Observed regional peak wind gusts as of 2:00 PM Sunday

High wind gusts continue to plague the region this afternoon as a strong storm system crosses the Great Lakes. Here are some of the peak gusts reported today as of 2:00 PM:

Tuscarawas County Emergency Manager Alex McCarthy reports several trees and branches down in the Dover/New Phila areas. AEP reports spotty power outages in our local service area.

Sadly, the Times Reporter is reporting a fatality near Tippecanoe (Harrison County) when a tree fell on someone there.

Winds will gradually diminish this evening and tonight. It will remain windy into Monday, but wind gusts should not be as high as they were this afternoon. A few light snow showers may develop and cross the region tonight with little accumulation locally.

Just a heads up – We may do this again next weekend. Computer models are going with the idea of another strong, although not as strong as today’s, low pressure moving through the Great Lakes region next Saturday.

GFS MODEL depiction of next Saturday morning wants to bring another strong low pressure system across the Great Lakes region. Rain, gusty wind, and snow may visit east-central Ohio again next weekend.

Although details are a bit far out for a good forecast at this time, another round of gusty wind, rain, and snow may be in the cards for next Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll keep you updated.

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