Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wintertime means no ice is needed to chill a glass of ice water.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in December 2011 on Avon-Avon Lake Patch. This week's frigid weather means you can expect colder tap water. You’re not imagining it: When you turn on that tap water in the dead of winter and it feels darn near freezing, it’s because it is. Sure, everything seems a little colder once that winter chill sets in, but Patch checked with Steve Heimlich, the water plant manager at Avon Lake Municipal Utilities and he confirmed it. There can be a significant difference between cold tap water in the summer and the middle of winter when Lake Erie is almost frozen over. “It depends on the temperature of the lake, our source water,” Heimlich said. On Jan. 21, 2013, Lake Erie was 36 degrees (Lake …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Motorists are asked to remove their cars off city streets
Beachwood Police put a snow parking ban on city streets on Wednesday after a blizzard hit Northeast Ohio. According to the department's Twitter feed, motorists are asked to move all cars that are parked on streets within city limits. The ban will allow workers to plow and salt the streets. It is up to Police Chief Mark Sechrist to lift the ban. The National Weather Service placed a winter weather advisory on the Cleveland area until 11 p.m. Wednesday. About four inches of snow hit the region as of Wednesday evening. Also on Beachwood Patch: Five Tips to Keep You Safe on Snowy Roads
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
We're scheduled to get our first taste of winter weather today, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports that from December 2011 through March 2012, 15,526 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush covered roadways killing 27 people and injuring 4,529. Those figures were down significantly from the previous winter. Speed-related factors were reported as a cause in 72 percent of these crashes. In December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of those crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving …
Blizzard could arrive by Wednesday morning to Cleveland area. Adjust travel plans accordingly.
‘Tis the season…for snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “Blizzard Warning,” after canceling — and upgrading — a previously issued “winter storm warning.” Holiday travelers may want to adjust their plans accordingly. The blizzard warning is in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 to 7 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 27. Cuyahoga and Lorain counties are included in the warning. Heavy snow will combine with blustery northeast winds to create severe winter weather. “The winter storm warning is cancelled,” The NWS issued in its statement. “The national weather service in Cleveland has issued a blizzard warning. “This in an upgrade to the winter storm warning which was previously in effect.” The NWS advised of the following: Watch …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Semi jack knifes and begins back up stretching for miles
A tractor trailer has jack knifed, sparking a traffic snarl on Interstate 271 that's stretching for miles. The accident is in the southbound express lanes near Chagrin Boulevard and traffic is being diverted to local lanes north of Cedar Road. Our live traffic map indicates heavy traffic from north of Wilson Mils Road to south of highway 422 as well as local streets surrounding 271 exits along that stretch. Reports on Twitter indicate that traffic is stop-and-go and ODOT reports blowing snow and poor visibility. Some have Tweeted that other accidents have popped up on the stretch, too.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Rain and snow—and lots of it—are expected to continue today.
The weather has been pretty mild for December in Northeast Ohio so far this year, but that could change soon. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Cuyahoga County area, including Beachwood. The warning begins at 4 a.m. Friday and lasts until 7 p.m. Saturday. According to the watch, Beachwood could receive 6 to 12 inches of snow. The heaviest snow is expected Friday and Saturday. Winds are expected to be pretty strong, too, and could reach up to 55 miles per hour. Are you looking forward to the first major snow of the season? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
This winter weather has been a bust so far, but you all know that we're going to get blasted eventually, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports from December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of these crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency. • Allow extra time to get to your destination, maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses …