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Cleves 3 NW (James Davis) - June averaged 1.9 above normal and rain was way below average.

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) -  June was characterized by above normal temperatures and well below normal precipitation.  temperatures exceeded 80 on 19 days and the 91 on the 26th was above any reading recorded in 2004.  Precipitation fell on 10 days.  The greatest 24 hour precipitation was only 0.31" on the 14th and 16th.  Precipitation was so sparse this month that mowing was only required on 1 day!  Total monthly rainfall was 1.14" even though there were 5 thunderstorms days.  Lake Erie warmed from 55 to 70.  Wind gusts were below normal with the highest gust being only 26 mph on the 13th.  Two watches and 2 warnings were issued.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) June 2005 was the warmest June ever in my 36 year temp record.  The average temp was 4.5 above normal.  The month was mostly on the dry side but rainfall ended up 0.87" above normal due to a thunderstorm on the 29th which dumped 3.25" of rain in 1 hour and 20 minutes.  This was nearly a 24 hour rainfall record for June (43 years of record).  There were also 4 episodes of pea size hail during this storm.

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.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) The month started out fair then really warm up.  Within a couple of day in June we got into the low 90F.  We remain there for 4 (four) day's, with very little preicp.. We had a cool spell come in.  Gaven us Hi from the low 80F to the low 70F.  That REALLY felt good.  But the heat weave started right back in by the end of the month.  With HI's onces again back in Mid 90F this time.  Then cool off again, at the end of the month.  With Hi's in the mid 80F.


Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) -  near normal temps.  2" above normal precip.  8 thunderstorm days.  28th 1.8" rain fell in 1 hour.

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)  I had six days with 90+ high temperature readings, with another six days with high readings of 89.  It was a very dry month at this location with only 7 days of preciptation.  No severe weather was observed at my location.

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) June was a warm and somewhat stormy month especially the last week of the month. Mean temperatures were almost five degrees above normal. I had my first 90-degree temperature since September 9, 2002. I had 1.32 inches of rain in 35 minutes with pea-size hail from a storm on the 29th. It brought down up to 24-inch diameter trees a half to one mile south and east of my location I only had a wind gust of 25 mph during the storm. I considered it to be a microburst although NWS had not yet considered it a microburst or funnel cloud. There were no warnings on the storm. Even with that amount of rain from the storm I was still a half-inch below normal for 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 #  1"+ Snow Days Max Wind Gust Date
119 Akron 1W 81.9 63.4 72.9 93 26th 52 17th 1.43 0.39 29,30 12         26 13th
A Akron-Canton 82.5 61.6 72 93 26th 49 18th 0.84 0.32 16th 11         37 5th
  Aurora 3S 82.7 60.6 71.7 92 26th 46 1st 3.04 0.88 28th 19            
82 Centerville 1W 84.3 62.6 73.5 94 26,27 51 17th 3.4 1.34 13th 9         40 30th
A Cincinnati 85.3 64 74.7 94 30th 51 17th 2.92 1.25 30th 7         52 14th
13 Cincinnati 5NW                                  
A Cleveland 83.6 63.8 73.7 94 25th 51 17th 1.64 0.63 17th 10         44 5th
55 Cleves 3NW 86.2 62.9 74.5 96 30th 51 17th 1.93 1.05 12th 6         30 14th
A Columbus 84.5 64.2 74.3 94 26th 52 17th 2.69 1.41 30th 9         53 29th
A Dayton 83 63.5 73.3 93 26th 54 1,18 3.49 1.37 27,28 9         40 27th
22 Kent 2E                                  
430 Kent 2W 81.6 59.2 70.4 91 26th 46 1st 1.14 0.31 14,16 10         26 13th
2 Kidron 1N 84.1 62.1 73.1 94 26th 50 17,18 4.71 3.25 29th 10         26 6,15
87 Lagrange 2SW 84.7 60.9 72.8 94 7,26,27 48 1,20 1.32 0.43 30th 11         36 14th
  Lancaster 2S 84.8 61 72.9 93 25th 49 18th 0.97 0.68 30th              
A Mansfield 82 61.3 71.7 92 25th 49 17th 3.51 0.88 25th 11         46 30th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               1.65 0.45 30th 12            
  Millersburg 80.5 58.7 69.6 95 26th 50 17,18,20 1.49 0.55 30th 12         39 5th
32 North Ridgeville 1N 86.2 62.4 74.3 97 25th 47 1st 1.05 0.29 16th 12         35 30th
106 Newcomerstown 1S 88.1 61 74.6 98 30th 49 1st 1.35 0.74 11th 5         33 30th
15 Ottawa 4E 85.2 63 74.1 96 25th 48 17th 1.36 0.56 13th 15         51 5th
79 Perrysville 4W 82.7 57.8 70.2 92 25th 48 1,17 4.99 1.80 28th 8         1.8 28th
101 Ravenna 1E 88.9 66.6 77.7 100 26th 54 1st 1.06 0.31 28th 11         26 30th
121 Ravenna 1SE 84.6 60 72.3 96 26th 49 18th 1.39 0.31 14th 7            
33 Rockbridge 4W 83.3 62.7 73 92 25th 52 17th 1.26 0.91 30th 7            
04 Sandusky 1N 82.1 65.4 73.8 93 25th 55 23rd 3.36 2.13 8th 14         43 8th
  Shawnee Township                                  
1 Springfield 2 85 64 74 94 26,27 55 17,19 2.6 0.87 25th 10         33 28th
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 83.1 60 71.6 93 26th 47 18th 0.52 0.14 16th 8         36 14th
98 Thompson 5SW                                  
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 85.9 62.7 74.3 98 25th 48 23rd 1.69 0.93 28th 11         53 5th
  Van Wert 83 65 74 96 25th 54 20th 3.87 1.33 29th 11         52 5th
16 Wooster 7N 82.5 60.2 71.4 92 27th 49 18th 2.88 1.32 29th 17         41 5th
A Youngstown 81.9 59 70.4 92 26th 46 1st 2.77 1.32 30th 9         58 14th
  Zanesville 6N                                  
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

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 Date: Wed Jun 1, 2005 6:51 am
Subject: Re: Possible NWS broadcast restrictions - U.S. Senate Bill
 

If that's all the bill aims to do it seems a bit strange and
useless, although it may become a mute point. The NWS seems to be
sending themselves down that path with the Forrest Gump automation
system.

Ron


Date: Wed Jun 1, 2005 5:12 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Possible NWS broadcast restrictions - U.S. Senate Bill
 

When was the last time had anybody got their forecast right???? You can
watch 5 defferent channels. For the forecast and have 5 defferent
forecasts. Which one are you to believe ? Or take as will when I see it I
will believe it.
Bonnie


Date: Mon Jun 6, 2005 9:17 am
Subject: Yesterday's High Temperature
 

I think for most of us, including myself, I enjoyed the warm
temperatures along with some of the "fireworks" after our cold month
of May.

I did have a high temperature of 88 that broke my high temperature
record for the date set in 2002 of 87. What's even more bizarre is
that it was the highest temperature I've had since August 15, 2003 in
which I had 88 degrees also.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Mon Jun 6, 2005 10:08 am
Subject: Re: Yesterday's High Temperature
 

Jack,
I could not agree with you more.
After this past winter when most of us were complaining about the
cold
temps. and such, I welcome the warm weather,"fireworks", and severe
weather.
Yesterday, I recorded 95 degrees at 459PM. Working on getting my
pool ready, I felt every degree of it and more.
This morning Ravenna had a severe thunderstorm pass through about
715 AM with
about pea size hail, good cloud to ground lightning, but very little
wind, only 12 mph., and 0.24" of well needed rain.
I guess we will just have to wait to see what happens when this
weak
cold front, if thats what you want to call it, passes through the
area
later today, maybe it will trigger off some more storms.

Rich Rabatin
Ravenna 1E
Portage County


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Mon Jun 6, 2005 10:17 am
Subject: temoerature's
 

Our very first 90F....
Yesterday we hit our first 90F temperature..Got up to 92F at 5:16 p.m., then we had a thunderstorm come
in about 1 1/2 after..Around 7 p.m..But that only drop 0.05" of rain.
But we had a WIND gust of 51M.P.H. A gust front went across our area. Today feeling real good. Right
now it's 76F at 10:16 pm. But I heard it's going back into the low 90F for Tues.-Thursday of this week. A
other round of thunderstorms by this week end, oh well...
4-E
Putnam, Co.

Date: Mon Jun 6, 2005 9:32 pm
Subject: May 2005 Statistics for Ravenna 1SE
 

Hi Everyone:

Well, May was a pretty boring month weather wise. My average temp was
about 6 degrees cooler than last May (2004). This May was also much
less stormy, with only 5 thunderstorm days, as compared to 12 last May.
Also, this year, by my count, Portage County only made the SPC's
Convective Outlooks Slight Risk category 3 times as compared to 17 times
last May. I did not observe any severe weather during the month.

Mean High Temp - 69.74
Mean Low Temp - 42.29
Mean Temp - 56.02
High Temp - 83 on 5/13/05
Low Temp - 29 on 5/5/05
Total Precip - 2.40
Total Precip Days - 13
Thunderstorm Days - 5
Total Snowfall - Trace on 5/2/05
Highest 24 hr Rainfall - 1.14 on 5/13/05
Highest 24 hr Snowfall - Trace on 5/2/05

Seasonal snowfall: 78.3"

Gary Locke
Ravenna 1SE
OWON #121


From: Don K  
Date: Wed Jun 8, 2005 9:28 pm
Subject: Don in Newcomerstown...
 

PARTLY CLOUDY AND 77 DEGREES...
HIGH TODAY WAS 92 DEGREES.
FOUR IN A ROW OF 90+ HIGHS.
9:30 p.m.

Date: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:15 am
Subject: Thunderstorm
 

Hello Everyone,
Strong thunderstorm yesterday brought me .86 rainfall..
just a liitle to my east power lines and large limbs and some trees were
blown down..
my high was 93 low as 70
some areas of Toledo had much more rainfall....

mike bielski
toledo 5 ne
ne lucas
point place area


Date: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:31 am
Subject: Re: NO RAIN YET!
 

Still haven't hit the 90-degree mark but close; 89 both on the 7th
and 9th. Have had about half an inch rain this month but with about
a two inch deficit for May the grass is showing some shades of brown
and trees are showing some signs of stress losing some of their
leaves.

Maybe some beneficial rains from remnants of T.S. Arlene?

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N


Date: Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:35 pm
Subject: Will Arlene affect Ohio weather?
 

Current predictions for Tropical Storm Arlene put her in central
Illinois by Monday. Another computer model also puts the center of her
dissipating LOW over central Kentucky by the same time.

Will southern Ohio and central Appalachia see heavy rain from this
rapidly strengthening storm?????

Stay cool,
Liz


Date: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:26 pm
Subject: Re: Will Arlene affect Ohio weather?
 

The NWS is putting rather low POPs on later this weekend due to the
uncertainty of the track. Most of the rain is to the east of the
center. If this continues a westerly course, especially into
Indiana, could favor rain here. We need it! Too far west, into
Illinois, and we'll miss it. Into eastern Ohio and we could still
miss it.

Big T-storms around here today. 0.60 inches here, a real gully
washer. First rain of substance this month. I went out and bought
a hose repair kit today. All you weather nuts can explain why it
rained. I know why it rained. I was planning to water! Perennials
were wilted.

Incredible sight last night. T-storms developed to the east, lined
up literally from the south horizon to the north horizon. 8-10
seperate towers at once all illuminated by the sun to the west.
Some incredibly sculpted and well formed. WOW!

Ron
Cincinnati


Date: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:40 pm
Subject: Hot!
 

Lakewood, Ohio Maximum Temperature Summary for the week of June 5,
2005 (through June 10th):

Sunday, June 5: 91 F
Monday, June 6: 86 F
Tuesday, June 7: 92 F
Wednesday, June 8: 92 F
Thursday, June 9: 93 F
Friday, June 10: 92 F

We got a direct hit from a strong thunderstorm late this afternoon.
1.66 inches of rain in approximately 30 minutes between 4:45-5:15 PM.
Vivid ground to cloud lightning with brief power outages. W. 117th
Street south of Madison was closed for nearly 2 hours following the
storm due to flooding.

It wasn't as bad in Lakewood as in Elyria. Elyria had a severe
thunderstorm with 1" diameter hail (at about 4:15 PM) at my place of
employment near Lorain County Community College. Severe Thunderstorm
Warning for Lorain county from 4:10 PM to 5:00 PM.

Matt
Lakewood


Date: Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:17 am
Subject: May's Weather Data for Centerville 1W
 

Weather statistics for the month of May for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 86 / 11th
Low Temp (Date) ... 31 / 3rd
Mean High .. 70.0
Mean Low .. 46.3
Monthly Mean ... 58.1
Total Precipitation ... 2.84"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 0.71" / 14th
Number of Precipitation Days... 8
Total Snowfall... 0.0"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 0.0" /
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0"
High Wind Gust (Date) ... 41 MPH / 23rd
Thunderstorm Days ... 7
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.43" / 5th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.64" / 23rd
Average High Wind Gust... 19.4 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 18.48"
Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:49 am
Subject: Brunswick
 

We received 0.01" of rain yesterday bringing the total for the month up to 0.20". We have had temps in
the 90s since last Sunday with a high of 95 yesterday. It seems all the rain just manages to miss us.
Amber

Date: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:04 am
Subject: Rainfall from T'Storm
 

Between 1 a.m. last night and around 2:30 a.m. we picked up a nice rainfall during thunderstorms of 0.74". This was
the first measurable rainfall at my location since May 30th, 2005.
Don Keating
TU - 093
Newcomerstown, OH
Tuscarawas County

Date: Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:52 pm
Subject: Re: Larry's Plaque
 

Gary and All:

Nice job!!! I was quite ecstatic to say the least and his family
will be quite thankful I'm sure. I would like to pass on my thanks
to all those involved as this was quite an undertaking but I had all
the confidence in the world that this would be achieved.

As you can see I put a copy of the picture on the home page and also
a copy in the Photos section in the Larry Huff folder. I think if
you look at the copy in the Photo section you can see more detail.

Here's to you Larry.

Jack Sisler
OhioWx Group Moderator


Date: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:23 pm
Subject: Plaque
 

That plaque is beatuifull!!!!!!!!!! Very nice done...
I have spend many hours with him in the past & now people can
remember him as the man he was...
I feel that this plaque should be gaven to his wife or family to do
whatever they feel it should be done with it. Very Nice Job.....
Phil
4-E
Putnam, Co.

Date: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:25 am
Subject: summary of very warm weather this week
 

This is the list of high temps for this hot week here at Thompson 5
SW. Another reason I like it here: The temperatures seem somewhat
subdued from those which are hitting other sections of the state,
including the lakeshore area only a few minutes away (but somewhat
lower). We've had thunderstorms on all days except the 7th. I was in
Mentor yesterday when they got hit by very heavy rain, but my rain
guage only measured 0.22" here at Thompson 5 SW. We've had 0.88" for
the month.

Sunday, June 5: 87 F
Monday, June 6: 83 F
Tuesday, June 7: 88 F
Wednesday, June 8: 88 F
Thursday, June 9: 88 F
Friday, June 10: 87 F
Saturday, June 11: 86

Vance
Thompson 5 SW


Date: Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:22 pm
Subject: Rainfall Needed
 

The grass in this area is beginning to look like it normally does in mid July. I've had around 0.50 inch the last ten
days with about an inch for the month so far. Lot of blowing dust around. However, the corn field in back of the
house looks good; more like waste high instead of knee high by the fourth of July.
I guess one thing about the dry weather is the lack of severe weather around here.
Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:17 pm
Subject: Today's High Temperature
 

Today was the first 90-degree temperature I had since September 9,
2002 with a 91 @ 1:59 p.m.

A few storms yesterday afternoon produced some flash flooding to the
east and west but I only received about a quarter inch of rain.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:31 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Today's High Temperature
 

Jack and Group:

I had a high today of 95 degrees which is the highest reading I have
recorded over the past several years. My gauge is in the shade so I
think its a good reading. By the way, with regard to Larry's plaque,
Eric now has it and is expecting to deliver it to Mrs. Huff sometime
this week. She evidently was out of town last week, according to Eric.

Gary L.
Ravenna 1SE


From: "Phillip Higley"  
Date: Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:10 pm
Subject: First Rain fall
 

After going 14 day's with NO measureable rainfall, we findy got a measureable rainfall today!!!(0.05").
With a thunder being hear too. But we didn't hit NO 90F, which is good.
We had 4 day's in a row with 90F>. With 96F being the hottest, on the 25..
Hi today was 87F
Low this morning was 66F
@ 6:09 p.m. it's 76F
Rel. Hum. @ 73%
Dew point of 67F
Rainfall 0.05"
Ptly. Cldy. Skies
Winds SSW-8
Baro. 29.83"S
4-E
Putnam, Co.
Ottawa, Oh.

Date: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:41 pm
Subject: Rainfall... what's that???!!!
 

Thunderstorms all around us here in Newcomerstown today, but whoever built the dome over the town did a
great job. We had a meager TRACE of rainfall and that's it. I work in Baltic (Holmes County) and between
2:15 and 2:45 this afternoon it really poured with some vivid lightning.
Don Keating #106
Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:13 am
Subject: Re: First Rain fall
 

After going over 14 days with no rain here, we finally got...nothing
again yesterday. Amazing how many thunderstorms with such limited
coverage. I have had 7 T-storm days this month. At least 3 saw 0
rainfall. We're making up for last year.

2 weeks to China!

Ron Rothhaas
Cincinnati


Date: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:19 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: First Rain fall
 

Hello Ron;
Yesterday evening between 6:30 and 7:45 we had a couple of storms move through town. They deposited 0.39" of
rainfall. It isn't much, and it was in a one hour period, but at least things got a nice drink around here. Have a good
time in China! When are you leaving and how long will you be gone?
Don Keating #106
Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:34 am
Subject: Microburst?
 

There was a severe storm near my location that moved through just
after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening that had damaging winds, hail, and
very heavy rain. The wind damage occurred about a half-mile to the
south and east of me where trees up to 24 inches in diameter over a
50-100 yard wide path had fallen. My highest wind gust was only 25
m.p.h. @ 6:39 p.m. I had pea-sized hail with 1.32 inches of rain in
35 minutes flooding parts of roads in the area. The downed trees
blocked some of the roads and emergency vehicles had them closed for
awhile.

As of early this morning Cleveland NWS had not yet determined if it
was considered a tornado/funnel cloud or microburst. There was no
warnings on the storm but I think that was due to the fact that it
developed and dissipitated in such a short period of time. In my
opinion, looking at the damage,I think it was a microburst due to
the way the trees were laying down all in one direction indicating
no circulation and the coverage of the storm. I had to take my
rainfall reading from my four inch cylindrical rain gauge instead of
my tipping bucket rain gauge to get more of an instantaneous reading
because the rain was coming down at such a rapid rate it couldn't
keep up.

May be more of the same later today?

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County


Date: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:33 pm
Subject: SEVERE T-STORM/CHINA
 

A thunderstorm developed overhead this evening and turned severe. We
had 0.66 inch rain, pea-sized hail for 10 minutes, and winds to 50
mph. A severe t-storm warning was issued while the cell was
overhead. Downtown, 5 miles ese of me, got 2.13, and radar estimated
near 4 inches in SE Hamilton co. The storm was just cranking up here
but it was quite impressive with near zero visability, 10 minutes of
pea-size hail, and wild lightning and thunder.

In other news and in response to Don, we leave for China on July 14
and we should have Melanie by the 18th or 19th! I have been looking
at China reports on weather underground and wow is it hot. Temps of
85 to 95 and I have yet to see a dewpoint below 70. One day in
Guangjo it was 93 with a dewpoint of 79. We are traveling Cincinnati
to Chicago to San Francisco to Beijing to the Jangxi province to
Guangjo to Hong Kong to Chicago to Cincinnati. We will be gone 2
weeks.

Ron Rothhaas
Cincinnati








 


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