Columbus Named Top Memorial Day Weekend Destination




https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/24/cnn-names-columbus-a-top-place-to-visit-for.html

Columbus has been receiving a lot of great national press in recent years, and that continued when CNN called the city the #2 best destination for Memorial Day weekend. The recent opening of the National Veterans Memorial, the first of its kind in the country, seemed to play a prominent role in the decision.

The National Veterans Memorial on the Scioto Peninsula, completed in 2018.

2018 Ohio City Population Estimates





A few days ago, the Census released the latest population estimates for all cities, towns and villages for July 1, 2018. Here were the top 30 cities in Ohio in 2010 and 2018.

2010 Population———————————————–2018 Population
1. Columbus: 787,033—————————————1. Columbus: 892,533
2. Cleveland: 396,815—————————————2. Cleveland: 383,793
3. Cincinnati: 296,943————————————–3. Cincinnati: 302,605
4. Toledo: 287,208——————————————4. Toledo: 274,975
5. Akron: 199,110——————————————–5. Akron: 198,006
6. Dayton: 141,527——————————————6. Dayton: 140,640
7. Parma: 81,601——————————————–7. Parma: 78,751
8. Canton: 73,007——————————————-8. Canton: 70,458
9. Youngstown: 66,982————————————9. Youngstown: 64,958
10. Lorain: 64,097——————————————10. Lorain: 64,028
11. Hamilton: 62,477—————————————11. Hamilton: 62,174
12. Springfield: 60,608————————————12. Springfield: 59,282
13. Kettering: 56,163————————————–13. Kettering: 55,103
14. Elyria: 54,533——————————————14. Elyria: 53,881
15. Lakewood: 52,131————————————–15. Lakewood: 50,100
16. Cuyahoga Falls: 49,652——————————-16. Newark: 50,029
17. Euclid: 48,920—————————————–17. Cuyahoga Falls: 49,272
18. Middletown: 48,694———————————-18. Middletown: 48,861
19. Mansfield: 47,821————————————–19. Dublin: 48,647
20. Newark: 47,573—————————————-20. Beavercreek: 47,391
21. Mentor: 47,159—————————————–21. Mentor: 47,273
22. Cleveland Heights: 46,121—————————-22. Euclid: 46,946
23. Beavercreek: 45,193———————————-23. Mansfield: 46,560
24. Strongsville: 44,750———————————–24. Strongsville: 44,853
25. Fairfield: 42,510——————————25. Cleveland Heights: 44,373
26. Dublin: 41,751——————————————26. Fairfield: 42,613
27. Warren: 41,557—————————————-27. Grove City: 41,625
28. Findlay 41,202—————————————-28. Findlay: 41,324
29. Lancaster: 38,780———————————–29. Lancaster: 40,414
30. Lima: 38,771——————————————30. Westerville: 40,387

And here were the top 25 cities with the highest numeric growth 2010-2018.
1. Columbus: +105,500
2. Hilliard: +7,979
3. Dublin: +6,896
4. Grove City: +6,050
5. Cincinnati: +5,662
6. Delaware: +5,177
7. North Ridgeville: +4,424
8. Westerville: +4,267
9. New Albany: +3,165
10. Pickerington: +2,910
11. Mason: +2,874
12. Newark: +2,456
13. Reynoldsburg: +2,385
14. Gahanna: +2,303
15. Wadsworth: +2,214
16. Beavercreek: +2,198
17. Marysville: +2,173
18. Avon: +2,070
19. Powell: +1,809
20. Grandview Heights: +1,785
21. Upper Arlington: +1,751
22. Harrison: +1,711
23. Lancaster: +1,634
24. Oxford: +1,514
25. Sunbury: +1,485

Columbus’ growth is very impressive in Ohio, but it has also been a top 15 fastest-growing city in the country for the past few years now, and there appears to be little standing in the way of that continuing.




Winter 2018-2019 Review



Winter 2018-2019 was another one of extremes, with record highs and near record lows, snowy months and snowless months. The only real consistency was how wet it was.

December-February Only
Average High: 41.4 22nd Warmest
Average Low: 26.4 21st Warmest
Mean: 33.8 24th Warmest
Precipitation: 12.15″ 8th Wettest
Snowfall: 23.3″ 35th Snowiest
Average Daily Snow Depth: 0.5″

Entire Cold Season- October-April
Average High: 49.7 27th Warmest
Average Low: 33.3 25th Warmest
Mean: 41.5 23rd Warmest
Precipitation: 29.33″ 3rd Wettest
Snowfall: 27.4″
Average Snow Depth: 0.2″

Average High By Month
October 2018: 65.7 43rd Warmest
November 2018: 45.2 8th Coldest
December 2018: 44.1 21st Warmest
January 2019: 36.6 48th Coldest
February 2019: 43.4 25th Warmest
March 2019: 47.5 36th Coldest
April 2019: 65.4 21st Warmest

Average Low By Month
October 2018: 47.2 25th Warmest
November 2018: 33.2 28th Coldest
December 2018: 30.6 15th Warmest
January 2019: 22.2 47th Warmest
February 2019: 26.3 33rd Warmest
March 2019: 28.7 27th Coldest
April 2019: 44.6 12th Warmest

Mean By Month
October 2018: 56.5 28th Warmest
November 2018: 39.2 14th Coldest
December 2018: 37.3 18th Warmest
January 2019: 29.4 51st Coldest
February 2019: 34.8 30th Warmest
March 2019: 38.1 34th Coldest
April 2019: 55.0 14th Warmest

Precipitation By Month
October 2018: 2.60″ 43rd Wettest
November 2018: 5.70″ 4th Wettest
December 2018: 3.57″ 30th Wettest
January 2019: 3.09″ 47th Wettest
February 2019: 5.49″ 6th Wettest
March 2019: 5.33″ 15th Wettest
April 2019: 3.55″ 54th Wettest

Snowfall By Month
October 2018: 0.0″
November 2018: 2.1″
December 2018: 0.4″
January 2019: 11.3″
February 2019: 11.6″
March 2019: 2.0″
April 201: 0.0″

Average Snow Depth By Month
October 2018: 0.0″
November 2018: Trace
December 2018: 0.0″
January 2019: 1″
February 2019: 0.5″
March 2019: 0.1″
April 2019: 0.0″

Maximum High By Month
October: 88 on the 6th and 8th
November: 61 on the 1st
December: 66 on the 2nd
January: 62 on the 8th
February: 62 on the 7th
March: 75 on the 14th
April: 82 on the 11th

Minimum High By Month
October: 49 on the 21st
November: 30 on the 28th
December: 28 on the 8th
January: 11 on the 31st
February: 22 on the 1st
March: 20 on the 5th
April: 43 on the 1st

Maximum Low By Month
October: 69 on the 2nd and 9th
November: 50 on the 5th
December: 46 on the 15th
January: 41 on the 8th
February: 43 on the 6th
March: 51 on the 14th and 29th
April: 64 on the 18th

Minimum Low By Month
October: 32 on the 22nd and 25th
November: 22 on the 10th and 11th
December: 16 on the 10th
January: -4 on the 30th and 31st
February: 9 on the 2nd
March: 7 on the 5th
April: 24 on the 1st

Highest Daily Precipitation By Month
October: 0.63″ on the 31st
November: 1.16″ on the 15th
December: 1.01″ on the 31st
January: 0.81″ on the 19th
February: 1.22″ on the 20th
March: 1.97″ on the 30th
April: 0.77″ on the 19th

Highest Daily Snowfall By Month
October: 0.0″
November: 1.3″ on the 15th
December: 0.2″ on the 5th
January: 4″ on the 12th
February: 4.2″ on the 1st
March: 1.9″ on the 3rd
April: 0.0″

Deepest Snow Depth By Month
October: 0″
November: 1″
December: 0″
January: 4″ on the 13th and 20th
February: 4″ on the 1st and 2nd
March: 2″ on the 1st
April: 0″

Overall, the winter of 2018-2019, while having a few cold spells, was largely warmer than normal. It was also wet and had snowfall near normal.