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Early September weather, August summary

Weather observations by Guy Verhoff

Feeling the change in seasons? Our report from weather observer Guy Verhoff of Pandora provide recent temperatures, precipitation and the need for heating and cooling.

Attached are the early September report and a summary for August 2022.

Allen County Public Health Internet and phone outages

Allen County Public Health is experiencing an Internet outage which is impacting many services, such as vital statistics (birth and death certificates), the printing of immunization records and scheduling appointments for immunizations.

Phone service is also affected, and the health department will not be able to receive phone calls during this outage. The service interruption is anticipated to continue through the close of business on Monday, August 29, 2022.

I-75 restricted to one lane north of Bluffton on August 22

ODOT District 1 has issued the following highway construction update for Hancock County during the week of August 22, 2022. All outlined work is weather permitting.

INTERSTATE 75 PROJECTS

Interstate 75 northbound between the village of Bluffton and the city of Findlay (145–148 mm) will be restricted to the left/passing lane on Monday, August 22, for pavement repairs.

The northbound rest area will also be closed for the day.

Resurfacing project on U.S. 30 between Beaverdam and Cairo

ODOT District 1 has issued the following highway construction update for Allen County during the week of August 22, 2022. All outlined work is weather permitting.

U.S. 30 PROJECT

U.S. 30 between State Route 65 and State Route 696, between the villages of Cairo and Beaverdam, will be restricted to the left/passing lane in both directions for a resurfacing project.

 

Wardrobe changing weather

Observations by Guy Verhoff

The weather observed in Pandora by Guy Verhoff during the period of August 1-15 was a change of pace.

With temperatures ranging from 51 to 91, short pants and short sleeves were sure to result in a few goosebumps.

[The attached chart shows minimum and maximum temperatures, midnight "set" temperature, rainfall and cooling degree days.]

Allen County reports 3 fatal crashes in July 2022

ALLEN COUNTY, Ohio⎯The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reports there were 3 fatal traffic crashes on Allen County roadways during the month of July 2022 for a total of 6 fatalities this year.

Last year (2021), there were 6 fatal crashes and 7 fatalities reported through the month of July.

The attached table shows information regarding the use of seatbelts and possible driver impairment.

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