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By: Buckey2745 , 8:03 PM GMT on February 25, 2011
Yesterday's storm brought a substantial amount of rain to our area, adding to what has been one of the rainiest February's in recent memory. Yesterday and early this morning we got about 1.10" of rain. That brings our monthly total up to 2.52".
Luckily the rain stayed south longer than expected yesterday. It wasn't until after dark that we saw the precip, and that was probably 8 hours later than expexted. Those lower rainfall amounts helped keep us from significant flooding. To be fair, we weren't completely spared. Some low lying areas around Pickaway County were flooded, including State Route 752 in Ashville where I had to turn around after dropping my daughter off at daycare. That's an area under an overpass that frequently floods, so it wasn't much of a surprise.
We're actually under a Flood Warning here in Pickaway County for the Scioto River to come up out of its banks. Flood stage is 14', and we'll get to about 15' by tomorrow. Nothing serious, but just an odd way to end the last official month of Winter.
And Then There Was Snow
As expected, precipitation changed over to snow on the backside. I never made a prediction of snow totals because I didn't expect it to snow much down our way. Turns out we got about 0.5" of wet snow this morning, before temps rose to the mid 30's and melted off our accumulation.
Other parts of the state were more fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on your point of view).
Northwestern parts of the Wilmington forecast area got as much as 6".
February 25th Snow Totals
This should be it for February snow, as this weekend looks like the potential for another wash out. Will we ever see more Winter here in Central Ohio, or is this it? It's not looking promising.
Winter Weather Advisories- 7
Winter Storm Warnings- 4
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 3
Wind Chill Advisories- 1
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0
November: 0" (Predicted: 0")
December: 7.0" (Predicted: 7.0")
January: 9.5" (Predicted: 8.5")
February: 1.5" (Predicted: 3.0")
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