Tag: weather

Managing Those Pesky Mosquitoes

By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist How many times have you been sitting outside and always seem to be swatting at mosquitoes constantly? As much as many of us enjoy the outdoors, we certainly do not enjoy anything biting us. We all know that with the warm weather of spring and summer also comes the insects.…

How Forecasting Really Works

By: Joshua Steiner Forecasting is a process that is often thought of as a guessing game by non-meteorologists (and many meteorologists alike). And in some instances, this is correct. But for the most part, the science of meteorology has gained tremendous ground within the last fifty years, in scientific discovery, in observation networks and platforms…

Volunteers Help Save Payne From Flood Waters!

Mayor Wobler and Council would like to recognize the following individuals for coming together in the Village of Payne’s recent flooding. The sandbagging efforts they provided were truly appreciated and provided much needed relief to the properties affected. It is wonderful when our community can come together to help our neighbors as the need arises.…

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…

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…

Flooding: Watch Out!

Today and tomorrow you must be extra careful when driving. The areas around Payne to Paulding along the Flatrock Creek are flooding with waters rising quickly. Residents said the flood waters began to cover State Road 49 around 4pm when another downpour added to the deluge. State Road 500 between Payne and Paulding has areas…

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…