AUGUST

AUGUST

OHIO WEATHER OBSERVERS NETWORK

http://sheridan.geog.kent.edu/owon

E-Mail: ssherid1@kent.edu

    

           

Cincinatti 5NW (Ronald Rothhass Jr.) - January was spring-like with much above normal temperatures.  This followed an abnormally cold December.  This was similar to 1989-1990 when the coldest December on record was followed by one of the warmest recorded Januarys, both complete pattern reversals.  To accentuate the spring-time theme, there were 2 thunderstorm days in January.

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) January 2006 was unseasonably warm with well below normal snowfall.  Only 8 days saw accumulating snow with the greatest being 2 inches on the 25th.  Total monthly snowfall was only 5.2 inches.  Total liquid equivalent precipitation for the month was normal at 3.14 inches.  High temperatures exceeded 50F on 9 days with the lowest temperature of 15F noted on the 27th.  Thunder was observed on only one day, the 2nd.  No major winter storms were occurred this month so only 3 advisories were issued.  The first full day of sun did not occur until the 12th.  Winds gusted as high as 37MPH at Kent 2W on the 14th.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) January, 2006 was the warmest January in my 37 years of keeping temperature records.  The average temp. of 39 degrees was nearly 14 degrees above normal!  Rainfall was just under an inch above the normal, also, but snowfall was more than 8 inches below normal, making this the 2nd least snowy January of record.

Munroe Falls 1SW (Beverly Huff) - Two thunderstorm days - 2nd and 24th.  Observed one crocus blooming p.m.of 30th.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) As a whole, the month was way above normal in temperature & below normal in snowfall.

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) -  Temperature for January averaged 15 degrees warmer than normal.  ONly 3 days when temperature stayed below freezing.  16 days had at least a trace of precipitation but only 3.1 inches of snow fell.  Most of this melted shortly after contact.  There was also 2 thunderstorm days.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke) - January was a very mild month with very little snowfall.  The overall mean temperature for the month was just over 10 degrees warmer than January 2005.  Total seasonal snowfall through the end of the month was 19.0".

Rockbridge 4W (Jim Fry) - There were two thunderstorm days in January, 2006 - the 2nd and 29th.  On the 29th, there were two thunderstorm episodes - both with hail.

Sandusky 1N (Goelz) - January 2006 was the 3rd warmest January on record since 1861, with a mean temperature of 38.0 degrees.  Only 1880 and 1932 were warmer at 41.4 and 39.0.  The highest low of 22 on the 6th was equalled only once in 1880.

Springfield 2 (Dick Groeber) A springlike January, 2006.  According to my onhand data records to 1968, this was overall the warmest January during the period. There were 14 dates of 50 degree high temperatures or higher for about half the month. The low reading of 24 degrees was the warmest low. Other warmest data the average high, low, and overall average. The last warm January was 1990. Precipitation fell on 14 dates or nearly half the month. there was only one snow date. Winds gust to 30 miles per hour or higher on four of the dates.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn) -  January had the characteristics of March.  The mild temperatures ended the winter snowpack early-on the 13th for a 45 day duration of a trace or more on the ground.  Max. snow depth was 5" (12) & there was 0 for 3 days total.

Van Wert 1E (Rick McCoy) - There was a flood watch issued on January 1 and 2, 2006.  Schools were cancelled on the 18th due to blowing snow and icy conditions.  A wind advisory was issued on the 24th.

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) January can be summarized as having record-breaking warmth and almost snowless. This was the warmest January on record with a monthly average temperature of 37.0 degrees. This beat the second warmest year during the El Nino year of 1998 with 34.9 degrees. The mean temperature for the month was more than twelve degrees above normal with no low temperatures in the single digits and three high temperature records. The month was the second least snowiest month on record with only 2.0 inches for the entire month with half of that occurring on the 6th.

Zanesville 6N (Tom Ruggles) -
After a colder than normal December, January was probably the warmest on record with temps averaging 12 degrees above normal.  There were only 2 days with daytime highs below normal and only one nightly low that reached normal.  Of course, precipitation was virtually all liquid with only 1/2" of snow which all fell on the 18th and was gone the next day.
 

      

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 44.7 31.5 38.1 60 13th 21 15th 2.50 0.71 2nd 17 5.2 1.9 25th 3 34 14th
A Akron-Canton 44.7 31.1 37.9 61 13th 16 26th 3.15 0.68 2nd 17 3.8 1.2 25th 2 46 14th
003 Aurora 3S 43.2 29.0 36.1 59 13th 13 27th 2.18 0.56 18th 15 9.6 4.1 25th 3    
82 Centerville 1W 47.5 32.0 39.7 59 8,20,28 23 26th 2.82 0.68 17th 11 2.8 2.8 18th 1 43 24th
A Cincinnati 49.8 33.4 41.6 64 2nd 20 26th 4.21 1.12 10-11 12 1.1 0.6 18th 0 45 24th
13 Cincinnati 5NW 51.1 33.5 42.3 64 2,8 22 7th 3.52 0.81 17th 17 2.1 1.8 18th 1    
A Cleveland 44.8 32.3 38.6 60 13th 21 27th 1.92 0.61 17-18 15 4.6 1.5 18th 2 41 14,29
55 Cleves 3NW                                  
A Columbus 48.0 33.5 40.7 62 13th 21 15th 2.67 1.12 17-18 15 1.8 1.5 18th 1 55 24th
A Dayton 46.3 31.8 39.0 57 20th 23 26,27 2.97 0.94 17-18 12 3.4 2.8 18th 1 49 24th
22 Kent 2E 44.6 29.7 37.1 60 13th 15 27th 3.28 0.73 2nd 17 6.4 2.9 25th 4 24 14th
430 Kent 2W 43.5 27.9 35.7 59 13th 15 27th 3.14 0.80 2nd 18 5.2 2.0 25th 1 37 14th
2 Kidron 1N 46.3 31.7 39.0 61 13th 20 15,27 3.27 1.02 2nd 15 2.5 1.4 6th 1 33 18,21
87 Lagrange 2SW 44.1 29.8 37.0 59 13th 19 22,26,27 2.05 0.71 2nd 15 4.5 1.3 14th 2 41 14th
030 Lancaster 2S 46.5 32.0 39.3 63 13th 18 27th 4.74 1.27 2nd   3.2 1.8 18th      
A Mansfield 44.1 30.1 37.1 59 13th 17 15th 2.75 0.97 17-18 16 2.7 1.0 18th 1 41 13th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               1.83 0.51 2nd 14 5.0 2.0 18th 4    
120 Millersburg 43.8 30.4 37.1 59 13th 19 15th 2.70 0.99 2nd 15         49 24th
25 Munroe Falls 1SW 43.1 29.2 36.2 60 14th 17 15,27 3.09 0.78 3rd 20 3.7 0.9 25th 0    
32 North Ridgeville 1N 45.9 31.7 38.8 60 13th 21 26,27 1.89 0.46 2nd 14 4.1 1.4 18th 3 34 14th
106 Newcomerstown 1S                                  
15 Ottawa 4E 44.6 32.8 38.7 56 21,28 22 15th 2.03 0.52 2nd 18 2.5 1.5 18th 1 43 18th
79 Perrysville 4W 45.8 31.5 38.6 60 13th 18 15th 3.39 0.89 2nd 11 3.1 2.0 18th 1    
101 Ravenna 1E 44.7 29.6 37.1 62 13th 18 27th 3.16 0.53 25th 20 8.3 5.3 25th 3 34 14th
121 Ravenna 1SE 43.9 27.7 35.8 62 13th 12 27th 3.17 0.78 17th 20 6.5 3.0 25th 2    
33 Rockbridge 4W 47.5 31.3 39.4 63 13th 19 27th 3.86 0.92 17th 17 3.9 1.9 25th 2    
04 Sandusky 1N 43.5 32.4 38.0 59 13th 22 6th 2.46 0.88 17th 17 2.4 1.6 18th 1 38 14th
  Shawnee Township                                  
1 Springfield 2 47.0 33.0 40.0 58 20,28 24 15th 2.55 0.81 17th 14 2.8 2.8 18th 1 39 29th
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 46.7 31.2 39.0 57 28th 18 27th 2.97 0.84 2nd 16 1.7 1.0 14th 1 33 11th
98 Thompson 5SW 42.4 28.5 35.5 58 13th 13 26th 2.40 0.47 18th 10 18.4 3.8 25th 6 23 17th
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 42.5 30.6 36.5 55 21st 19 22nd 2.93 0.78 29th 15 1.9 1.3 18th 1 38 29th
86 Van Wert 1E 43.0 31.0 37.0 55 21st 21 18th 1.89 0.42 17,29 15 2.7 1.0 17,18 2 45 18th
16 Wooster 7N 44.2 29.7 37.0 60 13th 17 15,26,27 2.63 0.76 2nd 24 2.0 1.1 6th 1  42 14th
A Youngstown 43.9 29.7 36.8 63 13th 14 27th 2.71 0.82 17-18 17 10.0 4.1 25th 3 45 14th
04S Zanesville 6N 48.4 32.6 40.5 64 13th 20 27th 3.87 1.32 2nd 18 0.5 0.5 18 0    
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

                         


From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@srcsnet.com>
Date: Sun Jan 1, 2006 12:51 pm
Subject: Yearly up date(So far)


This is what I have for 2005, so far.
Ave.; Yearly Temp. 51.5F Above Normal by 1.8F Highest was
96F on the 6/25th
Total Precip.; 39.69" Above Normal by 5.43" Lowest was -3F
on the 1/18th*
Total Snowfall (Yearly) 41.0" Above Normal by 10.4"
Highest Baro.; 30.63" on the 1/18th
Lowest Baro.; 28.05" on the 11/19th
Highest Wind Speed was 53 M.P.H. on the 11/6th
Compair this from 04
In 04 Ave. Temp. was 51F(Above normal by 1.3F)
This yr. 51.5F
In 04 Precip. 37.52"(Above normal by 3.26")
This yr. 39.69"
Yearly Snowfall for 04-24.7" (Below normal by 5.9")
This yr. 41.0"
Going into a Ice Age people!!!
4-E
Putnam, Co.

Date: Mon Jan 2, 2006 8:19 am
Subject: Re: QUESTION


Thanks Ron. I think I met Kentucky but didn't type it that way when
I copied it off the Wilmington NWS website. I don't know if the NWS
has a list of weather radio frequencies in PDF format or not. If
they do perhaps we can just list the page(s) that cover Ohio and put
it in our Files section if it's not too big. If someone wants to
look into that feel free to do so.

Jack

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@srcsnet.com>
Date: Mon Jan 2, 2006 9:09 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: QUESTION


Do not forget about Carey at 162.525 MHz

Date: Tue Jan 3, 2006 9:32 pm
Subject: new snow pack pics


Greetings. Hope everyone hade a good Christmas and New Year's. I
posted some new pics keeping track of the progression of the seasonal
snowpack. Taken each weekend aprrox. from the same locations for
comparison. We are near a minimum now with only a trace of snow on
the ground.

Vance
Thompson 5 SW (norther Geauga Co.)

Date: Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:44 pm
Subject: January Heatwave


Mean temperatures here have been more than eleven degrees above normal
for January. The average Low for this January thus far has almost been
as high as the normal High!

I have a fairly nice tint of green on the lawn but not a good thing
for anything growing if it stays like this much longer.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N

Date: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:09 pm
Subject: a half day of zero snow depth


The last patches of snow disappeared during the Friday afternoon, just
a half day before new snow fell. This break in continuous snowcover
is the first to occur in the middle of the winter in the four years
since I've been here. This ends a 45 day stretch of continuous
snowcover (Nov.30th-Jan. 13th). However, since Nov. 16th, only a
total of 1 1/2 days has seen zero snowdepth. I did have 3.5" new snow
yesterday. We are limping to 9.9" for Jan. so far and 95.5" for the
season so far.

Vance
Thompson 5 SW (northern Geuaga Co.)

Date: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:38 pm
Subject: Meeting Notice - Northeast Ohio AMS Chapter-Winter Meeting February
25th


Greetings:

We hope the new year has started out well for you. It is time
for the winter meeting of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the
American Meteorological Society (NEOCAMS).

Meeting Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 AM.
Location: McGilvrey Hall, Room 302, Kent State University.
Topic: NOAA/NWS NCEP Model Status and Plans.
Speaker: Peter Manousos, Science and Operations Officer, NCEP
(NOAA/NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction), and
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs MD.

Most of us look at computer models of the atmosphere when we
are interested in the upcoming weather. You are probably familiar
with most of the models, such as the GFS and the Eta (now called
the NAM). This will be a rare chance to hear the Science and
Operations Officer at NCEP discuss the weather computer models.

Peter will discuss the current status of the models including the
ensemble models. He will also review the short term plan for model
improvements. He will give a brief overview of the role of NCEP and the
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center within the National Weather Service.

Please see the attached meeting announcement for more details as well
as directions to McGilvrey Hall at Kent State.

We will also discuss new chapter business including the nomination of
NEOCAMS officers for the new year. See the attached form for
nominations. We will also have our real time map discussion.

See you in February!

Jim Kosarik - President (440-886-0914)
Ronald Hahn - Vice President
Steve Bremkamp - Secretary
Dick Vader - Treasurer

Date: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:07 pm
Subject: December's Weather Data for Centerville 1W


Weather statistics for the month of December for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 59 / 28th
Low Temp (Date) ... 2 / 20th
Mean High .. 34.5
Mean Low .. 21.5
Monthly Mean ... 28.0
Total Precipitation ... 2.28"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 0.63" / 15th
Number of Precipitation Days... 10
Total Snowfall... 7.5"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 4.1" / 9th
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 6"
High Wind Gust (Date) ... 37 MPH / 8th
Thunderstorm Days ... 1
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.69" / 8th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.40" / 28th
Average High Wind Gust... 18.9 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 41.89"
Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:27 pm
Subject: 2005 Weather Review for Centerville 1W
rob_503


2005 Weather statistics for Centerville 1W.
Annual Mean Temperature: 52.9
Annual Mean High Temperature: 62.7
Annual Mean Low Temperature: 43.1
High Temperature for Year and Date: 98 / Jul 25th
Low Temperature for Year and Date: -1 / Jan 18th
Total Annual Precipitation (liquid): 41.89"
Maximum 24-hour Precipitation and Date: 1.95" / Jan 5th
Total Annual Snowfall: 18.7"
Maximum Monthly Snowfall: 7.5" / Dec
Maximum 24-hour Snowfall and Date: 4.1" / Dec 9th
Highest Air Pressure and Date: 30.82 / Jan 18th
Lowest Air Pressure and Date: 29.33 / Mar 12th
Total Number of Thunderstorm Days: 40
High Wind Gust and Date: 46 MPH / Apr 2nd
Robert M. Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:08 am
Subject: SNOW


A nice suprise this morning with a bit more snow than was forecast
(NOT a complaint about forecast accuracy. The day I complain they
miss a snowfall forecast by 1 inch is the day I get kicked off this
site!). 2.0 inch here so far with light snow still falling and some
blowing snow. Very wet and beautiful snow with significant
accumulations on every twig. Pavement not too bad as high yesterday
was 56F. Tomorrow 55F is forecast. Quite a roller coaster, even for
Ohio!

Ron
Cincinnati

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:00 pm
Subject: Todays snowfall pushed us past the 100 inch mark (yawn)


Today's snowfall was 3.8" and 4.4" for the event (since 01/24/06). So
we limped past the 100 inch mark for the season. Now standing at
17.9" for Jan. so far and 103.5" for the season. So far Jenuary has
had the characteristics of March.

Vance
Thompson 5 SW

Date: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:43 pm
Subject: information


I just got done visted the Ohio Weather Journal web site & I do believe I LIKE what I see so far...
What I really would like to see there is more Photo of past weather. Like the BIG snow fall we had back in
1978.. Thing's like that...Really like the photo's you have posted in the web site...I have NO way right now
of sending photo of my weather, here in 4-E(#15).
What do anyone of you think of this year weather so far???
Do you think we are in for another HOT & DRY year or are we going to have a WET & COOL spring??
Myself I feel that we are going into a VERY HOT & STORMY year. More storms & alot more action...
Any thought??
Phil

Date: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:02 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] information


I think I can't recall a more lame winter in my life. My skis are collecting dust and January has turned into the mud
season, which normally occurs in April.
Doug Brady
Hambden Twp.
Geauga County

Date: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:27 pm
Subject: Emailing: www.aawo.net.htm


Here is something we all should think about, try & get this club back up an running again...
I use to belong to this club back in 1986. It's a NICE club & I feel it should be re-started back up again..
4-E
Putnam. Co.

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@srcsnet.com>
Date: Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:45 pm
Subject: update


For those of you that would like to get another club going. That was going strong sometime ago. Here is
your chance..I used to belong to it & they was alot of fun....They have a web site. For those of you that
may not know it please e-mail me & I me more then happy to gave it to yea..(Phil)
Yes, the AAWO is working on coming back. Everything is still in the beginning stages again, but it sure
can happen.
I'm glad you received and you like the newsletter. I shuffled through an old membership directory issue of
the AWO from 1991 and matched addresses with the current people search from Yahoo, and your's was
one that I found.
Any help in getting the AAWO back up and going is welcome. I'm currently working on the best way for
distributing the observational data that will be, soon, submitted by the future AAWO membership.
What is cool about the AAWO making a return is not only does it connect with many former members, but
also a new generation as well. In fact, in the newsletter you received, the one who did the article on the
2005 hurricane season is 15. He was only about 2 years old or so when the AAWO ended. This whole
thing I plan on keeping it fun and interesting, while keeping the 'politics' out of it, which is what caused the
AAWO to end in the first place.
Take care and please keep in touch!
-Robert Kleeman

Date: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:56 pm
Subject: Re: Emailing: www.aawo.net.htm


Wow!!! You bring back memories. I still have an AAWO logoed rain
guage. I wrote several articles for the American Weather Observer
and had several photos published. My photo of an overturned RV in
the F4 Harrison, OH tornado was used as a cover photo in a year-in-
review issue. I drove through a record October snowstorm to attend
the 1989 AAWO conference in Belvidere, IL.

Ron
Cincinnati

Date: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:18 pm
Subject: Re: Todays snowfall pushed us past the 100 inch mark (yawn)


WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-

It looks like there may be changes afoot. Could it be the weather is
swinging toward a more December-like pattern. The latest OWJ was
rather prophetic if it comes to pass. Any thoughts?

Ron
Cincinnati

Date: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:32 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Emailing: www.aawo.net.htm


Ron;
If you would like to help this club to get back on it's feet here's is there
e-mail address;
admin@aawo.net
Myself I would really like to see this club back up an running
again...Thanks for the feed back.
Phil
Ottawa, Oh.


Return to OWON Summaries