Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Record Weather Years
This spring is making me wonder how many springs we have like this in Ohio. I haven't found the data yet but I did run across this interesting list of record weather years in Ohio. I bet Nancy in Wilmington has the best list of data for here.
"Climate and Weather
Ohio's generally mild climate has been a major factor in its rich agricultural heritage. Nevertheless, the Buckeye State annually experiences extreme temperatures, sometimes ranging from below 0 to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. On less frequent occasions, Ohio has been subjected to severe weather events such as floods, blizzards, and tornadoes, which have resulted in loss of life and property.
1886 Xenia Flood
The deadliest flash flood in Ohio history roared through Xenia late on Wednesday, May 12th, 1886, killing 28 people. . . .
1886: Ohio's Deadliest Tornadoes of the 19th Century
May 1886 was a deadly month in Ohio weather. Floods killed 28 people at Xenia on May 12th and two days later, on May 14, 1886, Ohio’s deadliest tornado outbreak of the 19th century occurred. . . .
1907 Southern Ohio Floods
All rivers flowing southward into the Ohio River reached flood stage during March 14-17, 1907. . . .
1910 Ohio Statewide Snowstorm
Snow began in Ohio late on February 16 and continued for two days. Most of Ohio received 10 to 20 inches and winds of 40 mph created drifts 10 feet deep. . . .
1913 Ohio Statewide Flood
The Flood of 1913 is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history. At least 428 people died during the Flood of 1913, and more than twenty thousand homes were totally destroyed. . . .
1915 Cincinnati Windstorm
A vicious wind and rainstorm swept southwestern Ohio on the evening of Wednesday July 7, 1915. The death toll of 38 at Cincinnati is the greatest known in Ohio for a windstorm in which no tornadoes were involved. . . .
1918 Ohio Statewide Blizzard
This storm was compared to the New Years Blizzard of 1864 and was not matched in Ohio until the Blizzard of 1978. . . .
1920 Western Ohio Tornadoes
The Palm Sunday 1920 tornado outbreak of 30 tornadoes across eight states killed 153 persons, ranking it among the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. . . .
1934 Ohio Statewide Heat Wave
The summer of 1934 ranks as the hottest in Ohio since temperature records began in 1883. . . . I am remember dad and grandpa talking about that year! I think the corn crop was a failure...
1950 Great Thanksgiving Snowstorm
The Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950 was the deepest in Ohio’s history. . . . I was a year old but dad was at the Great Ohio State Michigan Snowbowl and barely made it home. The sacks of feed in the trunk and chains did the trick...
1959 Ohio Statewide Flood
Rains of 3 to 6 inches fell on snow covered frozen ground, producing the most destructive flooding in Ohio since March 1913. . . . The White Oak was out of its banks big time, I was 10...
1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes
A wide outbreak of 37 tornadoes killed 256 people, mostly in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana on Palm Sunday 1965. . . . That was the first one I remember seeing....
1969 Independence Day Flood
The most devastating summer flooding in Ohio history struck north-central Ohio during the state’s stormiest Independence Day. . . .
1977 Ohio Statewide Blizzard
National Weather Service forecasters called for a blizzard warning across Ohio early on Friday, January 28, 1977. . . . We burned the most wood this winter since 77-78!
1977 Ohio Statewide Cold Wave
The winters 1976-77 and 1977-78 were the two coldest winters recorded in Ohio. . . .
1978 Ohio Statewide Blizzard
In January and February 1978, a series of three storms hit the United States Midwest or the Northeast. These storms were some of the most severe winter events to occur in recent history, and collectively are known as the Blizzard of 1978. . . . I think we went to school through June!
2008 Ohio Statewide Snowstorm
The statewide snowstorm of 2008 was a record setting event that occurred on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, 2008. While this event has been called the Blizzard of 2008, technically the storm did not have sustained winds of at least thirty-five miles per hour, a requirement of a blizzard. . This was bad enough for me!
It sounded like a winter storm here the last day or so.
Very unusual weather!