February 6, 2016


Warmest December means salt to spare


At this point, many people might be dreading a white Easter since Mother Nature eschewed a white Christmas this year. Average temperatures for December are usually lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, but with two days left, the Cleveland area is set to have the warmest December on record, with average temperatures Read More…

Storm brings twisters, floods — and it’s not over yet

GARLAND, Texas — As residents of North Texas surveyed the destruction from deadly weekend tornadoes, the storm system that spawned the twisters brought winter storm woes to the Midwest on Monday and amplified flooding that’s blamed for more than a dozen deaths. At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in the tornadoes that Read More…

It came upon a midnight clear (and warm): Weather patterns lead to spring-like temperatures for Christmas

SEATTLE — Astrid Rau just baked 16 kinds of Christmas cookies, including a batch in the shape of snowflakes. But she’s nevertheless having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, thanks to forecasts that have the temperature in her hometown of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, hitting 72 degrees on Thursday. “I associate cold with Christmas,” the 55-year-old says. Read More…

Some of your photos from last night’s storm


Staff photographer and itinerant storm chaser Bruce Bishop shared some of his photos from last night on our Facebook page. Not to be outdone, readers shared more. Here are a gallery of those photos. If you’d like to share yours on our Facebook page, please do so here.

Microburst flattens corn in LaGrange field


LAGRANGE — The unusual-looking flattened corn along state Route 301 was not the result of the extraordinary landing of an alien craft. But Mother Nature is often just as extraordinary, as LaGrange farmer Dean Forbush will attest. Forbush, 53, has farmed land near Route 301 and Biggs Road since 1974, and he’s seen some strange Read More…

Flash flood watch through day for Lorain County

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for 26 counties in Ohio, including Lorain County, until 11 p.m. tonight. The watch — which means conditions are favorable for a flood — comes as thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon and evening, with more than two inches of rain expected in Read More…

Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. today

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for large parts of Northern, Central and Western Ohio until 9 p.m. The watch, encompassing 65 of Ohio’s 88 counties, means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. Storms were reported to be moving into Northwest Ohio around 1 p.m. and will make their way east Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.


GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding


For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 8

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Conservatives win in surprise British election The Conservative Party sweeps to power in elections, a victory that returns Cameron to a stronger position than before and sees three other party leaders resign. 2. Ambassadors killed in Pakistan Read More…