Stories tagged with: Severe Weather

June 22, 2016 - 12:51pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - With the threat of severe weather in Southeast Ohio, the Red Cross is advising area residents to be fully prepared.

Executive Director of the Southeast Ohio Chapter, Marlene Henderson urges locals to keep a three day survival kit in case of an emergency and to have a plan for you and your family.

"The best place to meet in the house if there is strong winds coming and you feel the need to seek shelter the best place of course is the...

April 9, 2015 - 6:34am
1 year 19 weeks ago

 The threat for strong to severe storms will be higher Thursday across the region. The main threat will be damaging winds and heavy downpours. The tornado threat is low, but cannot be completely ruled out. Temperatures will warm into the low to mid 70s across the region.

Tonight showers and storms remain around the area. The potential for some to be strong to severe will continue. Temperatures will remain very warm once again, with lows near 60.

A cold front will begin to...

November 17, 2013 - 6:45pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Tonight's severe weather risk is a widespread, damaging wind event with gusts around 50 mph and up to 80 mph. This band of storms is very convective. There are embedded supercells and bowing. This band is going to form a strong squall line that will effect our area in the coming hours. Tornadoes are possible.

An upper level low, or a trough, is strengthening and is being helped to grow by a strong jet streak. There is also, a deep service low pressure that will begin its move today and...

November 17, 2013 - 6:13pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

The entire viewing area has been placed under a tornado watch by The National Weather Service until midnight tonight. This means conditions are favorable for tornado activity.

If there is a warning issued, it means a tornado is imminent. Whether a tornado has been spotted on the ground or there is a funnel cloud. If a warning is issued- seek shelter immediately.

Tornadoes have touched the ground to our west and this line of storms is particularly convective. I would rather be...

November 17, 2013 - 1:38pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

There is a wind advisory in effect for the entire viewing area from 10 PM tonight to 7 AM Monday Morning. Winds will be from the west 20 to 25 MPH and gusts are possible up to 50 MPH. The strongest winds will be in the overnight hours until 3 a.m.

Winds of this magnitude can damage homes, power lines and take down tree limbs. It also means that driving can be difficult.

*Remember, underpasses are NOT a place for you to seek shelter. It becomes a wind tunnel. If you are driving,...

November 17, 2013 - 7:59am
2 years 40 weeks ago
The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost the entire state under a moderate risk for severe weather for this evening. For anyone who does not know much about SPC, it takes a lot of confidence for them to issue even slight risks for severe weather. Therefore, this shows this storm means business. The risk is a widespread, damaging wind event with gusty winds around 50 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for many counties to our west, and I believe we will be issued...
June 12, 2013 - 5:12pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

With the big storms heading our way, a lot of people headed to the grocery store.

Riesbeck's Assistant Store Director sieve Fusner says the local grocery store has seen a lot of traffic today for big ticket items.

"We have sold a lot of water today and ice and we have more ice and water on order now. Batteries, we sold out of batteries last year, as well and flashlights. And candles, a lot of people are coming in looking for candles, stuff like that. We really sold quite a...

June 11, 2013 - 6:28pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The threat for severe weather is real this week in our area and the key to dealing with power outages and other issues is being prepared.

One simple way to do this is, to create a disaster kit for every member of your family, filled with essential tools to last through any problems. Flashlights, ponchos, first aid kits, and enough water to last for three days is a good start.

"If you have a room that you know you should go to in case of a severe storm, in case of tornado...

April 10, 2013 - 6:25pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

The warm days of spring are finally here but that also means the possibility of severe weather..

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck says, the key to dealing with severe weather is to stay alert and prepared.

"Other than that, you still need to be prepared. You need to have a portable radio, flashlight, and a place to go in your house. Or if you live someplace that doesn't have a basement or a small room, a safe place to go in case of a storm...

April 25, 2010 - 11:22pm
6 years 17 weeks ago

Southeastern Ohio saw its first round of severe weather this season. While most of us saw heavy rain and some gusty winds, there were reports in Zanesville of some small hail.

Here's some photos local residents captured of Sunday's storms.

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