With virtually every meteorologist noting the approach of one nasty storm in the form of a bent
of a Polar Vortex, NE Ohio will experience a dramatic shift in the weather from Tuesday
to Wednesday. Highs will got from the 60s on Monday and Tuesday into the 30s for the rest
of the week with wind chill possibly being in the mid-teens along with lake-effect
Here is the official National Weather Service's Hazardous Weather Outlook for
both northwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. COLD AIR WILL BE POURING INTO THE REGION STARTING LATE TUESDAY NIGHT BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW AND THE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AIR GOING OVER THE RELATIVELY WARM LAKE WILL BE HIGH. HOWEVER...DETAILS ON WHICH AREAS WILL GET SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS IN QUESTION AS THE WIND DIRECTION WILL BE VARIABLE AND THE MOISTURE IS SOMEWHAT LIMITED. LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED.
By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn