Stories tagged with: Severe Weather

November 17, 2013 - 5:45pm
1 year 15 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 - 5:13pm
1 year 15 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 - 12:38pm
1 year 15 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 - 6:59am
1 year 15 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 - 4:12pm
1 year 37 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 - 5:28pm
1 year 37 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 - 5:25pm
1 year 46 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 - 10:22pm
4 years 44 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.

April 24, 2010 - 12:34pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

The spring and summer months can produce some severe weather around Southeastern Ohio.

That's why the WHIZ Storm Team along with other local agencies are at the Colony Square Mall Saturday and Sunday, informing residents about the danger of severe weather and how to prepare in case the wild weather hits.

You can learn what goes into a preparedness bag with the American Red Cross, the advantages to having a weather radio on hand and even talk to an insurance company about...

April 21, 2010 - 5:04pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Conditions for severe weather are prime this time of year, and when it strikes, it comes fast and it comes with fury.

"We cannot prevent the bad weather. We teach prevention, prevention, prevention, but we can't prevent it. So, we need to learn to prepare for it, " says Keely Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

So, you and your family need to have a plan in place to protect each other.

"Know where your safe spot is if a thunderstorm is coming. Know...

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