Month: August 2020

Area rain totals and a quick look at the weekend forecast

Severe thunderstorms, garden-variety thunderstorms, and tropical moisture have all combined to bring much-needed rain to east-central Ohio over the last two days. As you might expect, some areas received much more rain than others. Here is a sampling of rainfall totals recorded by backyard weather stations located throughout the region: A daily maximum rainfall record …

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Gusty storms and heavy downpours possible today; Rain tonight into Saturday

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020, 9:30 AM First, a heads up for our friends over in Carroll County and anyone traveling that way today: There are reports of numerous trees and power lines down across the roads in Carroll County from last night’s severe thunderstorm. Be aware that there may be detours and delays in …

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Warm and very humid through Saturday; Strong storms possible again today, Friday

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9:30 AM With a warm and humid air mass in place, today will uncomfortably humid with heat index values in the low-90s this afternoon. A weak front over Lake Erie will provide the spark for scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. While there is not a big threat …

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Unsettled, stormy weather continues over the next several days

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 9:15 AM A cooler start this morning in the Valley, but it will warm to the upper-80s this afternoon. It will also be another muggy day with dew points in the upper-60s locally. A warm front draped across Lake Erie will trigger hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms this afternoon but most …

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Scattered t-storms possible today; Some could be severe

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 9:00 AM Step outside this morning and you certainly realize the warm and humid air that is settled over east-central Ohio. Temperatures didn’t drop off much overnight and most neighborhoods stayed in the low 70s. With dew points in the upper-60s to 70° locally this morning. This warm and humid …

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Strong/Severe thunderstorms are possible in our area Tuesday and Wednesday

Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020, 9:07 AM A warm and humid airmass over eastern Ohio over the next few days will provide fuel for showers and thunderstorms. Scattered storms on Tuesday and Wednesday could be severe and contain strong wind gusts of 60 mph and large hail. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has …

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Sunshine, Cooler temperatures, less humidity this week in the Valley

Posted Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5:20 PM Most neighborhoods received some much-needed rain this afternoon with a cold front slipping southeast through east-central Ohio. The front is currently just to our northwest. It will slowly make its way through the Tuscarawas Valley area this evening. Until it clears, we will need to keep a slight …

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Weekend rain update and a look at the pattern shift for next week

Posted 8:35 AM Friday, 08/14/2020Last Edited 1:06 PM We reached 94° for the high yesterday adding to our total of 90-degree days in the Valley for the year. It also ties our record for August 13 set in 1988. It also adds to our total of 90-degree days for the summer of 2020. Clouds today …

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Updated Ohio Drought Monitor for 8/13/2020

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2020 This week’s Drought Monitor shows some improvement across Ohio with some improvement in those parts of the sate that experience moderate drought conditions – mainly in the western part of the state. Here in Tuscarawas County, however, nothing much has changed since last week. Our area remains Abnormally Dry this …

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Rain chances increasing as we head into the weekend

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM Thursday will bring yet another moderately warm late summer day to the Valley. A nearly stationary frontal boundary remains drapped across the Ohio River Valley to our south. While sunshine will dominate today, a quick shower or thunderstorm will be possible this afternoon. It’s a small chance and …

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