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March 7-8, 2008 snowstorm

Fri, Mar 7, 2008

  • As of 8:30 a.m. :
    • National Weather Service predicts 6 to 10 inches of snow by Saturday evening.
    • AccuWeather predicts 3 to 7 inches with a specific forecast of 4.8 inches by Saturday evening.
  • As of 5:00 p.m. :
    • No snow has fallen in West Toledo.
    • Radar shows precipitation over the Toledo area, but it's not reaching the ground here.
    • NWS says 6 to 8 inches of total snow by Saturday evening
    • AccuWeather forecasts 2 to 5 inches with a specific forecast of 3.1 inches by Saturday evening.
  • Snow began falling in West Toledo around 8:00 p.m.
  • Latest NWS statement which was at 5:15 p.m. says Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST Saturday.
  • NWS predicts for northwest Ohio: Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches will be possible before the storm ends in the area.
  • Snowfall will be greater in areas further south.
  • A Blizzard Warning exists for Columbus and Cincinnati where 10 to 15 inches of snow is expected along with 40 mph winds.

NWS Forecast

National Weather Service

Updated: 3:56 am EST on March 7, 2008
Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 am this morning to 7 PM EST Saturday...

Today
Snow developing. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs around 30. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tonight
Snow and blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Brisk with lows in the lower 20s. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Saturday
Snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches. Highs in the mid 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the evening. Lows around 15. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Sunday
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 50.


Updated: 4:15 PM EST on March 7, 2008
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 PM EST Saturday...

Tonight
Occasional snow and blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Windy with lows around 20. North winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Saturday
Snow and blowing snow. Total storm accumulation of 6 to 8 inches. Windy with highs in the mid 20s. North winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Saturday Night
Partial clearing. Blowing snow in the evening. Cold with lows near 10. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind chill values as low as 5 below.

Sunday
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

AccuWeather Forecast

As of 8:30 a.m., Fri, Mar 7, 2008

Friday, Mar 7:
High: 29°F RealFeel®: 14°F
Breezy and colder with snow, accumulating 1-3 inches
Amount of Snow: 2.0in
Hours of Precipitation: 9 Hrs

Overnight:
Low: 17°F RealFeel®: -4°F
Windy and cold with snow, accumulating an additional 1-3 inches
Amount Snow: 2.0in
Hours of Precipitation: 10 Hrs

Saturday, Mar 8
High: 26°F RealFeel®: 5°F
Breezy, cold with blowing snow; cloudy with some snow, accumulating up to an additional inch
Amount of Snow: 0.8in
Hours of Precipitation: 4 Hrs

Saturday night:
Low: 12°F RealFeel®: 4°F
Partly cloudy and cold
Amount Snow: 0.0in
Hours of Precipitation: 0 Hrs

As of 5:00 p.m., Fri, Mar 7, 2008

Tonight:
Low: 17°F RealFeel®: -4°F
Windy and cold with snow, accumulating an additional 1-3 inches
Amount Snow: 2.0in
Hours of Precipitation: 10 Hrs

Saturday:
High: 26°F RealFeel®: 5°F
Windy, cold with blowing snow; cloudy with some snow, accumulating an additional 1-2 inches
Amount of Snow: 1.1in
Hours of Precipitation: 4 Hrs

Statement

Statement as of 3:24 AM EST on March 07, 2008

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 am this morning to 7 PM
EST Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 7 am this morning to 7 PM
EST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Snow will develop across Northwest Ohio this morning as low
pressure moves across the Tennessee Valley. Accumulations during
the day today will range from 1 to 3 inches... but additional snow
will develop late tonight and persist through much of the day on
Saturday. By the time the snow tapers off Saturday evening... total snow
accumulations of 6 to 10 inches will be possible across Northwest
Ohio.

Gusty northerly winds between 20 and 30 mph will also accompany
this storm. This will lead to blowing and drifting of snow as well
as periods of reduced visibilities on area roadways tonight through
Saturday night.

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when severe winter weather is
expected. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving
conditions. If you will be traveling in the warning area you
should choose an alternate Route if possible, or you should use
extreme caution if travel is unavoidable. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio and other radio and TV stations for further details
or updates.


Statement as of 11:32 AM EST on March 07, 2008

... A winter storm will move into lower Great Lakes Friday...

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST
Saturday...

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST Saturday.

Snow will continue across Northwest Ohio and increase in
intensity during the afternoon. An afternoon accumulation will
range from 2 to 3 inches. More snow is expected tonight and
Saturday with total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches possible.

Gusty northerly winds between 20 and 30 mph will also accompany
this storm. This will lead to blowing and drifting of snow as
well as periods of reduced visibilities on area roadways tonight
through Saturday night.


Statement as of 5:15 PM EST on March 07, 2008

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST
Saturday...

Snow... heavy at times... will continue tonight and persist through
early Saturday evening across Northwest Ohio. Total snow
accumulations of 6 to 12 inches will be possible before the storm
ends in the area.

Gusty northerly winds between 20 and 30 mph will also accompany
this storm. This will lead to blowing and drifting of snow as
well as periods of reduced visibilities on area roadways tonight
through Saturday night.

Columbus

Columbus weather

Updated: 3:28 PM EST on March 7, 2008
Blizzard Warning in effect until 4 PM EST Saturday.

Tonight
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Additional snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.

Saturday
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Total accumulation 10 to 15 inches. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.

Statement as of 3:25 PM EST on March 07, 2008

Extreme winter weather conditions expected through Saturday afternoon...

... Blizzard Warning in effect until 4 PM EST Saturday...
... Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Blizzard
Warning... which is in effect until 4 PM EST Saturday. The Winter
Storm Warning has been cancelled.

A major winter storm will continue to affect the Ohio Valley
overnight into Saturday. This storm will hit as a one two punch.
The initial punch today... followed by a brief lull in the snow
intensity this evening... before picking up in intensity again
overnight when strong low pressure will combine with an upper
level disturbance to bring a second round of heavy snow to the
region. Winds will gust up to 40 mph at times overnight. Before
the storm ends Saturday afternoon... you can expect 10 to 15 inches
of accumulation. The strong winds combined with snow and blowing
snow will cause extreme winter weather conditions. The snow and
blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero at times
causing whiteout... and blizzard conditions.

Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Conditions can deteriorate
rapidly in blizzard conditions.

Remember... a Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions
are imminent or highly likely.

Statement as of 8:19 PM EST on March 07, 2008

... A Blizzard Warning remains in effect through 4 PM Saturday...

Extreme winter weather conditions are expected to continue
overnight. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity through
the remainder of the evening. An additional 1 to 3 inches of snow
accumulation can be expected through 12 am. The snow and blowing
snow will reduce visibilities to near zero at times causing
whiteout and blizzard conditions overnight. Freezing rain or sleet
may briefly mix in with the snow this evening to the east of
Interstate 71.

Before the storm diminishes Saturday afternoon you can expect
total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches.

Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Conditions can
deteriorate rapidly in blizzard conditions.

Statement as of 8:02 PM EST on March 7, 2008

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 4 hours
for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended
to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn spotters
and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our
home Page at weather.Gov/iln

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
snowfall of
(inches) measurement

Ohio

... Adams County...
Seaman 3.0 730 PM 3/7

... Auglaize County...
Wapakoneta 2.0 720 PM 3/7 County garage

... Brown County...
Georgetown 3.0 500 PM 3/7 County garage

... Butler County...
Hamilton 5.5 541 PM 3/7 County garage
Trenton 3.5 606 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Champaign County...
Urbana 2.0 719 PM 3/7 County garage

... Clermont County...
Bethel 5.0 510 PM 3/7
Williamsburg 4.5 618 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Clinton County...
Port William 5.5 624 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Darke County...
Gettysburg 3.0 545 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Fairfield County...
Lancaster 5.0 422 PM 3/7 County garage

... Fayette County...
Washington Court 5.4 735 PM 3/7 coop report

... Franklin County...
Westerville 5.0 703 PM 3/7 County garage
Columbus 4.0 735 PM 3/7 at osu Campus

... Greene County...
Xenia 5.5 513 PM 3/7 County garage
Beavercreek 4.0 611 PM 3/7

... Hamilton County...
Sharonville 3.3 543 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow
Cincinnati 3.0 601 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Hardin County...
Kenton 3.0 700 PM 3/7 County garage

... Highland County...
Hillsboro 6.0 640 PM 3/7 County garage

... Licking County...
Brownsville 6.0 629 PM 3/7

... Logan County...
Zanesfield 2.2 520 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Madison County...
London 5.5 614 PM 3/7 County garage
Mount Sterling 5.0 550 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Montgomery County...
Miamisburg 4.5 510 PM 3/7 NWS employee
Miamisburg 4.0 420 PM 3/7 NWS employee
Brookville 3.5 552 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Preble County...
Eaton 1.5 645 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

... Ross County...
Chillicothe 5.0 711 PM 3/7 County garage

... Scioto County...
Lucasville 3.5 500 PM 3/7 Ema

... Union County...
Marysville 5.0 703 PM 3/7 County garage

... Warren County...
Mason 5.0 633 PM 3/7 blowing/drifting snow

Cincinnati

Cincinnati weather

Updated: 3:28 PM EST on March 7, 2008
Blizzard Warning in effect until 4 PM EST Saturday.

Tonight
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Additional snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.

Saturday
Snow in the morning...tapering off during the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Total accumulation 10 to 15 inches. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.

Statement as of 9:12 PM EST on March 07, 2008

... A Blizzard Warning remains in effect through 4 PM Saturday...

Extreme winter weather conditions are expected to continue
overnight. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity through
the remainder of the evening. Thundersnow will also be possible
for the next several hours... producing periods of heavy snow. An
additional 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation can be expected
through 1 am... with potential at locally higher amounts where
thundersnow occurs. The snow and blowing snow will reduce
visibilities to near zero at times causing whiteout and blizzard
conditions overnight. Freezing rain or sleet may briefly mix in
with the snow this evening to the east of Interstate
71... especially from Highland County northeast to Fairfield and
Licking counties.

Before the storm diminishes Saturday afternoon you can expect
total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches.

Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Conditions can
deteriorate rapidly in blizzard conditions.

Weather Links

Snowfall

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 6 hours
for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended
to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn spotters
and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our
home Page at weather.Gov/Cleveland

**********************12 hour snowfall**********************

Location 12 hour time/date comments
snowfall of
(inches) measurement

Ohio

... Ashtabula County...
dorsett 3w 8.0 755 PM 3/8
Saybrook 8.0 747 PM 3/8
Conneaut I-90 7.5 840 PM 3/8
Windsor 7.5 843 PM 3/8
Pierpont 2se 6.0 842 PM 3/8
Ashtabula 1sw 4.0 909 PM 3/8
Ashtabula 3.5 909 PM 3/8

... Crawford County...
New Washington 5s 8.1 753 PM 3/8

... Cuyahoga County...
Solon 11.0 927 PM 3/8
Euclid 10.0 752 PM 3/8
Lyndhurst 10.0 841 PM 3/8
Broadview hts 9.0 841 PM 3/8
Garfield hts 7.0 752 PM 3/8
Pepper Pike 7.0 744 PM 3/8
cle Airport 6.1 750 PM 3/8
Cleveland 6.0 731 PM 3/8
shaker hts 4.0 742 PM 3/8

... Erie County...
Vermilion 9.7 842 PM 3/8
Sandusky 6.0 755 PM 3/8

... Geauga County...
Thompson 5sw 10.5 748 PM 3/8
Chagrin Falls 10.0 746 PM 3/8
Hambden TWP. 9.1 739 PM 3/8
russel TWP 9.0 752 PM 3/8
Thompson 3s 8.0 927 PM 3/8
Chardon 7.5 745 PM 3/8
Claridon TWP 7.5 743 PM 3/8
Burton 7.0 840 PM 3/8
Middlefield 3se 3.6 757 PM 3/8

... Huron County...
New London 3nw 9.6 753 PM 3/8
Norwalk 7.0 757 PM 3/8

... Knox County...
Mt. Vernon 3n 2.0 844 PM 3/8

... Lake County...
Madison 10.0 753 PM 3/8
Madison 5 S 10.0 838 PM 3/8
Concord TWP 9.7 743 PM 3/8
Mentor 9.5 744 PM 3/8
Mentor 7.8 841 PM 3/8
Kirtland 7.5 928 PM 3/8
Willoughby 7.5 842 PM 3/8
Painesville 6.5 415 PM 3/8
Perry Township 5.0 749 PM 3/8
Concord TWP. 4.0 430 PM 3/8

... Lorain County...
Wellington 9.8 742 PM 3/8
Carlisle TWP 5.7 840 PM 3/8
N Ridgeville 4.1 917 PM 3/8

... Lucas County...
Maumee 2.5 754 PM 3/8
Toledo-pt place 2.2 739 PM 3/8
Toledo Airport 1.8 750 PM 3/8

... Mahoning County...
Austintown 2.8 920 PM 3/8

... Marion County...
Marion 9.1 754 PM 3/8

... Medina County...
Brunswick 6.2 843 PM 3/8
Medina 4.0 730 PM 3/8

... Portage County...
Hiram 6.5 915 PM 3/8
Ravenna 1e 6.0 752 PM 3/8
Mantua 4.0 741 PM 3/8

... Richland County...
mansfld Arpt 7.4 751 PM 3/8

... Sandusky County...
CLyde 3.0 743 PM 3/8
Oak Harbor 5s 3.0 916 PM 3/8
Fremont 2.0 743 PM 3/8

... Stark County...
Massillon 1.5 748 PM 3/8

... Summit County...
Richfield 12.5 844 PM 3/8
Twinsburg 10.0 839 PM 3/8
Tallmadge 2ne 7.0 741 PM 3/8
cak Airport 5.3 750 PM 3/8
green 4.7 748 PM 3/8
Tallmadge 4.1 839 PM 3/8

... Trumbull County...
Newton Falls 5.0 754 PM 3/8
yng Airport 2.6 751 PM 3/8
Warren 2.0 731 PM 3/8
Warren 2.0 844 PM 3/8

... Wayne County...
Doylestown 5.0 757 PM 3/8
Kidron 1n 3.7 927 PM 3/8
Wooster 3.2 747 PM 3/8
Wooster 7n 2.8 754 PM 3/8

Pennsylvania

... Crawford County...
Meadville 5w 5.0 910 PM 3/8
Meadville 4.0 843 PM 3/8
Linesville 2.5 746 PM 3/8
Titusville 2.5 842 PM 3/8

... Erie County...
Erie 10.0 629 PM 3/8
Franklin ctr 8.4 745 PM 3/8
northeast 7.5 844 PM 3/8
Erie Airport 7.2 750 PM 3/8
Waterford 7.2 755 PM 3/8
Millcreek TWP. 7.0 839 PM 3/8
Lake city 6.5 745 PM 3/8
Fairview 6.2 749 PM 3/8
Corry 4.8 838 PM 3/8
Erie 4.8 917 PM 3/8
Amity TWP 2.7 744 PM 3/8

**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
snowfall of
(inches) measurement

Ohio

... Cuyahoga County...
Lakewood 14.8 746 PM 3/8

... Lorain County...
Oberlin 11.3 751 PM 3/8

Pennsylvania

... Erie County...
Edinboro 12.0 922 PM 3/8

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
snowfall of
(inches) measurement

Ohio

... Ashtabula County...
Pierpont 2se 18.0 842 PM 3/8

... Cuyahoga County...
Broadview hts 21.0 841 PM 3/8

... Erie County...
Vermilion 18.1 842 PM 3/8
MacArthur Park 8.0 800 PM 3/8
MacArthur Park 8.0 122 PM 3/8

... Geauga County...
Claridon TWP 16.5 743 PM 3/8

... Lake County...
Mentor 1s lk 17.0 906 PM 3/8
Kirtland 14.5 928 PM 3/8

... Lorain County...
N Ridgeville 16.6 917 PM 3/8

... Lucas County...
Toledo-pt place 7.8 739 PM 3/8

... Summit County...
Richfield 24.2 844 PM 3/8
Twinsburg 18.0 839 PM 3/8

... Trumbull County...
Newton Falls 14.0 754 PM 3/8

... Wayne County...
Wooster 7n 13.5 754 PM 3/8

Pennsylvania

... Erie County...
Franklin ctr 14.1 745 PM 3/8

***********************snow on ground***********************

Location snow time/date comments
on ground of
(inches) measurement

Ohio

... Ashtabula County...
dorsett 3w 21.0 755 PM 3/8
Pierpont 2se 20.0 842 PM 3/8
Conneaut I-90 19.5 840 PM 3/8
Saybrook 18.0 747 PM 3/8
Ashtabula 1sw 16.0 909 PM 3/8
Windsor 14.0 843 PM 3/8
Ashtabula 10.5 909 PM 3/8

... Crawford County...
New Washington 5s 17.0 753 PM 3/8

... Cuyahoga County...
Solon 21.0 927 PM 3/8
Lyndhurst 17.3 841 PM 3/8
Broadview hts 17.0 841 PM 3/8
Euclid 17.0 752 PM 3/8
Lakewood 16.3 746 PM 3/8
Cleveland 16.0 731 PM 3/8
cle Airport 15.0 750 PM 3/8
Garfield hts 15.0 752 PM 3/8
Pepper Pike 15.0 744 PM 3/8
shaker hts 15.0 742 PM 3/8

... Erie County...
Vermilion 20.0 842 PM 3/8
Sandusky 12.0 755 PM 3/8

... Geauga County...
Thompson 5sw 27.0 748 PM 3/8
Chagrin Falls 22.0 746 PM 3/8
Thompson 3s 21.0 927 PM 3/8
Hambden TWP. 19.0 739 PM 3/8
Claridon TWP 17.0 743 PM 3/8
russel TWP 17.0 752 PM 3/8
Middlefield 3se 16.6 757 PM 3/8
Chardon 16.0 745 PM 3/8
Burton 13.0 840 PM 3/8

... Huron County...
New London 3nw 18.0 753 PM 3/8
Norwalk 12.0 757 PM 3/8

... Knox County...
Mt. Vernon 3n 15.0 844 PM 3/8

... Lake County...
Madison 18.0 753 PM 3/8
Madison 5 S 18.0 838 PM 3/8
Willoughby 18.0 842 PM 3/8
Mentor 17.0 744 PM 3/8
Mentor 1s lk 17.0 906 PM 3/8
Concord TWP 16.1 743 PM 3/8
Kirtland 15.5 928 PM 3/8
Concord TWP. 13.0 430 PM 3/8
Mentor 13.0 841 PM 3/8
Painesville 11.0 415 PM 3/8
Perry Township 10.5 749 PM 3/8

... Lorain County...
N Ridgeville 15.0 917 PM 3/8
Oberlin 15.0 751 PM 3/8
Wellington 15.0 742 PM 3/8
Carlisle TWP 10.0 840 PM 3/8

... Lucas County...
Toledo-pt place 10.0 739 PM 3/8
Maumee 8.0 754 PM 3/8
Toledo Airport 4.0 750 PM 3/8

... Mahoning County...
Austintown 8.0 920 PM 3/8

... Marion County...
Marion 12.6 754 PM 3/8

... Medina County...
Medina 14.0 730 PM 3/8
Brunswick 12.0 843 PM 3/8

... Portage County...
Hiram 16.5 915 PM 3/8
Ravenna 1e 16.0 752 PM 3/8

... Richland County...
mansfld Arpt 14.0 751 PM 3/8

... Sandusky County...
CLyde 10.0 743 PM 3/8
Fremont 10.0 743 PM 3/8
Oak Harbor 5s 7.5 916 PM 3/8

... Stark County...
Massillon 13.0 748 PM 3/8

... Summit County...
Richfield 22.0 844 PM 3/8
Twinsburg 18.0 839 PM 3/8
cak Airport 15.0 750 PM 3/8
green 12.0 748 PM 3/8
Tallmadge 12.0 839 PM 3/8
Tallmadge 2ne 12.0 741 PM 3/8

... Trumbull County...
Newton Falls 14.0 754 PM 3/8
Warren 10.0 731 PM 3/8
yng Airport 10.0 751 PM 3/8
Warren 8.5 844 PM 3/8

... Wayne County...
Wooster 15.0 747 PM 3/8
Doylestown 14.0 757 PM 3/8
Wooster 7n 14.0 754 PM 3/8
Kidron 1n 10.0 927 PM 3/8

Pennsylvania

... Crawford County...
Meadville 11.0 843 PM 3/8
Meadville 5w 11.0 910 PM 3/8
Titusville 11.0 842 PM 3/8
Linesville 10.0 746 PM 3/8

... Erie County...
Edinboro 25.0 922 PM 3/8
Erie 24.0 917 PM 3/8
northeast 21.0 844 PM 3/8
Erie 18.0 629 PM 3/8
Millcreek TWP. 16.0 839 PM 3/8
Waterford 15.3 755 PM 3/8
Corry 15.0 838 PM 3/8
Erie Airport 15.0 750 PM 3/8
Franklin ctr 15.0 745 PM 3/8
Lake city 13.0 745 PM 3/8
Fairview 12.1 749 PM 3/8
Amity TWP 8.0 744 PM 3/8

Media

Mar 9 Plain Dealer

The storm, which started Friday, belted Northeast Ohio with between 12 and 18 inches of snow. More than 20 inches fell in Columbus, shattering the capital's previous snow record from a single storm -- 15 inches in February 1910. Worse, 35 mph winds blew the snow, causing white-out conditions across the state, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

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Mar 9 Columbus Dispatch Blizzard 2008 :

An Abominable Snowman-size storm stomped through central Ohio yesterday, running cars aground, jamming truck stops and hotels with stranded visitors, and tethering residents in their homes while a record 20.4 inches of snow piled up. The previous mark for a single storm locally was 15.3 inches. That was set nearly a century ago, on Feb. 16-17, 1910. The snow that fell since midnight yesterday would have set the mark by itself. The 15.4 inches at Port Columbus set a new 24-hour mark, outdoing the 12.2 inches on April 4, 1987.

Dispatch blog postings

USA Today story

The U.S. winter of 2007-08 — which meteorologists classify as the months of December, January and February — will go down as the coldest since the winter of 2000-01, with a national average temperature of 33.2 degrees, NOAA reported Thursday. Yet, despite the chill, the winter was still slightly warmer than the 20th-century average of 33.0 degrees. However, it's the snowfall that may be the most memorable element of this winter.

AP story

A heavy winter storm walloped Ohio's capital city with more than 20 inches of snow, while blizzard conditions shut down highways and stranded air travelers across the state and parts of Indiana on Saturday. High winds whipped the snow into 3-foot-tall drifts in some places and cut visibility to less than a quarter mile, the National Weather Service said.

The storm, which rolled in Friday, dumped 20.4 inches of snow on Columbus, breaking the city's previous record of 15.3 inches set in February 1910, the weather service said. Cincinnati and Cleveland also received about a foot of snow. In Indiana, 14 inches of snow fell in Milan, which is about 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis, said the weather service said.

It was a continuation of the storm that on Friday piled up snow a foot deep in Arkansas and blacked out thousands of homes and businesses from that state to the Great Lakes. Louisville, Ky., and parts of Tennessee got up to a foot, while northern Mississippi got 5 to 7 inches of snow, the weather service said.
created by jr on Mar 07, 2008 at 09:28:51 am
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