Copeland: We could be in for a cold winter, lots of snow


MILLPORT, Ohio – Summer stayed with us as we ushered in the next season, according to Edwin R. Copeland, U.S. weather observer, reporting from his post in southern Columbiana County.
Like it hot. Every day was 4.5 degrees above normal. The month had 25 days with temperatures in the 80s, with a high of 84 recorded Sept. 13.
Copeland recorded the low of 32 not until Sept. 30. There was a light frost, he said.
Raindrops. The rainfall was normal for the first nine months of the year, Copeland said.
“It’s hard to believe, but with the hot days it takes more rain. It’s not how much you get, but when and how,” Copeland relates.
Copeland said most of the corn and soybeans have dried and await harvest in his area.
The temperature is ahead of itself by 2.5 degrees each day since January 2005, Copeland says.
He predicts if we make it up, we’re in for a cold winter with lots of snow.
Averages. The 113-year averages for September are 62.5 degrees, 2.79 inches of rain and 65 percent sunshine.
Averages for September 2005 are 67 degrees, 3.66 inches of rain and 90 percent sunshine.


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