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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.

218 PM Temperatures

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

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.


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.


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

Great Weather to Start the Week


PLEASANT AFTERNOON : While it is a cool afternoon across the Findlay and Hancock County area, temperatures are very comfortable. Currently, the temperatures are in the middle to upper 60s. Fair weather cumulus clouds have developed as well. That is due to the daytime heating across the area.


RADAR CHECK : The afternoon weather radar shows no precipitation across the local area. In fact, not one drop of rain to be found on radar across the area.

QUIET NIGHT : A very pleasant, and quiet night, is in the forecast. High pressure that is currently anchored in the Central Appalachian Mountains is the reason. Temperatures tonight will be chilly one more time. Low temperatures are forecast to drop back into the middle 40s for tonight.

GREAT WEATHER STRETCH : The start to the work week will feature plenty of sunshine on Monday. That will last all the way through Thursday. High pressure to our east is forecast to remain anchored over the Carolinas. Temperatures during the day time are forecast to range from the middle 70s for highs on Monday, up to the middle 80s by Thursday. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to range from the lower 50s Monday Night to the lower and middle 60s Thursday Night.

NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN : Friday looks to bring the next chance for rainfall as a surface front is forecast to move through the area. Rain chances look to continue into most of next weekend. High temperatures are forecast to top out in the lower to middle 80s Friday-Sunday. Low temperatures are forecast to drop back into the lower and middle 60s Friday Night-Sunday Night.

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Look for the next Findlay Forecast Discussion sometime Monday afternoon or evening. Enjoy the rest of your evening!

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…


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.



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.


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!

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.

KIWX Radar 1

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.

12z 4k NAM:

12z 4k NAM Simulated Radar

12z NAM:

12z NAM Simulated Radar

12z Regional Canadian:


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


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.

KIWX Radar 1

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!

Saturday Evening Weather Summary – Northwest Ohio


This is the scene currently in downtown Findlay. A light, steady snow is now falling in Findlay, and across Northwest Ohio tonight. This will be round number one of the snowfall. This first round of snow will accumulate one to two inches. There will be a lull in the snowfall for much of the overnight hours. However…

12z NAM Simulated Radar

…Round number two will be rolling into Northwest Ohio during the morning hours on Sunday. As the case is tonight with the snow, tomorrow morning will be featuring light to moderate snowfall once again across Northwest Ohio. By the time we reach Sunday afternoon, the total snowfall across Northwest Ohio, on average, should range from two to four inches. There could be a spot or two that see around five inches of snow.

12z NAM Temperatures

By the time we get to Monday morning here in Northwest Ohio, it will be turning downright frigid once again. Low temperatures could easily bottom out to around zero degrees. Some spots could even dip below zero on Monday morning. Keep in tune with Weather or Knot for the latest weather information for Findlay and Northwest Ohio.

A Closer Look at the Severe Weather Potential Thursday in the Mid-South…

The Storm Prediction Center has been hinting for the past several days that parts of the mid-south are at risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday. Let’s take at some of the components.

12z GFS hr 108 500mb Voricity

#1: Vorticity: Note the Vorticity in the central plains. Note the backwards tilt to it. This is known as a negative tilted trough. This represents the chance for severe storms to the south and east of the Vort Max in this instance. This would include parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  This is one component.

12z GFS hr 108 850mb winds

12z GFS hr 108 500mb Winds

#2: Wind: These are the wind speeds and direction generally above ground level. Note the 850mb winds (closest to the surface, above 5,000 feet) that are peaking at nearly 80 knots in West Alabama. Take note the wind speed and direction as well on the 500mb winds (about 18,000 feet). On this 500mb wind map, you are getting winds at 60-70 knots, but at a dramatically difference direction. The 850 mb winds are from the south. The 500 mb winds are from the west. As a result, it is very easy to see that the wind is changing with wind direction and height.

12z GFS hr 108 sfc-925 mb Bulk Shear

#3: Speed Shear: The surface to 925 mb shear (roughly 2,500 feet above ground level) on the 12z GFS here is showing shear at this level around 45-50 knots. This is more than supportive for supercell storms that could spawn tornadoes.

12z GFS hr 108 Jackson MS Hodograph

#4: Hodograph: This is the 12z GFS hodograph valid at 6pm cst Thursday evening very close to Jackson, Mississippi. Note how the hodograph is in circular fashion. This depicts the best potential for supercell thunderstorms with an attendant tornado threat.

Stay with Weather or Knot for the latest weather information.

Rain is on the Way… #ARwx #LAwx #MSwx #MOwx #TNwx #TXwx


The storm center that will be affecting the US this week will end up dumping alot of rain. The areas that are in line for the heaviest rainfall will be essentially on a line from Waco, Texas up to the Missouri bootheel. This will help with the drought situation down in Texas. There is also the potential of some severe weather down in southern and eastern Texas this week.

Stay with Weather or Knot for the latest weather information.

Sunday Morning Weather Recap… #INwx #MIwx #OHwx January 5

SATELLITE: This morning’s infrared satellite map is showing plenty of cloud cover across the Lower Great Lakes region. This has resulted in temperatures staying fairly steady from last night until the morning. Temperatures have been hovering right above freezing for much of last night, and into this morning. The result has been the snowpack starting to melt. With warmer temperatures being forecasted for the next five to seven days, you can say goodbye to the snow on the ground.

Jan 5 AM Surface Map

SURFACE MAP: It is a very quiet surface map here on this early Sunday morning across the region. Not much weather happening around the Great Lakes this morning. The weather pattern will start to get active once again by next weekend. We will go into those particular details later on here in this blog entry.

7 Day Precip Total January 5

RAINFALL FORECAST: A wet seven day period lies ahead. Precipitation amounts across the Lower Great Lakes Region should range from one to 1.75 inches in the next seven days. Most of this precipitation will be in the form of rain.


PLENTY OF WIND: I thought I share this with you. The storm center for next week will feature very strong winds at about 18,000 feet off the ground. Winds in excess of 120-130 mph at that particular level. That is one indicator that this storm has the potential of being a storm to be contended with.


WARM-UP ON THE WAY: As advertised, plenty of warm air will be flowing into the region as well. Normally one does not see lower to middle 50s at this particular time of the year. However, it looks like that will be the case next weekend across the region.

Stay with Weather or Knot for the latest weather information. Have a great Sunday!

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