Valentine’s Day Storm of 2007 Revisited #OHwx #Ohio #wx
While it is plenty warm across Northwest this Valentine’s Day Week, we go back ten years this week to a situation where it was far different.
The early morning of Valentine’s Day 2007 featured a very strong area of low pressure paralleling the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia. Down to the south and east of the center, tornadoes were being confirmed across portions of the southeast United States. While up here in Northwest Ohio, plenty of snowfall and windy conditions were occurring.
By the time the storm moved off to the east, it left a healthy snow blanket across all of Northwest Ohio. Many locations received in excess of six plus inches. At Lima, there was 14 inches of snow that accumulated from this storm.
These two maps are courtesy of the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. Auglaize, Hardin, and Mercer Counties also got in on the significant snowfall from this storm. More than ten inches of snow was observed in these areas.
This is just a reminder while it is relatively warm currently, Winter can still deal a cruel blow.