Category: Weather

Weather by Joshua Steiner

Summertime Is Peak Time For Thunder And Lightning Storms

In an annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service (NWS), the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is promoting June 18-24 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to know what to do before, during and after thunderstorms, and to practice severe weather safety and preparedness throughout the summer. Summer begins on…

Rain, Rain and Flooding!

Starting around May 19 rain came pouring down from the heavens. The fields were drenched and the ditches and creeks began to fill. So much so that the rivers couldn’t move the volume of water fast enough to accommodate all the rain that continued to fall. Areas around Payne to Paulding along the Flatrock Creek…

Area Flooding Issues Exacerbated By Recent Heavy Rains

By: Josh Steiner After an already excessively wet May, the area continued to see heavy rainfall this week, with many areas from Fort Wayne, Van Wert, Decatur, southern Paulding County and others picking up at least several inches of rain. In fact, at the Fort Wayne International Airport, rainfall totals for the month exceed nine…

More Flash Flooding From Sunday Heavy Rains

The Villages of Oakwood and Melrose in Paulding County, Ohio suffered Flash Flooding Sunday evening, following isolated heavy rains the produced over 4 inches of rain in a short period of time. St. 66 and St. 613 were both closed for a period of time due to the high water. A number of country and township roads were or…

Flooding update

A number of residences in and around the Village of Payne and surrounding area were impacted by the flooding of the Flatrock Creek due to heavy rainfall amounts over the past two days. Volunteers in the Payne and Paulding areas have filled over 2500 sandbags that were made available to residents. Additional sandbags had been…

Surprise Severe Weather in Paulding County

By: Josh Steiner On May 18th, 2017, a few scattered thunderstorms impacted Paulding County, bringing sporadic straight-line wind damage to parts of the county. The two main areas impacted were near Haviland and Cecil. In Haviland, some power poles and tree limbs were snapped from the first storm. The second storm caused more significant damage…

Flash Floods Fill Area

On the evening of Wednesday, April 5 the heavens opened the flood gates and the rains poured down. With light flashing across the sky followed by the booms of thunder, the evening was filled with excitement. For those who have basements, the thrill was probably a little different and they probably cost a lot of…

Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 19 – 25 in Ohio

It was late in the night on February 28th, or, more accurately, the early morning on March 1st, when a tornado warning was issued for parts of northern Allen County, Indiana into northwest Paulding County. National Weather Service doppler radar had indicated a rotating thunderstorm embedded within a squall line that was rapidly moving into…

“Snow Squalls” to Hit Much of Indiana

“Snow Squalls” to Hit Much of Indiana Isolated snowstorms and gusty winds could create white outs and dangerous driving conditions   Isolated snowstorms combined with persistent and gusty winds are set to hit much of Indiana this evening and on Friday. The Indiana Department of Transportation and National Weather Service advise that these sudden, intense…

INDOT Winter Update: Plunging Temps to Create Refreezing, Icy Temps

Temperatures are forecasted to plummet below freezing later tonight, creating the likelihood for icy conditions as wet and melting precipitation refreezes. The National Weather Service has declared winter weather advisories for most Indiana counties. As of 4 p.m., the Indiana Department of Transportation plans a deployment of more than 600 yellow salt trucks over the…

ODOT Inspects Snow-Fighting Equipment In Preparation For Winter

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is preparing for winter 2016/2017 by readying its snow and ice equipment, filling salt barns and ensuring operators and mechanics are well trained. Throughout October and November, ODOT crews around the state will conduct 150-point inspections to repair and fine tune snow removal equipment in preparation for winter. The…