Climate of Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio deals with a variety of weather every year altering the climate of the city. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, blizzards, and winter storms occur from time to time.

The last tornado to hit the Columbus area was on October 26, 2010 when an EF0 was confirmed by the National Weather Service 1 mile north of Groveport, Ohio.[1] The last tornado touchdown previous to that was on September 22, 2010 and was also rated an EF0 with estimated wind speeds of 65 mph[2]

The last major snow storm with snow accumulation was recorded on March 8, 2008. 20.4 inches of snow fell in Columbus during the North American blizzard of 2008 that affected a large portion of the midwestern United States. The area also received frozen precipitation, resulting in power outages across the central Ohio area. The northern portion of the Columbus Metropolitan Area received 12 to 18 inches of snow accumulation, with major snow drifts.

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Climate data for Ohio over a 100 Years
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
75
(24)
72
(22)
88
(31)
93
(34)
101
(38)
99
(37)
101
(38)
100
(38)
92
(33)
80
(27)
76
(24)
101
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 36.2
(2.3)
40.5
(4.7)
51.7
(10.9)
62.9
(17.2)
73.3
(22.9)
81.6
(27.6)
85.3
(29.6)
83.8
(28.8)
77.1
(25.1)
65.4
(18.6)
52.4
(11.3)
41.0
(5)
62.6
(17)
Daily mean °F (°C) 28.3
(−2.1)
32.0
(0)
42.0
(5.6)
52.0
(11.1)
62.6
(17)
71.2
(21.8)
75.1
(23.9)
73.5
(23.1)
66.5
(19.2)
54.7
(12.6)
43.7
(6.5)
33.5
(0.8)
52.93
(11.63)
Average low °F (°C) 20.3
(−6.5)
23.5
(−4.7)
32.2
(0.1)
41.2
(5.1)
51.8
(11)
60.7
(15.9)
64.9
(18.3)
63.2
(17.3)
55.9
(13.3)
44.0
(6.7)
34.9
(1.6)
25.9
(−3.4)
43.2
(6.2)
Record low °F (°C) −22
(−30)
−13
(−25)
−6
(−21)
14
(−10)
25
(−4)
35
(2)
43
(6)
39
(4)
31
(−1)
17
(−8)
−4
(−20)
−17
(−27)
−22
(−30)
Precipitation inches (mm) 9.66
(245.4)
7.00
(177.8)
6.12
(155.4)
3.24
(82.3)
3.53
(89.7)
4.00
(101.6)
4.09
(103.9)
3.13
(79.5)
2.66
(67.6)
1.69
(42.9)
3.83
(97.3)
7.43
(188.7)
59.02
(1,499.1)
Rainfall inches (mm) 2.26
(57.4)
2.00
(50.8)
2.92
(74.2)
3.14
(79.8)
3.53
(89.7)
4.00
(101.6)
4.09
(103.9)
3.13
(79.5)
2.66
(67.6)
1.69
(42.9)
2.93
(74.4)
2.83
(71.9)
37.82
(960.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.4
(18.8)
5.0
(12.7)
3.2
(8.1)
2.1
(5.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.9
(2.3)
4.6
(11.7)
21.2
(53.8)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.01 in) 13.8 11.4 13.1 13.2 12.6 10.9 10.7 10.5 8.5 9.4 11.6 13.2 138.9
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 8.9 6.1 4.8 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2.3 6.2 29.5
 % humidity 72.5 70.0 65.5 63.5 65.5 67.0 69.0 70.0 70.0 67.5 70.5 73.5 68.7
Percent possible sunshine 36 42 44 51 56 60 60 60 61 56 37 31 49.5
Source: Weatherbase,[3] NOAA,[4] RSS Weather [5] https://maps.google.com/

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