Thursday, March 06, 2008


The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for the lower Great Lakes Region beginning Friday afternoon through late Saturday night.

The watch was issued at 2:35 P.M. today, just moments after a 2 PM conference call between the National Weather Service and Emergency Management Agency Directors from across our region. The conference call, complete with a Power Point Presentation, was to alert the Directors of the storm that is headed our way.

Developing low pressure will move northeast from the Gulf into Pennsylvania by Saturday spreading snow over the area and starting around midday Friday and lasting into late Saturday night. By the time the snow tapers off Saturday night, an average of 8 to 14 inches is possible.

Tom Kelley, Director of the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security, said that a conference call like this is rare and usually means we are in for something serious. “Right now it looks like we are going to have a pretty significant weather event. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has been pretty proactive the last couple years in doing briefings with the County Emergency Management Agencies in their area of responsibility which is about 34 counties. From what they are saying today and the graphics that they showed us, depending on the track of the low and where it is going to go, we can get anywhere from 4 to 5 inches and up to 12 to 15 inches.”

Kelley said more will be known later tonight as forecasters keep an eye on the track of the low pressure systems. The other issue of concern is the wind speeds that were brought up during the conference call. It is believed that sustained wind speeds on Saturday afternoon could be near 25 with gusts up to 40 MPH.

Keep checking back with TMCNEWS.NET for further updates on the storm.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, when can we expect the main streets to be plowed? How about side streets?

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

Tuesday!!! haha.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A significant weather event? What the hell is that? Is that between an advisory and a watch? Why can't they just say it's going to snow again? I guess I'm just stuck in the common sense world. And by the way to the first comment posted.... don't like how the streets are plowed, get your own plow and join them. Here's to the average citizen with a plow that isn't affraid to drop his blade for a block or two. Good night TMC, get ready for the "EVENT"!! aaahahahahahah Haas

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Haas Good Idea have the average citizen drop his plow for a few blocks. Not only is it against the law but have you seen some of our local average citizen plow guys? They would probably end up nailing some persons car on the side of the road. Most of them are young teenage kids or people with trucks that they dont care about. I say that since I just had to pay R.I.T.A. a crap ton of money along with every other resident of elyria I think that the roads should look BEAUTIFUL. It's not like our tax money is being used for any other good causes like hmmmm keeping Fire Stations open..


6:06 AM  
Anonymous My name is anonymous said said...

I know my personal set backs will not have any impact on any of you, but to partially steal a quote from a movie... this might suck more than anything has ever sucked before.

I am currently in Denver and I am flying back into Cleveland this afternoon. From what it looks like I am set to land shortly after the storm is predicted to start.

I think it is going to be a very long day for me. I just hope if any flight delays are imposed that it isn't too bad.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that is what some of those people who stuck around in New Orleans said......

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that it is illegal to plow a city street.

Besides, I do enough clearing of driveways and sidewalks in my own neighborhood that I should not be expected to clear the streets as well.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous James said...

If you live in lorain they are almost out of salt. the only salt they have left is a little bit at the city garage other storage places are empty. thays why if you go to sheffield or amherst its water. and the crews are out. lorain i haven seen one truck and no salt....

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just witnessed five (yes 5) city pickups with plows proceeding 57 south and essentially going 5 wide.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Tom Kelley said...

Hey Bob, thanks for the support.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Eric L. said...

I saw those trucks too southbound 57 just past Cleveland st. I about went off the road because I couldn't believe what I saw.

3:24 PM  

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