Stories tagged with: Weather

April 12, 2010 - 4:12pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The United States Department of Agriculture is projecting a near record corn harvest across the US as well as a large soybean harvest.

Muskingum County's OSU Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, says our local farmers typically reflect these national trends and farmers are expected to plant more acres of corn this year.

"The recent warm weather, dry weather has been conducive for farmers here locally, at least to plant more corn, " says Mechling.

However, spring's...

April 5, 2010 - 5:36pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Local fire departments are going on more runs, dealing with brush and grass fires.

Firefighters have not only been battling these blazes but the hot weather conditions too..

"We've just had this ongoing situation here where we really haven't had a lot of rain in the immediate past. We got some pretty good heat, a lot of wind, and low humidity, " says Fire Chief, Dave Lacy.

The wind seems to be the worst enemy of the three.

"It can literally, depending...

February 9, 2010 - 7:18pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

While many of you have been keeping up to date with the weather through WHIZ TV or radio, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is taking part in webinars with the National Weather Service.

Bo Keck of the EMA said they've had two webinars so far, one for last Friday's snow storm and one for today's weather.

"Thet wanted to give a forecast of exactly what's going on and what's coming, which helps us to plan," said Keck. "The one on thursday...

February 8, 2010 - 6:09pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says no one is injured after nine cars slide off a road in Licking County.

It happened on Ohio 161 this morning near Ohio 310.

A dispatcher says initially one car slide off the road, due to weather conditions. She says the other eight cars slide off the road, slowing down to see what had happened.

The incident did back up traffic for a short time.

February 2, 2010 - 5:58pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

Local authorities are blaming weather as the cause of an array of accidents that occurred throughout Licking County this morning.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office is reporting a total of six crashes, none of which it says caused major injuries.

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it handled six accidents as well. It says most of those occurred along US 62, around the Johnstown area, and along State Route 13 near Utica. Out of those six crashes, only two people...

January 5, 2010 - 5:52pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

An 18-year-old female is taken to the hospital after a morning accident in Newark.

It happened just after 8 a.m. on Ohio 16.

The Newark Police Department says the driver was traveling west when she lost control of her vehicle, went off the right side of the road, and struck a guardrail.

She was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One lane of Ohio 16 remained closed for a little more than a half hour while crews cleared the...

December 27, 2009 - 4:22pm
4 years 27 weeks ago


The low pressure system that has been pounding the central part of the country will be moving over the Great Lakes region tonight. Snow totals could range from two to four inches across the area, but it will be a quick moving system. So, most of the persistent snow showers will move out of the area by mid-morning.

Tune into the WHIZ News tonight...

November 12, 2009 - 11:25am
4 years 34 weeks ago

The winter season is almost here and that means cold temperatures and snow could soon be affecting residents.

Snow, ice, and frigid temperatures usually make some residents cringe, but to some retail stores, its white gold. The Sunrise Do it Center in Zanesville says they're stocking up for their customers to combat whatever this winter may produce. Heaters, shovels, and salt are sitting on the shelves now, but will soon disappear once the first prediction of snow is in the forecast....

November 9, 2009 - 7:22pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

Do these sayings ring a bell?

"When a cow lies down, bad weather is coming."

"If a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog's Day, the weather will remain cold for six more weeks," or how about "Red in the morning, sailors take warning. Red at night, sailors' delight"?

They are weather myths, some of which have been passed down from generation to generation, and in the first part of WHIZ's "Storm Team Series," Forecaster Emily Baird...

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