Thursday, January 31, 2013
A Lake Effect Snow Warning begins at 6 a.m. Thursday for much of Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga County.
The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning beginning Thursday morning and extending through Saturday morning. A Lake Effect Watch had been called for, but was upgraded to a warning at 4 p.m. Wednesday. A cold front will move into the area tonight, allowing an arctic airmass to settle over Northeast Ohio. Forecasters say inland snow accumulations could reach six inches to a foot, with up to two feet of accumulation possible in areas closest to the lake. Basically, the closer to the lake, the greater chance for higher snow accumulations. Drive safe and stay warm!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
35 years ago this week, the Blizzard of 78 paralyzed Ohio, Michigan and Indiana
With temperatures peaking in the upper 50s this week in Cleveland, it’s a perfect example of how unpredictable the weather can be. It 35 years ago this week, the “Blizzard of ‘78” struck; a stark contrast to this week's weather. Formally referred to as the Great Blizzard of 1978, dumped more than a foot snow from Jan. 25-27. That was accompanied by temperatures dipping to 0 and wind gusts of up to 48 mph, according to the National Weather Service’s storm review. The Blizzard was deemed the worst in Ohio history, resulting in 51 deaths. More than 50,000 members of the Ohio National Guard were called in to make numerous rescues and for the first time ever, the entire Ohio Turnpike was closed down. Michigan declared a state of emergency and…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Solon Police have messages for residents regarding the snow storm.
The Solon Police Department has some information for residents regarding emergency sheltering and the parking ban during the ongoing snow storm. This message was posted on the department's Facebook page: Did you know that in emergencies, the Solon Community Center can be activated as an emergency shelter for Solon residents? If this storm causes power outages for extended periods of time, keep this in mind. If you are a Solon resident need shelter, you can call the Community Center at 440-248-5747 to see if this has occurred, or the Solon Emergency Dispatch Center at 440-248-1234 if you have other critical needs during this weather emergency. And remember, when snow accumulates more than 2" a City-wide parking ban will be enforced on City …
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Blizzard could arrive by Wednesday morning to Cleveland area. Adjust travel plans accordingly.
‘Tis the season…for snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issues a “Blizzard Warning,” after canceling—and upgrading—a previously issued “winter storm warning.” Holiday travelers may want to adjust their plans accordingly. The blizzard warning in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 to 7 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 27. Cuyahoga County is included in the warning. Heavy snow will combine with northeast winds to create severe winter weather. The NWS advised of the following: Watch for any announcements from local authorities concerning your road conditions. Precautionary/preparedness actions: A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Visibilities will be near zero at times making travel …