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    Cincinnati 5NW #13 (Hamilton County) Ronald E. Rothhaas Jr. - April averaged 3 degrees above normal and almost twice normal in rainfall, thanks mainly to 1.43 inches on the 13th and 1.72 inches on the 21st.  The rain on the 21st came in several waves of training thunderstorms which were torrential rain producers causing urban and small stream flooding.  I literally saw streams of water in places where they have never existed before.  Four of the first 6 days of the month saw highs in the 40's with lows in the 20's on 3 of those days.  1 inch of snow blanketed the area early on the 6th, creating a winter wonderland as it stuck to every twig.  Ironically, in this snow less winter this officially went down as the fourth heaviest snowfall of the season!  A mini heat wave erupted on the 15th to the 19th as temperatures topped 80 on 5 straight days, peaking at 85 on the 16th and 18th.  A wild windstorm swept the area on the 28th with winds of 45 to 55 mph downing power lines and tree limbs across the area.  This wind was part of a larger storm system and not generated by a local thunderstorm.

    Cleves 3NW #55 (Hamilton County) James F Davis - April ended up the third wettest in my 15 year record.  The temp averaged out +2.4 above normal for the month.  I had 5 record highs and 1 record low for the month. And it turned out to be a very windy month my average max wind gust was 20.6 MPH.

    Lagrange 2SW #87 (Lorain County) James Shedron - April 19th- 1/2" hail observed during thunderstorm.

    Middleburg Hts. #51 (Cuyahoga County) DickVader - Please be advised i am no longer in Rocky River but am in Middleburg Hts which is about 10 miles south of Rocky River.

    Munroe Falls 1WS #25 (Summit County) Larry Huff - Observed 5 thunderstorm days.

    Newcomerstown 1S #106 (Tuscarawas County) Don Keating - Thunder Days, 5 Fog Days, 3 Hail Days, 1 (3/4" on the 28'th) Ice Pellets Days, 1. Max pressure was 30.53" on the 10'th and min pressure was 29.41" on the 28'th. Max snow depth at obs was 2" on the 5'th. Record highs were tied or broken on 5 days and record lows were tied or broken on 2 days.

    Ottawa 4E #15 (Putnam County) Phil & Bonnie Higley - As a whole I believe the whole month was very wet and close to normal in temperature.  But what do I know, I am just a amateur!

    Perrysville 4W #79 (Richland County) Katie Gerwig - A typically showery month with precipitation falling on 12 days.  Much of the month saw unseasonably warm temperatures with the 15th - 19th having highs over 80.

    Sharonville 2NE #43 (Hamilton County) Mike Moyer - Pea size hail w/ thunderstorm on 04/19

    Springfield 2N #1 (Clark County) Dick Groeber - This was a mild month with warmest readings during the middle of the month with highs in the middle to the upper 80s from the 15th through the 19th.  Coolest readings  were during the first and last weeks with lows in the 20s and 30s during the first week.  The last freezing temperature of the season was on the 7th with a low of 28 degrees thus indicating a start to this years growing season. 

    RAINFALL:  The month was wet because of the numerous dates of measurable rainfall.  The heaviest amounts come during the middle and the last weeks.  1.11 inches from thunderstorms on the 14th and 1.16 inches from an overnight siege on the 27th and 28th.  There was no measurable snowfall this year. 

    BAROMETRIC PRESSURE:  The readings were highest during the middle of the month with the lowest during the first and last weeks ranging from a high of 30.46 inches of mercury on the 10th to a low of 29.50 inches during that overnight storm siege on the 27th and 28th. 

    WIND:  The wind speeds generally increased as the month progressed.  The peak gust was 44 miles per hour with a cold frontal passage on the 28th. 

    Toledo 5E (Lucas County) Mike Bielski - For 5 days beginning 4/15 thru 4/19 5 new record highs were recorded.... 4/15... 84  previous 77, 2000 , 4/16... 86  previous 77, 1992 , 4/17... 84  previous 71, 1989 , 4/18... 86  previous 71, 1994 , 4/19... 83  previous 77, 1996 , There were 5 thunderstorm days, highest pressure was 30.51, 4/10 , lowest pressure was 29.34, 4/28 

    Wooster 7N #16 (Wayne County) Jack Sisler - It was somewhat an active month especially toward the end. Mean temperatures were four degrees above normal contributed by three high temperature records broken and one tied on four consecutive days; 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. Precipitation was almost six-tenths above normal for the month putting the year at slightly below normal so far. There were two tornado warnings on two separate days; the first one was on the 19th and the other on the 28th. The first one could have contributed to producing a macroburst (my thoughts only) because I didn't see any other damage within a three-mile radius of the airport. It resulted in flipping a plane while doing a takeoff at the county airport three miles from me. The second one was radar indicated however I could see a wall cloud from this cell to the east of me that could have been the beginnings of the F2 tornado that struck Jackson Township in northern Stark County which is twenty miles due east of me.

        

      

 

 

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 # of 1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date
A Akron-Canton 60.1 40.7 50.4 84 4/16 22 4/6 5.92 1.36 27,28 22 2.2 2.0 4/5 03 39 4/28
35 Aurora 62.7 39.7 51.2 88 4/16 19 4/6,7 4.26 0.98 4/3 16 0.7 0.7 4/5 00 -- --
82 Centerville 1W 66.7 43.6 55.2 87 4/16 23 4/6 5.75 1.00 4/13 17 1.0 1.0 4/6 01 47 4/28
A Cincinnati 66.0 45.3 55.7 84 4/19 27 4/6 5.97 1.99 4/21 15 1.0 1.0 4/6 01 45 4/19
13 Cincinnati 66.5 46.0 56.2 85 16,18 27 4/6 6.45 1.72 4/21 13 1.0 1.0 4/6 01 55 4/28
A Cleveland 59.2 41.8 50.5 85 4/16 26 4/6 3.67 0.63 14,15 17 2.2 2.2 4/5 01 39 4/28
55 Cleves 3NW 68.1 44.8 56.5 87 4/19 26 4/7 7.65 2.32 13,14 15 0.5 0.5 4/6 00 36 4/9
A Columbus 64.6 44.6 54.6 85 4/19 27 4/6 4.02 1.01 27,28 16 0.3 0.3 4/3 00 45 4/28
A Dayton 63.3 43.7 53.5 84 4/18 23 4/6 5.72 1.62 12,13 16 0.4 0.4 4/5 00 44 4/28
22 Kent 2E 61.7 40.1 50.9 86 4/16 21 4/7 4.30 0.92 4/3 21 0.8 0.4 4/4 00 23 4/28
53 Kent 2W 60.4 39.1 19.8 85 4/16 21 4/7 4.04 0.73 4/14 22 2.0 1.0 4/6 01 38 4/28
02 Kidron 1N 63.4 42.1 52.8 87 4/16 20 4/16 4.59 1.29 4/14 17 1.50 1.40 4/5 01 29 4/28
87 Lagrange 2SW 61.5 39.2 50.4 88 4/16 19 4/6 4.04 0.87 4/2 16 02 02 4/5 01 44 4/28
23 Lodi 2S 60.2 40.3 50.3 84 4/16 21 4/6 3.07 0.56 4/2 17 2.2 1.3 4/6 01 45 4/28
A Mansfield 59.6 40.6 50.1 84 4/16 22 4/6 4.83 0.66 12,13 18 1.5 0.9 4/5 00 44 4/9
51 Middleburg Hts. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.93 1.10 4/14 14 2.0 2.0 4/15 01 -- --
25 Munroe Falls 1SW 62.2 38.9 50.6 88 4/16 20 4/6 4.32 1.09 4/3 21 1.7 1.3 4/6 01 41 4/28
106 Newcomerstown 1S 64.3 41.1 52.7 87 4/16 21 4/7 4.06 0.95 4/13 19 2.5 2.5 4/5 01 41 4/28
32 North Ridgeville 1N 62.8 41.6 52.2 88 4/16 23 4/6 3.29 0.62 4/14 19 0.4 0.4 4/5 00 39 4/28
15 Ottawa 4E 61.2 42.5 51.9 84 16,18,19 23 4/6 4.70 1.27 4/13 21 T T 4/3 00 46 4/25
38 Perry 3SE 59.2 40.8 50.0 85 4/16 22 4/6 4.64 1.05 4/13 15 0.7 0.5 4/5 00 -- --
79 Perrysville 4W 62.7 41.2 52.0 85 4/6 24 4/7 5.09 1.15 4/3 12 1.0 1.0 4/6 01 37 4/28
33 Rockbridge 4W 66.1 42.3 54.2 88 4/16 23 4/7 4.42 2.14 27,28 13 T T 4/3 00 -- --
113 Sabina -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.72 1.56 4/21 15 -- -- -- -- -- --
04 Sandusky 1N 59.2 42.9 51.1 87 4/16 26 4/29 3.48 0.73 4/8 -- 1.1 1.1 4/5 -- 48 4/28
43 Sharonville 2NE 67.0 46.5 56.7 86 16,18 27 4/6 6.51 1.59 4/13 15 0.2 0.2 4/5 00 41 4/28
01 Springfield 2N 66.0 43.0 54.0 88 16,18 24 4/6 4.78 1.11 4/14 17 00 00 -- 00 44 4/28
105 Stow 1SE 66.7 43.6 55.2 88 4/18 23 4/6 4.64 0.97 4/3 20 1.5 0.8 4/6 00 -- --
98 Streetsboro 2N 61.9 40.0 50.7 89 4/18 23 4/6,7 4.43 1.15 4/2-3 10 1.1 0.8 4/5 00 32 4/9
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 63.2 41.3 52.3 85 4/16 22 4/7 4.45 1.23 4/14 20 1.0 1.0 4/5 01 37 4/28
A Toledo 61.9 42.9 52.4 88 4/18 27 4/6 4.14 1.10 12,13 12 T T 4/5 00 44 4/24
66 Toledo 5NE 59.2 41.1 50.2 86 16,18 24 4/4 4.29 0.96 4/2 13 T T 3,4,5 00 52 4/24
16 Wooster 7N 62.6 40.3 51.4 83 16,18 20 4/6 3.81 0.84 4/14 19 1.2 1.2 4/6 01 48 4/28
A Youngstown 60.6 39.6 50.1 85 4/18 21 4/7 3.86 0.80 14,15 17 0.8 0.7 4/5 00 40 4/28
48 Zanesville 6N 65.6 43.7 53.6 87 4/16 25 4/7 4.64 0.96 4/13 17 0.0 0.0 -- 00 35 --
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 # of 1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date

A = Airport

 

MONTHLY REPORT


Date:  Mon Apr 1, 2002  6:33 am

Subject:  Cincinnati Reds Opening Day

 

Good morning, all - and Happy April Fool's Day!

 

It looks as if we're going to have great weather for the Cincinnati Reds

opening day festivities - unfortunately, I won't be there, as I have to

cover the Public Health Week kickoff activities at City Hall (the City's

even kicking in for a free healthy lunch for anyone who attends). This is

the last opening day game that will be played at Cinergy Field (AKA

Riverfront Stadium), so there's a lot of nostalgia in the air.

 

Had good weather for all of Easter activities that we had to shoot - the

rain came after the Good Friday service by the river and the Easter Egg

hunt (which I'm sure about 100 parents appreciated :-) ).

Barb

Middletown OH

37 degrees, sunny

 

Date:  Tue Apr 2, 2002  4:15 pm

Subject:  Rainfall, 04/02/02

 

rainfall from 11 am thru 4 pm ... .71

rain moderate to heavy at times...

current conditions @ toledo 5 ne

temp............ 51

weather....... Lt. rain

winds.......... se @ 7 mph

pressure...... 29.64

 

mike bielsi

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 12:59:49 -0000

 

Subject: Heavy Rainfall

 

Rainfall for the past 24 hours ending at 7 A.M.  Wednesday 4/3

amounted to 1.09 inches.

 

Larry Huff

Munroe Falls 1SW

Summit County

 

Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 17:56:51 EST

 

Subject: Stow 1SE Report

 

Had a total of .97" of rain since 6:00 PM last night (Tuesday, 4/2/02).  Just about lunch time today in Kent we had a mini blizzard that lasted for about 5 minutes.  No snow stuck on the ground.  

 

Carol Hughes

Stow 1SE

 

Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 11:09:43 -0000

 

Subject: [OhioWx] snowfall

 

What a pleasant suprise!  It was predicted by the NWS but usually reliable WKRC forecasters weren't on board.  So, when I woke up early this AM I wasn't really expecting everything to be white, but it is!  1.0 with 1 on ground!  Fluffy but wet enough to stick to every twig.  We forget that, despite the lack of snow this year, this is not too odd.  The record for today is 3.2 inches!

 

Ronald E. Rothhaas Jr.

Cincinnati 5NW

Hamilton Co.

 

Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 09:25:53 -0800 (PST)

 

Subject: [OhioWx] April 5, 2002 Snow Burst

 

Between 9 and 10:30 p.m. on the 5'th, we picked up 2.5" of snowfall.

 

Don Keating #106

 

Newcomerstown 1S

 

5:00 p.m.      Monday April 8, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 62 degrees ......................

Winds are Southerly at 13 mph ...............

Barometric Pressure:  29.88 f ................

High Today: 65 ........ Low Today: 46 .....

Light To Moderate Rain ........................

Rainfall:  0.39 ...................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:30 p.m.      Tuesday April 9, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 54 degrees ...................

Winds are Northwesterly at 14 mph .......

Barometric Pressure:  30.20 ...............

High Today: 65 ........ Low Today: 51 ..

Skies are Cloudy ...............................

Cloud Cover: Sc ......... 100 % ............

Rainfall:  0.26 ................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townshps

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

alpha@udata.com

 

4:30 p.m.      Wednesday April 10, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 59 degrees .....................

Winds are Easterly at 9 mph .................

Barometric Pressure:  30.42 f ...............

High Today: 59 ........ Low Today: 33 ....

Skies are S U N N Y ...........................

Cloud Cover:  C .. Cs .. Cc ... 3 % ...........

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

7:30 p.m.      Thursday April 11, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 75 degrees .....................

Winds are Southerly at 11 mph ..............

Barometric Pressure:  30.19 s ...............

High Today: 77 ........ Low Today: 40 ....

Skies are Mostly Sunny ........................

Cloud Cover:  C..Cs..Cc..Ac... 10 % ......

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 00:12:21 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] 80 in Ravenna

 

At 340pm Thursday April, 11, Ravenna 1E recorded a high of 80.2

degrees, the first 80 degree day of the year.

 

Rich Rabatin

Ravenna 1E

Portage County

 

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 21:56:53 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] temperature

 

The high temperature here in toledo ne lucas co. 1/2 mile from maumee bay was only 58 degrees with e-ne winds off the cool lake waters........ this is typical of temperatures here in april and may  until the lake warms up.... temperatures can be as much as 15-25    degrees cooler than those 6-10 miles inland from me.....

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:31:07 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Temperature's 4/11/02

 

Hi-76

Low-38

at 9:30 p.m. it was 65

S-7 G-20

Rel. Hum. 72%

Dew Point 56

Ptly. Cldy.

Baro.29.99R 0.01

Precip. 0.00

 

4-E Putnam, Co.

Phil Higley

 

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 19:39:40 -0700 (PDT)

 

At 4:05 p.m. on April 11'th, 2002 Newcomerstown 1S tied the record high of 79 degrees which was established in 2001.

 

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S

 

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 05:11:36 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Lodi 2S Temperatures-April 11, 2002

 

Afternoon high temperature at Lodi 2S on April 11th was 76 degrees.  This occurred following a morning low of 32 degrees!  A 44 degree spread!  Talk about a shock..from a morning freeze & winter coats to Bermuda shorts in the late afternoon!

 

Matt Higgins

OWON #23

Lodi 2S

Medina County

 

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:25:05 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] temperature

 

high yesterday @ the toledo airport now asos, was 78 degrees........

high yesterday @ point place, toledo, ne lucas co. near maumee bay was

only 58*

 

east winds relaxed overnight and the temperature rose to 64 @ 3:43 am

this morning........

had some light rain this morning and its currently 62 and cloudy..... @

10:15 am,

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 07:57:58 -0700 (PDT)

 

I too had a large temperature rise yesterday. Morning low was 34 degrees which shot up to 79 degrees. That's 45 degrees. The record in my data for Newcomerstown as far as the largest 24 hour temperature change is 52 degrees. The year escapes me without looking it up, but it was during the winter when a cold front took the temperature from 51 to -1 degree in a 24 hour period.

 

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S

 

4:15 p.m. Friday April 12, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 70 degrees ..................

Winds are Westerly at 16 mph ............

Barometric Pressure:  30.13 ..............

High Today: 70 ........ Low Today: 54 ..

Skies are Mostly Cloudy with Sprinkles ...

Cloud Cover: Ns .. Cb ' s to South .. 97 %..

Thundershower past hour ................

Rainfall: 0.07  ..............................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:30 p.m.      Saturday April 13, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 65 degrees .....................

Winds are Westerly at 7 mph ................

Barometric Pressure:  30.10 f ...............

High Today: 65 ........ Low Today: 54 ....

Skies are Partly Sunny .........................

Cloud Cover:  Sc .. Ns .... 60 % .............

Rainfall:  0.43 ...................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 22:19:03 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Ravenna 1E Rainfall total

 

As of 615pm 4/13/02 over the past 24 Hrs., I picked up a total of

1.06" of rain. 

 

Rich Rabatin

Ravenna 1E

Portage County

 

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 10:11:43 -0400

 

Everyone talking about how there rain gauge is getting a work out.  Well my really got a GOOD work out.  Saturday we ended up with 1.27" of rain & at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday we even had FOG!   Even right now it feel like it could rain.  It's 59 degree's out there with the rel. Hum. at 100%, but no rain is falling, an there isn't no fog.  Figure that one out.

 

Phil

4-E

Putnam, Co.

 

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 13:45:42 -0000

 

The ol' rain gauge is getting a workout these days!I picked up .45" yesterday with the month standing at 1.98".Looks like we're going to pick up some more with this front moving back north today.

 

Soggy in Summit,

 

Dan

Macedonia

 

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 15:19:50 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Morning Rainfall

 

Have picked up an additional .65" from about 8:30am when the rain started again this morning to 11am. Looking at the radar loop, there appears to be some heavier rains embedded with the area associated with the warm front which could push the rainfall total over an inch.

 

Grass is nice and green and the daffodils are out. And to think a week ago Saturday I had 1.2" of snow!! I know, it's Ohio.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

 

3:45 p.m. Sunday April 14, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 60 degrees ....................

Winds are Southerly at 13 mph .............

Barometric Pressure:  29.89 f ..............

High Today: 60 ........ Low Today: 52 ...

Skies are Cloudy with Sprinkles at Present..

Rainfall:  0.54 ..................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 00:49:03 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Daily Rainfall

 

Picked up .42" today ending @ 2000 EST.

 

Dan

Macedonia,Ohio

Summit County

 

Current Wx: cloudy.TEMP: 60 , DEWPT:58

 

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 23:23:00 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Rainfall

 

rainfall today at toledo , point place was

.18...................

month to date ............. 3.03

high temperature today was only 54

thru 5 pm under cloudy skys and light east winds off lake erie...... heavy rain show began at 515 pm and after the heavy showers the sun came to and the winds shifted from east to south and the temperature climed to 63 for he day at 713 pm....... current 11 pm temperature is 58 degrees with Lt. fog.....

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 21:06:42 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Cb noticed to N.E.

 

At 5pm I was outside and noticed a building Cb to my NorthEast.  Came inside and checked Weathertap Radar and saw a thunderstorm in maybe Trumbull County, with lightning associated with it.  It appeared to be trying to anvil out.  WOW! First one of the season.

 

Rich Rabatin

Ravenna 1E

Portage County

 

5:30 p.m. Monday April 15, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 80 degrees ....................

Winds are Southwesterly at 16 mph .......

Barometric Pressure:  29.95 s .............

High Today: 80 ........ Low Today: 57 ...

Skies are Mostly Sunny ........................

Cloud Cover:  C .. Cs .. Cu ... 5 % .........

Rainfall:  0.01  ..................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 14:59:37 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Cb noticed to N.E.

 

At 4:50 PM we had a Cb moving roughly N over the University Circle area of Cleveland (44106) but no thunder and only a light sprinkle.  I could see a Cb building to the southeast at the time.  Now it is overcast here.

 

It was very hot and humid in my office today -- had to work in a different area where the a/c was on!

 

Elizabeth Stapleton

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 22:48:17 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Re: Cb noticed to N.E.

 

Thunder heard here around 1720EST.No rain.That cell you were watching had a TORNADO WARNING for PORTAGE COUNTY issued for it by NWS CLE around 1755EST.

 

Dan

Macedonia

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:59:51 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Cb noticed to N.E.

 

To my knowledge there was a TORNADO WARNING for Geauga, Portage, and Trumbull counties associated with this storm!  I saw the storm explode to my east from my vantage point at my office in Eaton Township(eastern Lorain county) between 4:30-5 PM.

 

Matt Higgins

OWON #23

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 23:44:28 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Re: Cb noticed to N.E.

 

I could see the top of the storm to the east from my location around 6pm; roughly 60 miles as the crow flies. (There's some of that rural midwestern terminology Matt). Have not seen anything yet on SPC storm reports but heard one report on TV of golfball-size hail. Did you do any chasing Rich?

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 23:50:10 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Temperatures

 

Had a high of 78 today only two degrees from the record. Tomorrow's record high of 82 set in 1992 could be broken.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 23:58:21 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Storm Chase 4/15/02

 

When the tornado warning went out for Portage County, Karen( my wife) and I went out chasing.  We took RT5 East towards Warren and Newton Falls.  As we entered Trumbull County, we saw some VERY impressive cloud formations at least two building Cb's and several scuds.  As we got closer to Warren while on Rt.5, we ran into hail which was about 1/2" in diameter.  We pulled over to the side of the road since an overpass was filled.  It lasted about 5 minutes, and I was talking to Carol on the cell phone and she could hear the hail hitting my car.  Luckily, no damage was done to the car, but the ground was covered with hail.  Also saw a double rainbow and got some pictures of that plus the clouds. As soon as they are developed and put on a disk, if they turn out, I'll post them.

 

I will be waiting for the next tornadic storm to hit later this week.  Dan and Matt, keep us posted on the latest. This chased pumped me up for a hopefully good storm season.

 

Rich Rabatin

Ravenna 1E

Portage County

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:22:59 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] temperatures

 

The high temperature today at Toledo, Point place area was 84

degrees...... This is a new record high for the date. The old record was 76 degrees in 2000. This is also the warmest temperature recorded so early in april since my records began in june of 1985.......

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:55:33 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Tornado Watch! (After the fact, but for the record!)

 

The season's first Tornado Watch for northeastern Ohio was issued by SPC at about 6 PM this evening.  The watch was cancelled for NE Ohio at approximately 8:30-9 PM.  This wound up being an active severe weather day for NE Ohio.  A Tornado Watch and 4 Tornado Warnings!

 

Rich, I'm glad you had fun chasing this evening.  This was really a bonus event!  Here I was looking forward to Wednesday and one snuck up on us today!  What a surprise!  Like Jack, I saw the towers to my east from my home in the Lodi area-very impressive storms!  Hope you got some good pictures! 

 

Matt Higgins

OWON #23

 

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:00:51 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Lodi 2S Temperatures

 

Today's high temperature at Lodi 2S was 80 degrees at 5:11 PM.  Looks like a hot one tomorrow as mid to upper 80's appear likely for us.  I noticed that Minneapolis/St. Paul set a record high of 91 degrees today!  Chicago is calling for afternoon highs on Tuesday near 90 degrees.  Excuse me! Isn't this only mid-April?

 

Matt Higgins

OWON #23

Lodi 2S

Medina County

 

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 03:13:14 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Thunderstorms

 

How about that cell that popped up for Geauga and Portage county? I was watching that one as I drove to my grandmas to do some yard work. It was neat to be working outside and watch it develop. I had such a fantastic vantage point since I was in Norton, and it was just to the northeast. You don't often get to see storms like that in Ohio! I finally went inside and asked if it was going severe yet since she was watching the news, and my pager started going crazy!   Way cool!!!

 

Bryan KF8G

 

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:26:39 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Record High

 

The record high temperature for Newcomerstown 1S on April 16'th was 76 established in 1998. It is currently 12:25 p.m. and we've shot up to 85 degrees already!! Needless to say, the record high has been smashed and will probably continue to be added to until late afternoon.   I just mowed my moms yard and didn't sweat too much, so the humidity is still tolerable.

 

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S

 

6:30 p.m.             Tuesday April 16, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 82 degrees .....................

Winds are Southerly at 17 mph ..............

Barometric Pressure:  30.06 f ...............

High Today: 83 ........ Low Today: 60 ....

Cloud Cover:  C..Cs..Cc..Ac.... 3 % ........

           

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 22:20:44 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] New Record High

 

I established a new record high of 83 degrees on this date @3:19pm breaking the old record of 82 in 1992.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:24:15 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Sat Update

 

Current VIS shows convergence Cu running from SE Lower Mi SW through central Indiana to SE Illinois.Scattered Ac are present over NE Ohio.Strong dry puch runs from Iowa NE to Lake Superior.Actually, showers & T'storms have formed over SE Lower Mi into NW Ohio.Also, storms are popping on the convergence line over SW Indiana as well.

 

Dan Jakubowski

Macedonia

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:43:32 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Severe Weather

 

Checking out latest RUC output.I agree with Matt, not much in the way of a lifting mechanism today other than the outflow, which is good enough.  Front is slowly making progress eastward.Don't forget about the sea breeze too.

       

The RUC progs LI's @ 1700 EST today to be between -6 to -8C.That's very unstable.CAPE values are high here @ 1000 to 1500 j/Kg.Although, a 2500 j/Kg max. is over central Indiana.Helicitys too are in the 100-150 M^2-S^2 range.Storms can rotate in this environment, especially near the 150 mark.

       

Summary: if any storms get going here(NE OHIO)today they will most likely become severe.Best chances appear to be over Indiana with the higher CAPE values, frontal lifting, and the dryer air at the mid levels moving into the western part of the state. The Main energy for this whole systems is taking off and heading towards Hudson Bay.  The front is going to really slow down and eventually stall somewhere in our vicinity over the next 24 to 60 hours.Keep on your toes!

 

Dan Jakubowski

Macedonia

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 10:15:42 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] record high

 

High temperature of 86 degrees was recorded in toledo, point place area at 5:11 pm....This broke the pervious record of 77 set in 1992.......

 

* overnight low was 69 at 7:03 am this morning

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

6:15 p.m.   Wednesday April 17, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 80 degrees ...................

Winds are Southwesterly at 11 mph ......

Barometric Pressure:  30.07 f .............

High Today: 81 ........ Low Today: 62 ..

Skies are Partly Sunny .......................

Cloud Cover: C..Cs..Cc..Ac..As..C..Cc..

Cb 's to West Northwest .................

Cloud Cover .. 75 % ............

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 19:15:52 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] record high

 

Another record high recorded at Toledo, point place area........

high temperature today was 84 @ 3:37 pm...... The previous high was 71

recorded in 1989.........

rainfall today was a Trace..........

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

ne lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 22:53:17 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Radar Update

 

@ 6:37 PM radar out of CLE show t'storms over the western basin of

Lake Erie,SW Wood county, and over Putnam county.Max tops to 39K Ft.

 

Phil What kind of weather are you experiencing?

 

Dan Jakubowski

Macedonia

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:26:53 -0400

Response from Phil Higley to Dan Jakubowski's e-mail (see above report)

 

Well at that time (between 6:30-7 PM) we had a thundershower & the power went off & come back on for a very short period of time.  We ended up with 0.34" of rain.  We had a Hi temperature of 82 degree's at 4:15 p.m..  Right now it's 74 degree's with winds coming out of the SSW at 10-15 M.P.H..  Look's like the West of us & the Norhtwest too getting darking up.  Might have another thunder storm coming into the area. It's 8:25 p.m.

 

4-E

Putnam Co.

 

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 19:44:04 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Record High At 2:23 p.m. on Wednesday April 17'th, 2002 we established a new record high temperature of 86 degrees. The previous record high was 76 in 1989. The record for Thursday is 79 established in 1996.

 

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S

 

5:45 p.m.   Thursday April 18, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 83 degrees ........................

Winds are Southwesterly at 16 mph ............

Barometric Pressure:  30.02 f ..................

High Today: 83 ........ Low Today: 59 .......

Skies are Mostly Sunny ...........................

Cloud Cover: C..Cs..Cc..Ac..Cu ... 25 % ....

           

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 22:21:29 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Temperature Record

 

Established a new record high for this date of 83 degrees @ 4:43pm breaking the old record of 75 in 1996.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County

 

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:16:38 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] current conditions 44106

 

Current visual observations at University Circle (Cleveland OH 44106)

 

Hazy, hot & humid

multiple cumulus congestus observed, mostly several miles to the south.

 

Elizabeth Stapleton

 

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 21:29:57 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Forecast Discussion for April 19, 2002

 

I see where the latest SPC Day 2 outlook has Ohio in the slight risk area. Looking at models that have CAPES at or around 2000 J/kg, LI values of around -3 to -4 and dewpoints at 60+. Parameters at the upper levels (850 up to 500mb)appear to be marginally supportive of some severe weather. Surface wind speeds by tomorrow afternoon don't appear to be too supportive though. I think the more heating that takes place during the day the more supportive of stronger convection.

 

Some NWS discussions seem to be quite concerned for Friday night into Saturday for southern parts of the state. If the front stalls across the state while waves ride along the front there is going to be ample moisture for continual rainfall on top of already saturated ground that could cause flooding problems again.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

 

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 17:00:05 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Wayne County Update

 

As of this morning, there has been no confirmation (other than what OHP reported) on any tornado at least in Wayne County while that storm went through between 5 and 6pm yesterday according to what I saw in the SPC reports and local newspaper. I don't know if anyone from Cleveland NWS was sent to investigate the area or not (Jim/Dan?). As of this morning, all that was posted at the airport automated weather station during those few hours was "no data" so you couldn't see anything on wind speed, etc. The only confirmed reports of damage in the northeastern part of the county with that particular storm was from 1.75" (golfball) hail that did damage to several automobiles and stripped leaves off of some trees.

 

Without hearing anymore confirmation other than from OHP I'm wondering if what OHP was seeing was a "microburst" and not a tornado. I know a microburst can cover an area up to 1.5 miles in diameter but with everything probably being rain-wrapped as it was it could easily have been mistaken for a tornado unless someone was actually seeing actual rotation (ground truth not radar).

 

Which brings me to the point with this pilot at the Wayne County Airport. I believe at the closest point that this storm got to the airport that it was beginning to show signs of weakening (collapsing) while moving southeast (Maybe someone who saw some radar loops could determine this). Could this not have created a "macroburst" of sorts that had winds strong enough to push the plane over even from that distance?

 

This is kind of my theory at the moment but would be anxious to hear some kind of confirmation from Cleveland NWS.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County

 

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 16:39:22 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] wrap up on weather

 

Well the storm seem to gone for the time being.  And the winds seem to dieing down.  Last night we here 4-E Putnam, Co. ended up with 0.17" of rain fall.  Right now it's 56 degree's, we got down to 44 degree's that was at 8:16 a.m. this morning.  The sun is trying to brake out.  Ptly. Cldy. skies with a NE wind of 9-17 M.P.H., the Baro. is falling from 29.84 .04 a hour. Now it feeling like early spring.  Not like late Aug..  We had 5-day's with 85 + degree's temperture's. It's sure feel's good to get back down to this time of reading's. Oh, there's one other thing I fail to say, there was HAIL in Ottawa Thursday, but that was only pea size an smaller.  But that's 3 miles to the west of here.  Findlay hardy got nothing that night.

 

4-E

Putnam, Co.

 

6:30 p.m.  Saturday April 20, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 52 degrees ....................

Winds are Northeasterly at 15 mph ........

Barometric Pressure:  30.03 s ..............

High Today: 57 ........ Low Today: 45 ....

Skies are Mostly Cloudy .........................

Cloud Cover:  Ac .. As ..  Ns  ... 80 % ......

Rainfall:  0.16  ....................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 12:49:55 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] Rainfall Next 24 hours

 

Looking at the latest 10z(6am) QPF map and showing rainfall during the next 24 hours of .5" amounts in the northern half of Ohio with 1.00 to 1.50" amounts in the southern half. The 12z surface observations had moderate rain in cental/western Indiana and eastern Illinois moving east

 

Jack Sisler

 

Weather Summary:

4:15 p.m.      Sunday April 21, 2002

Temperature is 46 degrees ......................

Winds are Easterly at 14 mph .................

Barometric Pressure:  29.87 ...................

High Today: 46 ........ Low Today: 39 ......

Skies are Cloudy ....................................

Cloud Cover:  Ns ......... 100 % ................

Rainfall:  0.26 .....................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:00 p.m.      Monday April 22, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 43 degrees ........................

Winds are Northwesterly at 15 mph ..WC: 26 ..

Barometric Pressure:  30.04 r ..................

High Today; 45 ........ Low Today: 39 .......

Skies are Cloudy ....................................

Cloud Cover:  Sc .. Ns ..... 100 % ............

Sun peeking through at times .....................

Rainfall:  t r a c e ..................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

7:00 p.m.      Tuesday April 23, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 51 degrees ....................

Winds are  C A L M ..........................

Barometric Pressure:  30.19 s ..............

High Today: 51 ........ Low Today: 32 ....

Skies are S U N N Y ..........................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:15 p.m.      Wednesday April 24, 2002

Weather Summary: 

Temperature is 70 degrees ....................

Winds are Southeasterly at 22 ... Gust 28 ..

Barometric Pressure:  29.90 ....................

High Today: 70 ........ Low Today: 41 .......

Skies are Mostly Sunny ...........................

Cloud Cover: C..Cs..Cc..Ac..As...30% .......

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:15 p.m.      Thursday April 25, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 54 degrees .....................

Winds are Westerly at 22 mph ... Gust 34 ...

Barometric Pressure:  30.10 f ...................

High Today: 54 ........ Low Today: 40 ........

Skies are Mostly Cloudy ...........................

Sky Cover: Sc ... 60 % ............................

Rainfall:  0.04 .....................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:00 p.m.      Friday April 26, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 57 degrees ......................

Winds are Westerly at 10 mph ... Gust 18 ...

Barometric Pressure:  30.24 s ...................

High Today: 57 ........ Low Today: 37 .......

Skies are Mostly Sunny ...........................

Cloud Cover: Sc ..... 4 % .........................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

5:00 p.m.       Saturday April 27, 2002

Weather Summary:

Temperature is 52 degrees .......................

Winds are Easterly at 8 mph ...................

Barometric Pressure:  30.09 f ................

High Today: 55 ........ Low Today: 37 .....

Skies are Cloudy with Light Rain .............

           

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 09:19:55 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Radar Update

 

Line of storms beginning to form from central lower Mi.to extreme NE Indiana to S. central Indiana at this time.This is what SPC is watching.

 

Dan Jakubowski

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 11:05:26 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Working on CAP- Latest Sounding CLE RUC 2

 

Airmass still capped.CAP is from 929mb to 887 mb.We need the sun to warm airmass another ~ 3 to 4 deg.F or frontal lifting past CAP for convection to develope.Mid level lapse rates still steep.IF we get there , quick convection will occur.. CAPE is increasing: 843 J/Kg right now.

 

Dan

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 11:22:46 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] thunder,heavy rain

 

Thunder with heavy rain and gusty winds 40-45 mph came thru toledo , NE lucas co.point place area beinning 10:39 am to

10:55 am.....

precip. total was .25........

10:42 am ...... heavy rain, 65 degrees

                      pressure.. 29.34

10:45 am....... heavy rain, 64 degrees

                      pressure.. 29.39

10:50 am....... rain, thunder, 59 degrees

                      winds west 28 gusts to 42

                       pressure.. 29.38

11:15 am....... p. sunny  61 degrees

                      west 23 gusts to 31

                      pressure 29.37

 

mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

lucas co.

point place

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 15:35:16 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] This afternoon

 

Streetsboro 2N 11:30am 04/28/02

 

Hey everyone, looks like the NWS forcast is calling for some interesting "stuff" this afternoon.

 

Right now:  cloudy, temp. 69.6, wind 8 mph SSE

 

Vance Lunn

Streetsboro 2N

OWON #98

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 17:05:14 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] (unknown)

 

Streetsboro 2N 1:00pm 04/28/02

 

I am watching a storm on radar for which there is a tornado warning (in Medina Co. I believe) that appears to be headed straight for here.  If it maintains its course, we could get some severe weather.

 

Vance Lunn

Streetsboro 2N

OWON #98

 

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 11:53:50 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] We're BOXED (post from Dan Jakubowski)

 

Tornado Watch 166

    ZCZC SPCSEL6 ALL 282100;415,0784 382,0815 382,0852 415,0823;

  

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 166

   STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

   1125 AM EDT SUN APR 28 2002

  

   THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

  

      EXTREME NORTHERN KENTUCKY                          

      OHIO                              

      NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA                      

      EXTREME WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA                     

      LAKE ERIE                          

  

   EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 1145 AM UNTIL 500

   PM EDT.

  

   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO

   80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

   

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND 95 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST

   OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CINCINNATI OHIO TO 50 MILES

   NORTH OF YOUNGSTOWN OHIO.

  

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR

   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

   PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING

   WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE

   WARNINGS.

  

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALONG EASTWARD MOVING COLD

   FRONT ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AS

   THE AIR MASS CONTINUES TO DESTABILIZE. STORMS ARE INITIALLY

   EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS DISCRETE CELLS AND THE STRONG SHEAR WILL

   SUPPORT SUPERCELLS AND PERHAPS TORNADOES. HOWEVER...STRONG PRESSURE

   RISES BEHIND FRONT SHOULD HELP EVOLVE STORMS INTO A LINEAR SYSTEM

   WITH WIND DAMAGE THE GREATEST THREAT. 

  

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL

   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH...EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND

   GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS.  A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.

   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24040.

  

   ...IMY

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 13:52:09 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Update on Storm's

 

Nothing is showing up on map's yet.

But counties around us to the Northeast is under a Tornado watch.

It went up around 12:30 p.m. or so.

We been getting High winds here 4-E, out of the WSW-15-20 Gust up to 44, our Baro. is fall from 29.30F .04" per hour.  Outside temperature is at 54 degree's with rel. Hum. at 86% and the dew point of 50 degree's.

I don't beleive we here ar Ottawa are going to get any bad weather now.

We had a t-storm went though the area aroun 12:00 mid night, with alot of lighten and some heavy rain's. We got 0.40" of rain from that storm.  But that was real early in the morning.

 

4-E

Putnam, Co.

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 17:59:07 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] storm report

 

Streetsboro 2N 2:00 pm 04/28/02

 

The storm has come through here, but with nothing out of the ordinary.  We got some fairly heavy rain in large drops with winds gusting to 25 mph.  (A gust of 31 mph occurred at 12:30pm but that was before the storm.)  The temperature has dropped from a high of 73.7 at 12:40 pm to 58.9 now at 2:00pm as the front went through.

 

Vance Lunn

Streetsboro 2N

OWON #98

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 11:50:29 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] Thunderstorm Passage

 

At 2:27 p.m. a strong thunderstorm passed through Newcomerstown producing marble sized hail (1/2"). This storm was interesting as I apparently got clipped by the southern part of it. Virtually no rain, gusty winds to 35 as it passed and some nasty looking clouds. I managed a photo on my digital camera of one of the hail stones and will post it later today. Currently 65 degrees.

 

Don Keating #106

 

Newcomerstown 1S

 

3:30 p.m.      Sunday April 28, 2002

      Weather Summary:

       Temperature is 50 degrees ....................

        Winds are Westerly at 29 mph .... Gust 38 ..

         Wind Chill is 29 degrees ...........................

          Barometric Pressure:  29.66 .....................

           High Today: 70 ........ Low Today: 54 ........

            Skies are Cloudy ....................................

              Rainfall:  0.13 ....................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

alpha@udata.com

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 20:18:40 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] RE: Tornado Warning for Wayne County

 

I could see the cell that Cleveland NWS had the tornado warning on as it was moving through at about 1:30. It did have a VERY ragged wall cloud (not scud) to it but I so no visible signs of rotation at the time. It was about 3 or 4 miles to my south moving east. The highest wind gust associated with it was 33 mph and rainfall of .22" and had no hail.

 

The winds following frontal passage have been quite strong with the highest wind gust of 48mph @2:57pm and sustained winds of 22mph.

 

Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 13:37:51 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: [OhioWx] My observations

 

Visual observations from 1:03 PM - 1:25 PM, driving on the following roads:

 

1:03 PM, exiting church at int. West Pleasant Valley Road and Bagley in Parma, light rain suddenly changed to very heavy rain.

 

1:04 PM, rain extremely heavy, had wipers on high as I turned onto Bagley.

 

1:04-1:05 PM sitting at the next int. (W 130 St. and Bagley) experienced approx. 10-20 sec. of pea-sized hail mixed with the heavy

rain.

 

1:05-1:15 PM drove north on W 130 St. to Smith Road, left turn onto Smith Road, Smith Road to Snow Road, Snow Road west to I-71, all the way battling gutter overflow, rain completely ceased by 1:10.  By 1:15 there was an clear break in the clouds headed my way.

 

1:15 PM, clearing skies!  However, at the intersection of Snow & Engle Roads, I had a wonderful view of the back end of the storm -- clearly anvilled out with inflow and updrafts visible.  Beautiful.  I proceeded on I-71 northbound.  Sky cleared to broken cumulus as I drove.

 

By 1:20 PM I could see the clouds billowing to the northeast, it appeared to be located over Euclid/East Cleveland but could have been as far east as Willoughby Hills.  Whatever it was was not as clearly defined as the tunderstorm behind me, but the clouds were quite congested at the top and very dark at the bottom.

 

---End of report---

 

=====

Elizabeth Stapleton

 

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 16:51:48 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Storm Passing through Ravenna

 

Line of storms passed through Ravenna (Portage County) between 1:30 and 2:00.  Some rain, a little wind (not much more than 30-35 mph) and no hail.  Not even much thunder or lightning.  If my beeper hadn't kept going off, I could have slept through it.  Seemed like line was strengthening to the south as it moved through. 

 

Gary Locke

Ravenna

 

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:02:40 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Tornado In Stark County: F2 (post by Patrick)

 

NOUS41 KCLE 291854

PNSCLE

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND, OH

254 PM EDT MON APR 29 2002

 

...TORNADO IN NORTHERN STARK COUNTY CLASSIFIED F2...

 

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 158 PM EDT SUNDAY APRIL 28TH IN JACKSON

TOWNSHIP IN NORTHERN STARK COUNTY. 

 

THE AERIAL DAMAGE SURVEY INDICATED A TORNADO PATH 7 MILES LONG

AND AS WIDE AS A 1/4 MILE. 

 

THE TORNADO WAS RATED F2 ON THE FUJITA SCALE.  F2 CATEGORY WIND

SPEEDS ARE WITHIN THE RANGE OF 100 MPH TO 150 MPH.

 

WIND SPEEDS WERE LIKELY 120 TO 130 MPH FOR MOST LOCATIONS.

 

THE PATH BEGAN IN SOUTHWEST JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEAR CRYSTAL SPRINGS

AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST THROUGH JACKSON TOWNSHIP AND ENDED JUST

NORTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 77 NEAR PORTAGE ROAD.

 

THE DAMAGE PATH WAS INTERMITTENT INDICATING THE TORNADO MAY HAVE

SKIPPED OR JUMPED. UP TO 30 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED ALONG THE PATH

OF THE TORNADO. ONLY A FEW MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 

SUMMARY:

 

COUNTY:      STARK

CITY:        JACKSON TOWNSHIP

DATE:        SUN 4/28/2002

TIME:        1:58 PM

INTENSITY:   F2

WIND SPEED:  110-150 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 7 MILES

MAX WIDTH:   1/4 MILE

 

 

GARNET

 

5:15 p.m.      Monday April 29, 2002

      Weather Summary:

       Temperature is 45 degrees .....................

        Winds are Northwesterly at 9 mph ...........

         Barometric Pressure:  29.98 s ...............

          High Today: 45 ........ Low Today: 37 ....

           Skies are Cloudy with Passing Sprinkles ....

            Rainfall:  t r a c e

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO

alpha@udata.com

 

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:03:54 -0000

Subject: [OhioWx] SPC Outlook for Tomorrow

 

Could be another interesting day tomorrow. Below is part of the

latest 0800z discussion from the Storm Prediction Center. The graphic

had all of Ohio in the slight risk area with the Cincinnati area in a

moderate risk.

 

Have not had a chance to look at any models for tomorrow but it looks

like low pressure will be comming out of the southwest and into

Michigan and the cold front that moves through Ohio today will stall

somewhere south of Ohio and move back north as a warm front tomorrow.

 

I can't recall seeing this much activity for a Spring around here in

about the last three years. I think we all need to keep in mind that,

no matter how exciting this can be, lives and property can be lost

and no amount of excitement can be gained from that. 

 

Jack

 

...MID MS/OH VALLEY AREA...

   IN EITHER SCENARIO...DEEP/STRONG TROPOSPHERIC SWLY FLOW WILL

   DEVELOP OVER THE MID MS AND OH VALLEYS IN BETWEEN THE DEEP UPPER MS

   VALLEY TROUGH AND THE FLAT RIDGE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO.  AT THE

   SURFACE...EXPECT THE LEE CYCLONE OVER NE CO TO DEVELOP SEWD TO

   ABOUT SRN KS LATE DAY 1...AND THEN DEEPEN WHILE MOVING QUICKLY NEWD

   TOWARD LOWER MI BY LATE DAY 2.  A PLUME OF STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE

   RATES AND RICH LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE NOW ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS WILL

   ACCOMPANY THE DEEPENING CYCLONE NEWD ACROSS THE MID MS AND OH

   VALLEYS.  THEREFORE...ANTICIPATE A RELATIVELY WIDE AREA WITH

   POTENTIALLY STRONG INSTABILITY AND STRONG DEEP LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR

   IN THE WARM SECTOR OF THE CYCLONE ON DAY 2.

 

   ASIDE FROM THE UNCERTAINTIES REGARDING THE MOTION/INTENSITY OF THE

   SURFACE LOW...THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR THE RELATIVELY WARM

   ELEVATED MIXED LAYER TO EFFECTIVELY CAP PARTS OF THE WARM SECTOR ON

   DAY 2.  THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A BIMODAL DISTRIBUTION OF

   SEVERE STORMS...ONE CLUSTER NEAR THE TRACK OF THE SURFACE LOW AND

   ALONG THE WARM FRONT DURING THE DAY AND EVENING...AND ANOTHER

   CORRIDOR ALONG COLD FRONT AND SE OF THE WARMEST LAPSE RATE PLUME

   WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE TN/KY AREA.  IN EACH SCENARIO...DEEP

   LAYER/LOW-LEVEL SHEAR AND INSTABILITY WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR

   SUPERCELLS...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS AND

   TORNADOES.  THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SIGNIFICANT

   SEVERE EVENTS...WHICH MAY INCLUDE STRONG TORNADOES.  IN SPITE OF

   THE UNCERTAINTIES FROM THE SYNOPTIC SCALE PATTERN EVOLUTION DOWN TO

   THE MESOSCALE INFLUENCES ON STORM INITIATION AND MODE...THERE

   APPEARS TO BE ENOUGH POTENTIAL TO JUSTIFY A MODERATE RISK.  LATER

   UPDATES WILL LIKELY REFINE THE THREAT AREAS MORE CLEARLY.  

   

   ..THOMPSON.. 04/30/02

 

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 18:33:58 -0400

Subject: [OhioWx] Weather Summary - Antrin/Eden Twps. -- NEVADA, OHIO 44849

 

6:00 p.m.      Tuesday April 30, 2002

      Weather Summary:

       Temperature is 54 degrees .....................

        Winds are Northwesterly at 7 mph ...........

         Barometric Pressure:  29.86 f ...............

          High Today: 59 ........ Low Today: 39 ....

           Skies are Cloudy with Passing Sprinkles ....

            Rainfall:  0.03 ...................................

 

6:00 p.m.      Tuesday April 30, 2002

      Weather Summary:

       Temperature is 54 degrees ......................

        Winds are Northwesterly at 7 mph ............

         Barometric Pressure:  29.86 f ................

          High Today: 59 ........ Low Today: 39 .....

           Skies are Cloudy with Passing Sprinkles ....

            Rainfall:  0.03 ...................................

 

28 Alpha

Antrin/Eden Townships

Wyandotte County

NEVADA, OHIO


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