Looking Back: 2010 Year in Review

By: Buckey2745 , 6:04 PM GMT on January 02, 2011

Here we are, another calendar year of weather in the books. A year that saw record snows, record heat, record rain and late season tornadoes.

What a year.

Record February
A relative slow winter gave way to a February that will probably be remembered around Central Ohio for quite a while. We never saw an epic storm, but rather 4 decent sized ones that really added up:


Individual storm totals for South Bloomfield in February 2010

Add in a dusting in between, and we saw 22" of snow here in Northern Pickaway County that month. Cincinnati and Columbus set records for snowfall in February, while Dayton came in second:

CINCINNATI
1. 26.1"....2010
2. 21.4"....1914
3. 20.6"....1910
4. 19.9"....1993
5. 18.5"....1998

DAYTON
1. 31.6"....1910
2. 23.0"....2010
3. 21.2"....2003
4. 17.5"....1979
5. 16.7"....1914

COLUMBUS
1. 30.1"....2010
2. 29.2"....1910
3. 24.4"....2003
4. 19.6"....1914
5. 16.4"....1979

Nashville Floods
May 1st and 2nd brought the worst flood Nashville, TN has ever seen. This may seem a little out of our region for me to write about, but for those of you new to this blog, Nashville is home to me.

Parts of Nashville and Middle Tennessee saw upwards of 14"-16" of rain in a 48 hour period. Unthinkable. I've written a lot about the flood, and it's still sad to think about. I have a trip planned to go back in May and I hope to see the city back the way I remember it.

Here's the most profound video of the flood. Keep in mind, this video is very much rated G. This doesn't show the true devistation some of my fellow Nashvillians went through. It was a true hell:



Hot Summer
Summers around Central Ohio usually get pretty hot, but it really felt like this summer was exceptionally hot. In fact, we had 39 days of 90° or above. So if you thought it was hot... it sure was. And it wasn't just pure heat, the humidity was oppresive as well. In Cincinnati it was the most humid summer on record, with an average depoint of 66°!

It just didn't feel like there were a bunch of storms this summer, even though we had numerous watches and warnings... nothing really seemed to materialize.

October 26th Tornadoes
An intense low pressure system moved across the country that week, bringing the lowest non-tropical pressure ever recorded in North America (953mb). This also brought a late season squall line through Central Ohio that brought an unheard of High Probability from the SPC:



This risk is unheard of around here during the Summer... so for mid-fall? Scary.

There were 11 tornadoes confirmed in Ohio that day, 7 of them right here in Central Ohio, including one very close by that gave my daughter and I a little scare.

What a year, huh? What was everyone's most memorable event of the year?

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