About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. The data is collected and logged continuously throughout the day. We use software called Weather Display to interpret and display the data. The station is comprised of an anemometer and a rain gauge as well as a variety of other sensors including hygrometer, thermometer, and barometer. Some of the sensors are enclosed in shielded housing to reduce impacts from solar radiation, allowing for increased accuracy.

About This Area

Many of the larger communities, including Ravenna, Warren, and Youngstown were founded around 1800 as settlers from the east moved west into what was known at the time as the Connecticut Western Reserve. Even by 1800, only about 1,000 people llived in the Western Reserve. Most of the settlement in the area took place after the War of 1812.

Our climate can be turbulent at times, with 4 distinct seasons. Summers are usually warm and humid, with frequent thunderstorms. Occasionally it can be hot with temperatures reaching 100 degrees F.

Autumn is colorful with the changing of the trees. The weather can vary significantly during the Autumn months with extended periods of warm, dry weather possible, as well as cool, damp periods. The first snowflakes of the season usually begin to fly during the month of October with more impactful snow events occurring in November. As we move deeper into Autumn, Lake Erie becomes a much greater influence on our weather. As surges of progressively colder air from Canada spread southward across the region, lake effect snows develop downwind of the lakes, including here in northeastern Ohio. These lake effect events begin ramping up in November and early December, and can produce significant snowfall.

Winters are usually cold and snowy across northeastern Ohio. During a typical winter, lake effect snows are frequent during December and January, but tend to wane a bit during February as the ice cover of the lake increases. Temperatures can fall well below zero F at times. Because of our proximity to the lakes, sunny days are uncommon from late Autumn through early Spring.

Like Autumn, Spring weather can vary greatly. It can be cold and snowy right into April, and I have seen accumulating snow in May on a few occasions. However, it can also be mild during the Spring months as well, especially during April and May. As the lake begins to thaw and the ice breaks up, and late season cold shots can produce lake effect snow. During milder years, it can be quite stormy with strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

Overall, the weather can be quite dynamic across northeastern Ohio, and it can change rapidly. And, fortunately, it is rarely boring.

The Mahoning River

The main stem of the river flows north from Berlin Lake for a short distance, before reaching the southern tip of Lake Milton in western Mahoning County. From there, the river flows north from Lake Milton into southwestern Trumbull County, through the town of Newton Falls. It then merges with the west branch of the river before reaching Leavittsburg. The river then snakes its way through downtown Warren, Niles, and Girard, before making its way to the city of Youngstown. The portion of the river in Youngstown is highly industrialized and this has lead to significant polution of the river downstream. The river then flows through Struthers and Lowellville before entering Pennsylvania. The river flows for a short distance into Pennsylvania before merging with the Shenango River to form the Beaver River.

The west branch of the Mahoning River begins at Michael J. Kirwan reservoir and flows mainly through farmland and forest in eastern Portage county, before reaching Newton Falls in western Trumbull County, and merging with the main stem of the river near northeast of Newton Falls.

The river is a source of water and recreation for thousands of people living near or along its banks.

You can learn more about the Mahoning River online at Wikipedia.

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