Cincinnati 5NW (Ronald Rothhaas Jr) - June was somewhat cool but very dry.  Despite frequent rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms which dumped 5 inches in one week not too far away, all these rains uncannily missed this location.  0.54 fell on the 19th and 0.44 fell on the 22nd which kept browning lawns from totally going to pot.  The last two weekends of the month were beautiful with bright sunshine and dewpoints in the 40's.

Cleves 3NW (James F. Davis)- June ended up normal on temps and below normal on rain.

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) -  June was characterized by a more tranquil weather pattern that resulted in normal precipitation and normal temperatures.  Measurable precipitation occurred on 18 days with 7 thunderstorm and 1 fog day noted.  Isolated strong thunderstorms swept across portions of northern Ohio on the 1st with gusty winds.  The high wind gust of the month was 36 mph associated with these thunderstorms on the 1st.  The heaviest 24 hour rainfall was 0.53" on the 11th.  During the month, a total of 11 watches and warnings were issued.  Total monthly rainfall was 3.51".  The mean high wind gust for June was a normal 16.4 mph.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) Temperatures in June averaged about a degree below normal but rainfall was 4.06" above normal.  A total rainfall of 7.08" made this the second wettest June in my 42 years of record.  The wettest June was in 1989 when 10.16' of rain was recorded.

Munroe Falls 1SW (Larry Huff)-   Second coolest June since records began in 1993 with a mean temperature of 65.3 degrees.  Coolest  was June 2003 with a mean of 64.5 degrees.

Newcomerstown 1S (Don Keating)Temperatures averaged below normal. Average high was 78.8 or -3.8 degrees. Average low was 58.1 or -0.9 degrees and the mean temperature was 68.4 or -4.7 degrees. Average high wind gust was 17.4 mph and there were 7 thunder days.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) Above Normal month. By 9.3F.
Rainy month & warm, below normal in precip. 2.13"

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) - Rainfall was nearly twice the normal for June.  rain fell on 16 days with 8 thunderstorm days.  The most severe storm occurred at 7:10pm on the 24th.  Very strong winds broke many tree limbs in the immediate area and brief small hail fell.  Mammatus clouds were noted after the storm passed.  Sky was yellow/green as storm hit and after passage it was pinkish

Ravenna 1E (Rich Rabatin) - JJune gave Portage County its first O Zone Day of 2004, which was on the 8th.
Ravenna 1E also had 2-flood watches on the 16th and 17th., along with 5 T'Storm watches, 3 Severe T'Storm warning days, and a Tornado Warning for Northern Portage County on the 17th.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  June was a relatively docile month for this station with only one day (6/14/04)of severe weather.  Only five thunderstorm days were reported during month.

Springfield (Dick Groeber)
Temperatures were at or below normal during the first and last third of the month. They were above normal during the middle third with humid conditions.  The rainfall was centered during the middle third of the month with one storm siege giving over two inches on the 11th.   A week long period rainless period began the month. Scattered light showers covered the last third.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn)- The weather in June alternated between plaesant, mild periods and cool periods.  Each period lasted about 3-4 days.  There was no hot weather.  The maximum temperature on the 25th was only 58 degrees.  Highs were mostly in the 60's and 70's with some 80's and lows were mostly in the 40's and 50's with only a few 60's.  The most significant rain event was the 9th-11th with 1.48 inches during those three days.  Thinder occured on 4 days and fog on 6.

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) June was somewhat of a cool but very wet month. Mean temperatures were slightly below normal with the colder readings occuring the last half of the month. There were a few low temperature records set during the last week. Precipitation was much above normal with a monthly total of 5.28" which is almost two inches above normal. This also puts the yearly rainfall total almost 1.5" above normal. June 2004 will be the third wettest on record at my location. There was no severe weather although there was a few close calls.


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 74.9 57.4 66.1 87 9th 46 20th 4.03 0.85 9-10 16 0.0 0.0   0 28 17th
A Akron-Canton 74.7 55.7 65.2 87 9th 40 20th 6.62 1.16 13-14 16 0 0   0 56 24th
107 Brookville                                  
82 Centerville 1W 79.8 59.2 69.5 90 9th 46 5th 4.14 2.29 11th 9         28 1st, 11th
A Cincinnati 80.4 61.6 71 86.0 17,24 51.0 5th 2.93 1.63 9th 11 0 0   0 44 1st
13 Cincinnati 5NW 80.7 58 71.8 88 8,14,17 53 20th 2.0 0.54 19th 13            
A Cleveland 75.9 57.5 66.7 91 9th 46 20th 2.87 0.85 13-14 16 0 0   0 49 14th
55 Cleves 3NW 83.5 61.4 72.5 92 8th 50 5th 2.86 0.72 12th 10         51 9th
A Columbus 79.5 61.6 70.1 90 9th 51.0 20th 5.34 2.89 11th 14 0 0   0 41 1st
A Dayton 78.3 60.3 69.3 80 9th 50 20,5 5.13 2.35 11th 11 0 0   0 38 11,17
22 Kent 2E 76.3 55 65.6 88 8,9 42 20th 3.40 0.67 14 16         16 12th
430 Kent 2W 74.3 54.7 64.5 87 10th 42 20th 3.51 0.53 11th 18         36 1st
2 Kidron 1N 77.8 58.2 68 89 9th 45 20th 7.8 1.56 11th 17         47 24th
87 Lagrange 2SW 78.5 56.2 67.4 92 9th 46 14,20 3.67 0.77 13th 16         46 14th
A Mansfield 75.5 55.9 65.7 87.0 9th 45 20th 6.87 2.39 13-14 14 0 0   0 41 9th
51 Middleburg Heights  2N               2.57 0.64 28th 10            
25 Munroe Falls 1SW 76 54.6 65.3 89 10th 42 20th 3.6 0.56 12th 20         21 1,10,17
32 North Ridgeville 1N                                  
106 Newcomerstown 1S 78.8 58.1 68.4 90 9th 45 20th 4.31 1.26 14th 14         44 1st
15 Ottawa 4E 77.6 58.5 68.1 89 9th 47 26th 6.87 1.75 11th 14         44 14th
79 Perrysville 4W 76.9 57.2 67 87 8,9,17 45 20th 5.96 1.6 11th 16            
101 Ravenna 1E 80.7 62 71 95 9th 45 20th 3.80 1.06 17th 14         20 9th
121 Ravenna 1SE 77.5 54.8 66.15 89 8th 44 19th 3.99 0.71 13th 15         n/a  
33 Rockbridge 4W 78.3 60.1 69.2 88 8,9 49 20th 4.81 1.99 11th 16         n/a --
113 Sabina                                 --
1 Springfield 2 80 61 70 90 9th 49 5th 3.78 2.07 1st 12         24 1st
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 75.9 56.7 66.3 86 9th 44 20th 7.54 2.48 14th 18         38 24th
  Thompson 5SW 73.9 53.3 63.6 87 8th, 9th 41 20 3.39 0.69 10th 16         13 9th,19th
117 Tiltonsville                                  
A Toledo 77.9 56.8 67.4 92 9th 46 5th 3.89 1.00 10-11 12 0 0   0 47 28th
16 Wooster 7N 77.1 56.2 66.6 87 8th 42 20th 5.28 1.2 14th 17 0 0   0 35 14th
A Youngstown 74.9 54.2 64.6 88 9th 40 20, 4 3.46 1.03 24-25 13 0 0   0 48 14th
OWON # Station Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Mean Temp High Temp Date Low Temp Date Total Prec Max 24hr Prec Date


Prec Days

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

 = Airport         



Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 6:55 am

Subject: Record May Rainfall


May 2004 set two rainfall records at my station. With a total of 9.13", this



recorded more rain than any other May since I began records in 1992. And,

the rain total for May 2004 ranks 2nd for all months ... the highest total of

12.49 inches set in July 1992.


See my precipitation records at:


Larry Huff

Munroe Falls 1SW

Summit County


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 4:22 pm

Subject: May Data



Ave. Max. 74.8F

Ave. Minn. 53.3F

Ave. Temp. 64.1F(Made it in the top 10 for warmest)

Precip. 6.70" 24 hour 1.61" on the 21st

Snowfall 0.00

Highest was 87F on the 6th

Lowest was 30F on the 3rd

Highest Baro. 30.35 on the 7th

Lowest Baro. 29.34 on the 31st

Highest wind Gust 40 M.P.H. on the 7th, 10th, 14, & 21st



Putnam, Co.


Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 8:25 pm

Subject: T'Storm and Silver Lining Phenomenon


Hello Group;

First things first. At 6:58 p.m. I recorded a wind gust of 44 mph as a strong thunderstorm passed just to my south.

Though I did have heavy rains and thunder and cloud to cloud lightning, I didn't observe and "Severe Thunderstorm"


A friend of mine recently asked me about the phenomenon of the "Silver Lining" around a cloud. I wasn't really sure

about it, so I looked it up on the internet. If you go to you'll see a brief description. If you click

where it says "Image..." you'll see what is described as the "Silver Lining". Now, the intresting thing to me is that it

is now obvious I have photographed this apparently rare phenomenon! Below is attached the photo I took in March.

Let me know what you think. Hope you all enjoy the photo. The photo was taken March 7, 2004.

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S


Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 9:16 pm

Subject: May 2004 at Newcomerstown 1S


Average high ............ 78.1

Average low .............. 54.0

Mean Temperature ... 66.0

Rainfall ....................... 7.75"

Thunder days................... 6


Rainfall was the big story in May in Newcomerstown. The total of 7.75" was 3.46" above normal for the month. The

temperatures averaged above normal as well. The average high was 4.0 degrees above normal; average low was 5.7

degrees above and the mean temperature was 4.7 above normal. There were 6 thunder days and the average wind

gust was 21.2 mph.

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S


Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 9:47 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Record May Rainfall




Just curious, but what did you have for a total last July (2003)?


Gary Locke


Date: Wed Jun 2, 2004 6:48 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Record May Rainfall



Great point! I was in error. The July 2003 total was 10.42 which

makes May 2004 rainfall at #3 instead of #2.

Thanks for pointing this out to me.



Date: Wed Jun 2, 2004 10:03 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Record May Rainfall




No problem. We're not that far away from each other and between what Rich

Rabatin and I had for July 2003, I thought you might of had a higher total

then. My total for May 2004 was 8.14". The rest of my May statistics will

follow under separate posting.




Date: Thu Jun 3, 2004 10:55 am

Subject: may rainfall


The total rainfall for may at my location Toledo, point place was 5.45

may 2004.


mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

point place



Date: Fri Jun 4, 2004 5:05 pm

Subject: May rainfall.


Total rainfall for May at my home in northwest Hocking Co. was 9.12

inches. There were three days with more than one inch and three more days

with .90" to .98". Greatest 24-hour rainfall was 2.49" on May 18-19. My

Rockbridge records began in October, 1989. The 9.12" was the second

highest for May. The highest was 11.73" in May,

1990. That


1.28" on the 4th,

1.08" on the 16th,

1.09" on the 17th,

1.76" on the 20th,

1.44 on the 26th, and

2.27" on the 28th.

There were 12 dry days and three with only a trace.

Jim Fry

Rockbridge 4W

OWON #33


Date: Fri Jun 4, 2004 7:13 pm

Subject: May Statistics for Ravenna 1SE


Hi all,

I haven't been posting much lately but I'm still around and have been reading all the mail. Busy, Busy!

Here are my stats for May 2004:

Mean High Temp - 76.16

Mean Low Temp - 49.00

Mean Temp. - 62.58

High Temp. - 88 (5-21-04)

Low Temp. - 31 (5-3-04)

Total Precip. - 8.14

Highest 24 hr Precip. - 2.09" (5-22-04)

Precip. Days - 17

Thunderstorm Days - 12

No Snow

Severe thunderstorms hit our area on May 21 and 22 with some wind damage and flooding. I have also

been keeping track (for the heck of it) of days where the SPC issues convective outlooks indicating a

slight risk or higher of severe weather for the area. For those who may be interested, I had 17 days of

slight risk in May, with 3 in April for a season total of 20. Forgive me for being a stat geek.

Gary Locke

Ravenna 1SE

OWON #121


Date: Sat Jun 5, 2004 1:49 am

Subject: Thompson 5 SW May Summary


NAME: Thompson 5 SW CITY: Thompson STATE: Ohio

ELEV: 1214 ft LAT: N 41.645 LONG: W 81.09








04 5 71.3 48.3 59.8 *** 210 49 85.5 13 30.2 4



>=90 <=32 <=32 <=0


0 0 2 0









04 5 5.34 0.00 1.29 21 20 12 1







04 5 0.8 14.0 5 N


Vance Lunn


Date: Sat Jun 5, 2004 9:14 pm

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, I just saw the movie ' Day after

Tomorrow'. I found it to be some fact and a lot of fiction. Typical Hollywood

bazar over dramatising what could happen. I don't see us

being caught off gaurd to such a global catastraphe. It did

give the Weather channel good publicity however.

Dick Groeber.


Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 1:19 am

Subject: Re: Message From a 2Way Device


I saw it, too. It is based on Art Bell's Superstorm Theory and the

book he wrote with another co-author "The Coming Global Superstorm",

although I don't know if the part about the Atlantic currents

breaking down is in that book. That may actually be happening and

was only discovered a couple years ago, I think. I think they

included the part about the currents in the movie becuase it's

interesting and adds an air of actual science to the movie. It is

said that the other events in the movie are physically impossible

which brings a question to midn that I have: In the movie, it is

portrayed that these superstorms deposit about 15 feet of snow over

the entire northern hemisphere down to about the 35th parallel. Is

there enough moisture in the atmosphere to accomplish this feat? (Of

course during the last ice age there were thousands of feet of ice

over the same area, but this was emplaced slowly over thousands of

years and not all at once.)


Overall, good movie.




Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 12:36 am

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: Dimensions / Wireless...




Yes, this model has a 300-foot range.


My range to be covered is about 70 to

80 feet (through 1 wall, 1 ceiling).


I probably would've had a wireless unit

long ago, but the shorter ranges kept me

from purchasing one.


Now, with the longer range, I just may

get this one. I first need to find out if

others like this unit, and no bug-a-boos.





- Patrick


Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 7:43 am

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, The weather underground webpage has an

excellant review of the movie 'Day After Tomorrow'. Check it out.

Dick Groeber.




Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 11:52 am

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: Dimensions / Wireless...


Patrick (and Group):


Wise investment, especially with the kind of summer we may just have

this year! :) (humid and wet!) Good luck!


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S


P.S. The Bermuda High is back this week! It'll be interesting to see

if another cold front gets hung up over the lower Great Lakes again

during the middle/later part of the week & enhance our thunderstorm

potential again :).


Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 12:05 pm

Subject: Some Statistics from May 2004




May 2004 total precipitation in the Lodi/Burbank area was 5.68 inches.


The monthly mean temperature was 62.5 degrees.


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S/Burbank 2NW

Medina/Wayne County Border


Date: Mon Jun 7, 2004 3:28 am

Subject: temperature sensor wire fixed


I fixed the problem with the wildly fluctuating temperature sensor.

The problem was with the mating connector for the wire. Moisture got

inside the supposedly weatherproof silicone tape and was beginning to

corrode the wires in the mate.




Date: Wed Jun 9, 2004 8:22 am

Subject: Severe Storms: 5/21/2004 - VIS Satellite Image...




Updated ESSI.



- Patrick


Date: Wed Jun 9, 2004 7:03 pm

Subject: Storm Report Medina County


We have received 2.36" of rain since the storm began at approximately 5 p.m in approximately 1.25 hrs.

The second inch of rain came in 15 minutes. We observed street flooding.


Brunswick 2NE


Date: Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:56 am

Subject: funny clouds


I saw an interesting thing as that storm moved by Mentor where I was

at at the time. It appeared that a layer of low clouds were moving

in the opposite direction as the clouds a little higher up. Note

that ti is not simply clouds appearing to move at different speeds,

but actually in opposite directions of each other.




Date: Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:42 am

Subject: Lodi/Burbank Temperature & Precipitation Report




We had our first day of 90 F+ yesterday. The high temperature

reached 90.1 F yesterday afternoon. Rainfall yesterday amounted to

0.76 inch during the evening showers and thunderstorms. Peak wind

gust hit 37 MPH at 6:41 PM.


I drove through a strong thunderstorm on my way home from work

yesterday afternoon while in transit from Elyria to Lodi. I ran into

the storm near Litchfield on State Rte. 83. Observed pea to marble-

sized hail and wind gusts of about 40-45 MPH (estimated) around 5:30-

5:40 PM.


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S/Burbank 2NW

Medina/Wayne County Border


Date: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:20 pm

Subject: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Wed pm / Thu am...


Wed PM / Thu AM: 0.87"




- Patrick


Date: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:05 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] funny clouds




I saw something similar to that last night, although the clouds were not

going opposite directions, they were going different directions at different

heights. I am assuming that I was seeing some vertical shear. For those

who know, would this be correct? The lower level clouds were moving much

faster (it least it appeared that way) than the higher clouds. I assumed

that what I was seeing indicated some decent inflow. We were on the edge of

the storm and did not get much of anything other than some wind gusts and

about 1/3" of rain. Today, we have had about 1/2" of rain. Any other

thoughts on what we were seeing?


Gary Locke


Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:09 am

Subject: rainfall 6/10


heavy rainfall moved into the Toledo area

Point Place, late morning on thursday 6/10..

by 1:20 pm wednesday i recorded 1.15 inches..

total rainfall for thursday 6/10 was 1.47


mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

NE lucas

point place area


Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:46 am

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, Rainfall began 0430 and ended 1100 with

a total of 2 inches even measured here in Springfield, Ohio.

It looks like only a break in the action from radar. Dick



Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:05 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Message From a 2Way Device



I have recieved 2.17" so far today(as of

12:04PM), and there is currently a heavy storm in

progress. Good bye, dry July!



Lancaster 3NE


Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:42 pm

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, Rainfall that began @ 0430 ended @ 1500

& totaled 2.07 inches here in Springfield, Ohio. Dick



Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:39 pm

Subject: Lodi/Burbank Rainfall




Rainfall today in the Lodi/Burbank area amounted to 1.34 inches. The

heaviest rainfall rate occurred between 12:20 PM and 12:25 PM when

0.13 inch fell.


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S/Burbank 2NW

Medina/Wayne County Border



Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:48 pm

Subject: Re: funny clouds


Gary and Vance:


Gary, you are on the money. Clouds layers typically move in

conflicting and opposing directions in and near thunderstorms. This

is caused by the thunderstorm's inflow and outflow. Low-level scud

clouds are often the type that gets pulled into a thunderstorm from

its updraft or pushed out ahead of the main storm cell from its

downdraft. It is a common phenonomia to see clouds (especially scud

clouds) move in opposing, random fashion near showers and

thunderstorms. It is possible as well to see low-level scud clouds

move more rapidly than layers above especially if they are pushed

along by a vigorous storm downdraft.


Also keep in mind that you need to factor in the "optical illusion"

effect when judging cloud speed. Remember, it gets harder to estimate

cloud speed the higher in elevation the cloud layer is. Cirrus clouds

often clip at 50 to 100 MPH being driven by jet stream winds but they

bearly seem to be moving from an observer on the surface of the Earth.


Hope this attempts to answer your question.




Date: Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:15 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: funny clouds




Thanks for the response. You make a good point about the optical illusion

that I had not really thought about. It would be interesting to see a

sounding on the lower portion of what we observed. I'm not too

knowledgeable about reading sounding plots but I often notice that surface

winds are 30 to 40 degrees off direction from the 850 -750mb readings.


Rainfall wise today, I had less than 1/2" of rain measured. It seems that we

had less here than some others. Hope it dries out for a few days!


Gary Locke

Ravenna 1SE


Date: Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:03 am

Subject: rainfall


rainfall here yesterday at Toledo, Point Place was .70

this brings the 2 day total to 2.17 in.


mike bielski

toledo 5 ne

ne lucas

point place area


Date: Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:08 pm

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Thu / Fri Eve...


Storm Total - Thu / Fri Eve: 1.26"




- Patrick


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:20 pm

Subject: rain fall


1.05" fromt the Davis. For today

1.75" for Friday. Alot of thunder & lighten.


Putnam, Co.


Date: Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:04 pm

Subject: Re: funny clouds


Thanks, Matt. I never thought that scud clouds, no matter that they

are low for clouds, was low enough to be affected by inflow. It's

been awhile since I could really observe these low clouds. The most

dramatic example this year was that major T-storm that passed by a

couple weeks ago. That came by so fast that it aprouched like a wall

in a few minutes while I was running a errand inside. I had to run

to beat the rain to my car! Those scud clouds were so low that had I

been home at my house on the low ridge, I likely would have seen them

skirt along the top of the ridge where my house is and create patches

of dense fog. THis happened just a couple days ago during all that

rain. I recorded a total of 1.48" from the 9th-11th.




Date: Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:32 pm

Subject: TV Station Visit


Hello Everyone;

I will be visiting my longtime friend and WTOV TV 9 (Steubenville, OH) Meteorologist Bill Schubert tomorrow. I

will be arriving at the station at 4 p.m. and probably staying for the 6 p.m. newscast.

I bring this up for the following reason. Many of you know that Bill was on TWC for at least 10 years. Do any of

you have any questions that you'd like me to ask him for you? I'll ask and then report back with the answers from

Bill. If not, that's fine too. I'll be leaving home about 2:30 Sunday afternoon. I will be taking my digital camera with

me and hope to get some nice photos. Take care everyone.

Don Keating



From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:58 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] TV Station Visit


Yes. Aske him if he knows how thick is a lighten bolt........


Putnam, Co.


Date: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:42 pm

Subject: Re: TV Station Visit


Don (and Group),


Do you think you could ask Bill Schubert to sign up to the OhioWx list

so we can ask the questions directly to him? Just an idea.


I see that SPC has Ohio under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms

over the next three days. Despite all the rain we've had and the

mosquito population exploding making it difficult to stay outside in

the evenings, it's still nice to have the potential for severe weather

to keep life interesting :).


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S/Burbank 2NW


Date: Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:33 pm

Subject: May's Weather Statistics for Centerville 1W


Weather statistics for the month of May for Centerville 1W.

High Temp (Date) ... 86 / 6th, 10th & 21st

Low Temp (Date) ... 32 / 3rd

Mean High ... 76.6

Mean Low ... 56.3

Monthly Mean ... 66.5

Total Precipitation ... 5.98"

Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 1.40" / 28th

Number of Precipitation Days... 14

Total Snowfall... 0.0"

Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ...

Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0"

High Wind Gust (Date) ... 36 MPH / 24th

Thunderstorm Days ... 12

Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.37" / 7th

Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.58" / 31st

Average High Wind Gust... 19.6 MPH

Year To Date Precipitation . 23.74"

4.83" Above Normal

Robert Flory - KA5RUC

Centerville 1W

Southeast Montgomery County

Ohio Weather Observer Network #82

Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:24 am

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Sat, Sun pm / Mon am...


Storm Total - Sat: 0.01"


- Sun / Mon 12:45am: 0.62"




- Patrick


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 6:36 am

Subject: Re: Severe Storms: 6/13/2004 - VIS Satellite Image...




Updated ESSI.


- Patrick


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:10 am

Subject: Last Night Storms




It appears I didn't take the brunt of the storms that went through

last night as the heavier cells were to my north. Highest wind gust

was 32 m.p.h. However, I did receive 1.11" of rainfall from these

same storms.


While it appears I had much less rainfall for May than many of you I

seem to be trying to make up for it in June having had over 3 inches

in the last four days.


I was in southeastern Ohio (Athens County) over the weekend for

son's college graduation and was amazed at all the standing water in

that area from heavy rains.


Any other observations from last night?


Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:15 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Last Night Storms


Hello Jack;

Last night between 12:15 a.m. and 3 a.m. I recorded a total of 1.15" of rainfall. The peak wind gust here was 30

mph. The 1.15" brings the June total to 2.82" so far. With the exception of one month this year, every month has had

more precipitation than 2003 through June. I have already recorded a total of 24.75" of precipitation. All of 2003 I

recorded 41.97". If this rate continues we'd be in line for 50+ inches of precip for 2004.

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:58 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Last Night Storms



this isn't necessarily about last night, but the

water down in Athens is actually down from where it

was. A couple weeks ago, the Hocking River was about

7' higher at Athens (almost flood stage) and up near

Nelsonville, you were surrounded by a virtual lake.

So far this month they have only had 1.26" so they are

being pretty lucky.....


concerning the storms of last night, I (Lancaster 3NE)

only had .72" and a max wind gust of 31 mph. Very

good lightning however(easily the best this year), I

did take some pictures, if there are any good ones I

will upload them.




Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:18 am

Subject: Last Night Storms


Since Thursday we have had 4.3" of rain with 0.77" of that coming last

night. We have had a lot of local flooding in homes here in Brunswick.

People were just getting cleaned up from the May storms and got hammered

again on Thursday and Friday.



Brunswick 2NE

Medina County


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:35 am

Subject: Re: Last Night Storms


Jack and Group:


You can count me in for 1.39 inches from last night's storms. The

yards around the neighborhood are saturated and flooded. The big

concern today and tonight is going to be flooding. With dew points in

the low to mid 70's, all the boundaries around from yesterday's storms

plus that cool front dropping in from the northwest, I think we might

be in trouble later today.


Be careful out there!!!


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S/Burbank 2NW


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:21 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] TV Station Visit



About the size of a pencil.

Don Keating

Yes. Aske him if he knows how thick is a lighten bolt........


Putnam, Co.


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:11 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] TV Station Visit


I thought it was as teck as a human hair.......That what I got from Bowler Co..



Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:39 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] TV Station Visit


Anyone else care to comment on this? I have also heard on TV programs dealing specifically on lightning that

the lightning itsself can be as thick as a lead pencil. I do not think that means EVERY bolt of lightning is that

thick. I don't know.

Don Keating


Date: Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:47 pm

Subject: More Lightning Information...


Additional information regarding lightning.

Go to for many facts, and on the same web site, you'll find.

? How big around is a typical lightning bolt? Answer: About the size of a Quarter to Half-Dollar! Lightning

looks so much wider than it really is just because its light is so bright!

So it seems even the "thick as a lead pencil" might even be too "thin".

Don Keating #106

newcomerstown 1S


Date: Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:50 am

Subject: Additional Rainfall




Looking at some computer models it looks like there is no end in

site for more rainfall up through the first part of next week. Some

models are putting out as much as 2+ additional inch totals for much

of Ohio, most of this occurring from late Wednesday into Friday



There has been some minor flooding in Wayne County but most of this

in low-lying areas prone to flooding anyway.



Wooster 7N


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:52 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Additional Rainfall



We here in Putnam, Co. have flooding going on too..........Local back road

along the Blanchard River are closed cause of HI water.

Last 4 day's we had 5.07" of rainfall. The N.W.S. can turn OFF the rainfall

most anytime...


Putnam, Co.


Date: Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:04 pm

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Mon pm - Tue am...


Storm Total -


Mon - Tue 12:45am: 0.46"



- Patrick


Date: Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:00 pm

Subject: Re: TV Station Visit


You are correct, Don. I recall hearing from a source (I don't recall

who off the top of my head) that it was as thick as a pencil.


Matt Higgins


Date: Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:13 pm

Subject: river flood warnings and SAME coding


Hello, Ohio Wx Group,

I am curious to know if anyone who has NOAA Weather Radio with SAME coding has received river flood

warnings for counties NOT programmed into their radio?

I live in Huron, Erie County (in Cleveland's county warning area), and a few nights ago my radio alarm sounded for

the Maumee River in Lucas County. This county is not programmed into my radio.

Shawn Trueman

Huron, OH


Date: Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:37 pm

Subject: Re: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Tue-Wed / Thu pm /// Tornadic Sky...


Storm Total -


Tue 12:45am - Wed 4pm: 0.13"


*Thu Eve: 0.09"



* Tornadic-looking sky / Upper clouds

moving ESE, Low/Low Scuds moving NE.




- Patrick


Date: Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:45 am

Subject: Re: SAME coding and River Flood Warning




Concerning your SAME river alarm, I bet there was also a flood warning for


Portage River on the same statement. Unfortunately, if there are multiple

warnings in the same product, they all get broadcast and they all alarm. A


warning for the Maumee alone should not trigger on Castalia Weather Radio.


Jim Kosarik, NWS CLE


Date: Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:11 am

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, A near record station low of 51 degrees

Fahrenheit was recorded here in Springfield, Ohio at 6:00 a.m. e.d.s.t.this

Fathers day. The station record low was 47 degrees in 1970 and 1980. Last


on this date a low of 49 degrees was recorded here.

Dick Groeber.


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:27 pm

Subject: temps.



There wasn't NO record set here...........

Our Low tempeature for today was 48F @ 5:50 a.m.

The record Low still stands at 33F back in 1981

Our Hi is our present Tempeature of 69F.

Is this the first day of Summer???


Baro.; 29.95

Ptly. Cldy.


Putnam, Co.


Date: Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:55 pm

Subject: Low Temperature Record/Precipitation




I had a low temperature record of 42 degrees @ 5:56 a.m. breaking

the previous record for the date of 48 set in 1999.


Had a chance to dry out some today. Monthly rainfall for June thus

far is 4.51" which is about 2.50" above normal so far. Lot of

standing water in farm fields and many creeks are just now going

below flood stage for the first time in several days.


Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


Date: Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:05 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Low Temperature Record/Precipitation


Hello Jack and Group;

Our low of 45 this morning @ 5:45 a.m. broke the record low of 47 degrees set just last year (2003).

Rainfall for June through today is 4.06". That's 1.65" above the normal precipitation amount for the 20'th

day of June.

Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S


Date: Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:09 am

Subject: the low here Sunday


The low here at Thompson 5 SW for Sunday, June 20th was 41 degrees.

As for records, well, I've only been here 2 years but this was the

colder of the two. THe temperature also failed to reach 70 on either

the 18th, 19th, or 20th and just now passed 70 for the first time

since the 17th.


Vance Lunn

Thompson 5 SW (northern Geauga Co.)


Date: Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:34 pm

Subject: Wall / Funnel Cloud: East of Wadsworth


6/24/2004 Aprx 7:25 - 7:35pm



An extended, lowered area of clouds

with funnel-shaped cloud extending

near tree-top level.


No sign of visible updraft or rotation.

Drifting south of I-76, while upper

clouds headed ESE.


Didn't look like much on the SRMRV

radar (But sure did in Stark County).


- Patrick



Date: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:46 am

Subject: Cleveland NWS Discussions




I don't know if many of you have noticed, especially those of us in

the northeastern part of the state, but it appears the Cleveland NWS

Forecast Discussions have greatly improved over the past several

weeks. I know a few of us have been somewhat critical of these

discussions because of their lack of information and detail due to

time constraints or otherwise. To me the discussions are kind of

the "meat and potatoes" in knowing why certain weather is going to

happen instead of just what.


Other thoughts or opinions on this or anything on last nights storms?


Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


From: "James Kosarik" <>

Date: Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:19 am

Subject: NE Ohio AMS Chapter Summer Get-Together



> The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Meteorological Society

> (NEOCAMS) has traditionally held a summer picnic. Attendence has been low

> in recent years. We wanted to try something a little different but still

> take advantage of the summer weather. We will have a field trip meeting as

> our summer get-together.


> We will participate in a hike sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley National

> Park. It is more of a walk than a hike. It is a 2 hour hike on a trail

> that is relatively flat and easy to navigate. The topic is the great flood

> of 1913 as well as recent floods.


> Details:

> "Disasters Remembered Hike" - Flood of 1913.

> Saturday, July 24, 2004

> 2-4 PM - Free of Charge

> Cuyahoga Valley National Park

> Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center


> There is no charge and it is not necessary to register. Just show up at

> the Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center by 2 PM. We are to meet in the

> reception area inside. The hike is a Cuayhoga Valley National Park event.


> They told me the hike will go on rain or shine unless there is lightning.

> If the weather is stormy, you can call the Hunt Farm Visitor Center at

> 330-657-2309. The Hunt Farm Visitor Center is on Bolanz Road just off

> Riverview Road a little south of Penninsula (not far from Blossom Music

> Center and the Hale Farm).


> Check out a map at "" and

> check out more information on the hike at

> "" by selecting July '04 and clicking

> on the 24th.


> Our next meeting will be in the fall. We will have a speaker and discuss

> some organizational changes to upcoming NEOCAMS meetings.


> Hope to see you on July 24th! A hard copy of the meeting announcement and

> a map will be mailed out this week. If you have not paid your chapter dues

> ($12) bring it to the hike or the meeting in the fall or send it to Dick

> Vader (treasurer) at 15826 Lakeview Terrace, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130.

> Thanks.


> Jim Kosarik - President

> Ronald Hahn - Vice President

> Steve Bremkamp - Secretary

> Dick Vader - Treasurer


> If you do want to receieve future NEOCAMS email messages, please let me

> know. If you know someone who might be interested in the chapter and would

> like email messages, please let Jim or Steve know.


Date: Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:21 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Cleveland NWS Discussions




Ravenna got off easy on Thursday night's storms. As far as the IWIN

discussions, I always appreciate being able to read these in that they are

educational for me and provide a good deal of insight. The SPC products are

equally interesting and educational. I appreciate the time and the

willingness of SPC and NWS to share this information.


Gary Locke

Ravenna 1SE


From: m h <>

Date: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:05 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Digest Number 1474


just wondering if there is a NW Ohio AMS around


Date: Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:31 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Digest Number 1474


There used to be...I was the recording sec., but it's been drop some time


The lady that was running it is now on W.T.V.G. 13, her name is Theresa


Even Stain, the weather person on T.V.-13 was a member..



Oh, by the way we are getting some lt. rain right now. Already got 0.07" an

a current temperature of 63F(1:31 p.m.)



Date: Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:47 pm

Subject: Wet June




As I mentioned before where some of you had record proportions of

precipitation in May I had a wet month in June. Total precipitation

for June will be 5.28 inches almost 2.00" above normal. This will be

my third wettest May on record going back to 1991.



Wooster 7N









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