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Sunday January 20th

A few days ago, two officers from the afternoon shift noticed some kids starting a snowball fight outside. So, they decided to join in on the fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday January 20th

Deimling Road at Crossroads Parkway @ 12:53 AM. High winds are causing drifting of snow, especially in open/rural areas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday January 19th

The law, Ohio Revised Code section 4513.03 , requires drivers on Ohio roads to turn on their headlights whenever their wipers are in use due to precipitation on the windshield. ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday January 19th

If you don’t need to drive during the storm, please don’t.
All vehicles must be moved from the roadway every 24 hours if parked on the street.
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Friday January 18th

WEEKEND WEATHER UPDATE
ICE AND SNOW-TAKE IT SLOW / CHECK ON FAMILY-FRIENDS-NEIGHBORS AND PETS
Friday, January 18, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Good afternoon,

EMA has just completed a webinar with the NWS Cleveland office. Although confidence is now high on the overall impact of this weekend’s storm, exact snowfall amounts still have a little question in the forecast. The forecasted storm track has moved just slightly further south than yesterday. Details are as follows:

SNOW AMOUNTS:
In general, Wood County will see an average of 4” of snowfall. Some uncertainty remains so total accumulations could be 1” to 2” more or even 1” less than the general 4” forecasted. Southern, especially southeastern Wood County will have the best chance to see a little more than 4” of snowfall.
TIMING:

Timing has also changed since last night. Some areas along or north of the Turnpike may see some light snow in the very early morning hours, but most of Wood County will not see snowfall until mid to late morning on Saturday. Forecast models now indicate that snow should move out of the Wood County area by midnight Saturday night.
WINDS:

Winds will start to increase Saturday morning and become strongest in the late afternoon and evening of Saturday into the overnight hours and Sunday morning. Winds will be from the northeast most of the time at 15-25 mph. There will be wind gusts 30-40 mph at times especially Saturday evening and into the overnight hours. Winds will start to subside late Sunday afternoon and into the evening, but will still be breezy.
IMPACTS:

Traveling difficulty will increase throughout the afternoon on Saturday. The evening hours are likely to have the most difficult travel conditions due to increasing winds. Travel will also remain difficult on Sunday as snow continues to be blown around by gusty winds. Winds may also cause sporadic power outages, so be prepared to deal with these issues should they occur. Dangerous cold air will move into the area for Sunday into Monday with Monday morning wind chills around -20 degrees F. Please check on family, friends, neighbors, and pets with this dangerous cold settling into the area.

A Winter Storm WATCH is in effect for Saturday. A Winter Storm WARNING has been issued just to our south and southeast as they will be receiving more snow than Wood County. The NWS will evaluate the forecast again late tonight to decide if Wood and Lucas Counties are to go under a Winter Storm WARNING or a Winter Weather ADVISORY. A warning is an indicator of at least 6” of snowfall, so if a warning is issued, expected snow totals will be up from the current 4” predicted.

From EMA, have a SAFE weekend and don’t venture out unless you absolutely have to. Let the plow drivers do their job to get our roads clear. If you have to venture out, remember ICE AND SNOW…TAKE IT SLOW!

Sincerely,

BRADLEY J. GILBERT, O.C.E.M.
EMA DIRECTOR
WOOD COUNTY, OHIO
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Thursday January 17th

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Thursday January 17th

WEATHER UPDATE 1/19/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Good afternoon,

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm WATCH for Wood County effective 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning through midnight. Based upon the forecasted snow totals for this storm, it is likely that this watch will be upgraded to a warning (for Saturday) sometime late on Friday. A new development in the forecast models today show that an upper level low pressure will develop just north of the developing low pressure (storm system) at the surface which will expand the coverage of snow (on the northeast side of the surface storm system) and bring snow into the area earlier than expected.

Light snow could begin as early as very late Friday night. Snow would be fairly light in the overnight hours but will increase in intensity through the morning hours of Saturday. The heaviest snowfall rates will be in the afternoon and early evening hours of Saturday. Storm total accumulations still appear to be in the 4”-8” range with the higher range (6”-8”) being more likely to the southern part of the county. Winds will steadily increase throughout Saturday with gusts Saturday evening and Sunday morning in the 35 mph range with an occasional 40 mph possible at times. Blowing and drifting snow will remain an issue most of Sunday. Dangerous cold air will also settle into the area on Sunday and overnight into Monday with low temperatures around -8 to -10 degrees and dangerous wind chills.

The last update for this storm will be emailed out Friday afternoon and we should have solid forecast information at that time. We will also detail the forecasted winds in tomorrow’s email.

Sincerely,

BRADLEY J. GILBERT, O.C.E.M.
EMA DIRECTOR
WOOD COUNTY, OHIO
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Wednesday January 16th

WEATHER UPDATE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:00 p.m.



Good afternoon,



The storm system moving through the area on Thursday is now trending down towards 1”-2”. In some areas especially in Northern Wood County, areas may see less than 1” of snow on Thursday.

Forecast models today are now trending towards moving the storm track (and heaviest snow band) for Saturday slightly south. Again, the forecast models will not start providing high confidence storm track data until Thursday, so there is still a chance of a different storm track. With the slight move southward in the storm track trend today, Wood County is in the 4”-6” snowfall range with the lower amount to the north and higher amount to the south. Please keep in mind that strong winds will be a big component of the weekend storm that will cause traveling difficulties both Saturday and Sunday. We should start having high confidence storm track data by early Thursday afternoon for this storm system.

Polar air moves into the area on Sunday and into Monday. Overnight lows on Sunday into Monday will be 8 to 10 degrees below zero with highs in the mid teens both days.

We are now tracking another storm system that could have accumulating snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. We will provide another email of updated information Thursday afternoon.

Sincerely,

BRADLEY J. GILBERT, O.C.E.M.

EMA DIRECTOR

WOOD COUNTY, OHIO
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Saturday January 12th

Yes, the snow is finally here! We are expecting at least 1-2" of snow this evening. Be cautious as you travel on the roadways. Please, remember to be a good neighbor and shovel your sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall. We're here if you need us!
#RPD #DriveSafe #DontEatTheSnow
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