Thursday, February 24, 2011

The latest storm

10 am update:

Snow will continue tapering off.  Winds will still gust over 30 mph into early afternoon.  Many of the advisories/warnings have expired or been cancelled, the remaining counties will see the winter storm warning end by 4 pm.

8:30 am update:

Western edge of the snow is now near the OH/IN border.  This will continue chugging eastward around 30 mph, so look for snow to taper off (west to east) over the next few hours.  Additional accumulations will not be too much, but winds will continue to blow and drift the snow through midday and early afternoon.

 

6 am Friday update:

Snow will be moderate to heavy at times, and taper off between 9 a.m. and noon.  Reports of thundersnow have occurred south of Findlay.  In thundersnow, 2-3" of accumulation per hour are possible.

The majority of the viewing area will have final accumulations in the 5-9" range.  There could be some spots in northern Hillsdale & Lenawee counties that get slightly less, and areas near & south of Findlay could exceed 10" in spots -- especially where the thundersnow occurs.

A winter storm warning continues for all of northwest Ohio, and a winter weather advisory continues for southern Michigan.

Winds will continue at 15-25 mph from the north with occasional gusts near or exceeding 35 mph.  This will cause blowing and drifting snow.  Winds will subside slightly by midday at 10-20 mph with higher gusts.  By late afternoon, winds will be in the 5-15 mph range, and then drop to near calm tonight.

Check out our news page at www.wtol.com for the latest closings, delays and snow emergency levels.