Monday, March 03, 2008


UPDATE: 4:00 P.M.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for Lorain County. The WARNING is in effect until 4 A.M. Wednesday.

Occasional Freezing rain and sleet will occur early then change to snow late. An expected accumulation of up to a quarter inch of ice will hit us by tonight with 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet following. Some icing on trees may occur and with the gusty winds a few branches could come down and power outages are possible.

UPDATE 12:30 A.M. Tuesday
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Flood Watch to a FLOOD WARNING for the Black River at Elyria. On Monday the stage was 9.2 feet and rising – Flood stage is 9.5 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage early Tuesday morning and crest near 11.2 feet Tuesday afternoon. At 11 feet flooding begins in low lying areas near the river in Elyria – Ford Road may be closed due to high water.

At 9.5 feet flooding begins south of Elyria in Carlisle Township.

UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. Monday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory which is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Tuesday night. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH and a FLOOD WATCH for our area.

We’ll start with the WINTER STORM WATCH. The Watch goes into effect late tonight through Wednesday morning. Rain will develop this afternoon then change to freezing rain after midnight. Snow and sleet is forecasted for Tuesday morning with a small break during the day but it will return Tuesday night.

A significant glaze of ice is possible if temperatures stay below freezing tonight into Tuesday night.

Here is Haas’ favorite line from forecasters. The exact track of the storm system is still uncertain and will determine the temperatures and amount of precipitation.

The FLOOD WATCH is in effect for us beginning at 4 P.M. this afternoon through late Tuesday night. Rain is expected to develop from west to east late this afternoon and evening just ahead of a cold front. Once the temperatures cool overnight to near freezing the rain will change to snow, sleet or freezing rain in the extreme north with freezing rain in most other locations.

On Tuesday a combination of freezing rain and rain will occur over the southern two thirds of the area with some sleet and freezing rain along the lakeshore.

The ground is nearly saturated from recent rain and melting snow – combine that with the expected rain may be heavy enough to produce flooding. It is believed that if the heavy rain occurs the flooding, in some spots, could be significant.

THE NEXT 24 HOURS - Updated 1:00 A.M. Tuesday

Tuesday: Periods of snow, freezing rain and sleet, becoming all freezing rain after 1pm. High near 31. Blustery, with a northeast wind between 13 and 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Periods of rain or freezing rain before 1am, then periods of snow. Low around 27. Blustery, with a north wind between 17 and 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 33. North wind 9 to 11 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well golly I'm going to hide under my bed for the next week! To the weather "forcasters", Just shut the hell up and let in rain or snow or what ever. Haas

4:26 PM  

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