Powerful Weekend System: Wind, Snow, Severe Storms

MAJOR WEEKEND WIND The storm we are watching for the weekend is making headlines as it moves across the Desert Southwest. Las Vegas has had accumulating snow and places in Arizona like Flagstaff have seen well over a FOOT of the white stuff. This low pressure system will eject northeast and rapidly strengthen by the time it makes it into … Read More

Hurricane Florence To Cause Devastating Flooding In Carolinas

Major Hurricane Florence will continue churning toward the Carolina coast with its eye set on major damage. The Category 3 storm will stall out and produce days worth of flooding rains for North and South Carolina. The effects of the storm will begin Thursday as outer bands cross over Wilmington, Morehead City and other towns near the coast. The main … Read More

Risk for Strong to Severe Storms Tuesday

A strong low pressure system will track over the state late Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Ahead of it, a warm front will lift northward across the state, closely followed by a strong cold front Tuesday night.  Warm and humid air will flow into the state and, combined with good dynamics for thunderstorms, will allow for the potential for severe weather … Read More

40 Years Ago

While the weather on this January 26th, 2018 is quiet, a winter storm 40 years ago to this date was wreaking havoc across the Buckeye State. It came to be known as the Blizzard of 1978. We will go back into that time period and describe how the storm impacted Ohio. The day before (January 25th, 1978), there were two … Read More

Anniversary of 1994 Record Cold Outbreak

Do you remember when temperatures dropped so cold that the house cracked and lights shattered? It’s the 24th anniversary of a very impressive weather event- the 1994 record cold outbreak. Temperatures plummeted to -53 degrees in Amasa, MI. It was Chicago’s coldest week on record. Dozens of people passed away due to hypothermia. The image above shows the widespread nature … Read More

Sunday Ohio Severe Weather Outbreak Recap

Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage in parts of Ohio Sunday afternoon and evening. Damaging straight-line wind gusts and several tornadoes made for a very active weather period. This was the most extensive severe weather outbreak for the Buckeye State all year. The National Weather Service spent much of Monday surveying storm damage in different locations across the state. They were … Read More

Hurricane Harvey Expected to Become A Major Hurricane Impacting Texas

Hurricane Harvey has reformed over the Gulf of Mexico after previously dissipating as a tropical depression.  Harvey is in a location that is currently very favorable for rapid hurricane intensification: low wind shear and warm ocean waters.  Right now,  on the current forecast track,  Harvey is expected to make landfall along the Texas coastline late Friday night or early Saturday … Read More

Hot Today, Storms Possible Through Thursday

It’s a hot one today!  At 11 AM,  Cleveland and Findlay were already at 90 degrees with a good portion of Ohio already in the upper 80s.  Highs will hit 90 or better in many locations today with another shot at 90 degree weather in many spots again on Wednesday. A few locations may actually make the mid-90s today.  The … Read More

TORNADO WATCH Across Parts of Ohio & Pennsylvania

A strong line of thunderstorms is currently developing across eastern Ohio,  racing quickly into western Pennsylvania this afternoon.  A TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 7 PM EDT for far Eastern Ohio,  Western Pennsylvania,  and northern West Virginia.  Damaging winds will be the main threat but the threat for tornadoes will also exist as a strong cold front moves through … Read More

Severe Weather Outbreak possible today over the Southeast.

The threat for severe weather takes aim over a large portion of the country this morning and afternoon. The  highest threat for severe weather today will be across the southeast. These areas will have storms beginning this morning. The big question is, will these storms destabilize the atmosphere enough to keep storms at bay this afternoon? A second line  will come through … Read More