Wild Weather: Lots of Ups & Downs, Anything Goes

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Autumn is a transition season and we’re certainly struggling with the transition to winter.  We’ve talked in past articles about blocking and colder weather arriving just in time for Thanksgiving and that looks to hold true.  What’s not so certain is whether or not any snow will accompany that colder air around the busiest travel time of the year.   … Read More

Lake Effect Snow 101

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As arctic air masses begin to visit the Midwest more often over the coming winter months, the chance for lake-effect snow increases for residents along the Great Lakes.  Lake-effect snow can turn a bright and sunny day into a near white-out conditions in an instant, dumping snow on the order of feet.  But how does lake-effect snow form, and why … Read More

Severe Weather Threat for Much of the Midwest Tomorrow

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Summary The Storm Prediction Center has issued a convective outlook for tomorrow, November 5th, 2017. This outlook shows the potential for quite a wide area being impacted by possible severe weather. “Severe thunderstorms, capable of large hail, damaging winds, and a couple tornadoes, will be possible from parts of the mid Mississippi Valley eastward to the lower Great Lakes Sunday … Read More

Cool, seasonable weather keeps grip on Great Lakes

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Much cooler air began to take hold across the Great Lakes region Tuesday, with some lake-effect showers remaining across Northeast Ohio while others got some fall sunshine.  It is definitely feeling like a traditional October day out there! It is going to get pretty chilly overnight Tuesday with some scattered showers across the region, with lows dipping into the low- … Read More

Cold Air Allows For Early Snow In Upper Midwest

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There have been many warm days across much of the Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes and East this autumn. A pattern change is taking hold. This will allow for multiple cold air intrusions and a few weather systems passing by. It will likely be cold enough for the first accumulating snow of the season. Where? For some areas of the Upper … Read More

Warm Week Ahead Cool Down Coming

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Well another dry and warm week will be in place after this quick shot of cool air for may across the Great Lakes as last weekend many across Western Michigan saw heavy rainfall that actually cancelled Western Michigan’s Homecoming game against Akron until Sunday due to the heavy rainfall. Thankfully we have dried out from that storm system and we … Read More

What You Should Know About The Perseid Meteor Shower

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If you like astronomy and cool sights in the sky then you will definitely want to look up tonight. The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak tonight and will be visible across much of the northern hemisphere. August is known as ‘meteor month’ because of the multiple shows the caused by outer space rocks streaking through the outer … Read More

Flash Flood Risk for Ohio and Tennessee Valley Friday and Saturday

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While the words “midwest” and “tropical” may not seem similar, the rainfall forecast through Saturday may say otherwise.  In particular, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will see tropical moisture pushed into the region.  The moisture will create widespread and heavy rainfall, with the potential for flash flooding.  With forecasted dew points over 70 degrees for the region, what kind of … Read More

Severe Weather Update-Past, Present, and Future

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After a general lull in severe weather across the plains and midwest to begin May, action across the plains has picked up this week.  More is expected today, but the big question is will it continue?  Here we will examine the past, present, and future severe weather across the Great Plains and Midwest. The Past-Thursday, May 18th Yesterday saw nearly … Read More

Heavy Rain, Flooding Threatens Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes

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Missouri state patrol officers rescue residents from their flooded homes.

Flooding will be a concern across a corridor stretching from Missouri to Ohio. In anticipation of locally heavy rainfall amounts, flood and flash flood watches have been posted. Some locations could see total accumulations reaching five inches. Many forecast models are pointing to a swath of two inches or more of rain, with some locations approaching five inches. The axis … Read More