAN@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 10:50 AM Subject: Re: The New AAWO Hello Jack, Like you, I miss the commitment and the person of Larry Huff. We've lost a number of real weather fans over the years, but I'm sure that those of you in Ohio are particularly noticing his absence. Robert Kleeman seems to have a genuine desire to resurrect the AAWO (or a similar organization). He and I have chatted, and at some time I would want to talk to him over the phone. I think he has a sincere wish to bring back some of the true "connectivity" that was part of the original AAWO and the IWW that later grew out of it. As editor of the AWO for 14 years, it was apparent to me that there were two parts to the connection with other observers that were essential if an organization would ever start again. First, in spite of all the wonderful things that are at our fingertips online and through the world wide web, there must be a larger commitment to some sort of publication or newsletter. And that is a very big step and a very big commitment to make. Larry knew that. So did I. Second, for it to really work and bring people together...and for there to be true consensus-building on how to grow and organize a group, there would have to be true face-to-face meetings. Some of it official, and some of it just weather folks sitting in a room talking to each other. Robert's vision is to bring back an organization that had those different components...and also use the wonderful benefits of the internet too. At this point I am encouraging him, sharing this same insight with him, and throwing my thoughts and suggestions into the mix. But it will be the younger observers, a new wave of backyard weather fans, who could energize a new AAWO. This is a roundabout way of saying Jack that I am 60 years old this year...that my passion for weather is as much as it has ever been, and that while I will offer all kinds of suggestions and ideas and infuse some energy into it, I am probably not the guy to lead the new charge. If a meeting was set up to help organize and grow it...sure, I'd try to be there. I would offer my experience and ideas and encouragement, but I would also not want to be part of the mainstream effort. Hope this answers your question. It's a credit to many, not just Larry and me, that those days were looked upon with pride and a smile. I'd love to see it come back around again. I'll do what I can...but from a distance this time. Have a great weekend, Jack. My best to you, your family, and my weather friends back in Ohio. Steve Date: Sun Feb 5, 2006 8:36 am Subject: Back to Reality After the warmest and almost snowless January on record in the 15 years at this location, it's back to reality. Even though the heavier snow amounts didn't materialize I still received as much snow in the last 15 hours (2.0 inches) as I did during the entire month of January. Jack Sisler Wooster 7N Wayne County Date: Sun Feb 5, 2006 6:30 pm Subject: Snowfall If anyone wants to know where my station is located, just go to the NWS radar and look where the dark green strip is. Snowfall so far since it started at about 8:30pm last night (02/04/06) is 8.4". That's also the monthly total so far, and for the season: 112.4". Vance Thompson 5 SW (northern Geauga Co.) Date: Sun Feb 5, 2006 9:31 am Subject: reports How luckly can we be.......... Reports are coming in around here where people are reporting snow over 2.0" & the winds are surely picking up now.. As of 9:30 p.m. 2/4/06, there was a report in Columbus Grove, Ohio where they had over 2." of snowfall & in Findlay just 18 miles to the east of this reporting station they had over 3" of snowfall. But here. We ending up with just .3" of a inch. But the winds sure did pick up overnight..Right now the winds are blowing out of the W-20 M.P.H.. With the wind gage at the 40' mark & there tree's to the west & to the NNW, the wind could be even higher. The outside air temperature is at 26F at 9:29 a.m. Precip. amount really differ. At this reporting station we had .78" an that reporting station to the South of here had only .50". So as you can see, that storm surely didn't put down to much snow here...4-E Ottawa, Oh., but other area's it did.. #15 Phil Date: Sun Feb 5, 2006 2:37 pm Subject: Re: Back to Reality The snowfall was quite spotty in the Cincinnati metro area but the "heavier amounts" certainly did materialize for me. Our forecast was for 1-3 inches. I had 3.2 inches and a cooperative observaer near me had 3.8 inches. That was the highest total in the 88 county Wilmington NWS area that I saw. Just 10 miles west of here they had about 0.5. Snow was very difficult to measure with 40F ground temp. and melting on a lot of the surfaces I normally measure on. Very wet horizontally driven snow with 1-2 inches plastered on the west side of everything! All day yesterday slushy globs were falling out of trees. Since my yard sports 3 90-100 foot oaks we had quite the bombardment yesterday. We had several hours of freezing drizzle last night and a couple moderate snow showers at dawn today. Even main roads were treacherous at dawn today but quickly recovered with salt and warm ground. Some blowing snow with a drift near 1 foot in an open area near my church. It is now mid-afternoon Sunday. Grass is completely covered and trees are still beautiful. It is windy and 26F at 1430 hours. As for the back to reality comment, my high Friday was 57F and yesterday I had 46F at 2435 hours so I know what you mean! Ron Cincinnati 5NW Date: Wed Feb 8, 2006 6:21 am Subject: January's Weather Data for Centerville 1W Weather statistics for the month of December for Centerville 1W. High Temp (Date) ... 59ø / 8th, 20th & 28th Low Temp (Date) ... 23ø / 26th Mean High .. 47.5ø Mean Low .. 32.0ø Monthly Mean ... 39.7ø Total Precipitation ... 2.82" Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 0.68" / 17th Number of Precipitation Days... 11 Total Snowfall... 2.8" Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 2.8" / 18th Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 2" High Wind Gust (Date) ... 43 MPH / 24th Thunderstorm Days ... 3 Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.55" / 26th Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.43" / 17th Average High Wind Gust... 23.2 MPH Year To Date Precipitation . 2.82" Robert Flory - KA5RUC Centerville 1W Southeast Montgomery County Ohio Weather Observer Network #82 Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405 Date: Thu Feb 9, 2006 8:20 am Subject: Winter's Return Some snow and cold have returned but nothing brutal. Just a reminder it's still Winter. I had 9 degrees @ 6:30 am this morning which is the coldest since December 20. I have two inches of snow on the ground from snow showers the last two days. Started looking through the garden books and just waiting. Jack Sisler Wooster 7N From: "Phillip Higley" <email@example.com> Date: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:48 am Subject: reports Well old man winter can back... This morning we had a Low temperature of 9F! That's right 9F...At 8:04 a.m.. Last night & earlier this morning we pick up .5" to 1.0" of snowfall. Right now it Sunny with a air temperature of 20F. This is the first we had a Low of 9F, such Dec. 20th 05, when we were down to 5F. See what happens when we get some snow on the ground & the skies become clear....It's get's COLD! 4-E Putnam, Co. Date: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:51 am Subject: SNOW I woke up to a suprise snowfall this mornig. Yes, a 30% chance had been mentioned but it seemed remote last night. Moisture came up from the south and gave me 1.2 inches. Warm ground from Thursday's 66F high caused a little melting from below despite an air temp. of 17F. This created an icy layer under the snow and very treacherous conditions. Numerous accidents were reported and I-75 was closed for a time near the river. This gives us 6.7 inches already for the month. That may not sound like much to you lake effect people but it gives us an above normal Febuary. With below normal temps and near to above normal ppt forecast for the next 2 weeks, maybe we'll see more. What do y'all think? Oh, and we do have some forsythia beginning to bloom. With -1F forecast for tonight, won't they be disappointed! Ron Cincinnati Date: Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:14 pm Subject: 2006 Ohio Severe Weather Symposium / Advanced Spotter Training Seminar 10th Annual Ohio Severe Weather Symposium (April 7, 2006) and 2006 Advanced Severe Weather Spotter Seminar (April 8, 2006) 2006 Ohio Severe Weather Symposium Friday, April 7, 2006 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fawcett Center Auditorium, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH Featured speakers: Dr. Charles Doswell and Roger Edwards The Tenth Annual Ohio State University Severe Weather Symposium will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Fawcett Center on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At the symposium we will have a variety of speakers that deal with various aspects of meteorology, especially those related severe weather. The symposium is hosted by the OSU Meteorology Club. The symposium is open to all who would like to attend. Admission is FREE! Sponsors include the Wilmington, OH National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ohio River Forecast Center, and the Ohio State Department of Geography. For more information about the event including directions, please visit twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu and click the Symposium banner. 7:30 - 8:30 AM Sign In/Coffee 8:30 - 8:40 AM Ashley Jones - OSU Meteorology Club President Dr. Morton O'Kelly - Chair, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University Dr. Jay Hobgood - Director of Atmospheric Sciences, The Ohio State University 8:40 - 8:50 AM Ten Years of the Ohio Severe Weather Symposium Mike Ryan - Chairperson, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium; Meteorologist, NWSFO Wilmington, OH Robin Gerhardt - Chairperson, Ohio Severe Weather Symposium; Meteorologist, NWSFO Wilmington, OH 8:50 - 9:30 AM To Be Announced 9:30 - 10:00 AM Topic to be determined Ben Gelber - Meteorologist, WCMH Columbus, OH 10:00 - 10:10 AM Morning Break 10:10 - 10:50 AM "The Blizzard of '77: Recipe for a Weather Catastrophe" Tom Niziol - Meteorologist-In-Charge, NWSFO Buffalo, NY 10:50 - 11:30 AM Hurricane Katrina: Title To Be Announced Stacy Stewart - Hurricane Specialist and Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break/Department Tours 12:45 - 1:30 PM "Field Research and Changing Ideas about Tornado Safety and Hurricane Evacuation" Dr. Tom Schmidlin - Chair, Department of Geography, Kent State University 1:30 - 2:15 PM "The 2 AM Tornado: November 6, 2005" Rick Shanklin - Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWSFO Paducah, KY 2:15 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Break 2:30 - 3:15 PM "Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Large-Event Venues" Roger Edwards - Meteorologist, Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK 3:15 - 4:00 PM "The Tri-State Tornado of 18 March 1925 Reanalysis Project: Preliminary Results" Dr. Charles Doswell III - Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK We ask that you please RSVP for the Symposium by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, affiliation, and contact info. 2006 Advanced Severe Weather Spotter Seminar (presented by the Central Ohio Severe Weather Network) Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fawcett Center Auditorium, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH Featured presenters: Dr. Charles Doswell, Roger Edwards, Rick Shanklin Please visit www.severe-weather.org and click the Spotter Seminar banner for information about this event and to register. Advanced orders on tickets cost $7.00 apiece. 830 - 835 Opening Statement 835 - 905 Severe Weather History of Ohio Valley 905 - 950 Rick Shanklin, 2 am Evansville Tornado 950 - 1005 Break 1005 - 1135 Advanced Spotter Talk 1135 - 1150 The Role of the Spotter With Regards to Warning Operations 1150 - 130 Lunch 130 - 215 Dr. Charles Doswell, Storm Spotting: Some Personal Thoughts. 215 - 300 Roger Edwards, Safe Spotting in Low Visibility Environments. 300 - 315 Break 315 - 400 Panel Discussion, Closing Statement Please join us for the OSU Weather Weekend April 7 and 8. Hope to see you there! Date: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:19 pm Subject: Thundersnow At 6:00pm: Thunder is accompanying a snowshower presently. The appearance of the clouds and frequency of thunder is about that of a typical summer thundershower-except that it is snow falling. In other news: We had 1.9" snow this morning. I don't think the forcast was even thinking about snow. This thundersnow has thus far brought anothe 0.1" for 2.0" for the day so far. That is 40.7" for Feb. so far and 144.7" for the season. Vance Thompson 5 SW (norhtern Geauga Co.) Date: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:36 pm Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Thundersnow I was watching to the north and seen the lightning. At that time we had overcast skies and 46 degrees in northern Portage County. Bill Windham, OH Date: Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:31 pm Subject: Re: SNOW If I were to see any flowers actually blooming in February, I think I'd stomp them back into the ground. With that said, I diod see a few of last summer's snapdragons appear to be still alive (not blooming)into January. Although Jan. was more like March, December was more like, well, December. During the coldest of the weather, those plants were insulated by a foot and a half of snow that started to accummulate early-immediately after a mild fall. An unusual effect of the snowbelt is that my grass often remains relatively green until the early Spring when the snowpack melts back off the lawn. Then it browns briefly until the new grass grows. vance Date: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:12 pm Subject: Re: SNOW--TIME TO STOMP!!! brothhaas ymsgr:sendIM?brothhaasOffline I saw a whole patch of maybe a couple hundred winter aconite (a golden yellow late winter blooming bulb) the othaer day. Snowdrops (a small white winter bloomer) are also in bloom, as well as crocuses on south facing exposures. Despite +5F last weekend the nearby forsythia is hanging in there, and the Corneliancherry dogwood outside my window is ready to bloom (another tree which commonly blooms in late winter, not to be confused with a normal dogwood. This is likely much more than you wanted to know about winter flowers, but I have 2 degrees in horticulture and I own Arbor Doctor LLC tree and plant health care, so it's what I'm in to. Incidentally, a lot of research has been done to establish relationships between bloom times, degree days, and pest emergences. You can see some of this by typing in your zip code in Ohio at: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/ This web site tells you approximately where your location is in growing degree days (base 55F, I believe) in relation to expected bloom times and pest emergences. It is really quite amazing. Also, in regards to your comment about the protective effects of snowcover, a review of hardiness maps reveals that northeast Ohio can support slightly more tender plants than more southerly locations due to the protective snow cover and the warming effects of the lakes. It has always interested me how wide ranging the weather conditions are within this one state--and we don't have mountains! Ron Cincinnati Date: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:11 am Subject: Back to "Real" Winter I hope knowone got used to the 60-degree temps we had about ten days ago. I've had 4.2 inches of snow the past 24 hours (2.6 inches the past 12 hours)which is the most 24-hour snowfall all season. Pretty decent snowfall for a non-snowbelt area. With the help of a good snowpack (4 inches) the temperature at 7 a.m. was 3 above. REMINDER: Anyone who has an interest in being considered a candidate as the next owner/moderator of the OhioWx Group need to get there name into me (email@example.com) no later than tomorrow (March 1). A decision should be made by the end of the week. Jack Sisler Wooster 7N Wayne County
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