Cincinnati 5NW (Ronald Rothhaas Jr) - May was a very warm and wet month with 16 days over 80F and 15 precipitation days that were at least twice the normal amount.

Cleves 3NW ( James F Davis) - May ended up 4.4 above normal and above normal rain.

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz) -

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) May temperatures averaged more than 5 degrees above normal.  Rainfall for May was 1.67" above the 41 year average.  The 2.11" of rain on the 21st was a new daily record and was the 3rd highest daily total in 41 years.  We have now had 3 consecutive very wet Mays.

Lagrange 2SW (James Shedron)- Serious flooding occurred here in Lorain County May 21st and May 22nd.  6.75" fell may 14th to may 22nd 2 miles SW of Lagrange.  The black river crested just short of 18' May 22nd.  This was the highest level since the July 4th, 1969 floods.

Munroe Falls 1SW (Larry Huff)-   May 2004 set 2 rainfall records for my station.  With a total of 9.13", this may recorded more rain than any other may since i began records.  The rain total for may ranks 2nd for all months.  the highest total of 12.49" was set in July 1992.

Newcomerstown 1S (Don Keating) -  Rainfall was the nig story here in May.  The total 7.75" was 3.46' above normal for the month.  The temperatures were above normal as well.  The average high was 4 above normal with the average low being 5.7 above normal.  The mean temperature was 4.7 above normal.  There were 6 thnder days and the average wind gust was 21.2 mph.

Ottawa 4E (Phil & Bonnie Higley) -  May started out cooler than normal.  It then warmed up and remained there with temperatures in the mid 80's for dayitme highs.  It became stormy toward the end of the month.  Then it became close to normal at the very end of the month.  May was up and down throughout.  Storms were persistent in the middle and end of the month.

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig) - Rainfall was nearly twice the normal for the month with 8 thunderstorm days.  The most severe storms occurred on the 21st with many downed trees and power lines.  1.6" of rain fell in 2 hours.  Temps were slightly above normal while 13 days saw at least some rain.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  -  Severe thunderstorms hit the area on May 21st  and May 22nd causing wind damage and some flooding.  The month was wet and relatively warm with 16 days having highs in the 80's.

Springfield (Dick Groeber) -  May 2004 was above the station 36 year averages for both temperature and rainfall.  After a chilly 1st week with temperatures dipping to near the freezing mark, the monthwarmed to highs in the 80s for much of the next 2 weeks.  A cooling was noted during the last week.  Rainfall was light during the 1st week and then became heavier during the last 3 weeks.  two dates recorded totals over 1".  There were 19 dates of measureable rainfall and 11 days of thunderstorms.  This was one of the wetter Mays on record here.  The wettest was in 1981 with 10.20".  This ranked as the 5th wettest may of my records dating back to 1968.  The barometric pressure readings became progressively lower during the month.  The dominant high pressure during the 1st of the month was responsible for the cool temperatures and the dominant low pressure during the last of the month was responsible for the warm and wet conditions.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn)- May was a month of frequent thunderstorms.  There were 14 days with thunder and lightning.  The windspeed dropped considerably in the middle of the month with the coming of the leaves in the surrounding woods.  There was a good mix of warm days and cool days.  There were also 3 days of fog.

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) -  May was a typical month with typical extremes.  mean temperatures were 6 above normal.  i set a record low of 37 for the date on the 29th.  The last freezing temperature was on the 4th which was about a week earlier than normal.  precipitation was just a little more than a 1/4" above normal at my location (3.98").  Other nearby areas received more.  The 3rd week had the most precipitation and was also about the same time farmers were planting their fields.  Many farmers had to redo their work.   Precipitation for the year is still a little below normal.  




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 74.6 52.7 63.5 85 13th 33 4th 7.16 3.15 21-22 20 0.0 0.0   0 40 21st
A Akron-Canton 74.3 51.3 62.8 83 22-23 31 4th 6.52 2.25 21-22 17 0 0 0000 0 36 24th
107 Brookville 74.8 57.1 65.8 85.2 21st 34.8 3rd 8.40 4.38 27th 15 0 0   0 32 7th
82 Centerville 1W 76.6 56.3 66.5 86 6,10,21 32 3rd 5.98 1.40 28th 14 0 0   0 36 24th
A Cincinnati 76.5 57.5 67 84.0 22-23 32.0 4th 6.85 1.25 30th 16 0 0   0 40 30th
13 Cincinnati 5NW 76.3 59.2 67.8 86 21,22 34 3rd 6.29 1.39 15 19 0 0   0 na --
A Cleveland 73.1 51.2 62.1 85.0 10th 31.0 4th 5.90 1.52 21-22 18 0 0   0 55 21st
55 Cleves 3NW 80.3 57.4 68.2 89 10th 34.0 3rd 5.62 1.30 18,19 17         34 13th
A Columbus 77.1 56.5 66.8 86.0 10,23 34.0 4th 5.93 1.10 18th 22 0 0   0 50 18th
A Dayton 74.9 56.3 65.6 85.0 21st 33.0 3rd 8.62 2.27 27th 16 0 0   0 55 24th
22 Kent 2E 75.5 50.7 63.1 85 23rd 28 4th 8.94 1.97 22nd 21            
430 Kent 2W                                  
2 Kidron 1N 76.7 53.9 65.3 85.0 9,11,12,13,22 31.0 4th 5.96 2.11 21st 20 0 0   0 32 24th
87 Lagrange 2SW 76.5 50.6 63.6 88 6,9 31 4th 11.35 3.45 21st 17 0 0   0 45 21st
A Mansfield 73.9 51.3 62.6 85.0 10th 30.0 4th 6.97 1.87 1,2 18 0 0   0 60 21st
51 Middleburg Heights  2N ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?       ? ? ?
25 Munroe Falls 1SW 74.2 49.5 61.8 86 14th 30 4th 9.13 3.39 22nd 19 0 0   0 37 21st
32 North Ridgeville 1N                                  
106 Newcomerstown 1S 78.1 54 66 88 13th 29 4th 7.75 1.22 21st 18 0 0   0 34 21st
15 Ottawa 4E 74.8 53.3 64.1 87 6th 30 3rd 6.7 1.61 21st 23 0 0   0 40 7,10,14,21
79 Perrysville 4W 75.8 50.7 63.3 85 10th 30.0 4th 6.9 1.60 21st 10 0 0   0 -- --
101 Ravenna 1E 80 57 68.8 92 13th 33 4th 6.26 1.73 22nd 21 0 0   0 63 21st
121 Ravenna 1SE 76.16 49 62.58 88 21st 31 3rd 8.14 2.09 22nd 17 0 0   0 na --
33 Rockbridge 4W 77.4 56.6 67.0 88 10th 35.0 4th 9.12 2.49 18-19 20 0 0   0 -- --
113 Sabina                                 --
1 Springfield 2 77 57 66 87.0 21st 34.0 3rd 6.73 1.37 18th 17 0.0 0.0 -- 0 33 1
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 75.1 53.5 64.3 84 10th 30.0 4th 7.37 1.52 21st 24 0 000   0 37 21st
  Thompson 5SW 71.3 48.3 59.8 86 13th 30 4th 5.34 1.29 21st 20 0 0   0 14 5,22
117 Tiltonsville 78.9 56 66.7 88 10th 34 4th 5.48 1.12 21st 18 0 0   0 40.2 21st
A Toledo 73.5 50.5 62 87.0 6th 28.0 4th 4.67 1.04 30-31 19 0 0   0 53 21st
16 Wooster 7N 76.2 51.8 64 85 13th 27 4th 3.98 1 21st 18 0 0   0 34 21,24
A Youngstown 74.0 49.2 61.6 84 13, 23 30 4th 7.03 2.07 21-22 19 0 0   0 52 21st
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: Sat May 1, 2004 1:35 pm

Subject: April's Weather Statistics for Centerville 1W


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

High Temp (Date) ... 83o / 18th

Low Temp (Date) ... 23o / 5th

Mean High ... 62.8o

Mean Low ... 42.7o

Monthly Mean ... 52.8o

Total Precipitation ... 4.30"

Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 0.63" / 20th

Number of Precipitation Days... 11

Total Snowfall... 0.0"

Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ...

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

High Wind Gust (Date) ... 46 MPH / 3rd

Thunderstorm Days ... 1

Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.30" / 18th

Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.62" / 8th

Average High Wind Gust... 22.2 MPH

Year To Date Precipitation . 15.32"

3.02" Above Normal

Robert Flory - KA5RUC

Centerville 1W

Southeast Montgomery County

Ohio Weather Observer Network #82

Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Sat May 1, 2004 4:47 pm

Subject: mothly report for April


Ave. Max.: 62.3F

Ave. Minn.: 40.9F

Ave. Temp. 51.6F

Highest Hi temp. was 84F on the 18th

Lowest Low temp. was 22F on the 5th

Precip. 1.00" 24 hr. precip. 0.24" on the 30th

Snowfall 0.0"/24 hr. None

Highest Wind Gust 43 M.P.H. on the 15th & 21st

Highest Baro. 30.13 on the 24th

Lowest Baro. 29.38 on the 8th

There was 13 day's with precip.


Putnam, Co.


Date: Mon May 3, 2004 7:57 am

Subject: Weekend Rainfall




I thought it was interesting to note how much of a wide variance in

precipitation amounts there was between locations from rain over the

weekend. For example, I had a total of .43" while Mansfield roughly

thirty miles to my west had more than 1.50" and Akron-Canton had

about a half-inch. I noticed this to be the case all around Ohio

with other stations that were not too distant apart.


I think once again it proves a point about how weather can vary

greatly between short distances. Did anyone with the heavier

rainfall experience any flooding? Other points of view?



Wooster 7N

Wayne County


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Mon May 3, 2004 10:26 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Weekend Rainfall


We here in Putnam, Co. ended up with 0.71" of rainfall for Sunday.

With a Hi temperature of 53F

This morning low got down to 30.4F @ 6:21 a.m..

Farmer aren't to happy about having frost on there fields.....


Putnam, Co.


Date: Tue May 4, 2004 6:20 pm

Subject: Re: Weekend Rainfall


Jack and Group:


Of interest my weekend rainfall was as follows (and I live about 10

miles north of Jack):


Saturday, May 1: 0.30 inch

Sunday, May 2: 0.88 inch


Also, the morning low here today was 31 F with a heavy frost cover.


Matt Higgins

Lodi 2S


Date: Tue May 4, 2004 8:25 pm

Subject: April statistics


April 2004 Statistics for Ravenna 1SE:

Mean High Temp - 61.23

Mean Low Temp - 37.00

Mean Avg. Temp - 49.12

Highest Temp - 85 (4/18/04)

Lowest Temp - 24 (4/4/04)

Total Precip - 3.55"

Max 24 hr Precip - 0.71" (4/1/04)

Total Snowfall - 1.5"

Total Seasonal Snowfall - 66.7"

Total Thunderstorm Days - 3

By my count, the SPC indicated a slight risk of severe weather on three days during the month. On one of

those days (4/17) severe weather was observed at this station with 1.5" hail. The other two slight risk days

did not produce severe weather at this location.

On a separate note, I am just recovering from a computer crash from which I had to reload everything onto

my hard drive. I seem to be back in business now!

Gary Locke

Ravenna 1SE

OWON #121

Skywarn #133-133


Date: Wed May 5, 2004 12:23 am

Subject: dew, frost dripping into a rain guage


Sometimes dew or frost will drip into my rain collector and register

as rainfall. Usually 0.01". Should I live this or should

I "correct" it and erase the 0.01" when this happens?




From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Wed May 5, 2004 9:50 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] dew, frost dripping into a rain guage


When I know that we had dew or frost that morning & it show's up in my rain

collector as 0.01", I usally erase it.


Putnam. Co.


Date: Wed May 5, 2004 10:44 am

Subject: Re: dew, frost dripping into a rain guage




I think all of us who use tipping-bucket rain gauges have gone

through this and I wondered the same thing years ago. The NWS

Observing Handbook Number 2 for Cooperative Station Observations in

Section 2: Precipitation, Paragraph 2.1:


"There are two types of precipitation: liquid and solid. Liquid

precipitation includes rain and drizzle. Since precipitation, by

definition, falls to the ground, dew (which forms where it is found)

is NOT precipitation."


To me frost falls under this category because it didn't fall to the

ground and frost ends up being dew, more or less, after it melts

(into the rain gauge). Therefore, I ignore it. I've never recorded

more than .01" when this has happened. I guess the only time there

could be an error, which I think is rare, is if one were to have a

heavy enough frost before or after a precipitation event between

ones ones observation times.



Wooster 7N


Date: Fri May 7, 2004 2:57 am

Subject: recent wx




Had some lightning around midnight and shortly after, but only a

trace of rain.


Current weather: light rain, temp. 62.1F, wind 0mph


Thompson 5 SW website:



Thompson 5 SW




From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Fri May 7, 2004 8:48 pm

Subject: storms


Here in Putnam, Co. this morning we had a thunderstorm & hail been report, but I didn't see it.

Pandora see some & so did Findlay.

Here at my station the davis is show a rain total of 0.70"

With a Hi temperature for today of 76F, after a low of 45F.

The Baro. is started to raise from 30.14"

Rel. Hum. is at 67% an the dew point is at 39F

@ 8:40 p.m.


Putnam, Co.


Date: Sat May 8, 2004 3:08 am

Subject: recent wx 05/07/04





The temperature of 70F at midnight dropped into the 50's a couple

hours after midnight as a cold front went through, and bottoming out

in the mid 40's by morning. Not much action as there was a little

lightning, a small spike in wind, and light rain. Skies became

mostly sunny by afternoon but with the temp. remaining cool in the

mid fifties.


Current weather: partly cloudy, temp. 44.2F, wind 0mph


Thompson 5 SW website:



Thompson 5 SW


Date: Sun May 9, 2004 1:11 am

Subject: recent wx 05/08/04





a cloudy morning and early afternoon turned into a sunny afternoon.

SE winds took a sudden turn to the north at about 3:15pm, blowing

cooler air from Lake Erie and causing a dip in temps from 75 to 67

degrees (by 4pm) . Just as suddenly, the winds calmed to near 0mph

and this allowed the warmer air to drift back in, and the temp. rose

back to 75 by 5pm. Clouds increased in the late evening and

lightning was observed just before midnight.


Current weather: , temp. F, wind mph NNN


Thompson 5 SW website:



Thompson 5 SW


Date: Mon May 10, 2004 7:00 am

Subject: Great weather this past weekend; the cicadas are coming - very soon!


We've had a very warm weekend - temps in the upper 80's here in downtown

Middletown Saturday and Sunday. I spent yesterday shooting photos of the

Shriners Mothers Day Car Show at Smith Park, about half a mile from my

house. It felt more like summer than spring. The weather was definitely

much better than last year, when we had temps in the 60's and rain all day.


Ground temps are nearing or have reached the magic number of 64 degrees

needed for the 17 year cicadas to emerge. Cicada expert Dr, Gene Kritsky

from Cincinnati's College of Mt. St. Joseph says all that we need is some

rain to soften the ground and then the critters will be able to emerge.

They will be here until mid- to late June, when the adults will have

finished laying their eggs and go to that great cicada heaven wherever it is.


Some cicada sites: (Dr. Kritsky's site)



Middletown OH


From: Patrick <PjrOhio@EarthLink.Net>

Date: Tue May 11, 2004 7:48 pm

Subject: Storms: Enhanced IMG...


Uh-oh... Here they come:





From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Tue May 11, 2004 8:26 pm

Subject: storm up date


Miss the boat again...

This even that storm that was coming our way went to the SSE of us.

Seen the lighten & heard the thunder but didn't get very much rain out of this one.

This morning got more rain then this afternoon.

We ended up so far with 0.17".

Now it Ptly. CLdy. with the temperature of 67F

Rel. Hum. @ 88%

Dew Point of 64F

Baro. 29.94S

Winds Very lt. out of the E-8


Putnam, Co.


Date: Sat May 15, 2004 9:03 am

Subject: April CORN Report


View Bob Davis Central Ohio Raingage Network (CORN) for April at:


Larry Huff


Date: Mon May 17, 2004 8:22 pm

Subject: Severe Weather Potential Tomorrow




This evenings storms only produced 0.08" with little wind and no

hail. Plenty of lightning. I saw a report of 3/4" hail from someone

in the northern part of Wayne County. Anyone else have severe wx or

heavy rains?


Looking at the morning models it looks like a good chance of severe

weather for tomorrow for about the northern two-thirds of Ohio. A 35-

40 knot low-level jet with sufficient speeds at higher levels,

dewpoints in the 60's, CAPES in excess of 1000 J/kg should provide

some of the ingrediants for the severe weather. The winds at all

levels appear to be unidirectional so directional shear should not

be a problem but speeds could be. I look for a squall line situation

to set up ahead of the cold front if enough heating can take place

during the day.


Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


Date: Tue May 18, 2004 1:49 pm

Subject: yesterday's storm


Hi folks,


Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch the severe thunderstorm that

hit Cuyahoga County as it came in from the west.


I had parked at Edgewater Park to watch the Put-in-Bay storm cross to

the north. Just as I arrived at the park, the severe thunderstorm

warning was issued for Lorain County. I could just see the edge of

that storm over the trees to the southwest.


From my perspective, the storm came from the west-southwest and then

turned west as it approached the shore. There was strong inflow from

the north as it approached my location.


There was a large rain shaft on the northeast corner of the storm. I

also saw a well-defined lowered area, and after watching the inflow for

a few minutes, decided that although it didn't appear to have rotation,

it was likely a wall cloud. Just after I called the NWS to report

this, the storm hit with strong gusts and sheets of rain.


The NWS hadn't issued a severe thunderstorm warning yet, but I knew

that it probably would. I took shelter in the bathrooms with a few

other people and stood at the door, watching the pouring rain and wind.

The sky was extremely dark and visibility over the lake was

drastically cut. We were in the bathrooms for about ten minutes,

during which time the warning was finally issued for Cuyahoga County.

I monitored Skywarn on 146.76 and heard the hail report at West 117th

and Detroit.


My best guess is that the center of the storm passed just south of my

location. We didn't get any hail at Edgewater but there was, at times,

an inch of water covering the parking lot. The rain remained

torrential for at least five minutes, let up almost to a drizzle, then

came down in another torrent. Finally I could see the sky again and

when I went around the side of the building I could see that the sky

was lightening over the lake.


I figure that we took shelter for about ten minutes and then were

waiting for the rain to let up for at least fifteen minutes. I didn't

have any instruments with me and I'm a poor judge of wind speed but I

would guess we had sustained winds approaching 40 mph and gusts

slightly stronger than that for five minutes. There was a palpable

change in temperature ten minutes into the storm, I'm guessing

somewhere between a 10-15 degree drop.


In hindsight, I have to question my reasoning for staying at Edgewater

when I saw the storm approaching with frequent C-G lightning and strong

inflow. It was a thrill afterwards, and I was able to remain calm

during the storm (reassuring those who thought we were having a

tornado), but I realize it wasn't the smartest thing to do.



Elizabeth Stapleton -


Date: Wed May 19, 2004 7:25 am

Subject: Help with Davis weather station


Hi all!


My Davis Weather Wizard III has stopped reporting wind speed. It still

reports wind direction. Has anyone experienced this? How did you fix it?


We had .88" of rain here yesterday with a high of 83 degrees.




Brunswick, Medina County


Date: Wed May 19, 2004 2:03 pm

Subject: Re: Help with Davis weather station


Hi, Amber and all,


It is quite possible that your problem is that 0.88" rain you had.

That and a corroded spot in the wire. I had the exact same problem

and it turned out that the weatherproofing silicon tape that I had

wrapped around a connection an extension wire was loose and allowed

moisture to seep in and corrode the wire at the connection.


First, Davis told me to unplug the wind line from its jack, thentake

a paper clip or some other metal object and rub it against the little

metal parts in the jack at the junction box. If your wind speen

registers a one or two or so, then the junction box and console are

OK. Then, they said to check the anemometer itself to see if it had

sliped down from the magnetic thing that sends the signal to the

console. If so raise it back up. With mine it was neither of those

things. I discovered this myself. See below.


If you have a connection that is outside, check it and see if there

is green moldy type stuff there. If you don't have an outdoor

connection, check for a partial break in the wire insulation. Note

that this is not a short-out, but corrosion that affects only some of

the little wires inside the line. That is why you get wind

direction. The part that carries that data is not affected, only the

part that carries the speed data. If this is your problem, then cut

out the bad section of wire or the corroded plug, then use a crimping

tool to install a new plug or splice the good parts of the wire back



It'll cost you $50 to have Davis look at it and fix it, so if you can

do it yourself then all the better. Then apply for an electrician or

cable repairman position in the want ads because you will have

aquired so many skills in maintaining you're wx station (and I hear

those jobs pay pretty well too)!! Hope this helps.


Next week's lesson in wx station maintanence: computer networking.




From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Wed May 19, 2004 4:00 pm

Subject: Davis problems


Problems with the "Davis??".

I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago........Come to find out it

was where I hook the more wire together at..

Water got into it & was making it to NOT to read at all.

What I did was I use elec. tape around the correction & that fixed all my

problems. Just remember it has to be water tight. If you have a hook up

on the out side. Selcon will work too......




Date: Thu May 20, 2004 9:07 am

Subject: Re: Help with Davis weather station


Amber and Group:


I've had two or three of my wires break at various times and for

various reasons all of which were faults of my own. The thing that

works the best for me is if you have a Radio Shack store nearby get

yourself some telephone wire splice connectors (Radio Shack number

64-3080). All you need is a sharp knife and pair of pliers. The

directions are on the back of the package. For additional protection

I've always wrapped electrical tape around the whole thing




Wooster 7N


Date: Fri May 21, 2004 6:56 am

Subject: Medina Co. Report


We had 2.20" of rain, most of it coming after 2:30 a.m. I don't think the

thunder let up at all until about 6 a.m.


I hear that there is a lot of local flooding in Brunswick, as our schools

are closed today.




Date: Fri May 21, 2004 7:05 am

Subject: Heavy rainfall


For the second time this month, my station has received over 1 inch of rain in

a 24 hour period. The latest 1.14" accumulated from thunderstorms between

approx. 2:30 AM to approximately 6:30 AM this morning. Total for this month

of May to date stands at 4.68 inches.


Larry Huff

Munroe Falls 1SW

Summit County


Date: Fri May 21, 2004 6:53 pm

Subject: Barograph Chart




For any of those who have a barograph your chart has probably looked

like mine the past sixteen hours looking more like an

electrocardiogram. I don't remember seeing so many fluctuations in

barometric pressure in that span of time before.


About the time the squall line was moving in this afternoon I had a

rise in barometric pressure of almost .12 inches in a matter of

minutes from about 4-4:30 p.m. It was somewhat the same situation

early this morning from the storms although not as drastic.


Usually the third week in May is the peak tornado season in the

Lower Plains states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas) but with the jetstream

so much further north earlier than usual I guess we can see all the

excitement from our own backyard.


Other comments?



Wooster 7N


Date: Fri May 21, 2004 8:06 pm

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, A thunderstorm with spectacular

lightning, 1/2 inch hail, and rain totaling .90 inch and a temperature fall from

87 to 67 degrees hit here between 5 and 7:30 pm. Dick Groeber.

Springfield, Ohio.


Date: Fri May 21, 2004 10:17 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Barograph Chart


Hello Jack;

Same thing here with the pressure changes. My Davis WM II recorded the following dramatic changes...

Time ..... Reading


415 am .. 30.01

445 am .. 30.14

600 am .. 30.00

615 am .. 30.10

445 pm .. 30.00

515 pm .. 30.13

Rainfall today has been 1.22" and that brings the May total to 5.18". Gee, we have what, nine days remaining in


Don Keating #106

Newcomerstown 1S


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Fri May 21, 2004 9:44 pm

Subject: Storm report


The skies open up in the P.M.

Around 2:55 p.m. the N.W.S. issue

A sever Thunderstorm Warning for the county to the

northwest of us. Then shortly later on we got it.

The winds pick up & the rain come down, boy did it ever.

Here @ my reporting station we ended up with;

1.61" Precip.



@ 9:30 p.m. 64F

Winds ESE-9 G-40


Other stations to the Southeast of me reported 3.41" of




Date: Sat May 22, 2004 6:06 am

Subject: Storm Report


I sure wish my anemometer was reading yesterday. We did lose three big

limbs off of one of our maple trees.


The first round, we received 0.63" of rain, with a drop in temp of 20

degrees. High yesterday was 87 degrees.


The second round came through during the night.


Rain total for the last 24 hours was 1.72"



Brunswick 2NE

Medina County


Date: Sat May 22, 2004 7:22 am

Subject: Heavy Rain Events


The thunderstorms that roared through my area yesterday afternoon (5/21

Friday), began approximately 4:15 pm. That specific storm produced 0.55

inch of rain. I am sure that other nearby areas received higher amounts

because of my own experience in driving from Kent to Tallmadge at that same

time. I recorded a maximum wind gust of 37 mph at 4:26 pm.


The next series of serious storms began after midnight Saturday morning that

caused local flash flooding.


Total rainfall was 3.39 inches for the 24 hour period ending at 7 am 5/22/04.


Dick Goddard FOX8 weather reported that our friend Paul Kalal in Garfield

Heights recorded an 81 mph wind gust yesterday (Friday) late afternoon.


Larry Huff

Munroe Falls 1SW

Summit County


Date: Sat May 22, 2004 8:38 am

Subject: Storm Reports




Was just looking at the storm reports on the SPC website and as of 8

a.m. this morning I counted 28 hail reports and 51 wind reports for

Ohio from yesterday and last night. The largest hail report I could

find was 2.00" in Licking County and the highest wind report was

Paul Kalal's 81 m.p.h. wind gust. If memory serves me correctly

Paul's anemometer is at a much higher height than most.


It looks like this kind of activity could continue all weekend as

the quasistationary front meanders back and forth across the state

with a series of MCS's traversing the the area.


Sure is hard to find a window of opportunity to keep ones yard mowed



Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


Date: Sat May 22, 2004 11:06 pm

Subject: Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) Invitation


Hello OhioWx Group,


Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) was started by Ham Radio

enthusiasts and has over volunteers 3,500 members all over the US and

the world. CWOP data from its volunteers are forwarded via wireless

Ham Radio and the Internet to NOAA to help improve NOAA's

understanding of current weather.


Who are Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) People?

-- Have an Internet connection (cable, DSL, dial-up, etc.) ***or***

have a wireless digital Ham setup (there are 1,300+ such registered

CWOP members, so called "APxxxx" and "ARxxxx" stations, on


-- Generally have a well sited weather station (O.K., trees block my

winds too)

-- Want to share their data

-- Have weather data logging software that can format and send APRS

messages (VWS, WD, etc.)

-- Think of watching weather as a serious hobby

-- Want to learn about how things fit together


I encourage you to please consider joining CWOP and routinely send

your personal weather station data so NOAA can use it to better

predict weather in your area.


The following are some links that will help get you sending data to



CWOP Signup Page:

Additional CWOP Info:



Please contact me if you have any questions,


Dave Helms



Date: Sat May 22, 2004 11:24 pm

Subject: Message From a 2Way Device


Group, Data from Springfield, Ohio can be found

on APRS at @ ohio station cw1487. Dick



Date: Sun May 23, 2004 10:55 am

Subject: Re: Barograph Chart




Same thing in central Maryland, but less amplitude in the waves. The

Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC) in our area tend to generate

many gravity waves in the atmosphere which are detected by our

barometers (its like a jet ski goes out on a placid lake and starts

doing doughnuts!). The gravity waves aren't typically detectable

from wind, temps, RH at the surface (except from strong outflow

boundaries)and tend to travel in the stable layer below the

subsidence inversion.


my 2 cents..




Date: Sun May 23, 2004 8:21 am

Subject: Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Last 3 Events...


Thu PM night / Friday AM: 1.28"


Fri late afternoon / evening 0.93"


Sat - After 12 midnight 1.13"



This is the type of gauge I have:






- Patrick


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Sun May 23, 2004 5:26 pm

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Rain Gauge: SouthEast Medina County - Last 3 Events...


Now that a rain gage........As long as it's clear from any trees & any

buildings. What is the Height of this gage? I have one & my is eye leave &

it's out away from any trees & builds.

During the winter months I take the inside gage inside, & I use the outside

gage for snow measurements.


Putnam, Co.


Date: Wed May 26, 2004 9:07 am

Subject: Rainfall Totals




With all the rain, in varying amounts, that has fallen in the last

week and a half I was wondering what some of you have had since

about the 17th? I've had 2.07" which I know is less than many even

in my county and 3.16" for the month.


We've had some flooding but it's more of a rural-type situation.

Instead of just a few flooded basements there has been a lot of

standing water in farm fields that has delayed planting for many

folks in this area. Could be a big factor later if things don't dry

out soon.


Jack Sisler

Wooster 7N

Wayne County


Date: Wed May 26, 2004 9:18 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Rainfall Totals


We've had 5.36" since 5/17 here at Brunswick, Medina County.




From: "Jon" <>

Date: Wed May 26, 2004 1:07 pm

Subject: Columbus May Stats


Very warm May so far:


As of yesterday, May 2004 ranks as the 5th warmest May since 1948.


The top 5 (Avg Monthly Temp)

1. 1991 70.9

2. 1965 68.1

3. 1998 67.3

4. 1962 67.2

5. 2004 66.9


May 2004 also ranks as the 9th warmest in terms of avg high temps.


Top 10 Avg High Mays:

1. 1991 81.8

2. 1965 80.3

3. 1977 80.2

4. 1982 79.3

5. 1962 78.9

6. 1987 78.8

7. 1975 78.1

8. 1959 78.0

9. 2004 77.7

10. 1998 77.4


Finally, May 2004 ranks as the 3rd warmest in terms of avg low temps.


Top 5 Avg Low Mays:

1. 1991 59.9

2. 1998 57.2

3. 2004 56.2

4. 1965 55.8

5. 1959/1962 55.5


Will be interesting to see what the final score is.


Date: Wed May 26, 2004 11:46 pm

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




It has a 4" beveled opening and is 13 and 7/8" high

(12 and 1/8" with funnel removed).


Should've bought multiples of them when I got

this one for $9.95 many years ago. They go anywhere

from $25 to $40. (One Web site has it for $61!)


I just may get a few more soon, but I'd like to

get the Oregon Scientific Long-Range wireless gauge.




- Patrick


From: "Phillip Higley" <>

Date: Thu May 27, 2004 9:51 am

Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Rain Gauge: Dimensions / Wireless...



Yea..........That's right. If we known what we know now we all could be a

million air by now.. I been looking for a price drop on these type of rain

gages, but it look like it won't happen soon.

Started to lite rain here. So far we only pick up just traces amount. Very

very lite rain.

62F right now.(9:50 a.m.)


Dew point of 60F

Baro. at 29.52F

SE-3 M.P.H.

Cldy. skies


Putnam, Co.


Date: Thu May 27, 2004 6:45 pm

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




If you're looking into a wireless gauge or any wireless weather

equipment for that matter be very leery of the distant claims they

give. Many of these claims for the maximum distances are given for

outside, line-of-sight situations. Read the fine print carefully. In

reality you may only get a third of that distance inside of a

structure. (I don't know anyone that has their station outside in

the line of sight of their outside instruments.)


Just my opinion.



Wooster 7N


Date: Thu May 27, 2004 11:47 pm

Subject: Hocking County rainfall.


Total rainfall today(Thursday, May 27)here at my weather station in

northwest Hocking County was 1.74". All of it fell between 5 p.m. and

midnight. It is now after midnight(May 28)and the rain continues. Total

2-day rainfall(May 26-27)has been 2.69". Total since May 17 has

been 5.84" and the May total is now 7.95".

I live 4 miles west of the Hocking River.

Jim Fry

Rockbridge 4W

OWON #33


Date: Fri May 28, 2004 12:19 pm

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




Jack is 100% correct! I suggest if you go wireless to get a model

with a 300-foot range. I believe the rain gauge you are interested

in has that type of range. From information I've received about the

wireless units you'll want to factor in 20 to 30 feet of resistance

for every outside wall the transmission signal has to go through and

another 10 to 20 feet of resistance for every inside wall the signal

has to pass through.


Hope this helps!




Date: Tue Jun 1, 2004 1:27 am

Subject: OK now what?!


Could someone check this file: plot0531040035b.jpg and tell me what

is going on. The low temperature occassionally fluctuates wildly.

This started on the 23rd of May and has occured at varying frequency

since then. Is the wire or sensor damaged?











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