May 4, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
57°F
 

Mother Nature wins again: Indians vs. White Sox rained out

CHICAGO — The early season postponements keep piling up for the Cleveland Indians. Rain was the reason Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday was postponed. Rain fell during the morning and was forecast for the rest of the day. Temperatures were in the 40s. The Indians have been postponed three times in Read More…

Storms blow through Midwest, East Coast, with snow and tornadoes

WAVERLY, Va. — Storm systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast — killing four in Virginia — heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after tornadoes damaged Read More…

Three teens injured, one critical in Pitts Road crash

BRIGHTON TWP. — A weather-related car crash sent three juveniles to the hospital Saturday evening. Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Lister said five juveniles from Wellington were in a 2001 Dodge Durango driven by Michael Collins when the vehicle went off the road on Pitts Road about 6:30 p.m. and hit a tree. The passengers Read More…

Counties contend with first major snowfall

So much for our mild winter. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance Wednesday night and into Thursday — an unofficial total of 3.8 inches of snow was dumped on Northeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be hazardous the next few days. Wind chill advisories or warnings could be issued today and Read More…

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…