Tuesday, July 13, 2021

BELOW NORMAL Summer Rainfall in Northern Ohio...Where?

It's hard to believe but there are spots in northern Ohio that are near/slightly below normal with rainfall since June 1st.  When you look at the rainfall vs normal OVERALL across northern Ohio this summer the dark blue areas (2-6" above normal) stand out.

But when you zoom in closer, the "drier" areas become more visible. The counties below which have significant areas of below normal rainfall since June 1 (tan colors--see legend to the right) are CUYAHOGA, LAKE, ASHTABULA, ERIE, HOLMES & TUSCARAWAS.  I want to reiterate that this doesn't mean these areas are dry and without rainfall. It means that the amount of rain is below normal not zero.







Monday, July 12, 2021

Has This Summer Rainfall Been Unprecedented Across Ohio?

On July 5th we took at look at the summer pattern thus far. Check it out if you haven't already.

Here are the updated rainfall totals VS normal broken down in three periods: 

First period is June 1 to June 15

Shades of blue indicated rainfall 3/4" or more above normal. Tan colors indicated below normal rainfall.

Second period is from June 16 to June 30.  Heaviest rainfall was from Medina county west to just south of Findlay. 

Now the final period is from July 1 to July 11.  Heaviest rain across the southern half of northern Ohio.

Finally the summer totals overall from June 1 to July 11.

Purple colors show 8" or more since June 1. Green colors show between 4-8"

Soil moisture has increased significantly over the last week

Our summer outlook issued in late April highlighted frequent rain/storms this summer with above normal rainfall.

Pattern looks to continue through the end of July!