Stories tagged with: Weather

June 13, 2013 - 4:44pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Despite the weather not hitting as hard as expected, emergency crews remained on high alert throughout the night.

The storms predicted hit further north and bypassed Zanesville,however the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency continued to assess the storm situation as it passed through our area.

"We monitored the weather stations and of course we have notifications that come through to us for any warnings of any counties around us and our county, " said...

May 28, 2013 - 4:53pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Tuesday might have been a little humid and muggy, but it didn't stop people from getting outside and enjoying the sunshine.

"I have about 45 minutes before my next class so I just brought a book with me and decided to sit down and finish it," said Hannah Hewitt, a Nursing major at OUZ.

Hewitt says she's just happy it's finally nice out and says once she gets out of class, she'll spend the rest of her day fishing. James McCabe says feeding the ducks and geese at Putnam...

April 18, 2013 - 4:04pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Summer like weather in the spring prompts the people of Zanesville to get outside and enjoy the day.

Today was warm with a slight breeze in the air. The weather was a drastic change from the gray rainy days that mid April often brings.Tammy Higgins co- workers suprised her with a lunch, celebrating her new position as the Administrative Assistant at the Genesis Foundation. Then the group is back to business opting to have their meeting outside.

"We were actually going to...

March 6, 2013 - 4:58pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system.  The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally.  Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October. 

"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...

March 4, 2013 - 5:31pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The purpose of the observance is for emergency management agencies to get information out to the public about severe weather, and to educate people on taking the right precautions.

"Well the big thing is, know the risk where you live. Whether you live in a low line area where you could be flooded, whether you're around a lot of trees, if you're in a mobile home. Things like that. Know your own risk and with that risk, understand what you need to do to make yourself safe,"...

July 26, 2012 - 5:08am
4 years 4 weeks ago

It could be a dangerous weather day on Thursday in our area -- Stay tuned to Whiz News and for the latest developments -- Here is the forecast from Whiz Storm Team Meteorologist Phil Sakal:


Potentially Dangerous Storms Thursday....

*A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area from Noon-8PM on Thursday!*
*A Moderate Risk of Severe Storms has been issued for the entire area for potentially dangerous thunderstorms developing this afternoon*...

June 15, 2012 - 10:49am
4 years 10 weeks ago

Fruit farmers should be waiting to pick their crop this season but they're now watching it dry up.

We've followed part time farmer Orlen Bate's crop through the season. There was early blooms from an unusually warm winter, a frost that initially hurt the crop and now the fruit that's left is undersized and drying on the branches.

"If I was depending on fruit being my livelihood this year it wouldn't happen," said Bates. "It's just a total loss from beginning to end...

February 29, 2012 - 6:15pm
4 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
4 years 27 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
5 years 6 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...

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