MILLPORT, Ohio – August 2004 had only eight days of rain, but it’s the wettest August on record at U.S. weather observer Edwin Copeland’s station in southern Columbiana County.
He measured 3.3 inches of rain the morning of Aug. 27, the largest measurement he’s ever had for one day of rain.
The downpour in Lisbon and Salem was called a “100-year rain” by the older people as it usually only occurs once every 100 years, Copeland said.
Wacky weather. Strangely enough, August also had more consecutive days without rain than any month this year.
The first eight months of 2004 measured 31.34 inches of rain, compared to the normal 26.27 inches.
Copeland’s records show only two months this year have had below-normal precipitation, those being February and March.
The high temperature for the month was 90 degrees, Aug. 2. The low was 39 degrees recorded Aug. 22.
Averages. The 112-year averages for August are: 69 degrees, 2.83 inches of rain and 65 percent sunshine.
Averages for August 2004 are: 65.8 degrees, 8.05 inches of rain and 75 percent sunshine.
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