Category: Weather

Weather by Joshua Steiner

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…

The Surprise Tornado Outbreak of August 24th

By: Joshua Steiner On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, I was walking back from my atmospheric thermodynamics class (ironic isn’t it?) around 4:00 p.m. when I heard the news that a tornado had touched down in Kokomo, Indiana. A few minutes later, two tornado warnings were issued for the northern section of Indianapolis. One of the…

Watch for Scams While Giving a Helping Hand

Right now with all of the destruction caused by last night’s tornadoes there are a few who have lost homes and many who have had lots of damage. It’s terrible and quite a few people are ready and willing to help their neighbors. While this is all true, there are people who are already attempting…

Confirmed Tornado Impacts 4-Mile Stretch Of Paulding County

August 24, 2016 The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Paulding County at 5:28 pm. There was confirmed touch down at 5:40 pm northeast of Antwerp, Ohio, in Crane Township, at the intersection of County Roads 63 and 220, heading in a Northeasterly direction. A four mile stretch in Paulding County was impacted…

Weather update from Paulding County EMA

*** Moderate Risk of Severe Thunderstorms this Evening *** *** Potential for Heavy Rainfall Overnight *** Timing of Severe Weather Tonight: Starting after 8 PM for points east of I69 and starting 10 PM for points east of I69. Significant tornadoes are possible south of U.S. Rout 30. Widespread damaging winds with gusts in excess…

Heat Causes PEAK Alert – PPEC

PEAK ALERT TODAY (6-20-16) : Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op members are under a PEAK Alert for today from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Current weather conditions are causing a very high demand for electricity.  During this peak demand period you are urged to reduce as much electric usage as possible during the peak time. Dial up air…