A Wild First Day of “Winter”!

Winter began at 12:11pm Saturday and of course it was unusually warm and wet. Take a look at rainfall totals since mid-morning yesterday:

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Radar-estimated rainfall totals over the last 36 hours have been impressive as well:

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Totals were even higher in SW Ohio with up to 5″ just northwest of Dayton:iln

 

While not much thunder and lightning occurred last night, a very impressive shot of wind and rain rolled through between 1:45-2:30. Here’s the 2:00 am radar:

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There were several reports of wind damage across the region…most heavily concentrated from the Ohio River south:

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Since rainfall totals were not quite as high as feared, the flooding threat along the Mahoning River does not look as high as yesterday. Crests will still be above flood stage later today:

Leavittsburg:

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Warren:

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Youngstown:

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I (and this blog) will be on vacation starting Monday! I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

-Eric

 

 

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