National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Lake County Flooding

Rainfall amounts of nearly 10 inches were recorded from rainfall that fell over a 20 hour period. Rain began Thursday morning, let up for a little while in the afternoon, and then some of the heaviest rain fell during the overnight hours Thursday night. Flooding occurred over a wide area stretching from Cuyahoga County and Lake County in northern Ohio into Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The Grand River at Painsville crested over four feet higher then its previous record level.

radar estimated storm total rainfall

hydrograph of the Grand River at Painesville


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