The entire Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, portions of the upper midwest and Northeast have enjoyed warm temperatures which rank #1 all-time through October 13th!
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Monday, October 04, 2021
My definition of a perfect weather day is a day with temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees with no rainfall. After analyzing ALL the days (more than 14,000) from 1980 to 2020 and plotting the instances for each day of the year, this is what I found:
Notice the typical increase in late spring, the drop in summer then the big increase in September and early October. Once the pattern flips in mid October it rarely recovers (blue arrow). Enjoy these days while you can :)
Monday, September 27, 2021
|Credit: Nadine Maruszczak, Getty Images|
This past summer featured significant warmth across the northern states, New England and western US. Temperatures were below normal across the deep south.
The next 3 maps below show temperatures vs normal for JUNE, JULY and AUGUST.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
The power of the images and videos from 9/11 can still be felt. We relive that day each year. It so happens to be my dad's birthday. Back in 2013 I added some observations that I missed in my ten year retrospective. Below is that published retrospective.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
No big surprise here. Even after an almost 2 week rainfall break in late July/early August, this summer still ranks 2nd all-time through August 19!
The individual rainfall events have been significant. Here is the number of 1/2" inch rainfall days.
Monday, July 26, 2021
It goes without saying that most of Ohio is well above normal rainfall since June 1st this summer (2021) A large portion of northern Ohio has received 10-15" of rain since June 1 with some areas close to 20 inches! Actual rainfall numbers are highest in eastern Huron, southern Lorain and most of Medina Counties.
Images below show rainfall vs normal. (Note the legend numbers are different for each image. Zero contour is the same for each)
How about last summer 2020? Most of northern Ohio was well below normal--with the exception of portions of Portage, Geauga, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.