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Columbus' Urban Heat Island In Effect

By: Buckey2745 , 8:08 PM GMT on December 12, 2013

This morning's low of 11° here in Canal Winchester was the coldest temp since February when we got down to 7°. But what's strange is we weren't even the coldest in the county. That honor went to the former town of New Rome on the west side with 6°!

When you look at the map of low temps, tell me if you see a pattern here:

You probably noticed that all the single digit temps are west of the downtown area. That's because of the phenomenon known as an Urban Heat Island. Downtown Columbus, with all of its cars, skyscrapers, and man made heat producers, is regularly 3-5° above its surrounding area. And last night with a northwesterly and westerly wind, that heat was push out of the city and in to the surrounding suburbs.

Expect temps to look like this any time this winter when we have cold, clear nights and wind out of the west.

I'll post tomorrow about our impending weekend "storm," even though I hesitate to call it that.

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 3
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 1
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 3" (Predicted: 3")
December: 6" (Predicted: 3.5")
Season: 9"

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