A nice week but not so 20yrs ago

November 18th, 2012 at 6:09 pm by under Weather

Wow what an amazing weekend!  I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather.  A few of our weathercheckers called in and said they were taking advantage of the nice conditions and put their Christmas lights up.  I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but may as well put them up while it’s nice…as long as you don’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving ;)

Today we saw highs again well above normal and it looks like it is going to stay that way for most of the short work week.

The sunny skies have given us some great sunrise and sunset pictures.  Here’s one I captured from our camera in Piqua at the Miami Valley Centre Mall.

Look for a few high clouds later tonight and temperatures falling near freezing again.  But another sunny day is expected for Monday.

With a lot of sunshine temperatures again will warm above November normals and will approach 60 degrees in many spots.

A very weak cold front will pass through the area on Tuesday.  The front is  moisture starved and will likely come through the area without producing any rain.  It will however increase our cloud cover so look for a mainly cloudy day with highs a few degrees cooler than Monday.

Turkey day looks sunny, warm and dry but we’re watching a cold front that may bring some rain on Black Friday.

While this week’s weather may be quiet it was a different story 20 years ago.  On November 22, 1992 around 60 tornadoes touched down in ten states one of them here in the Miami Valley.  An EF-3 twister hit Arcanum in the evening and left a path of damage about 20 miles long.  There were no deaths but 21 people were injured.

Here is a map from the Tornado History Project

The tornado damaged Faith United Methodist Church in Arcanum.  The roof, pews and stained glass windows were shattered but after 40 weeks of repair the congregation was able to resume services.

The Darke county tornado was one of many that day.  There were many other twisters that touched down in Ohio and Indiana.  Here’s a look at some of them.

This Thanksgiving week we can be thankful no severe weather is in the forecast for the Miami Valley.

Tara
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