Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Blizzard could arrive by Wednesday morning to Cleveland area. Adjust travel plans accordingly.
‘Tis the season…for snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “winter storm warning.” Holiday travelers may want to adjust their plans accordingly. The warning in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 to 7 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 27. Summit 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 extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must, have a winter survival kit with you. If…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Rain is expected to turn to snow—and lots of it—starting Thursday night.
The weather has been pretty mild for December in Northeast Ohio so far this year, but that could change soon. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the much of Northeast Ohio, including Twinsburg. The watch starts at 4 a.m. Friday and lasts until 1 p.m. Saturday . According to the weather servce, Twinsburg could receive 5 to 9 inches of snow. The heaviest snow is expected Friday and Saturday. Winds are expected to be pretty strong, too, and could reach up to 55 miles per hour. Rain is expected for the remainder of Thursday afternoon and evening. Are you looking forward to the first major snow of the season? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
This winter weather has been a bust so far, but you all know that we're going to get blasted eventually, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports from December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of these crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency. • Allow extra time to get to your destination, maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses …