AUGUST

AUGUST

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Cleves 3 NW (James Davis) - July averaged out near normal on temps. and slightly below mormal on rain.

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) -  Saw temperature well above normal with slightly below normal precipitation.  High temperatures exceeded 85 F on 11 days and were above 90 F on 2 days (the 25th and 26th).  The highest temperature of 92 F occurered on the 26th with oppressive humidity and a heat index of 100 F.  Measurable precipitation was observed on 12 days.  The monthly total of 2.90" was more than June but still a little below normal despite  thunderstorm days.  The greatest 24-hour rainfall was 0.68" on the 27th.  High wind gusts were below normal with the highest being 28MPH on the 26th.  THere were 4 watches/warnings/advisories issued this month.  Fog was noted on 4 days.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) July was wet and warm.  Rainfall was above my 43 year average by just over 3 inches.  Temperature averaged 3 above normal.  New daily rainfall records were set on the 13th (1.16") and the 14th (1.6").

Lancaster 2S (Jeff Willison) - 0.51" rain from 11:30 pm to 11:59 pm on the 30th to push us above the record for driest June.  only 0.46" until then.

Middleburg Heights 2N (Dick Vader) - I had no precipitation first 12 days of month-then rain everyday from the13th to 20th andthen the 24th-27th.

North Ridgeville (Dave Heideloff) - July 2005 alternated between very dry and very wet.  The entire month's precipitation (5.91") fell between the 13th and 27th.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) A very warm & wet month! Ended up 2F above normal for Ave. Temp & 4.25" above for Precip.

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) temps and precip normal to slightly above normal.  On the 14th there were storms from Hurricane Dennis remnants.  On the 25th, strong storms with sustained winds fro 10 minutes.  It went from 91 to 70 in a few minutes and there were power flashes. 

Ravenna 1E (Rich Rabatin) - This was a very hot month at this station.  I recorded a high of 100 on the 26th.  Also I had 16 days of 90 degrees or better.  There were 3 T'Storm watches issued this month and 3 T'Storm warnings issued.  The worse came on the 30th when a line of severe thunderstorms came through about 315pm with heavy rain, wind gust of 26 mph then the power went out for a few minutes, so the wind gust might have been greater.  There were some large limbs that came down around the Ravenna area.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  This station hit the 90 degree + mark nine days during the month, bringing the summer total to 15, 90+ days.  No severe weather was observed eventhough 7/26/05 was a stormy day.

Springfield (Dick Groeber) The temperature daily averages were at or near station record high levels. A six consecutive day period from the 24th through the 29th had high readings between 90 and 95 degrees.  The month began with 7 consecutive rainless dates. The bulk of the total came during the middle of the month with 6 consecutve dates of rainfall. The low relative humidity reading of 15% was a near low station record.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn)- 

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) July was somewhat of a tropical month; very warm and plentiful rainfall. Mean temperatures were almost three degrees above normal for the month. I only had one 90-degree day (90/25th) making it only the third for the year but had several days in the upper 80's. Precipitation (4.52 inches) was a third of an inch above normal quickly turning everything green again and giving the lawn a quick growth spurt. Had a Deracheo move through on the 25th with high winds, pea-sized hail and a 20-degree temperature drop in fifteen minutes causing some damage.

Zanesville 6N (Tom Ruggles) - The summer of 05 continues in stark contrast to 04.  July saw no high temperatures below 80 and 11 days were above 90 The summer of 04 had only 3 90 the entire season.  Rainfall was spotty with only 3 days having meaningful precipitation.  As we start Aufgust it seems like more of the same/.



 

      

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 84.2 66.2 75.2 93 25th 58 10th 2.75 1.35 26,27 14         29 26th
A Akron-Canton 84.6 64.4 74.5 93 25th 55 3rd 6.09 1.9 26,27 13         61 26th
  Aurora 3S 83.6 62 72.8 92 13th 51 11th 4.96 1.33 27th 13            
82 Centerville 1W 85 66 75.5 98 25th 56 2nd 2.99 1.19 1st 8         34 27th
A Cincinnati 86.5 68.3 77.4 97 25,26 60 28th 1.76 1.33 1st 11         36 22nd
13 Cincinnati 5NW                                  
A Cleveland 84.5 65.8 75.2 95 26th 56 29th 3.24 1.63   12         43 26th
55 Cleves 3NW 87 66.5 76.7 97 25th 58 9th 3.8 1.35 13,14 15         22 12th
A Columbus 86.3 67.7 77 97 25th 60 2,10 1.79 1.49 1st 13         46 25th
A Dayton 84.6 65.8 75.2 95 25th 56 2nd 1.95 1.03 1st 9         35 10th
22 Kent 2E 85.6 62.7 74.1 92 13,25,26 51 10th 3.95 1.02 22nd 11         18 26th
430 Kent 2W 83.6 62.1 72.8 92 26th 51 10th 2.90 0.68 27th 12         28 26th
2 Kidron 1N 86 65 75.5 93 25th 54 10th 6.85 1.68 27th 14         32 25th
87 Lagrange 2SW 85.9 62.3 74.1 95 26th 52 3rd 6.05 2.14 26th 10         36 7th
  Lancaster 2S 86 65.4 75.7 97 25th 55 3rd 3.22 0.87 16th              
A Mansfield 83.3 63.3 73.3 92 26th 54 3rd 3.05 0.88 26,27 13         47 25th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               4.33 0.85 27th 12            
  Millersburg                                  
  Munroe Falls 1SW 85.4 61.3 73.4 95 27th 53 10,11 3.38 1.33 27th              
32 North Ridgeville 1N 86.6 64.3 75.4 96 26th 52 3rd 5.91 1.76 13th 10         41 27th
106 Newcomerstown 1S 89.6 65.2 77.4 97 25th 55 10th 2.69 1.24 16,17 8         51 25th
15 Ottawa 4E 86 64 75 92 26th 54 2,3 7.05 1.78 27th 17         38 21st
79 Perrysville 4W 83.5 63.2 73.4 91 25,26 52 10th 4.68 1.02 14,22 9            
101 Ravenna 1E 90.1 69.1 79.6 99 16th 60 29th 3.3 1.42 22nd 12         26 26th
121 Ravenna 1SE 86.7 63.2 74.9 92 13th 54 9th 4.58 1.77 22nd 9            
33 Rockbridge 4W 85.3 65.7 75.5 98 25th 58 3,9 2.68 1.08 5th 13            
04 Sandusky 1N 83.1 67.9 75.5 92 26th 59 3rd 3.82 1.09 27th           26 18,26
  Shawnee Township                                  
1 Springfield 2                                  
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 85 64 74.5 94 25th 51 10th 3.88 1.26 5th 13         28 25th
98 Thompson 5SW                                  
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 85.3 64.3 74.8 92 24,26 54 2,3 5.03 1.48 26,27 11         52 26th
  Van Wert                                  
16 Wooster 7N 83.8 62.3 73.1 90 25th 52 10th 4.52 0.87 26th 15         45 25th
A Youngstown 84 61.3 72.6 93 26th 52 10th 3.19 1.32 1st 10         48 26th
  Zanesville 6N 87.8 65.7 78.1 99 25th 57 3,10 3.02 1.3 18th 13            
OWON # Station Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Mean Temp High Temp Date Low Temp Date Total Prec Max 24hr Prec Date

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Prec Days

Total Snow Max 24hr Snow Date #  1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date

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 Date: Fri Jul 1, 2005 8:58 pm
Subject: heavy rain
 

Our strong Thursday evening storm was followed by a real show
overnight. I ended up with 2.18 inches! This was a spectacular storm
with intense cloud to ground lightning. There were several house
fires in the area and power outages. One house in N. KY was struck
twice in 10 minutes, according to reports. The second strike started
a fire. I ran into someone this AM who saw War Of The Worlds last
evening and thought she was in the movie when she was awakened at 1230
AM. The lightning here was every few seconds for an hour and right
overhead. It was incredible, not severe, just incredible.

Ron Rothhaas
Cincinnati


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Sat Jul 2, 2005 8:27 am
Subject: reports(June)
 

Ave. Max. 85.2F / 96F on the 25th
Ave. Minn. 63.03F / 48F on the 17th
Ave. Temp. 74.1F
Precip. 1.36" / 0.56" on the 13th
Highest Baro. 30.08" on the 20th
Lowest Baro. 29.44" on the 14th
Highest Wind Gust 51 M.P.H. on the 5th
15 day's with/ 15 days without.
4-E
Putnam, Co.

Date: Mon Jul 4, 2005 4:31 pm
Subject: June Statistics for Ravenna 1SE
 

Hi Everyone:

It goes without saying that June was a hot month and a dry month, at
least here. I had six days with 90+ readings and only 7 days with
rainfall.

Mean High Temp - 84.60
Mean Low Temp - 60.00
Mean Temp - 72.30
High Temp - 96 on 6/26/05
Low Temp - 49 on 6/18/05
Total Precip - 1.39
Total Precip Days - 7
Thunderstorm Days - 4
Highest 24 hr Rainfall - 0.31 on 6/14/05
Gary Locke
Ravenna 1SE
OWON #121


Date: Tue Jul 5, 2005 7:16 pm
Subject: June's Weather Data for Centerville 1W
 

Weather statistics for the month of June for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 94 / 26th & 27th
Low Temp (Date) ... 51 / 17th
Mean High .. 84.3
Mean Low .. 62.6
Monthly Mean ... 73.5
Total Precipitation ... 3.40"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 1.34" / 13th
Number of Precipitation Days... 9
Total Snowfall... 0.0"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 0.0" /
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0"
High Wind Gust (Date) ... 40 MPH / 30th
Thunderstorm Days ... 9
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.31" / 20th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.74" / 14th
Average High Wind Gust... 17.3 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 24.01"
Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:50 am
Subject: Beneficial Rainfall
 

I guess I should consider myself fortunate in receiving some
beneficial rainfall over the past day or two. I received 0.81 inch
yesterday most of which fell between 3 and 5 p.m. from one of those
isolated storms from the southeast. This on top of some I had the day
before brought the total to 1.07 inches for the past two days.

This has made up about 90% of my rainfall for the month of July so far.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:19 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Beneficial Rainfall
 

Hi Jack:
We received a good rain here on Wednesday evening of 0.85" with a very minimal amount yesterday
evening, bringing the total for July up to 0.98".
Amber
Brunswick 2NE
Medina County

From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:15 pm
Subject: needed rains
 

Findly getting the rain's we need here;
On 7/15/05
Got 0.28"
On 7/16/05
Got 0.42"
On 7/17/05
Got 0.88"
Today(7/18/05)
So far got 0.51"
The last 3 day's had a thunderstorm & lots of Lighten with
it. All of these storms come in after 6 p.m., right after the
HEAT of the day.
It sure cool off after this even rain.
Moments before we were in the upper 88F(89F our HI),
then within 2 hours after we really got a down pour. Right
now it's real lite rain with a outside air temperture of 70F!
An a dew point of 68F after being in the upper 70F. That
rel. Hum. remains Hi oh..(95%).
4-E
Putnam, Co.


Date: Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:47 pm
Subject: High Temperature Records?
 

Seeing some of the forecasts and what is happening to the west and
south of us I wonder if any of us in Ohio will break any high
temperature records over the next few days? If I hit 95 or better
Sunday or Monday I will have broken a record. I know longer standing
observations have higher temperature records but it could be
interesting.

I know cloud cover increasing humidity/dewpoints may keep the temps
down. Might keep your eyes to the northwest if an MCS makes it into
the area from the northwest.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:08 pm
Subject: Storm Report --- Newcomerstown, Ohio
 

First off, my apologies for not getting this in to the NWS immediatelly after the event. My work takes me out
of town and I do not arrive home until after 4 p.m. With that said...
* High Temperature here in Newcomerstown has been 96...
* A thunderstorm moved through and produced a wind of 51 M.P.H. at 3:31 p.m. local time...
* Some tree damage took place as well as at least 2 trees blown over just outside of Newcomerstown...
* Rainfall has been 0.34"
Don Keating TU - 093
Newcomerstown, OH

Date: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:48 am
Subject: Yesterday's Derecho
 

It was interesting to see how that derecho move through. It appeared
most of the damage occurred south and west of me though. I had a
measured peak wind gust of 45 mph @ 2:55 p.m. with some pea-size hail
when it went through here. The temperature dropped twenty degrees in
15 minutes.

I only had my second 90-degree day this year and in the last three
years yesterday. I think what seemed most impressive was the 79 degree
dewpoint I had shortly after noon yesterday, something almost unheard
of around here. Anyone keep records of dewpoints?

Anyone making comparisons with the number of 90-degree days this year
with previous years?

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:45 am
Subject: RE: [OhioWx] Yesterday's Derecho
 

In Toledo, we have had 15 or 16 >90 degree days so far this summer.
The average number days >90 FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER is 14... Kind of a
hot one so far this year. Dew pnts here have been in the upper 70's
also. More like Iowa or New Orleans than Ohio!

Chris


Date: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:29 pm
Subject: Mammatus
 

Hi All:

As of this writing (9:20 PM), I had not observed any severe weather yet
in my part of town (Ravenna - Portage County) eventhough two Severe
Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for the county today. At the end
of the last storm that went through between 8:00 - 8:45, I did spot some
marginal mammatus which I took the attached picture of. We were on the
northern edge of the storm (I think) that prompted the tornado warning
for Stark County. From the looks of the radar to the west, this
evening's entertainment is far from over. Keep the coffee on folks.

Rich, did you see the mammatus?

Gary L
Ravenna 1SE


Date: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:15 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Yesterday's Derecho
 

The storms yesterday were great. At work in North
Toledo I had a upfront view of the approaching storm.
I was able to go outside and watch the approaching
gust front. When it hit it look like that it was a
hurricane. Strong winds, and horziontal rain drenched
the area. Power was out at my house in the East side
for about a hour and a half. I did measure the temp
and the dew point shortly before the storm hit. I had
a reading of 98 degrees with 76 degree dew point.
After the storm it was 78 degrees.

I used to keep records of dew points when I had my
weather wizard 3. I think my highest dew point reading
was 81. I will have to check it.

Michael
Toledo


Date: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:06 pm
Subject: Brunswick Report
 

We received 1.95" of rain from last eveninig's event with some lightning and thunder.
Amber
Brunswick 2NE
Medina County

Date: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:27 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Mammatus
 

Gary,
No, I missed it. About that time, I was watching
radar on Weather Tap, and watching Mark Johnson on
channel 5 talking about the tornado warning.
Even though we had no severe weather here, the light
show was great. But I think this was just a preview of
what is yet to come.
Thanks for sharing the photo with all of us, good
job.

Rich Rabatin
Ravenna 1E


Date: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:46 am
Subject: Re: Mammatus
 

On Tuesday, I also saw a sharply defined patch of mammatus clouds over
downtown Cleveland at about 6:30 PM, and then again over the
Independence area (less defined) at about 7:30 PM.

I called in flash flood reports to the NWS as well. Doan Brook, which
has been deep-channeled through Rockefeller Park (along MLK, Jr.
Drive) was nearly at bankfull at 6:15 PM near the Superior Ave.
bridge. Ten minutes later, as I passed the Ansel Ave. turnoff just
south of the St. Clair Ave. bridge, the water was up to the underside
of the little turnoff bridge. That apparently was the crest of the
floodwater because when I came back 1/2 hour later the water had
receded several feet. At bankfull, Doan Brook had to be at least four
feet above normal in most spots. I also saw a standing wave at one
point. Incredible sight.

On my way down to Independence I saw multiple CG lightning from the
third severe thunderstorm to pass through Cuyahoga County. Absolutely
amazing.


Cheers,
Liz


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:54 am
Subject: weather conditions
 

Boy it sure has been a long time waiting...We findly got into the cooler air
mass. An NOW pretty well even in rainfall.
The last 4 day's we have pick up 2.38" of rainfall. Most of this come in
Wednesday, as the cool front was coming in. Went from 92F on Tuesday to
78F on Wednesday.
The rel. Humitly surely has drop too.
From the low 80% to down to 61%. This sure feel better then 90F, anytime.
With our dew point is now at 51F.
Something to remember with the Davis Units.
DON'T FOREGET to changed the batterys in them.
I have one that been in there for a good 2 yrs. & when I took it out it just
blow up..(NOT REAL BAD) But it sure made the unit carzy. Yesterday it
was showing a air temperature of over 1,000F for day time HI & -3,000F for
over night lows. I put a new battery in it & left it unplug for 3 hours & now it
seem to working real good NOW. So just remember when you changed
your battery in your Davis Units. Or it will act up for you..
Low 75F(For 7/28/05)
Hi yesterday 78F
Precip. for 7/27/05 1.78"
Ptly. Cldy. Now
4-E
#15
Putnam, Co.

Date: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:18 pm
Subject: Re: weather conditions
 

Good point Phil on the battery change. I changed to a wireless
station last year but not Davis. My rain gauge is separate from the
rest of the unit so it takes 4 AA batteries to transmit rain data to
the solar powered main unit that's on a pole next to it. In
addition, as with most units, you have battery backup for the
console, etc. when the electric goes out.

It may seem somewhat ridiculous, but I change all my weather
equipment that has battery backup at every time change (Spring and
Fall). This goes for the weather radio also. The power goes out
several times here every year so you can't really figure how long
things have been on battery power especially if your not there.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N










 


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