AUGUST

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Cleves 3NW (James Davis)September ended up 2.4 degrees below normal with 3.34 inches above normal on the preceip.
 

Kent 2W (Eric Wertz)  -  September 2003 was characterized as another month of above normal rainfall with normal temperatures.  Measurable precipitation occurred on 15 days.  Heavy rains of 1.45 inches on the 1st and 1.36 inches on the 27th were in conjunction with low pressure systems traversing the area.  Particularly noteworthy was the 0.28 inches of rain on the 18th, and 1.70 inches on the 19th, which were directly attributable to the remnants of Hurricane Isabel crossing eastern Ohio.  Total monthly rainfall was 6.27 inches, and Hurricane Isabel's 1.98 inches contributed 31.6% to that total.  There were three thunderstorm and one fog day noted this month.  One watch, one advisory, and one warning were issued.

Kidron 1N (Ronald Hahn) -  While temperatures were near normal for the month, the first half of the month of September 2003 was on the mild side, while the last half was cool.  Rainfall was over 4.6 inches above normal in September, making this the wettest September at Kidron in my now 41 years of records.  New daily rainfall records were set on the 1st (2.26 inches), 19th (2.15 inches), and 27th (1.59 inches).  The remnants of Hurricane Isabel yielded 2.17 inches of rain here on the 18th-19th. 
 

Newcomerstown 1S (Don Keating)  -  Average high was 73.6 which is 4.3 degrees below normal. Average low was 51.8 which is .4 degrees below normal and the mean temperature was 62.7 which is 2.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation was 3.68 inches above normal. Heating degree days totaled 111.5 and cooling degree days totaled 41.6. The windiest day was the 19'th with an average wind speed of 5.9 mph. The dominating wind direction for the month was NE. Barometric pressure bottomed out at 29.59" during the morning of the 19'th as the remnants of Hurricane Isabel moved over SW PA. There were two record low's tied or broken, and no record high's tied or broken.

Ottawa 4E (Phil and Bonnie Higley) Started out nice then a nice cool down & real good cool down at the end of the month. With Hi's only getting into Upper 50F. & low's in the lower 40F.
WOW!!  Is this what we can get for this up coming winter???

Perrysville 4W (Katie Gerwig)  -  September precipitation was much above normal with 8.20 inches, including 2 thunderstorm days.  1.96 inches of rain on the 19th was from  Hurricane (tropical storm) Isabel.  Temps held near normal.

Ravenna 1E (Rich Rabatin)  As T.D.Isabel went through Pa. it was a flop here at this station. Only 1.66" of rain fell from it. Also had 2 severe weather days(nights) here. On the night of the 26th, we had a T'Storm Watch and Warning, with nothing here but distant thunder and lightning. Then in the early AM. of the 27th, Portage County went under a Tornado Watch and a Severe T'Storm Warning. Once again, nothing but a strong storm with nothing severe. But other parts of N.E.Ohio had some moderate damage. I also recorded 7 fog days.

Ravenna 1SE (Gary Locke)  September was a relatively wet and cool month with only two days of 80+ readings. High temperature did not reach 70+ after 9/19/03. There were three days where over an inch of rain was recorded (1st, 18th and 26th). No severe weather was observed and there was only 3 thunderstorm days.

Springfield (Dick Groeber) The temperatures were near to above the station averages for the first three weeks of the month.  They fell below the averages for the last week.  Rainfall days were scattered through the month with only 7 dates of measurable rainfall.  However, three of the dates saw heavy amounts.  The first had 1.84 inches, the 22nd had 2.05 inches, and the 27th had 1.72 inches for 5.61 inches of the month with a total of 6.12 inches.  There was a period of 23 dates without significant rainfall from the 3rd to the 25th.  This was the fourth highest September rainfall total since 1968.  The greatest amount was 6.86 inches in 1972.

Thompson 5SW (Vance Lunn) September was cool and wet. The temperature failed to reach 80 F at anytime, and did not reach 70 F after the 18th. There were three days on which rainfall exceeded one inch. These were the 1st (1.49), the 19th (1.32), and the 27th (1.08). The last two days saw a trace of snow, both as wet flurries and as a few flakes mixed with rain. Hail fell on the 22nd, and there were 5 days with thunder.

Wooster 7N (Jack Sisler) September seemed cooler than what it actually was even though mean temperatures were only slightly below normal. High temperatures were more noticeable with those being a few degrees below normal. There were no 90-degree days in September making this a summer without any 90-degree days the entire summer. The only other time this has happened in the last twelve years was in the year 2000. Precipitation was three inches above normal for both September and for the year thus far. This is the third greatest monthly total for any month at this location and the greatest monthly total since August, 1998. I had three days that had over one inch 24-hour totals. So far, total precipitation for the year stands at 31.58 inches through September.

 

         

          

           

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 70.6 54.1 62.3 81.0 14th 40.0 30th 5.79 1.78 19th 4 0 0 -- 0 12 22nd
A Akron-Canton 71.0 52.6 61.8 81.0 14th 38.0 30th 7.48 2.14 18th 8 0 0 -- 0 38 22nd
3 Aurora 3S 71.2 51.3 61.3 83.0 14th 38.0 30th 7.17 1.94 19th 14 0 0 -- 0 -- --
107 Brookville 73.0 53.7 63.4 83.0 10th 38.0 30th 4.31 1.30 1st 7 0 0 -- 0 19 4th
82 Centerville 1W 75.8 51.7 63.8 85.0 30th 37.0 30th 6.30 1.77 2nd 11 0 0 -- 0 24 27th
A Cincinnati 74.6 55.0 64.8 83 1st 39.0 30th 5.07 2.17 1st 7 0 0 -- 0 41 27th
A Cleveland 72.5 54.8 63.7 84.0 14th 42.0 30th 6.02 1.78 26th 8 0 0 -- 0 41 27th
55 Cleves 3NW 76.7 54.1 65.4 86.0 1st 40.0 30th 6.20 2.42 1st 11 0 0 -- 0 28 27th
A Columbus 73.9 54.9 64.4 83.0 14th 39.0 30th 6.86 2.36 1st 6 0 0 -- 0 33 27th
A Dayton 72.8 53.3 63.1 80.0 10, 13 40.0 30th 5.40 1.78 1st 5 0 0 -- 0 38 1st
22 Kent 2E 71.2 51.7 61.4 82.0 14th 37.0 30th 6.27 1.81 19th 2 0 0 -- 0 16 23rd
430 Kent 2W 70.0 50.8 60.4 80.0 14th 37.0 30th 6.27 1.70 30th 3 0 0 -- 0 24 22, 23
2 Kidron 1N 74.0 53.7 63.9 83.0 14th 41.0 30th 7.95 2.26 1st 3 0 0 -- 0 27 25th
87 Lagrange 2SW 74.8 51.9 63.4 87.0 14th 39.0 30th 6.32 2.11 19th 9 0 0 -- 0 26 19th
23 Lodi 2S 71.2 50.6 60.9 82.0 14th 37.0 30th 5.10 1.52 27th 11 0 0 -- 0 40 27th
A Mansfield 70.9 51.2 61.1 82.0 14th 37.0 30th 6.54 1.79 18th 8 0 0 -- 0 35 22nd
51 Middleburg Heights  2N -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.13 1.36 27th 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
25 Monroe Falls 1SW 72.1 50.8 61.5 82.0 15th 39.0 30th 6.74 1.41 2nd 19 0 0 -- 0 27 22, 27
106 Newcomerstown 1S 73.6 51.8 62.7 84.0 14th 35.0 30th 6.44 2.29 19th 17 0 0 -- 0 35 27th
32 North Ridgeville 1N 74.5 52.4 63.5 86.0 14th 41.0 26,30 6.75 2.04 27th 12 0 0 -- 0 27 27th
15 Ottawa 4E 73.0 53.6 63.3 82.0 13th 40.0 30th 4.32 1.67 1st 13 0 0 -- 0 25 28th
38 Perry 70.7 55.1 62.9 82.0 14th 44.0 29th 8.45 2.14 1st 9 0 0 -- 0 -- --
79 Perrysville 4W 71.1 52.0 61.6 81.0 14th 37.0 30th 8.20 2.30 1st 2 0 0 -- 0 -- --
101 Ravenna 1E 74.1 55.9 65.0 86.0 14th 41.0 30th 5.90 1.66 19th 16 0 0 -- 0 19 27th
120 Ravenna 1SE 71.3 50.3 61.0 82.0 14th 38.0 30th 6.27 1.30 26th 12 0 0 -- 0 -- --
33 Rockbridge 4W 73.8 54.8 64.3 83.0 14th 41.0 30th 6.66 2.23 1st 5 0 0 -- 0 -- --
51 Sabina -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.60 2.43 1st 5 -- -- -- -- -- --
43 Sharonville 2NE 77.7 56.0 66.0 88.0 10th 41.0 30th 7.32 2.64 1st 11 0 0 -- 0 28 27th
1 Springfield 74.0 54.0 64.0 83.0 9th 42.0 29,30 6.12 2.05 22nd 4 0 0 -- 0 28 1st
112 Sugarcreek 2SW 71.6 52.5 62.1 82.0 14th 38.0 13th 7.60 2.30 19th 3 0 0 -- 0 29 27th
98 Thompson 5SW 68.9 51.7 60.3 79.0 14th 39.0 30th 6.54 1.49 1st 19 T T 29,30 0 -- --
117 Tiltonsville 74.8 56.8 64.9 85.1 14th 43.2 30th 3.88 1.01 1st 13 0 0 -- 0 28 18th
A Toledo 73.6 52.1 62.9 84.0 14th 40.0 30th 5.27 2.49 1st 7 0 0 -- 0 32 19th
16 Wooster 7N 72.8 50.8 61.8 82.0 14th 42.0 24th 6.24 1.69 19th 17 0 0 -- 0 27 20th
A Youngstown 70.2 51.4 60.8 80.0 14th 39.0 30th 5.62 1.45 18th 9 0 0 -- 0 31 19th
48 Zanesville 6N 70.8 54.6 60.8 79.0 14th 40.0 30th 5.99 2.04 19th 11 0 0 -- 0 22 27th
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

A = Airport         

            

                         

Date: Mon Sep 1, 2003 4:47 am
Subject: Re: More Heavy Rain and Flooding? / My Rain Gauge Is Back Up...

Ok, I'm ready for this rain event.

I put my rain gauge back up, as of 7:45pm EDT.

I had spare bracket and outer tube.
The other inner tube split, due to freezing-expanding water some years ago.


This is an old 'Weather Channel' 4-piece gauge:

[] Funnel Cap [] Outer Tube [] Inner Tube [] Bracket


Anyone remember a Popular Science ad many years ago, selling these gauges for $9.95?



- Patrick (SouthEast Medina County)

Date: Mon Sep 1, 2003 10:21 am
Subject: August 2003 Newcomerstown Summary

August 2003 Summary Average High was 83.5 Average Low was 62.4 Mean Temperature was 73.0 Highest temperature was 91 on the 21'st Lowest temperature was 52 on the 24'th Rainfall totaled 5.42" Heaviest 24 HR rainfall was 1.10" on the 3'rd Rainfall was measured on 16 days Highest wind gust was 36 on the 26'th Average high wind gust was 14.0 mph Windiest day was the 29'th when the average wind was 3.7 mph There were 8 thunder days; 5 fog days and 1 day with damaging winds. There was one record low established and no record highs were touched. Cooling degree days totaled 242.8. Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Mon Sep 1, 2003 11:01 am
Subject: August 2003 Summary for Ravenna 1SE

August 2003 Summary for Ravenna 1SE: Mean High Temp - 82.10 Mean Low Temp - 60.45 Mean Temp - 71.27 Total Rainfall - 2.81" Highest 24 hr Rainfall - 0.91" (8-26) Precipitation Days - 13 Thunderstorm Days - 8 Highest Temp - 89 (8-14) Lowest Temp - 52 (8-24) Overall temperatures very similar to July 2003, but no 90 degree readings. Total rainfall of 2.81" much lower than July. No severe weather observed during month at this location. Gary Locke Ravenna 1SE

Date: Mon Sep 1, 2003 2:57 pm
Subject: August's Weather Statistics for Centerville 1W

Weather statistics for the month of August for Centerville 1W.
High Temp (Date) ... 94o / 21st, 25th & 26th
Low Temp (Date) ... 53o / 18th
Mean High ... 86.0o
Mean Low ... 63.2o
Monthly Mean ... 74.6o
Total Precipitation ... 3.70"
Max 24 hr Precipitation (Date) ... 1.40" / 2nd
Number of Precipitation Days... 12
Total Snowfall... 0.0"
Max 24 hr Snowfall (Date) ... 0.0"
Max Snow Depth at time of observation ... 0" High Wind Gust (Date) ... 26 MPH / 27th
Thunderstorm Days ... 6
Highest Barometer (Date) ... 30.46" / 14th
Lowest Barometer (Date) ... 29.90" / 4th & 5th
Average High Wind Gust... 14.7 MPH
Year To Date Precipitation . 31.38"
5.76" Above Normal

Robert Flory - KA5RUC
Centerville 1W
Southeast Montgomery County
Ohio Weather Observer Network #82
Wilmington NWS Skywarn ID OMT405

Date: Mon Sep 1, 2003 7:39 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

Group, From Springfield, Ohio. Data for August, 2003. Rain total
month at 7.84 in., year at 33.67 in. Greatest day at 2.12 in. on 30th. Third
wettest since 1968. Wettest was 1988 at 9.50 in. Two week midmonth dry period. Temp. high at 91 on 21 and 25. Low at 57 on 24.
Avr. 74. Dick Groeber

Date: Tue Sep 2, 2003 12:15 am
Subject: Rainfall - Hocking County.

Total rainfall during the 24 hours ending at midnight, Monday, September
1 at my weather station in northwest Hocking County was 2.23". All of the
rain actually fell during the 14 hours from 10:00 a.m. through midnight.
Jim Fry
Rockbridge 4W
OWON#33

Date: Tue Sep 2, 2003 2:17 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Rainfall - Hocking County.

Hi Jim & List;
The 24 hour rainfall here only totaled 0.51" Much less than I saw on the maps in the forecasts last night and earlier today. I see on TWC they are announcing Indianapolis set a 24 hour rainfall record today with 7.38".
Don Keating

Date: Tue Sep 2, 2003 8:35 am
Subject: Message from a 2way device

Group, From Springfield, Ohio. Rainfall total for Sept. 1, 2003, Mon. (Labor day) here was
1.84 in from 6 a.m. to midnight. Dick Groeber.

Date: Tue Sep 2, 2003 4:52 pm
Subject: Re: Rainfall - Hocking County.

My total for September 1 here in central Fairfield county was 2.13". Today I have only received .24". The 2.37" total for September is
only .38" off my total for all of August! A flood watch has expired,
and I saw no flooding, with hardly any rain since the first week of
August.

Currently...
71F, 97% humidity, mist and occasional shower.

Chris
Lancaster 3NE

Date: Wed Sep 3, 2003 7:18 am
Subject: Recent Rain Event Total...

1.67"

Wadsworth.



- Patrick

Date: Wed Sep 3, 2003 11:59 pm
Subject: Summer 2003 (June 1 - August 31)

The summer of 2003 here in Newcomerstown recorded a total of just 6 90+ degree days. Rainfall was measured on 44 days of the 92 days, or 48% of the total days. Rainfall during the period totaled 11.32". There were 23 thunder days. A heatwave is considered 3 consecutive days of 90+ degrees. There were no heatwaves this year during "Summer". Average Highs, Lows and Means per Month..... June High 77.1 Low 55.4 and Mean 66.3 July High 82.7 Low 60.9 and Mean 71.8 Aug. High 83.5 Low 62.4 and Mean 73.0 Rainfall...... June 2.08" July 3.82" Aug. 5.42" Average High, Low and Mean for "Summer" ...... High 81.9 Low 59.6 and Mean 70.4 degrees Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Sat Sep 6, 2003 11:41 am
Subject: update

Boy you take about thunderstorm's............. We got hit HARD last week. It took our weather station out & our computor. Our computor is up & running now. But our Davis is in the shop getting look at. We even had SURGE unit on these unit's. Boy what a night.... I even seen a turning clound that night too. Our monthly report for Aug. be a little late this month cause of all of the problem's we had at the end of that month. I may get it out later on this coming week. Like this type of weather.....Keep it coming........... 4-E Putnam, Co.

Date: Sun Sep 7, 2003 10:17 am
Subject: Munroe Falls Barograph

To view this past week's barograph chart for Munroe Falls, OH:
<
http://members.tripod.com/~OhioWx/barographchart.html>

Larry Huff
Munroe Falls 1SW
Summit County

From: "Larry Huff" <lrhuff@megsinet.net> Date: Sun Sep 7, 2003 1:54 pm
Subject: Summer 2003 - Munroe Falls, Ohio

August 2003
Munroe Falls, Ohio Weather Summary
NWS Coopertive Observer - Station Index # 33-8062-3
Observer Larry Huff (330-686-1668)

Records began July 8, 1992
Elevation: 1,060 feet, Latitude 41 07 53N, Longitude 81 26 58W

_______________________________________________

Second Coldest Summer

Many think that our area missed "summer" this year. Actually it was the second coldest summer in 11 years with a mean temperature of 68.5 F degrees. The coldest summer since records began in Munroe Falls was in 2000 when a mean temperature for the summer (June, July and August) was 67.9 degrees. The highest temperature for the summer was 89 degrees recorded three times in June, one time in July and one time in August. The last time the temperature broke 90 degrees in Munroe Falls was September 2002 when 92 degrees was recorded.
Rainfall for the month of August was 4.38 inches. Thunderstorms that came into the area Tuesday evening August 26, moved south providing only distant lightning from 8:15 PM to 8:50 PM at which time thunder was heard followed by light rain five minutes later. The really big event came early Wednesday morning August 27 when another thunderstorm began at 1:33 PM followed by very close lightning strikes and very heavy rain at 1:45 PM. Total rainfall for the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning events amounted to 2.20 inches.

______________________________________________


August 2003 Data

Temperature
High temperature 89 degrees
Low temperature 51 degrees
Mean high temperature 81.9 degrees
Mean low temperature 60.7 degrees
Monhly mean temperature 71.3 degrees

Precipitation
Total precipitation 4.38 inches
Greatest 24 hour precipitation 2.20 inches
Total snowfall 0.0 inches
Greatest 24 hour snowfall 0.0 inches
Greatest snowcover at observation 0 inches

Wind
Highest maximum wind gust 29 mph
Average high wind gust 14.3

Fog days 3
Ice pellet days 0
Glaze days 0
Thunder days 9
Hail days 0

Date: Sun Sep 7, 2003 6:54 pm
Subject: Cellular Weather

Group:

I changed cellular phone providers and in turn have a different cell phone that has the capabilities of receiving text messages as well as color graphics.

Is there anyone out there who has the same capabilities that have or know someone who has subscribed to a weather media to receive weather info, radar images, etc. on their cell phone? If so, likes or dislikes, not worth the extra cost, hard to read, etc.? I know with most of these news/weather providers there is an extra monthly fee that varies according to what you get. I've never owned a pager but I know some of you do that may do the same thing and would think it would be somewhat similar.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead of time.

Jack

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Sun Sep 7, 2003 8:21 pm
Subject: Emailing: ~phigley[1].htm


For those of you that is looking for my web page. It's down & have to be put back into our system. But here is my report for Aug. of 03. Until I get a web page where I can get it posted on my site. Here My report for Aug. for 03. Just click on my attach. 4-E Putnam, Co

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Tue Sep 9, 2003 4:36 pm
Subject: looking for equipment

Does anyone know's where a person can get a wind speed unit that just show's the speed of the wind. The direction isn't to inport at this time. For under $65.00....... Please advise......... 4-E Putnam, Co.

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:01 pm
Subject: update

For those of you that would like to see my web site. It's up & running again. It's same as it was. But this time it has Aug. in it. BOY it sure was FOGGLY this morning. Couldn't see 100 yards. Didn't left till 10 a.m. 4-E Putnam, Co.

Date: Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:34 pm
Subject: Re: looking for equipment

Phil:

I think that's going to kind of tough. I've seen pocket wind speed meters for $ 100 - $ 150 plus or minus but no station units for that price range. One thing you might do is go to the eBay auction site and look under Weather Devices (
http://listings.ebay.com/pool2/plistings/list/all/category48623/index
.html?from=R4). There will be various types of weather equipment up for auction including brand name things. Maybe someone in the group has something they might want to sell.

It's been quite foggy around here also. Seven of the last ten days this month I've had fog and sixteen days last month had fog.

If I come across anything more on a wind speed unit for around that price range I'll let you know. Any other ideas out there?

Jack
Wooster 7N

Date: Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:15 pm
Subject: August CORN report

I have just uploaded Bob Davis' August precipitation report from the Central Ohio Raingage Network (CORN) available at:
<
http://members.tripod.com/~OhioWx/corn.html>

Larry Huff

Date: Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:23 pm
Subject: Radar Image

Group:
I now when the radar is in clear air mode it can detect dust and
migrating birds in the air, but i thought this image seemed a little
extreme.
http://vergil83.tripod.com/latest.gif
I guess I should just be happy that it is a false echo and not more
rain!

Chris Morris
Lancaster 3NE 59 F @10:15 PM

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:19 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Radar Image

Looking at this radar return it look like a over size dog that is about to
blow up. Doesn't it to you?
4-E
Putnam, Co.

Date: Sun Sep 14, 2003 9:30 am
Subject: Munroe Falls, OH barograph

Here is this past week's barograph chart for Munroe Falls 1SW, Ohio ... <
http://members.tripod.com/~OhioWx/barographchart.html>

Larry Huff
Munroe Falls, OH Summit County

Date: Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:16 pm
Subject: Thompson 5 SW August monthly summary

? OWON Number ? 98 ? Station Name ? Thompson 5 SW ? Month ? 08/03 ? Mean Max Temp ? 80.7o F ? Mean Minimum Temp ? 59.7o F ? Mean Temp ? 69.3o F ? Highest Temp ? 89o F ? Date1 ? 21 ? Lowest Temp ? 49o F ? Date2 ? 31 ? Total Prec ? 2.94 in. ? Max 24hr Precip ? 0.86 in. ? Date3 ? 26 ? Number of Precip Days ? 14 ? Total Snowfall ? 0.0 in. ? Max 24hr Snow ? 0.0 in. ? Date4 ? Number of 1+ Snow Days ? 0 ? Wind Gust ? N/A ? Date5 ? comment ? August was a very pleasant month. The weather completely lacked any extremes of any kind. Daily maximum temperatures were exclusively in the 70's and 80's, and minimums were in the 50's and 60's except for one reading in the 40's. The first week saw frequent light to moderate rain. The last week saw two somewhat heavier events of 0.86 inch (26th)and 0.85 inch (29th). ? Vance Lunn ? Thompson 5 SW ? OWON #98

Date: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:23 pm
Subject: Hurricane Isabel

Hi List; With Isabel approaching the eastern US coastline and expected to track relatively close to Ohio as it moves N-NW, I'm quite surprised there haven't been any posts what-so-ever about the potential affects of influence on Ohio's weather Thursday through early Saturday. I'll be keeping a close eye on my wind speeds and pressure readings. Ant other thoughts out there? Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:09 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Hurricane Isabel

I have heard that we should expect rain on Friday, possibly starting on
Thursday, from this hurricane. Since Isabel has weakened
significantly, I would expect max sustained winds below 35 mph by the
time it reaches here. We will probably just have a lot of unseasonably
warm air with rain.

Liz (a survivor of Hurricane Bob, 1991)

Date: Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:11 pm
Subject: Re: Hurricane Isabel

Don and Group:

Have been out of town the past several days but kind of kept an eye glued to the news to see how Isabel was progressing. I'm thinking it's been too earlier before this to start making any calls on what effects, if any, Isabel might be making on Ohio.

Just looked at some discussions and models and there still appears to be quite a bit of disagreement on the effects on Ohio. I've read/seen precipitation forecasts from a maximum of one-inch amounts in extreme eastern Ohio with the storm center over southern Pennsylvania by Friday morning to forecasts of as much as four inches in parts of northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania with sustained winds of 20-30 mph over extreme eastern/southeastern Ohio.

I'm thinking the biggest concern will be the rainfall and not the wind. Other thoughts?

Jack
Wooster 7N

From: PjrOhio@EarthLink.Net Date: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:59 pm
Subject: Re: Hurricane Isabel / Strike Probs For Ohio

Don,

Unless it roars into Ohio like Hugo did, what can we expect from ISABEL?

A little breezy and rainy. Will we 'smell' the ocean rains, again?

Strike Probs For Wadsworth, OH
http://www.Solar.IFA.Hawaii.Edu/cgi-bin/StrikeProb?zip=44281

Cyclone Discussion:
http://www.SRH.NOAA.Gov/data/NHC/TCDAT3?__WTNT43

Cyclone Public Bulletin:
http://www.SRH.NOAA.Gov/data/NHC/TCPAT3?__WTNT33

Date: Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:23 pm
Subject: Isabel Prediction

Hello; I'm gonna be the first, and maybe only one on this list, to stick my neck out and give a prediction of where the remnants of Isabel are heading. I looked at the 4 p.m. Unisys surface map, including isobars, and here is what I have come up with. My prediction should be considered at a central line and the storm could be 50 miles either side of the line. I believe it's going to continue NW, not the predicted NNW track. This will take it into the central part of southern VA and it will move NW to SE WV and then to either SE OH or the extreme western SW corner of PA. From there it will move N towards the southern portions of ONT, CAN. Not real sure how much this will affect our weather but I see on radar the rain shield is moving NW pretty quickly. I will keep you up to date on my status down here. Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S 5:15 p.m. 9/18/2003

Date: Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:37 pm
Subject: Re: Isabel Prediction

Don:

I just looked at the 00z RUC model that puts out the predictions over the next 12 hours and it has the Low moving northwest over the next 12 hours putting it over the West Virginia panhandle by 5 am tomorrow with a central pressure of 991 millibars (29.26"). The surface map at 8pm had wind gusts as high as 35 mph as close as southwest West Virginia.

That track is further to the northwest than forcasted earlier I think so you might be right. The barometric pressure on my barograph is beginning to fall rapidly now and will probably continue to do so over night. It's dropped .15" since noon and as of 8:30 pm is at 30.04".

Jack

Date: Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:47 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Isabel Prediction

Jack; YIPPIE!!! I'll pat myself on the back for that prediction if you don't mind! That's the best thing I've heard today!! Rainfall here started just after 8 p.m. It is now 10:35 p.m. and I have already received 0.21". My pressure is currently @ 29.94 and falling at a nice clip. This is the type of weather that makes me enjoy being a hobby Meteorologist!! Incidently, at about 7:35 there was a beautiful double rainbow to our EAST this evening. I didn't get a picture of it cause the camera was at home. There was also a beautiful sunset as well. Got several great photos of it. Will share a few later tonight or tomorrow. On a personal note... fighting a serious bout of tendanitis in my left hip. Quite painful. Missed work today because of it and looks like an off day tomorrow. Enough whining from me! :-) Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S 10:40 p.m. 9/18/2003

Date: Thu Sep 18, 2003 11:33 pm
Subject: Re: Isabel Prediction

Hi group,
So far since 11:30 AM my barometer has dropped .31" to 29.82"
currently. Rain started her about two hours ago, only have .04" so
far. What ever its track and strength it will no live up to the media
"hype".

Chris
Lancaster 3NE

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:04 am
Subject: Isabel report

Thompson 5 SW 1:00am 09/19/03

Rain started here at about 8:30pm and got heavier at 11:30pm. We've had 0.35" so far. No wind yet, although a wind advisory is in effect. Currently rain continues at a light to moderate clip adding 0.01"-0.04" every five minutes.

What's interesting here is we are starting to feel the effects of Isabel while it is still a named tropical storm (usually they are only "remnants" by the time they get here).

Vance Lunn
Thompson 5 SW
OWON #98

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:26 am
Subject: isabele update

Back edge of rain shield from Isabele began here at my location in toledo, ne lucas about 2:30 am..
rainfall here so far was 0.13.....
rain shield went as far west as western
lucas co.

mike bielski
toledo 5 ne
ne lucas co.
point place

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:55 am
Subject: Isabe update for Thompson 5sw

Thompson 5 SW 10:50am 09/19/03 We've had 1.22" rain since midnight for a storm total of 1.45" since about 8:30pm last night. There was a period earlier this morning when there was some wind, enough to get the trees swaying. Currently no wind, light rain, temp. 62.9o F Vance Lunn Thompson 5 SW OWON #98

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:49 pm
Subject: T.S. Isabel Report

Hello; Here is my report dealing with the passage of Tropical Storm Isabel in Newcomerstown. Read closely, pay attention, there will be a test! :-) Rainfall began here in town at 8:00 p.m. Between 8 p.m. and midnight a total of 0.63" of rain had fallen. Between midnight and 11 a.m. another 1.66" of rain came down, giving a storm total of 2.29" in 15 hours. Heaviest 30 minute time period was between 11 and 11:30 p.m. and it totaled 0.21" in that 30 minute period. Winds.... what winds? I think the wind forecast was the biggest flop of the storm in this area. Maximum winds were 19 mph hit several times during the night, but nothing to get excited about. In fact, as the storm pulls NNE now over N PA and S ONT, the winds have been stronger than all of last night. Pressure bottomed out at 29.59" at about 6:20 a.m. on the 19'th. The winds shifted from the North to the West between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. indicating the Tropical Storm was pulling away. The biggest thing that disturbed me personally was the way TWC continued to advertise the center of the storm would pass through central PA. It obviously moved at least 100 miles WEST of where TWC was advertising, and furthermore, they are plotting the center of it further EAST than what it obviously went. Why? Or am I looking at things wrong? Things that make ya go hmmmm. Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:26 pm
Subject: pre-Isabel sunset photos 9/18/2003

Hello List; Here are three photos I took yesterday at sunset of the spectacular cloud coloring. I'll also add these two the folder I have for my photos in the groups photo section. Enjoy.
Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:57 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] T.S. Isabel Report

Jack, Don and List: Total Rainfall at Ravenna 1SE for storm was 1.93 inches. Did not see much in the way of wind or flooding. Don, nice pictures! Also the tendinitis in the hip must be rough - I've had in in my elbow and its no fun. Hope you are feeling better soon. Gary L Ravenna 1SE
Date: Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:32 pm
Subject: T.S. Isabel

Group:

I guess the rainfall was the biggest thing; 1.69 inches total here. Like you say Don, "What wind?". Highest wind gust I had was a 25 mph wind gust around 3 p.m.; less than that when Isabel was closer. My barograph bottomed out at 29.60" at 6 a.m. this morning. Must have weakened pretty fast by the time it got here.

I didn't consider the remnants of Isabel any big deal. The remnants of Hurricane Isidore last September was a lot more impressive when it came to heavier rainfall over a wider area as well as other tropical systems affecting Ohio before that. It sure seems that the media hype gets worse every year. They talked like it was widespread devastation. I hate to think what they're going to consider a category 4 or 5 next time! Must be ratings month (ha,ha)

Kudos on your pictures from this end Don. It's about time I change the picture on the homepage anyway so if you don't mind maybe I'll pick one of those to put up. Anyone else that enjoys taking weather pictures please post them on the OhioWx Group!

Anyone else have some reports/comments from the effects of Isabel please post them for all to see.Looks like a calm weekend. Have a good one everybody.

Jack
Wooster 7N


Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:50 am
Subject: Isabel

Hi:

Here in northern Medina County we had 1.77" of rain with a high wind of 20
mph. I think we were forecast to get , 1".

We had an absolutely beautiful sunset Thursday evening as you could see
Isabel moving in as Don did. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.

I watched TV coverage on Thurs-Fri, TWC, CNN, etc. as well as monitoring NHC
on the internet. I thought the coverage was the best that I had seen as far
as "experiencing" a hurricane through the eyes of others, w/seeing all the
locations along the coast all day long, the fact that it wasn't a stronger
hurricane, and it was hit during the daylight hours. I thought the
devastation was worse than expected compared to the hype in some areas. All
I kept thinking was what if it was a Cat 4 or 5. I did notice how TWC
missed the projected path of TS Isabel yesterday and was a bit surprised at
how they handled it.

I know many of you don't like TWC but I really enjoy their first hand
accounts and during an event like this or just in passing I always seem to
learn something. I do rely on NOAA for my forecasts but a weather map is
always available on TWC no matter where you are.

My 2 cents.

Have a great weekend!

Amber
Brunswick 2NE

Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:45 am
Subject: Cat 5 Hurricane Isabel Satellite Photo

Hello Everyone; While Hurricane Isabel was a cat 5 in the Atlantic, I grabbed the attached visible satellite picture. This was taken September 12'th, 2003 @ 4:45 p.m. I have also uploaded this into the photo section of this group. Take care. Don Keating Newcomerstown

Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:03 pm
Subject: Hurricane Isabel

Here is some interesting imformation on ISABEL.... maybe some of you
have not seen this yet..

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/mhx/HurricaneIsabel.html

mike
Toledo 5 NE

Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:30 pm
Subject: Your Summer Summary

Group:

With Summer 2003 coming to a close next week (What Summer?) I thought it might be interesting for those in the group to submit a summary of what the weather was like in their area this past Summer. You might include any particular weather events that took place also (storms, temperature/rainfall records, etc.). I know a few of you posted some stats but maybe go into a little more detail.

I always find it interesting to know what happened in other parts of the state and make comparisions between other stations. Feel free to write as much as you want.

Jack Sisler
OhioWx Group Moderator


Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:40 pm
Subject: Re: Hurricane Isabel

Great information, Mike. It was interesting to note that first chart indicating the wind speed gusts along the Outer Banks were pretty close to what the reconnaisance plane was measuring just before Isabel made landfall.

Jack

Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:35 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

Group, From Springfield, Ohio. Total rainfall for summer, 2003 (June-August) @ 17.55 inches. Greatest
month: August @ 7.84 inches. High temp.: 91
degrees on 4 dates. Low temp.: @ 47 degrees on June 05th. Ave. temp. @ 71
degrees. Dick Groeber.

Date: Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:43 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

Group, From Springfield, Ohio. Earlier this afternoon (9-20-03) my college alma mater (urbana
University) rededicated its Barcley-Bailey Halls and homored myself and others
by placeing placks in our honors by classrooms along with bricks om the
walkway. Not that many. Quite impressive! It honors not only me but my weather
station as well. Dick Groeber.


Date: Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:52 pm
Subject: Munroe Falls Weekly Barograph Chard

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http://members.tripod.com/~OhioWx/barographchart.html> followed by the Advisory from the National Hurricane Center describing Isabel's location about 50 miles northeast of Cleveland, OH (edited).

000
WTNT33 KNHC 191428
TCPAT3
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER 54
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2003

AT 11 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 42.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 80.7 WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES
NORTHEAST OF CLEVELAND OHIO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ISABEL IS LOSING ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...AND COULD
RESTRENGTHEN OVER CANADA AS AN EXTRATROPICAL STORM OVER THE NEXT
DAY OR SO. A FEW WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE ARE STILL
OCCURRING IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISABEL.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

-- Larry Huff
The Weather Observer magazine
Munroe Falls Weather Station
257 Northmoreland Avenue
Munroe Falls, OH 44262
NWS Cooperative Observer Station Index # 33-8062-3
Phone: 330-686-1668 / Fax: 330-686-1667
<http:
www.ohioweather.net>
John 14:6

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:42 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

List, From Springfield, Ohio. Rsinfall today (9-22-03) from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. totaled
2.05 inches. This was the 2nd greatest one day amount for the yr. to date. The
most was 2.12 inches on August 30. Total for month now at 4.22 inches for only
4 dates ending a 3 week dry spell. The year total is now at 37.89 inches here. Dick Groeber.

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Subject: Re: Message from a 2way device

List,
Had .98" as of 6:00 PM today. That makes 4.92" for the month,
but only 31.17" for the year. Anyone else have high totals for the
day, month, year?

Chris
Lancaster 3NE

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: Message from a 2way device

Chris, Dick and Group:

Had 1.09" for the past 24 hours as of 6 p.m. This broke my 24-hour total record for the date. This makes a rainfall total of 2.78" for the past four days. The monthly total stands at 4.36" which is almost 2" above normal. My yearly total stands at 29.70" which is not as much as several others because I didn't receive some of the heavier rains in July as they did.

If this keeps up we might have to mow grass into December (ha,ha).

Jack
Wooster 7N

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:56 pm
Subject: total rain fall..........

Didn't get that much rain fall for today, only 0.61" but this sure add's for my yearly amount of 33.85" of rainfall for the year...........For this month we have 2.86" of rainfall. Our Hi was 70F Low was 60F @ 6:53 p.m. it's 68F with a Rising Baro. @ 29.55" 4-E Putnam, Co. Everything is back up & running again.......But the wind speed unit. But I still can measure the wind speed with my backup system. I notice Jack is talking about mowing grass again. Well we just may have to. Warmer temperature's will be back in the picture again later on. Phil Ottawa 4-E

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:00 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Message from a 2way device

Hi Group; Daily rainfall here in Newcomerstown was 1.03" for September 22. That brings the total for September to 5.40" and the total precipitation for 2003 to 32.46". Total rainfall through September 22'nd of 2002 was 1.54". Total for 2002 through the 22'nd of September was 25.57", which is 6.69" below where we are through September 22'nd, 2003. Hope that all makes sense to you. Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:08 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Re: Message from a 2way device

Group... Minor correction here. When I wrote "Total rainfall through September 22'nd of 2002 was 1.54". It was intended for the month of September 2002, not the entire year of 2002 through that date. Sorry for any confusion. Don Keating.

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:17 pm
Subject: RE: Summer Summary

Group:

The Summer of 2003 was a summer in name only. For the period June thru August temperatures, for the most part, were below normal. I had no 90-degree days the entire summer. The only other year this happened during the last thirteen years at this location was in the year 2000. I established three record low temperatures; one in June and two in July. I had a precipitation deficit for most of the year until June and again in July. Although the excessive rainfall for July was not like that of many other stations in Ohio it was still almost two inches above normal for the month making it the wettest July on record and the third wettest month on record at this location. Severe weather was pretty uncommon with only one day in July out of the entire Summer having damaging winds and even that was minor.

Jack Sisler
Wooster 7N
Wayne County

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:53 pm
Subject: Cold

Group:
It looks like autumn is here now. Had a low here of 41 at 7:20
AM. Anyone else have any other cool temperatures this morning?

Chris
Lancaster 3NE

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:01 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Cold

Chris & List;

Morning low of 42 degrees here in Newcomerstown. This missed the record low of 33 established in 1983.

Don Keating Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:51 pm
Subject: Re: Cold

Chris:

Had a 42 here this morning. Sounds like we might need to break out the sweaters or light jackets over the next few days.

Saw a few things on a few other weather sites that seem to indicate the change of seasons is taking place. National Weather Service offices in Colorado and Kansas were putting out test messages for winter warnings, advisories, etc. Also, around Alaska temperatures were in the upper 30's and lower 40's an hour ago and had high wind warnings with 60 mph gusts associated with a 970 mb (28.64") surface low off the coast.

Jack
Wooster 7N

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:33 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

List, From Springfield, Ohio. I recently purchased a Compaq presario computer system with
windows xp. Also, I purchased the datalink system for my Vantage pro wireless
system. I have them up and running beautifully. However, I'm still off line and
don't have the proper printer. My future data will be from this system. Dick Groeber.

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:22 am
Subject: no extremes lately

Is it just me, or is anyone else noticing that there has been an extreme lack of...uhhh...extremes during August and September so far? The high for Sept. here so far is 79 and the low is 45 (although some colder temps are possible in a couple days). Rainfall may be a little high at 4.10" so far, but, still, that's nothing special. Vance

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:02 am
Subject: weather update

Just a note to tell yea, that the storm the come in late last night didn't do to much of anything........Alot of lighten, but not to much of thunder. Did received .05" of rainfall and the winds were sure was HI. Don't really know for sure HOW hi the winds were cause my wind speed unit is still DOWN. Hopefully within in a day or so I should have it back up & running again. But do have temeperature data;. Yesterday Hi was 76F Low was 49F @ 9:30 p.m. it was 71F with a lighten show to the NNW. Had 0.37" of rainfall for 9/24, picking up another .05" for today readings. 4-E Putnam, Co.
Phil

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:00 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Cold

--- Chris Morris <vergil83@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Group:
> It looks like autumn is here now. Had a low
> here of 41 at 7:20
> AM. Anyone else have any other cool temperatures
> this morning?
>
> Chris
> Lancaster 3NE

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:06 pm
Subject: September rainfall

Hello Ohio Weather Buffs; I recently took the time to figure up all of my averages including precipitation, snowfall, mean temperature, highs and lows from the numbers I have on file from February of 1996. I thought it quite interesting that so far in September my rainfall has nearly been twice the normal amount. For example, the average September rainfall for my station is 2.76". So far in September of 2003, I have recorded 5.42" of rainfall. The bad thing, there promisses to be a soggy Saturday in store for most of us. I actually found the numbers quite interesting after I was done averaging them out. For example, I have three months that average at least 4.00" of precip. Five months average 2.00 to 2.99" of precip and the remaining average 3.00 to 3.99". Anyone else wanna share some numbers? I'm all "eyes". :-) Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

From: "Phillip Higley" <phigley@bright.net> Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:46 am
Subject: ruff night

What a night!!!!! Right around 10:30 p.m. N.O.A.A. radio went off for Severe Thunderstorm Warning & we were also under a Tornado watch. Winds pick up greatly as the system come in. Lighten & thunder were in great amount's. As morning come in & when I got up to see if there was any damage's around our area. The first thing I check was my Davis units. The rainfall was showing 0.96" & the wind gust was at 36 M.P.H., which was @ 10:50 p.m.. Our overnight low is the same temperature right now, 53F(7:42 a.m.) but the dew point is showing 50F with the Rel. Hum. coming in @ 88%. It remining Cldy., with lightern winds, out of the SSW-6-10 M.P.H.. 4-E Ottawa, Oh.

Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:04 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] ruff night

Severe weather hit the Warren County area during the night, doing a great deal of damage, including taking down the huge King's Island sign that could be seen from I-71. We in Butler County (just to the west of Warren County) had thunderstorms and wind, but nothing really severe in my area.

Barb
Middletown OH

Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:15 am
Subject: Message from a 2way device

List, From Springfield, Ohio. Rainfall here before midnight e.d.s.t. (9-26-03) was .12 inch
with the warm front beteen 4 and 6 p.m.. After midnight (9-27-03) the total was
1.65 inches from thunderstorms and steady rainfall from 1 to 7 a.m. ahead and
with the cold front. Todays high temp. was 68 deg.
@ 0007. The peak wind was 20 m.p.h.@ 0155. Dick Groeber.

From: "Amber Dalakas" <adalakas@adelphia.net> Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:49 am
Subject: Medina County

Rainfall 1.93" 8:30 a.m.
Brunswick, OH 2NE
Amber Dalakas

Numerous storms moved through the area during the evening and into the early
morning with thunder, lightning and heavy downpours.

Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:01 pm
Subject:

Total rainfall at my weather station in northwest Hocking County from
midnight through 9:00 A.M. today(Saturday, September 27)was 1.72". There
was no rainfall before midnight. Total for September is now 6.51" and
total for the year is 39.93".
Jim Fry
Rockbridge 4W
OWON #33



Date: Sat Sep 27, 2003 6:42 pm
Subject: Latest Significant Rain Event Totals...

03/09/18th-19th 1.75" (ISABEL)

03/09/22nd 0.97"

03/09/26th-27th 2.02" (My 'SkyScan Lightning Detector' was
busy.)


- Patrick (...Wadsworth)

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:29 pm
Subject: Current Weather Pattern

Group:

Feeling what the weather has been like today and looking at what the maps look like for most of the week I hope it's not the trend to look forward to for the rest of the Fall and Winter unless your a cold-
weather fan.

The models look similar to what they looked like much of last Winter; an upper Low anchored over Hudson Bay and a High Pressure ridge in the west.

I noticed the dewpoints in the past hour were in the upper 30's to lower 40's. May see some frost down here if skies stay fairly clear and the winds are calm. First freeze last year was around the second week of September.

Other thoughts on this current weather pattern?

Jack

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:36 pm
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Current Weather Pattern

Hi Jack; Good to see your post. I must admit, I agree with you. I'd love to see a pattern change before Christmas, but honestly, I think we're in for the same as last winter. I like the snow, the scenery it produces, etc. But I hate to think of the close calls on more ice events and the occasional shot of bitterly cold air. But, like I said, I agree with you. This pattern sux!! On a personal note... I made it to my Chiropractor (SP?) today, and got the Vertabrate in my lower back shifted back into place. It was pinching my Sciatic (SP?) Nerve for many days. I can tell a big difference already, but the Doc says I'm outta work for a month. Bummer!! Anyone wanna hire a private forecaster for a month? ;-)

Don Keating #106 Newcomerstwon 1S

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:28 pm
Subject: Message from a 2way device

List, From Springfield, Ohio. I've been watching the area weather for nearly 50 years and can say
from experience that it is still to early to say that the current conditions
will or will not be the same for the remainder of the fall and winter. This may
be just a passing trend caused by that strong stationary low to the northeast. Dick Groeber.

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:07 am
Subject: Re: Current Weather Pattern

Umm...speaking of cold weather patterns, I spotted the first few wet snowflakes mixing in with the rain tonight. I had 0.79" of rain for the day here at Thompson 5 SW.

According to the calendar, it was summer last week.

Vance

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:20 am
Subject: Re: [OhioWx] Current Weather Pattern

From some of the sources I have been reading, the weather might improve next week, with warmer temps again. So perhaps we will see an Indian Summer instead of just summer to straight winter :) However, I do think that we are in for another cold, snowy winter this year. I have never seen a patter that has been so consistent for so long as this one, beginning last October. But I suppose all things must end at some point, right?

Jon

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:03 am
Subject: Re: Current Weather Pattern

I don't ever remember such a long, period of consistent temperature trends-sdeady cold last winter to steadily warming up over spring into summer and now steadily cooling off this fall. Very few extremes. Maybe we're just used to the combination of strong El Ninos and high solar activity of the past couple of decades. That pattern tends to cuase high variability in the weather pattern. They think that the Sun is trending towards what they call a Maunder Minimum. This, as I understand it, is a period of extremely low Sunspot activity which occures only once every couple to few hundred years. This, combined with some other factors involving the position of the Sun in relation to the earth due to its gravitational interaction with the planets (mostly Jupiter) and such, has prompted some scientists to predict the possibility of Little Ice Age level temps. by 2030. THese people aren't quacks either. They've been able to accurately predict other weather patterns, such as El Ninos years in advance.

Skiing anyone?

Vance

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:41 pm
Subject: Record Low

Hello Everyone; At 7:09 a.m. Newcomerstown 1S recorded a morning low of 35 degrees. This breaks the previous record low of 36 established in 2001. I did not notice any frost, but we did have some light fog.

Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:25 pm
Subject: Newcomerstown 2003 September Summary

Average high was 73.6 Average low was 51.8 Mean temperature was 62.7 degrees Total rainfall was 6.44" Average high was 73.6 which is 4.3 degrees below normal. Average low was 51.8 which is .4 degrees below normal and the mean temperature was 62.7 which is 2.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation was 3.68 inches above normal. Heating degree days totaled 111.5 and cooling degree days totaled 41.6. The windiest day was the 19'th with an average wind speed of 5.9 mph. The dominating wind direction for the month was NE. Barometric pressure bottomed out at 29.59" during the morning of the 19'th as the remnants of Hurricane Isabel moved over SW PA. There were two record low's tied or broken, and no record high's tied or broken.
Don Keating #106 Newcomerstown 1S
 

 

              

 

 

 


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