Stories tagged with: Weather

February 29, 2012 - 6:15pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

The thunderstorm related power outages Wednesday morning caused problems for some people in the area. So what's the best way to prepare for the next weather event.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a checklist of things to do before an incident occurs. Executive Director Marlene Henderson said that food is always a big concern, and after a couple hours without power, make sure you keep the refrigerator door closed.

"Anything longer than that, you might want to get a cooler...

February 11, 2012 - 6:52pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Winter came with full force across Southeast Ohio...

On Saturday morning, Zanesville residents woke up to fresh snowfall and freezing temperatures. Business owner Gene Davis said it has been worse in the past, but after such a mild winter, conditions like this take a toll on his business.

"Days like this does, it affects it a lot, because people don't get out and about on days like this," said Davis.

Most roads were cleared quickly, but Davis said he usually...

July 11, 2011 - 3:20pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office sounded a tornado siren today after a Coshocton County Fire Fighter reported seeing a funnel cloud in the area of Maple Avenue and Northpointe Drive. Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says the funnel cloud did not touch the ground. There have not been any other reported sightings since that incident. The National Weather Service Has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warming for our region until 4:30pm.  The Perry County Sheriff's Office...

January 12, 2011 - 6:23am
3 years 32 weeks ago

It is the day after the big storm – which really was not so big….two or three inches snow, maybe a litle more,  is being reported throughout our area. The big problem this Wednesday morning will be the wind blowing the snow around. Roads are snow covered and slick…but city, county and state snow plows are clearing and treating area roadways. There are school closings and delays which you can find on this webpage and on Whiz Radio and T-V.  Level 1 Snow...

August 15, 2010 - 10:47pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

While many of us have been complaining about summer's unbearable heat, it's one of many issues farmers have faced during this year's growing season, and these issues have prompted farmers to alter their farming techniques.

"Basically, we live with the weather, and we'll deal with what we get,"
says local farmer Richard Schroeder.

It all started in late spring. Farmers faced a late frost on May 9th.

"That kind of altered things because I already had...

June 23, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

In this kind of weather, it's easy to succumb to heat exhaustion, and everyone's body reacts differently to the heat.

"Heat problems kind of sneak up on you. People don't realize they're getting in trouble because they aren't paying attention to their surroundings. It's the person who is hot to the touch and isn't sweating that's the one you really need to worry about," says Julie Davis of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Sweating is your body's way of cooling off,...

June 23, 2010 - 5:32pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

June is proving to be a hot month across the state, with most days recording a temperature of 80 degrees or higher, and that's been great news for local pools, including the Dresden Swim Center.

"We've been very busy. As far as for the month of June, for the first couple weeks we've had a record June. Pool memberships are up as well as punch card and daily admission, " says Swim Center Manager, Lindsay Conley.

People aren't just coming out to get in the water though....

June 7, 2010 - 6:07pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed five people over the weekend left behind an area that looks like a war zone. The damage is estimated to be a cost of at least $100,000,000.

The storms hit at a time when many people were unprotected, in their sleep.

"Unless you have those weather alert radios, those ones that come on automatically, no, there's not much you can do unless you're a light sleeper and here the noise. But from what I heard, they didn't even have...

June 5, 2010 - 8:52pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Players may be going home a little soaked tonight.

Despite the weather, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament continued in downtown Zanesville.

"This is the most sustained bad weather we've had. We've had lightning and had to clear the court, but to come in here and have rain for the opening ceremony, lightning, and then clearing...we survived it, and we're ready for another day, " says Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz.

Games were suspended for about...

April 27, 2010 - 5:49pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Plants across Southeastern Ohio are experiencing all kinds of weather this week.

Severe storms this weekend dropped pea size hail in Zanesville, which could potentially have minor damage on the hay crop or vegetable crops, such as rhubarb and asparagus.

"Probably the biggest damage potentially would be to fruit. We see the fruit crop just beginning at this point. So, if you get some nicks and cuts on the fruit at this stage, it can be very devastating to a fruit crop,...

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