Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Groundhog has lied. What should his punishment be?
Liar, Liar, Groundhog on Fire. *Sigh* We posted that simple comment on the Avon-Avon Lake Facebook page March 22 and it got more than 20 likes and a few comments including: “Phil is going to become groundhog stew!” Another commenter accurately stated that Phil was “Indicted by Butler County, Ohio” which is seeking the death penalty for the "unspecified felony." (Sidenote to PETA: All comments were made in good fun. There are no plans to initiate an ordinance to cull the groundhog. Alternate sidenote: Pennsylvania, beware of Ohio. We're watching you.) This was after Phil predicted on Feb. 2 that spring was imminent. The fact is, March is ending soon and while we got the lion, the lamb is still in hiding. Spring arrived on schedule March 20…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The National Weather Service issues a wind chill advisory; snow warning continues
Extremely cold weather is settling into Northeast Ohio and staying for several days. The National Weather Service on Tuesday night issued a Winter Weather Message warning of snow, gusty winds and extremely cold temperatures. Through Wednesday morning, accumulations on the west side of Cleveland are expected to be less than one inch. If you're traveling to the east side in the morning, expect possible commuter issues: they are expecting four to eight inches of snow overnight, with temperatures ranging from 2 degrees to 10 degrees above zero. Winds are from the west at 10 mph to 15 mph, with gusts of up to 25 mph. Wind chill is expected to drop to 15 below zero. The National Weather Service warns that driving may be very slow, impossible or …
Monday, March 5, 2012
A little blast of winter to start the week
In spite of the quiet weather this winter, it is still, in fact, winter. We're getting a reminder of that on Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through noon on Monday. One to three inches of snow is expected to fall in the morning, with heavier bursts of snow. The snow could make roads slippery, so drive carefully. After the snow tapers off Monday afternoon, temperatures will remain in the 20s. We warm back up again on Tuesday, as the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 50 degrees. High temperatures are expected to remain in the 40s and 50s through the week.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gusts could reach 55 miles an hour
Hang onto your hats today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of northeast Ohio from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. Friday. Winds will be from the southwest between 20 to 30 miles an hour. Gusts up to 55 miles an hour are predicted. That could lead to downed tree limbs and power lines. After morning fog and light rain, the forecast calls for rain and possible snow showers in the afternoon with a high of 42 degrees. Thunder is also possible. There could be snow to clear off your driveway on Saturday morning. As temperatures drop to near 30 Friday night, rain will give way to snow showers. A slushy accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is in the forecast. A bit more snow is possible Saturday as the wind remains strong and the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
A snowy Saturday in the forecast
Updated at 1:18 p.m. That nice, not-cold, not-snowy weather was nice while it lasted. We're going back to more traditional winter weather starting Friday night. A winter weather advisory has been issued for Lorain County through 4 p.m. Saturday. The forecast calls for snow into Saturday, with at least another 2 to 4 inches expected to fall Saturday afternoon. Eastern Lorain County (hello, Avon!) could see higher amounts. It will also be cold Saturday with a high temperature of 24 degrees, and windy with northwest winds between 20 to 25 miles per hour gusting to 40 mph. Blowing and drifting snow will make driving hazardous, as roads could be snow-covered and visibility could be less than a quarter-mile. With winds from the northwest, there…
Friday, January 20, 2012
Winter weather advisory in effect
Keep those shovels handy, Avon. You'll be needing them soon. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of northern Ohio through 6 a.m. Saturday, with 4 to 6 inches of snow in the forecast. According to the advisory, low pressure will move up the Ohio River Valley late Friday and Friday night. Snow will spread west to east, with moderate to heavy snow expected Friday night, as much as an inch per hour. After the snow ends, the forecast calls for a quiet but cloudy weekend. It will be cold on Saturday, with a high of 28 degrees. Sunday will be warmer, with a high of 43. Rain is forecast for Monday, with a high of 47.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Service Department Foreman Ed Moran said the city is at its salt capacity of 1,000 tons.
Avon Lake is good on salt, which is a good thing with winter weather here to stay for a few months. Ed Moran, foreman in the Avon Lake Service Department, said the city currently has all the road salt it can keep at once. “Currently, we’re at 1,000-ton capacity,” he said. That may sound like a lot, but on Saturday alone, Moran said the city dropped more than 250 tons of salt on the streets when snowfall forecasted to be no more than a dusting turned into four inches. “We kind of just have to take it as it comes,” he said. “But we’re back up to capacity again, and ready for more.” Last year, Moran said the city used between 3,200 and 3,400 tons of salt on the city’s 190 lane miles of roads, which was in line with the winter before. “We’ve …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Another two to four inches possible Friday night
Friday afternoon saw a break in the snowfall in Avon. But it's not for long, Residents woke up to a couple of inches on the ground, and strong winds creating blowing and drifting snow. Morning commutes into Cleveland were slow, as some groused on Facebook and Twitter. You can check on road conditions at our Traffic & Gas Page, which has the latest road conditions and traffic reports, as well as gas prices. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Friday for Lorain County. Neighboring Cuyahoga County is under a Winter Storm Warning until 4 p.m. Saturday. After the afternoon snow lull, lake effect snow is expected throughout the area Friday night. The forecast for Avon calls for two to four inches possible overnight.
What's going on this weekend?
There might be some shoveling in your plans, as Avon is under a Winter Weather Advisory on Friday and may get up to six inches of snow. Avon High's boys and girls basketball teams host Midview this weekend. The boys play at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the girls at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3 to each game. Want to see a show, but not into what's playing at the movies? Go see the Broadway classic, "The Fantasticks," at TrueNorth Cultural Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Want more theater? Then go to Clague Playhouse in Westlake for "See Rock City." If you need a jump-start for your "I'm going to exercise more" New Year's resolution, Avon Branch Library is hosting a free Zumba class at 12:15 Saturday.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Be careful on roads Thursday evening
Updated 3:49 p.m. After a stretch of warmer, snow-free weather, Avon is heading back to reality later Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lorain County. Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties are under a Winter Storm Warning. A strong cold front will move across the area on Thursday. That means rain will be changing over to snow in the evening. Falling temperatures also mean wet roads could begin to freeze, especially on bridges. Temperatures will fall to a low of around 26 Thursday night, and two to four inches of snow is expected overnight. Avon could get one to two inches of snow on Friday, as the high temperature will only be 28 degrees. Wind will be an issue, blowing between 25 and 35 miles an …