The Central Ohio Raingage Network has released its monthly precipitation report for the month of July.
Overall, Central Ohio precipitation averaged slightly below normal in the northern half of the network, near normal in the southwest sector, and slightly above normal in the southeast sector of the network.
Storms during the month were generally isolated, producing heavy rainfalls over localized areas.
The London Fish Hatchery reported 3.94 inches of precipitation during the month. The total for the year so far is 25.88 inches.
Battelle Darby Creek Metropark reported 6.80 inches for the month.
A summary of the month’s precipitation includes:
July 1-3: Scattered showers and thunderstorms from very early morning on the 1 to mid-morning on July 3. Buckeye Lake reported 3.67 inches during the period; 1.0 to 2.7 inches were reported in southeast Franklin County, the southern half of Licking County, and the northern half of Fairfield County.
July 6-8: Periods of showers and thunderstorms from early morning on July 6 to late evening on July 8. The heaviest amounts of 1.0 to 1.9 inches were reported near the Franklin/Delaware county line.
July 13-15: Periods of showers and thundershowers from mid-morning on July 13 to mid-morning on July 15. Amounts of 1 to 3 inches for the period were reported from Fairfield and Fayette counties, Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, and near the southern border of Franklin County.
July 26-28: Scattered showers and thunderstorms from late afternoon on July 26 to late evening on July 28. The heaviest amounts of 0.6 to 1.8 inches of rain were generally reported from the northern half of the network, within Franklin, Delaware and Union counties, and also along the Licking/Fairfield County line.
The Central Ohio Raingage Network is a group of volunteer rainfall observers who collect daily rainfall data at their homes or places of business.