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Cincinatti 5NW () -
Dry to droughty conditions persisted in October along with very warm temperatures.  Moderate to severe drought conditions prevailed in southern Ohio east of Cincinnati.  Five successive days of measureable rainfall on the 20th through the 25th totalled 2.33 inches accounting for all but 0.05 of the month's total and helping with the dry conditions.  As has been the pattern this year this rainy spell was followed by another extended dry period as the month ended with 6 consecutive dry days.  Fall color this year is exceptionally vibrant throughout southern Ohio.

Cleves 3 NW (James Davis) - Normal temperatures and below normal rain

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) -  October turned out to be a wet month with rainfall more than an inch above normal.  Despite coller weather at the end, the month also averaged about 1.5 degrees above normal in temperature.\

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) Started out very warm & dry. Ended up wet & cooler.  Had our first frost not unit 26, but a killing frost wasn't till the 29th.  STILL NO SNOWFALL.

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) -  More cloud cover than normal for October.  Normal temperatures and precipitation overall.  No killing frost until the 28th

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  -  October was a quiet month with no significant weather events.  No snowfall was observed

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) October was a fairly tranquil month considering it's a transitional period in seasons. Temperatures were close to normal with the first below freezing temperature occuring on the 29th with 29 degrees. Precipitation was almost 1.50 inches above normal making the yearly total 6.40 inches above normal. Two 24-hour totals (1.13 inches on the 8th and .95 inches on the 24th) made up for more than half of the monthly total.

 

      

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 61.0 46.4 53.7 81 6th 34 28th 3.32 1.23 7-8 12         22 8th
A Akron-Canton 61.2 44.7 53.0 81 3,4 30 29th 3.89 1.36 8th 11         30 8,15
  Aurora 3S 61.4 44.1 52.7 82 4,5,6 29 29,30 3.46 0.99 8th 17            
82 Centerville 1W 64.5 44.6 54.6 85 3,5 27 29th 1.97 0.78 21st 7         24 15th
A Cincinnati 66.0 46.2 56.1 85 3rd 28 29th 2.21 1.38 20-21 8         30 24th
13 Cincinnati 5NW 66.3 47.2 56.7 85 3,5 31 29th 2.38 1.37 21st 10            
A Cleveland 61.8 46.9 54.4 82 3,4,6 33 29th 2.53 0.73 24-25 11         32 25th
55 Cleves 3NW 66.5 46.2 56.3 85 3rd 29 29th 1.61 0.61 20th 7         22 8th
A Columbus 64.3 46.5 55.4 84 6th 30 29th 1.33 0.54 20-21 10         30 25th
A Dayton 62.8 46.1 54.5 83 3rd 30 28,29 3.11 1.51 20-21 9         30 25th
22 Kent 2E 61.5 44.1 52.8 82 4th 29 29,30 3.96 1.34 8th 13         16 8,25
430 Kent 2W                                  
2 Kidron 1N 64.4 45.3 54.9 85 4th 31 28,29 3.65 1.12 8th 11         21 19th
87 Lagrange 2SW 63.0 44.4 53.7 87 4th 30 28,30 3.11 0.73 24th 12         27 19th
  Lancaster 2S 64.4 44.0 54.2 85 4th 28 29th 3.29 1.38 21-22   T T 25th      
A Mansfield 60.7 43.7 52.2 81 3,4 28 28,29 2.60 0.80 7-8 10         29 25th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               2.26 0.56 25th 12            
  Millersburg                                  
  Munroe Falls 1SW 61.2 43.2 52.2 82 5th 31 28-31 4.46 1.19 9th 11            
32 North Ridgeville 1N 63.6 45.8 54.7 87 2nd 31 28,29 2.90 1.05 8th 8 T T 28th   23 25,26
106 Newcomerstown 1S 65.0 44.2 54.6 87 6th 28 30th 3.16 0.55 7th 9         21 15th
15 Ottawa 4E 64.3 46.2 55.2 87 3rd 27 29th 1.06 0.61 24th 12         29 19th
79 Perrysville 4W 59.6 44.0 51.8 80 2,3,4,6 28 28,29,30 2.91 0.95 24th 8            
101 Ravenna 1E 63.2 46.6 54.9 84 3rd 33 29th 2.52 0.83 8th 12         21 15th
121 Ravenna 1SE 62.0 43.7 52.9 82 6th 20 27th 3.43 1.01 8th 12            
33 Rockbridge 4W 63.1 46.5 54.8 84 4th 32 29th 2.44 0.71 21st 10 T T 24th      
04 Sandusky 1N 63.7 49.3 56.5 87 5th 34 29th 2.58 1.36 24th 13         37 24th
  Shawnee Township                                  
1 Springfield 2                                  
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 63.7 43.9 53.8 82 4th 28 29,30 4.41 1.83 8th 7         19 25th
98 Thompson 5SW                                  
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 64.5 44.1 54.3 87 3rd 27 29th 0.27 .07 17th 8         33 25th
86 Van Wert 65.0 47.0 56.0 88 3rd 33 26,27,29 1.48 0.51 24th 8         29 15th
16 Wooster 7N 61.5 42.3 51.9 83 4th 26 30th 3.49 1.13 8th 11         27 19th
A Youngstown 61.0 44.4 52.7 81 6th 29 29th 2.55 0.71 22 12         20 7,25
  Zanesville 6N 63.7 45.2 54.5 84 4th 29 29th 3.59 0.80 25th 9            
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"  
Date: Sat Oct 1, 2005 8:05 am 
Subject: Monthy Report 
 

Monthly report for Sept. 05; 
Ave. Max.; 82F Highest was 90F on 11,12, & 22nd 
Ave. Minn.; 58.F Lowest was 37F on the 30th 
Ave. Temp.: 70.4F 
Precip. 5.33" / 24 hour 1.57" on the 23rd 
13 day's with / 17 days without precip. 
Highest Baro. 29.84" on the 5th 
Lowest Baro. 29.16" on the 26th 
Highest Wind Speed 40 M.P.H. on the 19th 
4-E 
Putnam, Co. 
Footnote; 
If any of you have a Davis Unit that you are using a 
Sleeve to add onto your wire's...Make sure they say 
together...My come apart & had to get them reclean & 
put back together.. 
The Highest & Lowest temperature on the 30th was 
taken from Pandora 5 miles away..(Ray Burkholder)

From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Sat Oct 1, 2005 6:47 pm 
Subject: Fw: [OhioWx] Monthy Report 
phigley@bright.net 
 

A error was found in the Max & Minn & Ave. temperature for Sept. 
Don't use these number's.. 
Everything else seem to be ok.. A up dated reported will follow later.. 
4-E 
Putnam, Co. 
Phil

From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Sat Oct 1, 2005 7:25 pm 
Subject: new report for Sept. 
 

Here's the new number's for Sept. 05 report; 
Ave. Max.; 81.7F 
Ave. Minn.; 58.3F 
Ave. Temp.; 70F 
Everything else on first report seem to be O.K. 
4-E 
Putnam, Co.

Date: Tue Oct 4, 2005 10:12 am 
Subject: Warm Monday and Warm September 
 

Monday I had a high temperature of 83 degrees which broke my high
temperature record of 80 set in 1992 which is more than ten degrees
above normal.

September 2005 was the fourth warmest September on record (65.3
degrees) since 1991 when my records began at this location.

I have no complaints to either of the above, however. Thought it might
be a good day to slap a coat of paint on the snowboards to get them
ready.

Jack
Wooster 7N


Date: Tue Oct 4, 2005 7:26 pm 
Subject: September's Weather Data for Centerville 1W 
 

Weather statistics for the month of September for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 87 / 11th 
Low Temp (Date) ... 40 / 30th 
Mean High .. 81.2
Mean Low .. 57.5
Monthly Mean ... 69.4
Total Precipitation ... 3.24"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 0.96" / 16th
Number of Precipitation Days... 6
Total Snowfall... 0.0"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 0.0" / 
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0" 
High Wind Gust (Date) ... 33 MPH / 29th
Thunderstorm Days ... 5
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.45" / 6th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.80" / 28th & 29th
Average High Wind Gust... 14.5 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 33.55"
Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Sun Oct 9, 2005 6:26 am 
Subject: Meeting Announcement - Next Northeast Ohio Chapter AMS Meeting is 
Saturday, November 5th 
James.Kosarik@noaa.go
v 
 

Please join us for the next meeting of the Northeast Ohio Chapter
of the American Meteorological Society, the first week of November.

Meeting Date/Time: Saturday, November 5, at 11:00 AM.
Location: McGilvrey Hall, Room 302, Kent State University.
Topic: Members Meeting.

We have had requests to have a meeting featuring our local
membership sharing your own weather interests. This is your
chance to speak on a weather related topic that you find
interesting.

You do not necessarily have to give a presentation in front of the
group, but are welcome to just pass on information that you find
interesting. Of course you are welcome to just come and listen.

- Do you have a favorite web site, book, or source of weather
info that you can share?
- Do you want to discuss a current topic of interest by the group,
either now, or at a future meeting?
- Do you have topic that you would like to do a 5-15 minute
presentation for the group?

We will also discuss new NEOCAMS business including the Christmas
get together, Ron Hahn will review the latest from his weather
library activities, we will have our real-time map discussion,
and we will review the NWS national forecast for the winter season.
Just how much it is going to cost to heat our homes this winter?

A follow up e-mail announcement will be sent a week or so before
the meeting with a tentative itinerary of topics. Please contact
Jim Kosarik or one of the officers if you wish to speak. This is
your chance to share information with the group. We need you for a
successful meeting. No pressure, just friendly conversation!

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.
Note: there is a Kent State home football game on the 5th.
On line directions: http://imagine.kent.edu/directions/kent/travel.asp".

See you in November!

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


Date: Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:37 am 
Subject: QUESTION--WHY ARE WE STUCK IN A RUT? 
 

Group:

There hasn't been much happening lately. Cincinnati hasn't had a
regular progressive series of storm systems move through since
spring. I have found myself taking an unhealthy interest in Denver
snowstorms, northeast floods, gulf coast hurricanes, Weather
Underground reports of Chinese conditions, and the Fairbanks
homepage!

Hence my question. There is obviously a mechanism blocking up the
weather pattern. Parts of southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky have
been declared agricultural disaster areas due to drought. My soil
moisture is non-existent. Without regular rains, even Katrina only
penetrated a couple inches then dried up.

Why? There is a neutral cycle in the Pacific. No El Nino or La
Nina. I know the tropical Atlantic temperatures have been very warm
this year. What oceanic factors, or factors in general, are coming
into play here and what might this mean for us as we head into
winter? I note that the NWS 2 week outlook shows no change, more
warm and dry.

Wake me up with your answers!

Ron Rothhaas
Bored in Cincinnati


Date: Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:38 pm 
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] QUESTION--WHY ARE WE STUCK IN A RUT? 
 

Ron; 
All excellent points! I don't have an answer for your question. I mean if there was an upper level High nearby or 
over us I could see that playing a major role. However, fronts are making it through time to time, but nothing to 
write home about. I'm at a loss too... 
Don Keating

Date: Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:36 am 
Subject: Re: QUESTION--WHY ARE WE STUCK IN A RUT? 
 

Ron and Group,

I'm not sure of any blocking mechnisms at the moment but I will make
some emarks on some personal observations I've made throughout the
summer and early Fall. There seemed to have been a "line" of
demarcation throug Ohio with hot and dry conditions on one side and
warm and wet on the other.

My temperatures have been a little above normal the past several
months but not extreme and the majority of my precipitation for the
most part has been above normal. Had it not been for the remnants of
the tropical systems coming north things would have been much drier
here. The precipitation that has fallen the past two or three months
has been in great quantities (one inch or greater) but several days
would elapse in between these occurances where nothing had fallen.
The Drought Monitor as of October 11 only had about the southern 20%
of Ohio in the abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. I only
had two 90-degree days this year with none in 2003 and 2004. Not
what you would call global warming. (Don't get me started)

It looks like a "normal" Winter for Ohio according to the latest
outlook from NCDC. The main influence on our weather may come from
the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation)which is any shift in the jet
stream. A shift further to the north (positive phase) than normal
would mean warmer weather; a shift to the south (negative phase)
would mean more frequent cold outbreaks. NCDC doesn't want to go
beyond a few weeks at a time in what the NAO will be doing.

Let's hear some other opinions and observations on our current
weather cycle and what conditions it may present for the upcoming
Winter.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:54 pm 
Subject: Frost?? 
 

You may have gotten up this morning with frost on your windshields this 
morning, but that doesn't mean we had a killing frost yet..Our Low here was 
35F. So far today we had a Hi temperature of 66F. Right now it's 65F under 
Cldy. skies.. 
Baro is showing 29.29F, Rel. Hum. comes in at 26% with a dew point of 
30F. 
There is rain out to the west of us, but I don't believe we will ended up with 
any for tonight. Not with the Rel. Hum. being so LOW........ 
4-E 
#15 Putnam, Co.

Date: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:29 pm 
Subject: Re: QUESTION--WHY ARE WE STUCK IN A RUT? 
 

Jack and group:

The boredom for me stems from the fact that without tropical systems
the entire state would have been largely rain-free all summer and
fall. As it is the new drought monitor has southern Ohio and
eastern Kentucky in a severe drought. While I'm not officially
included in that area the soil here is bone dry to a depth of 2 feet.

I really wasn't aiming toward the global warming cause for all
this. However, these repeating patterns are generally a reflection
of some persistent factor such as ocean temperatures. That is why I
wondered about the warm Atlantic water temperatures and what effect
they are having on our current or future weather.

Ron
Cincinnati


Date: Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:51 pm 
Subject: Active hurricane season!! 
 

They're having to resort to Greek letters. They've run out of names,
there's been so many tropical storms and hurricanes.

Meanwhile...back at the ranch...here at Thompson 5 SW: current wx is
rain and 44.3 degrees. The high today was 47.5.

Vance


Date: Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:33 am 
Subject: First Frost 
 

Had my first light frost of the season this morning. The low
temperature bottomed out at 31 degrees @6:21 a.m. Skies really cleared
out after midnight since it was still 40 degrees around midnight.
Leaves around here have quickly turned color this last week.

We have one lone apple tree in the back yard that has produced more
apples than at any time we have lived here for the past 24 years. I'm
guessing close to 20-30 bushels and we don't spray it. Wife has made
several apple pies, apple butter, and so on.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:43 pm 
Subject: SNOW 
 

No snow here today but reports of snow coating grass, cars and picnic
tables in Lebanon, OH!

Ron
Cincinnati


Date: Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:14 pm 
Subject: It...has...come... 
 

Snowflakes replaced those annoying raindrops this evening around 8:30-
9:00pm. So along with the 0.46" rain for the day is a trace of snow.
The first of the season.

Vance
Thompson 5 SW
Northern Geauga County


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:54 am 
Subject: growing season ends 
 

Well we findly had our first 32F temperature. 
Yesterday we had a low temperature of 32F. Yesterday 
Hi was 51F 
Now our growing season has ended.... 
10/19/05... 
Right now it's 41F @ 10:53 a.m. cldy. skies. Haven't 
seen any snow here yet... 
The N.W.S. saying that we might see some tonight. 
4-E 
Putnman, Co.

From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:00 am 
Subject: Frist Freezing Temp. 
 

Well flokes we findly had our first freezing 
temperature this morning. As I got up around 7 a.m. 
this morning & look outside. It was CLEAR & the 
outside temperature was 28F, with a good Frost on the 
ground....Our low got down to 27F @ 5:39 a.m...Now if 
we get couple of NICE day's, we will be into Indiana 
Summer.. 
DON'T foreget people this Saturday, for those of us 
living in Ohio & Mich., we turn our Clocks back 1 
hour...THIS Saturday @ 2 a.m. or Sunday morning, 
whatever you want to do.. 
Clear & 28F @ 7:59 a.m. 
4-E 
Putnam, Co.

Date: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:54 pm 
Subject: Don't forget - Northeast Ohio Chapter AMS Meeting is this Saturday, 
November 5th 
 

Meeting Date/Time: Saturday, November 5, at 11:00 AM.
Location: McGilvrey Hall, Room 302, Kent State University.
Topic: Members Meeting.

We have had requests to have a meeting featuring our local
membership sharing your own weather interests. This is your
chance to speak on a weather related topic that you find
interesting.

You do not necessarily have to give a presentation in front of the
group, but are welcome to just pass on information that you find
interesting. Of course you are welcome to just come and listen.

- Do you have a favorite web site, book, or source of weather
info that you can share?
- Do you want to discuss a current topic of interest by the group,
either now, or at a future meeting?
- Do you have topic that you would like to do a 5-15 minute
presentation for the group?

The itinerary (so far) includes...
-Our real time map discussion.
-Jim will discuss the NWS winter forecast.
-Vance Lunn will discuss weather in the heart of the snowbelt.
-Brian Shell will discuss the hurricane season.
-Ron Hahn will update us on his weather library/archive.
-If there is time, Jim will briefly discuss the interaction of air
masses and lake effect snow.
-We will discuss the Christmas get-together and upcoming chapter business.

Please contact Jim Kosarik or one of the officers if you wish to
speak. Nothing formal is necessary. This is your chance to share
information with the group. We need you for a successful meeting.
No pressure, just friendly conversation!

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.
Note: there is a Kent State home football game on the 5th.
On line directions: http://imagine.kent.edu/directions/kent/travel.asp".

See you this weekend!

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

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