5NW #13 (Hamilton County) Ronald E. Rothhaas Jr.
was over 10 degrees above the climatalogical normal but was also proof that a
warm January need not be snowless.
The snowfall of 7.6 inches was nearly an inch above normal, thanks mainly
to a storm from early on the 6th to early on the 7th which dumped 6.1 inches in
Interestingly, this was the highest local total although a nearby NWS
cooperative observer had an exactly equal measurement (6.1 in Cheviot, about a
With temperatures above freezing throughout the event accumulations
Just a couple hundred feet lower in elevation cut accumulations in half.
Another snowfall on the 19th left 1.5 inches of accumulation.
Both snowfalls were very wet, sticking to every twig on every tree,
creating a winter wonderland.
With very warm temperatures all month, the snow didn't stick around long
Cleves 3NW - January averaged out 7.2 degrees above normal. Record highs on the 28th, 29th, and 31st.
Kent 2W #53 (Portage County) Eric E. Wertz - January 2002 saw a continuation of unseasonably warm weathe and below normal snowfall that has been so prevalent thus far this season. Measurable liquid equivalent precipitation noted on 13 days with only 6 days of measurable snowfall. The most notable snow event was the 6th and 7th where a total of 5.2 inches accumulated within 48 hours as a major winter storm moved up the east coast just brushing eastern Ohio. Thunder was heard during the evening of the 14th in conjunction with a cold front. The heaviest 24-hour liquid equivalent precipitation was 0.46 inches on the 29th and 31st. There were 3 for days. One watch and one advisory were issued on the 30th. Total monthly snowfall was only 7.9 inches.
Lagrange 2SW #87 (Lorain County) James Shedron - High wind gust: 34mph on the 21st.
Newcomerstown 1S #106 (Tuscarawas County) Don Keating - Record high's were set on 5 dates and record lows were set on 2 dates. Average wind gust was 19.3 mph. There were 2 days with fog.
Ottawa 4E #15 (Putnam County) Phil & Bonnie Higley - Been above normal month with VERY below normal snowfall.
Perrysville 4W #79 (Richland County) Katie Gerwig - An exceptionally warm January; approximately 12 degrees above average for this area, with 50% less snowfall than normal. Only 5 days saw snowfall with 2 of those having only a trace. Overall precipitation was near average after 1.22 inches of rain fell over the last 2 days of the month.
Ravenna 1E (Portage County) Rich Rabatin - On the 28th of Jan. I had a high temp. of 66. Also had 1 thunder day,3 fog days and 2 advisory days
Springboro, Pennsylvania 3NW (Crawford County) Thomas Stewart - Dr. Scott Sheridan said he would be interested in using my data. I live about 3 miles over the Pennsylvania/Ohio border in Crawford County with a latitude of 41.49, longitude of 80.26 west. The elevation is 1005 feet. This is a ROSA observation site for the NWS. Station number CLE 36 - 8361-10. My name is Thomas Stewart and can be e-mailed at Carolfam@toolcity.net. If you need more information, please contact me. Thanks, Tom.
Springfield 2N #1 (Clark County) Dick Groeber - The month began with the coldest and the snowiest portion of the month. Temperature were on a steady rise thereafter. Precipitation was widely scattered and light. These two factors made January 2002 one of the wetest and driest for records here since 1968.
The new month and the year began on the cold side with the lowest temperature recorded on New Years' day at 10 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, a slow but steady rise in the temperature followed with high temperature readings in the 50s and 60s by the end. A month high of 66 degrees was recorded here on the 30th. That was the second highest temperature for a January recorded here since 1968. The highest was 68 degrees recorded on the 22nd in 1999. The average high of 45 degrees was the highest month average high for that period. The previous was 44 degrees in 1998. The average low of 27 degrees was the second warmest average month low temperature for the period. The warmest was 29 degrees for 1990 and 1998. The average month temperature of 33 degrees was also the second warmest next to 36 degrees recorded also in 1998.
This was one of the driest Januarys of the 34 year period. The month total of 1.60 inches (rain and melted snow) was the fifth driest of the period. The driest January was in 1981 with only 0.35 inches. Precipitation was mostly light and scattered with the most significant amount occurring at months end with 0.89 inches from the 29th through the 3st. Snow fell on only two dates, the 5th and the 19th. The greatest amount was on the 5th at 3.2 inches. Although light, January's of previous years were lighter such as 1989 when the month was completely snowless.
Stow 1SE # 105 (Summit County) Carol Hughes - Had 1 thunder day - 01/14.
Streetsboro 2N (Portage County) Vance Lunn - January was mild with less than normal precipitation and about half of the normal snowfall. The first 21 days saw seasonal temperatures and frequent light snowfalls. Only one significant snow event occured during this period. This was on the 6th and 7th with an event total of 5.9 inches which brought the snowpack accumulation to the monthly high of 8 inches. The 19th saw one other snow event of 1 inch plus. This was 1.6 inches. The period from the 22nd to the 31st saw extremely mild weather. The 28th and 29th both not only saw highs of 61 degrees F, but the minimum temperatures were 40 and 45 degrees F, respectively. One major rain event occured during these last ten days, bringing a total of 1.57 inches from the 29th to the 31st. This included a trace of wet snow mixed in on the 30th for the only snow recorded on the last ten days of the month. The extreme northern edge of a very warm air mass passed over the station during the afternoon of the 31st. This caused a brief temperature spike which saw the temperature rise rapidly from 46.5 degrees F at 2pm to 57.3 at 2:55pm. Then the following cold air mass caused the temperature to rapidly fall back to 51.6 by 3pm, five minutes after the peak of the spike. The temperature had returned to 46 by 3:45 and by 4pm had fallen to 43.8 degrees F. The duration of the mild spell was 2 hours.
Wooster 7N #16 (Wayne County) Jack Sisler - This was another month of above normal temperatures and ties with January 1993 for the second warmest January with a mean temperature of 33.2. January of 1998 is the warmest with a mean temperature of 34.9. I had three high temperature records broken all within a weeks time. Mean temperatures were about 8 degrees above the normal mean of 25 degrees. All three high temperature records were broken with a 61 degree reading and all in the last week of the month. Even with beneficial rainfall the last few days of the month, there still was a deficit for the month of six tenths of an inch. Eighty percent of the snowfall for the month occured on two days of the month.
|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|
|25||Munroe Falls 1SW||40.6||25.1||32.8||62||29,30||11||1/3||1.91||0.61||1/30||16||7.8||4.2||1/7||0|
|32||North Ridgeville 1N||42.7||27.1||34.9||64||1/28||10||1/3||--||--||--||13||--||--||--||--|
|116||Springboro, Pa 3NW||37.5||24.2||30.9||57||1/30||03||1/20||2.28||0.60||1/30||21||25.3||6.8||1/7||9|
A = Airport
Date: Sun Jan 6, 2002 7:00 pm
Subject: 12 Hour Snowfall Total... Newcomerstown, Ohio
12 Hour Snowfall 7 am to 7 pm
Sunday January 6'th, 2002
Snowfall .......... 4.5"
Snow Depth .... 5.5"
Don Keating #106
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (USA)
Date: Sun Jan 6, 2002 10:36 pm
Subject: Storm Report for Newcomerstown
Two hours ago, around 8 p.m., I cleared 4.5" of snow off the driveway. Storm total is now 5.5" with 6" on the ground.
The pressure isn't climbing all that fast either. It's currently 29.66" and rising slowly.
When I was outside 10 minutes ago there was light snow, bordering moderate. Temperature is now 31 degrees
which has slowed the melting, and the winds are NNW @ 2.
Don Keating #106
Date: Sun Jan 6, 2002 11:57 pm
Subject: Snowfall - Hocking Co.
Total snowfall at my home in northwest Hocking County from midnight to midnight, Sunday, January 6, was 5.8".
Snow depth at midnight is 5 ".
This is in the Hocking Hills.
Date: Mon Jan 7, 2002 12:55 am
Subject: snow today
Well, this turned into a fairly decent event so far. We received lighter amounts of snow here at Streetsboro 2N than those of you in the central and southern areas of the state, but it was still good here. I received 2.9 inches of snow by my midnight measurement, but we have clearly surpassed the 3 inch mark since then. Liquid content up to midnight is 0.30 inch. There are now 5 inches on the ground (with 2 inches already on the ground from previous snowfalls).
OWON # 98
Date: Mon Jan 7, 2002 10:31 am
Subject: Storm Total in Newcomerstown, Ohio
Snow began to fall Sunday morning and did not let up until early Monday morning. In the past 24 hour period,
I have measured a storm total of 7.0" This is the heaviest 24 hour total in quite some time.
Below is the snowfall total and the current snow cover. Liquid content will be posted later in the day.
24 HR Snowfall
Snowfall ......... 7.0"
Snow Depth .... 7.5"
Don Keating #106
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (USA)
Date: Mon Jan 7, 2002 12:46 pm
Subject: Hocking Co. snowfall.
Total snowfall at my home in northwest
Hocking County was 6.9". Snow depth
at 7:00 a.m. Monday, January 7 was 6".
Date: Mon Jan 7, 2002 3:02 pm
Streetsboro 2N 3:00pm 01/07/02
Snow showers continue to fall here. The patterns on Weather.com radar suggest a minor lake effect pattern. Event total here is 4.1 inches with 6 inches on the ground. Note that most of the state of ohio now has a similar amount of snow cover-from about 5 to 8 inches across the whole state. The only exceptions being in the extreme NE where snowpacks of a foot or more exist and maybe the NW which doesn't seem to have gotten much snow from this system nor had much of a previous snow cover.
Current conditions at 3pm: snow, T=25.5, wind@7mph NW
Date: Sat Jan 26, 2002 8:43 pm
Subject: End of Snow Cover
Streetsboro 2N 8:30pm 01/26/02
I recorded a zero snow depth for the first time since Dec. 22, 2001 on 01/24/02. This means that I had a continuous snow cover from 12/23/01 to 01/23/02. Snow depth during this time peaked at 8 inches on Jan. 7th. Depth was a trace to 2 inches for about half of this month-long "winter snowpack". While this is nothing to write home about, it is better than many nearby areas where the continuous streak of "days T+ snow depth" ended after a couple of weeks.
If your discussions hold true, this will be the longes running snow cover of the season, although if things change there could be a longer run of continuous cover. So far I've got 10.1" for Jan. and 18.9" for the season.
Date: Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:17 am
Subject: Mild Jan.26th Ravenna 1E
Wind Gust: 14@ 1425
Will today go above the 54 yesterday? I'll wait and see, with a SW wind flow and 100% sunshine it could be possible to see 60.
Date: Sun Jan 27, 2002 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Mild Jan.26th Ravenna 1E
As of now, 1:10 PM, 1/27/02, I am at 54 degrees with blue sky and full sunshine.
From: "wxguy53" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:28 pm
Subject: Mild Day / Ravenna 1E
At 1423(2:23pm) Ravenna 1E had a high of 61 degrees under mostly sunny skies. There was some CI's filtering out some of the sunshine, but they were far and few in between. Only wish this pattern would hold until Mid April, but no chance.
Date: Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:24 pm
Subject: High Temperature Record
Had a record high temperature for this date of 61 degrees @3:45pm beating the old record of 58 degrees in 1999.
Date: Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:30 pm
Subject: Mild Jan.28th Ravenna 1E
Yet another mild January day. At 1347(1:47pm) I recorded a high of 66.2 degrees with SW winds at 13 mph. The only glitch was some CI's but again they were far and few in between.
Date: Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:22 pm
Subject: Record High in Newcomerstown, Ohio
At 2:55 p.m. Monday January 28'th, 2002 Newcomerstown's high temperature reached 65 degrees, establishing a new record high for the date. The previous record high was 56 set in 1999. This is the mildest high since December 5'th when the high was 72 degrees (F).
Date: Tue Jan 29, 2002 5:39 pm
Subject: Another 60+ day in Ravenna
Today it only got up to 61 degrees at 1302(1:02pm) under mostly cloudy skies. Had a high wind gust of 15 mph at 1056 am. Now with the wind coming out of the North West at 3.6, and gusts of 7.5 mph, you can tell the front is near by since I've had South, South West winds most of the day.
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:38 am
Subject: ice storm
toledo , ne lucas co...
sleet fell last night for a couple hours ending about 9 pm and freezing rain fell the rest of the night....currently at 7am its still 31.8 and freezing rain....trees and lines are heavy with ice...lights have been flickering....
mike bielski toledo 5 nelucas co.point place
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:06 am
toledo, 5 ne, lucas co. 8am 1/31/02
freezing rain continues and the temperature dropped to 30.5 from 31.8....
lights are really flickering now almost lost power twice as i write
this........winds are nne about 15 mph
mike bielskitoledo 5 nelucas co.point place
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 4:46 pm
Subject: ice storm
as of 430 pm the temperature in toledo 5 ne, lucas co. is............32
heavy overcast, fog, drizzle........
heavy icing still on trees. as of 3 pm over
36,000 people without electricity.....
toledo 5 ne
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:07 pm
Subject: ice storm
toledo, 5 ne, lucas co..........
total power outages in lucas co.... 52,000
still without power in lucas co...... 36.000
still without power in toledo......... 21,000
current temperature @ point place... 32*ice cover 1/2"
mike bielski toledo 5 nelucas copoint place
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 5:43 pm
Subject: (no subject)
At 5:00 PM had extremely dense fog in Stow. Had trouble seeing traffic lights one block away. Light rain falling.
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:24 pm
Subject: Record High
This afternoon the temperature topped out at 69 degrees at 12:49 p.m. here at Newcomerstown 1S. This beats the previous record high of 60 degrees set in 1989. This missed tying the all time record for January by just 1 degree. That record high is 70 set just three years ago in 1999.
Don Keating #106
Date: Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:05 pm
Subject: Bizarre Weather
How much more interesting can it get for us in Ohio when those in one part of the state are having to contend with ice and power outages and those in another part of the state experiencing a "heat wave" breaking high temperature records!! Here in Wooster I established a record high of 61 degrees at 3:22pm beating the 44 degrees back in 1993. This also beat the old record of 60 degrees in 1947 at the research center south of town. It was 32 degrees @11:30pm last night rising to the 61 just before 3:30pm this afternoon then the cold front oscillated back south and the temperature dropped back to 44 degrees @5pm. There was an 8 degree rise between 2 and 3pm. At one time, there was a 30-degree temperature spread from one end of the state to the other. I also have had 1 inch of rain in the last two days and their forecasting liquid amounts of 1.00" in the northern half of the state with a pocket of 1.5" in the northcentral area.
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