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Dialing It Up #NWOhioWx #Wx #OHwx

218 PM Radar Satelitte

The regional radar and satellite view this afternoon shows a very nice setup across Northwest Ohio. Skies are generally partly cloudy, with the cloud cover increasing some due to the heating of the day.

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As a result, temperatures are responding quite well. For the most part, temperatures this hour are in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Expect the temperatures to rise a few more degrees before evening.

Mainly clear skies are forecast for tonight, with low temperatures dropping back into the lower 50s. Mother’s Day tomorrow and Monday are simply looking sensational. Plenty of sunshine, along with high temperatures rising into the middle 70s.

Temperatures will continue to go up as we head into the first part of next week. High temperatures in the 80s are not out of the question. This will be especially true heading into Tuesday & Wednesday.

There will be scattered chances for showers and thunderstorms through portions of next week. The rainfall amounts are forecast not to add up to much. Generally 1/4″ to 1/2″ of rain is forecast during the next seven days. As a side note, while it should remain fairly calm here, the Central and Southern Plains could easily heat up, in terms of the severe weather potential. That is where the most rainfall forecast will be focused.

Stay tuned to the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog for the latest on all things weather.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

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More Like Fall Than Spring #NWOhioWx #Wx #OHwx

While it is rather cool this hour, there is brilliant blue sky & plenty of sunshine. Temperatures late this afternoon range from the lower to middle 50s. Numerous frost advisories and freeze warnings are currently in effect for tonight. With the sky clearing out, along the wind becoming light & variable, temperatures will fall to near/below freezing before sunrise Monday. Upper 20s to lower 30s are forecast for tonight.

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Another piece of good news is that the flood waters from this past weekend are receding. The Blanchard River at Findlay crested yesterday afternoon over a foot over flood stage. Usual spots along the Blanchard are still flooded. Those flood waters will recede as well through the next day or two.

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Another part of the weather puzzle this week will be the temperatures. They will be running near to below normal through this entire week. At times this week it will be feeling more like Fall than Spring. There will be many opportunities this week for frost, as is the risk for tonight.

Another factor this upcoming week is that of the amount of rainfall forecast. Total precipitation for the next seven days will average only around 0.50″-0.75″. That is a far different story than this past weekend.

Stay with the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog for the latest on all things weather in Northwest Ohio.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Storm Filled Weekend Ahead #NWOhioWx #OHwx #Wx

604 PM EDT Weather Radar & Satellite

Yesterday was an early taste of Summer, with high temperatures in the middle 80s. Today is a much different story. Temperatures have fallen back into the 50s and lower 60s. Wind direction has switched from south to west. In the short term, that is pulling in cooler air.

The weather should remain fairly quiet through the rest of tonight, along with much of the day on Friday. For Friday Night and into the weekend…

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That will offer chances for showers/thunderstorms. There is some risk of severe thunderstorms Friday Night, with attendant risk of large hail. In this time period, the storms are forecast to be elevated. Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple rounds of showers/thunderstorms. The risk for some flooding is on the table as well.

Heading into next week, temperatures will return to being below normal. While there will be more tastes of Summer, some periods of cooler weather are still forecast. Stay with the Northwest Ohio Blog for the latest on the ever evolving weather.

Severe Weather Risk Tuesday

 

Relatively Warm:  For this time of year, it is a very pleasant Sunday afternoon in Northwest Ohio. The wind outside today will definitely get your attention, at 10-20 MPH with higher gusts. Tonight will feature dry weather, with low temperatures dropping into the middle 20s.

The continued push of warmer air is forecast to continue into Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures by Tuesday are forecast to be well into the 50s, with the outside chance of a few locations approaching 60°.

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SEVERE WEATHER RISK TUESDAY: A strong area of low pressure is forecast to develop Monday Night and Tuesday in the Lower Great Lakes. That will bring a strong cold front through Northwest Ohio. While the severe weather risk for Tuesday is not as high as down by Dayton and Cincinnati, a few severe thunderstorms can not be ruled out across the region either.

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Coverage of the showers and thunderstorms will increase through the day Tuesday. The main severe weather risk will be from damaging straight line winds. A few reports of large hail is not out of the question either.

EXTENDED: After the low pressure area moves away from Northwest Ohio, colder air will begin to move in. Colder air will be moving in from Wednesday through Friday. Another push of warmer air is possible next weekend. Scattered rain and snow chances are noted through next weekend. 

Stay tuned on the developing severe weather risk for Tuesday here on the Blog…

Cold Night Ahead For Northwest Ohio #OHwx

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COLD AND CLEAR: It is a seasonably chilly early Friday evening across Northwest Ohio. Temperatures are running in the middle to upper 20s.

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Skies are clearing out this evening across Northwest Ohio. There is still some snow cover shown here on the visible satellite over Southern Lower Michigan. A clean scan on weather radar is noted as well this hour. Temperatures are forecast to drop steadily tonight as the sky will remain mainly clear. Low temperatures are forecast to drop into the lower and middle teens before Sunrise on Saturday.

WARMING UP THIS WEEKEND: A push of warmer air will be making its move across Northwest Ohio this weekend, and into early next week. This weekend will be featuring temperatures that will be somewhat above normal. High temperatures in the middle 30s to lower 40s are possible by Sunday and Monday.

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A surge of warm air is forecast to move into Northwest Ohio by Tuesday Morning/Afternoon. That will be in response to a deepening area of low pressure centered around the Chicago area. The warm temperatures should keep most of the precipitation in the form of rain. By Wednesday, most of the precipitation for the most part will transition to snow. It is too early to determine if any accumulation of the snow is possible. Stay tuned.

By the end of next week, high pressure will begin to move back into Northwest Ohio. That will provide quiet weather and much colder temperatures.

You can find us on Facebook at “Northwest Ohio Weather and Photography”. Stay tuned for updates through the weekend.

Storms for Wednesday #Findlay #OHwx #Ohio

The weather across the Findlay area today featured plenty of sunshine, along with seasonably warm temperatures for August. Temperatures currently in the Findlay area are in the lower to middle 80s. It is humid due in part to the wind being from the south…

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SATELLITE CHECK: Looking at this evening’s visible satellite, skies are mainly clear across the Findlay area and Hancock County. Cloud cover will begin to move in from the west tonight. This will be due in part to showers and thunderstorms that are currently in progress across much of Illinois.

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RADAR CHECK: Not much occurring on weather radar tonight across the Findlay Area…

TONIGHT’S FORECAST: For the remainder of tonight, an increase in the cloud cover is in the forecast. Temperatures will be warm. Plus, it will be humid as well. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to drop back into the middle and upper 60s.

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SEVERE POTENTIAL FOR WEDNESDAY: Wednesday will be featuring warmth and humidity levels that are fairly high. A strong low pressure area is forecast to move across the Northern Great Lakes through the day will bring chances for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday Night. As of right now, the Findlay and Hancock County area are only included in the marginal risk for severe weather, as defined on this afternoon’s Day 2 outlook from the Storm Prediction Center. However, given the strengthening of the low pressure area, along with some clearing of the skies occurring during the day, that will in part increase the severe thunderstorm risk. Do not be surprising if our area is included in a Slight Risk for Wednesday. 

There is the potential for two rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday Night. The first round looks to be occurring during the late afternoon and early evening. Round number two looks to happen overnight with the passage of the strong cold front. As of now, the primary severe weather hazard looks to be from damaging straight-line winds. However, a tornado or two can not be ruled out either. 

Before the thunderstorms Wednesday, the temperatures will be rising into the lower and middle 80s for highs. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to fall back into the lower and middle 60s. The frontal passage, as of now, looks to occur shortly after sunrise on Thursday. As a result, cooler and drier air will be moving in.

REMAINDER OF WORK WEEK: From Thursday through Friday afternoon, high pressure will be moving into the area. That will relax the weather quite a bit. Plentiful amounts of sunshine can be expected during the daytime on Thursday and Friday. Clear skies are in the forecast for Thursday Night and Friday Night. High temperatures Thursday will feel Fall like, in the lower to middle 70s. Friday’s high temperatures will be a bit warmer, with middle 70s expected. Low temperatures Thursday Night and Friday Night are forecast to drop back into the lower and middle 50s.

THE WEEKEND, AND INTO NEXT WEEK: Fantastic weather can be expected for the upcoming weekend. Plenty of sunshine during the day, along with comfortable temperatures. High temperatures are forecast to top out in the middle to upper 70s. Saturday Night will feature mainly clear skies, with low temperatures falling back into the lower and middle 50s. Sunday night will feature a cold front passing through the region. That will offer low end chances (30 percent) for showers and thunderstorms. The start of next week will feature another high pressure area moving in. That will bring in another push of cooler and drier air. Once again, high temperatures the beginning of next week will be dropping back into the middle 70s.

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Look for the next weather update Wednesday Afternoon or Evening. Have a good rest of the evening!

The Weather Year So Far in Pictures for 2015…

I have not posted here on Weather or Knot in sometime. However, that will change. For instance here… I will be describing the weather with some weather pictures I have taken so far in 2015. Here we go…

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We start here back in January. This view was captured on January 14th. It was a bone-chilling cold morning across Northwest Ohio. The temperatures that morning dropped to around zero degrees. This may look like snow has fallen. However, skies were crystal clear. When that happened, everything outside was coated in white. This weather feature is known as Hoarfrost. It was quite the scene that cold January morning.

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Next we go to February 28th, the last day of the month. Spring was nearing. However, this view from here in downtown Findlay shows that accumulating snow can happen, even though it was getting late in the Winter season across Northwest Ohio.

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The next stop along the weather road so far this year is on March 16thSome clearing in the skies was underway right as sunset on this day approached. The leaves had not started to grow on the trees at this particular point. That provided this gorgeous background for a bright orange sunset, along with some blue sky as well.

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We now move along to April 13th. This particular point of the year is when storm-filled skies begin to make their presence known across Northwest Ohio. This cloud formation is known as a shelf cloud. It displays the leading edge of thunderstorms moving in. This was a sign that the storm season was just getting underway.

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These scenes were captured on May 26thThe first picture was captured when severe thunderstorms were beginning to move through the Findlay area. Winds at the Findlay Airport were measured up to 71 MPH on this day. From scary skies in the first picture, to the sunset, shown here, captured a couple of hours afterwards. May is typically one of the more active severe weather months out of the calendar year across Northwest Ohio.

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Findlay is known for one weather feature that most of the people that live here seen way too often. This was captured in downtown on June 17th.  The Blanchard River was in flood here downtown at the time this scene was captured. While this flood was not as bad as previous flood events in the last one hundred years, it is a reminder of the potential of this weather hazard.

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Summer is moving right along. However, so are thunderstorms during this time of year. This view was captured in downtown Findlay on July 29thStorms were moving in to the Findlay area on this day. As noted earlier, while this shelf cloud looks ominous, not much in the way of severe weather occurred with this storm. 

These pictures I shared with you here goes to show the wide variety of weather that can occur year round here in this portion of Ohio. I will be posting more here on the Weather or Knot blog in the coming days and weeks.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 467
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
235 PM EDT TUE AUG 19 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST INDIANA
SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
EXTREME NORTHWEST OHIO
LAKE ERIE

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL
900 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH
SOUTHWEST OF SOUTH BEND INDIANA TO 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
DETROIT MICHIGAN. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

&&

DISCUSSION…A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN THIS
AFTERNOON WHILE MOVING EWD INTO A MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT.
MLCAPE OF 1500-2000 J/KG AND 30-35 KT MIDLEVEL FLOW WILL SUPPORT THE
RISK FOR A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS AND ISOLATED LARGE HAIL WITH LINE
SEGMENTS AND MULTICELL CLUSTERS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING.

Sunday Evening Weather Summary for Northwest Ohio #OHwx

657pm Regional Radar

Regional radar this Sunday evening painting a quiet picture across Northwest Ohio. The rest of this Sunday night should remain mainly precipitation free.

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Some high cloud cover is starting to move in this evening across Northwest Ohio. Temperatures will be remaining in the upper teens to the lower 20s tonight.

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We will be seeing the chances for snow showers to be moving across Northern Ohio come later tomorrow afternoon. The snow will be lasting through the evening hours. The snow should remain light to occasionally moderate. However, there could be an isolated burst of heavy snow. By the time this Alberta Clipper exits Northwest Ohio late tomorrow night, snowfall amounts on average should range from two to five inches. There could be a brief period of sleet/freezing rain as well. Be sure to take extra care on the roads as you go out and about tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night.

Cold Start to the Day, Plentiful Sunshine Though #Findlay #Ohio

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DEEP SNOW PACK: A deep snow pack is still in place here in Findlay and across Northwest Ohio. The morning visible satellite picture picks up on this very well. Even with the snow pack being shown here, there is plentiful sunshine across the city and the region as well. High temperatures today will reach the middle teens with sunshine staying out in full force. Another frigid night is ahead for the Findlay area, as well as Northwest Ohio. With skies remaining mainly clear, the temperatures once again will be dropping down to around zero.

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RADAR PICTURE: We have a clear scan on weather radar this morning across Northwest Ohio. A few spots in the region (including Findlay) are still hovering around zero degrees here at this hour. The next chance for light snowfall currently appears to be on Friday. However, it does not look like that the amount of snowfall being forecasted will not be significant. We will keep you updated here at Weather or Knot with the latest weather information. Have a great Tuesday!

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