CLEVELAND, Ohio - The weather system sparking up scattered storms Monday night will continue to impact Northeast Ohio on Tuesday. Rain showers could strengthen enough to produce lightning and some gusty winds, and there's a chance a few could become severe. Tuesday will start cooler in the 60s with very cloudy skies, so morning commuters can leave the sunglasses. A few storms could be in the area for the morning drive in, but chances are highest later on. Scattered storm chances continue into the afternoon, and this is when they could hold enough of a punch to become severe. That means winds would top 58 mph, which is enough to cause property damage, and hail would reach at least an inch in diameter. The good news? We're only under a "marginal risk," according to the Storm Prediction Center. Out of five severe weather categories, marginal is the lowest, but it doesn't mean we won't see any severe storms. Tuesday's severe weather outlook, as of Monday evening. (NOAA/Storm … [Read more...] about Chance of showers, can’t rule out severe storms: Cleveland, Akron Tuesday weather
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a wind advisory across most of northern Ohio through the evening for strong wind gusts up to 50 mph. According to the advisory, gusty west winds will arrive in the wake of a cold front late this morning and continue through the afternoon. Winds will quickly decrease through the evening, says the weather service. Currently, winds are from the southwest at 15 to 25 mph, contributing to our summer-like warm-up. But later today, they will shift from the west and increase to 25 to 30 mph, and that's when the gusts to 50 mph are most likely. The weather service says these conditions can cause hazardous driving for high profile vehicles. Unsecured lighter outdoor objects will be blown around, and there's a chance for scattered tree damage and power outages. The advisory for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabulua, Medina, Summit, Portage, and Wayne counties starts this afternoon and lasts through 8 p.m. The advisory for the … [Read more...] about Wind advisory in effect for northern Ohio today for gusts up to 50 mph
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service is asking the majority of Ohioans not partake in outdoor burning today. A combination of dry air, breezy winds and warm temperatures are increasing the risk of fast-spreading wildfires, warranting the red flag warning that covers most of the state. The warning was recently upgraded from a fire weather watch. Even on days without this type of weather, Ohio has strict outdoor burning laws. Fire weather watch upgraded to red flag warning for majority of Ohio for increased risk of wildfires Outdoor open burning and prescribed fires are prohibited during the months of March, April, May, October and November, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., even if the fire is contained in a proper burn barrel. Specifications for a proper burn barrel. (Ohio Department of Natural Resources)Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com An open burn refers to debris, brush and trash fires, while a prescribed burn is a curative measure lit under predetermined conditions to "meet … [Read more...] about Ohio burning laws: What you can, and can’t, burn outdoors in wake of red flag wildfire warning
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dry air and windy conditions are contributing to an increased risk of wildfires today in parts of northwest and north-central Ohio. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a "red flag warning" to alert locals and fire managers that outdoor burning, or prescribed burns, are not recommended through the evening. It's not your usual warning from the weather service, and they are definitely not common in northern Ohio. Fire weather watch upgraded to red flag warning for majority of Ohio today due to increased risk of wildfires Typically, a fire weather watch is issued first in advance of the weather forecast to contribute to the risk of wildfires, and once the conditions are ongoing, the watch will be upgraded to a red flag warning. They have always been a product of the National Weather Service in Cleveland but we haven't experienced one in about six years. "They are not common," said Karen Oudeman from the weather forecasting office at Cleveland Hopkins … [Read more...] about ‘Red flag warning’ in effect for parts of northern Ohio; what are they, how often are they issued here?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a fire weather watch for counties in northwest and north-central Ohio Tuesday afternoon through early that evening. A fire weather watch indicates weather that is conducive to spreading wildfires, not that a wildfire is currently ongoing. Typically, that's very dry air and breezy winds. According to the watch, the National Weather Service says humidity levels across the region are expected to drop near 25 percent, and winds are expected to exceed 15 mph. These conditions are without a doubt "favorable for spreading wildfires," says the weather service. Counties included in the watch are as follows: Lucas Wood Ottawa Sandusky Erie Lorain Hancock Seneca Huron Medina Wyandot Crawford Richland Ashland Wayne Marion Morrow Holmes Knox The National Weather Service issues a fire weather watch to get the message out that outdoor burning is not recommended, as any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. … [Read more...] about ‘Fire weather watch’ issued for northwest, north-central Ohio counties Tuesday
CHICAGO — A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels. The Alberta clipper-like system that has already dumped snow in parts of the upper Plains and Midwest was expected to leave as much as 5 to 7 inches in the Chicago area early Tuesday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Enderlen. As the storm moves east across the Ohio Valley and Northeast, most areas will see accumulation of between 2 to 5 inches, she said. But some locations will be hit with heavier snow bands, including lake-effect snow, and could see accumulations up to 15 inches. The system is likely to weaken as it nears the East Coast, but a couple inches are possible Tuesday in mid-Atlantic states, according to the Weather Service. After the clipper, a high-pressure system over Canada is expected to move toward the Plains Wednesday and then slide east, bringing … [Read more...] about Winter weather system rolls east across America, creates poor travel conditions
As the Midwestern U.S. shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday. Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, days after the Northeast was hammered by the first winter storm of the season. "The coldest temperatures in almost two decades will spread into the northern and central U.S. today behind an arctic cold front," the National Weather Service said on Sunday. "Combined with gusty winds, these temperatures will result in life-threatening wind chill values as low as 60 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit/minus 51 degrees Celsius)." In weather that cold, frostbite can set in on uncovered skin in a matter of minutes, experts warned. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton ordered all public schools in the state closed on Monday to protect … [Read more...] about Brutally cold weather looms for East Coast as icy conditions wreak havoc on U.S.
WASHINGTON – Ohio would have to significantly reduce its carbon emissions over the next 16 years under a proposal the Obama administration unveiled Monday to combat global warming.The proposal could force Ohio's coal-fired power plants to dramatically change the way they operate – for example, by improving efficiency, switching to natural gas, or even closing down.The draft environmental rule, a top domestic goal of the administration, is the centerpiece of Obama's climate change initiative. Power plants are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., generating about 38 percent of heat-trapping gases.Under the proposal, power plants in Ohio would to achieve a 28 percent reduction in carbon emissions per megawatt hour of electricity by 2030. Environmentalists in Ohio said the plan would improve the environment and public health, while business groups said it would hurt the economy. Interactive: How our nation is poweredNo one disputed the outsized … [Read more...] about New EPA power plant rules affect Ohio more than most
Voting in the key swing state of Ohio went smoothly Tuesday, with few reports of glitches.Long lines were reported in the morning but didn't materialize later in the day. Some counties, including suburban ones, reported strong voter turnout.Jocelyn Bucaro said she won't be surprised if Butler County sees record-breaking voter turnout this Election Day.As of 4 p.m, nearly 140,000 county residents had cast a ballot on Tuesday – that was roughly 60 percent of registered voters before the evening rush, Butler County Board of Elections Deputy Director Bucaro said.Some precincts in the Republican-dominated county had seen over 70 percent turnout by 4 p.m., including 72 percent at Adena Elementary and Heritage Elementary in West Chester. Turnout was also high at some Middletown precincts.Butler County's overall turnout in 2012 was 71 percent.Across Ohio, Election Day got off to a roaring start, with long lines reported at multiple polling places.Four in … [Read more...] about Ohio vote goes smoothly
The home of 85-year-old man in northern Ohio has been egged more than 100 times in the past year and neither police nor neighbors have any idea who is behind the gooey assaults. The outside of Albert Clemens Sr.'s modest house in Euclid is ruined — the eggs have eaten through the paint and left crusted remains that cover the siding. The police have used surveillance cameras, undercover surveillance teams and have subjected the egg shells to forensic testing. The only thing the cops know for certain is the test results: the ammo came from a local Amish egg seller. "Somebody is deeply, deeply angry at somebody in that household for some reason," said Euclid Police Department Lt. Mitch Houser. The projectiles are launched from at least a block away, police said. Clemens' green house sits on a corner. He and his wife moved in 60 years ago, according to a Northeast Ohio Media Group story on Cleveland.com. His wife died, and Clemens now shares the … [Read more...] about Egg attacks plague elderly Ohio man; cops use DNA testing but still can’t solve yolk assaults