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YOUR TUSCARAWAS COUNTY QUIKCAST
Low pressure will track across the upper Ohio valley region tonight into Wednesday evening bringing rain...snow...strong winds...and much colder temperatures.
|Lo 42 °F||Hi 61 °F||Lo 40 °F||Hi 42 °F||Lo 8 °F||Hi 20 °F|
CURRENT TUSCARAWAS COUNTY CONDITIONS
|Tuesday, March 11, 2014 04:00 AM -
Next Update: 4:15 am
|Today's Weather Hazards|
|In other communities across the county:
|Temp||Dew Point||Pressure||Humidity||Winds||Rain||Last Report|
|New Philadelphia(W)||48.2°F||38.5°F||29.728in.||SSW @ 1mph Gust 3mph||None||3:44 AM EDT|
|New Philladelphia(S)||45.3°F||36.9°F||29.226in.||WSW @ 3mph Gust 5mph||None||3:44 AM EDT|
|Dennison||44.1°F||34.0°F||-9997.857in.||68%||East @ Calm Gust 2mph||-15.500in.||3:04 AM EDT|
|Dover||-9999.0°F||-9999.0°F||29.058in.||-9999%||North @ 3mph Gust 5mph||None||10:41 PM EST|
|Newcomerstown||44.4°F||37.0°F||29.716in.||75%||WNW @ 1mph Gust 3mph||None||3:44 AM EDT|
|Strasburg||37.8°F||34.9°F||29.687in.||89%||NNW @ Calm Gust 0mph||None||3:40 AM EDT|
|Sugarcreek||46.9°F||34.0°F||-9997.857in.||64%||ENE @ 6mph Gust 24mph||-15.500in.||2:25 AM EDT|
|Uhrichsville||44.1°F||34.0°F||-9997.857in.||68%||East @ Calm Gust 2mph||-15.500in.||3:04 AM EDT|
WEATHER NEWS FOR THE TUSCARAWAS VALLEY
By Joe Ebner - New Philadelphia, Ohio | March 10, 2014
Latest model trends continue to track Wednesday’s winter storm further north which would translate to more rain than snow for the Tuscarawas Valley area
A much advertised winter storm will bring a wintry mess to the Tuscarawas Valley beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Wednesday of this week.
Although the type of precipitation could be mostly rain, precipitation will change over to snow late in the storm. That could bring some wet, slushy driving conditions to the Valley and a few inches of new snow cover.
A low pressure system will move across Ontario Monday trailing a cold front across Northeast Ohio Monday afternoon. This front will stall across Southern Ohio and looks to become the track for low pressure that will move eastward along the Ohio River Valley on Wednesday.
EARLY THOUGHTS – EXPECT CHANGES IN THE FORECAST LATER
A more northern scenario, as depicted by the American model, would keep rain as the major precipitation type for areas along and south of the I-70 corridor. Although the exact track is likely to change in the next 24 to 36 hours, for now, current ideas are leaning toward a mostly rain event for us here in Tuscarawas County.
We will, however, end up with a few inches of fresh snow as colder air aloft rushes in before the storm exits east of the area Wednesday evening.
The current data all support rain moving in and spreading across the region early Wednesday morning. By 5:00 AM it will be across the Tuscarawas Valley. At some point Wednesday afternoon, that rain will change over to snow. The exact timing of when this changeover occurs will be the determining factor in how much snow we accumulate. An earlier changeover will result in more snow for our area.
At this time, the heaviest snowfall is expected along and north of I-80 where up to 8 inches of snow could fall. As you travel southward from northern Ohio, snow accumulations should drop off considerably. On Ohio, it appears at this time that areas around Cleveland and east into Western Pennsylvania will be the focus for some fairly heavy snow accumulations.
The snow will be wet and heavy once it begins but temperatures will be very mild ahead of the storm. It would take quite an onslaught of snow for any to ‘stick’ and make the roads slippery. But, the rain followed by wet snow will make for a sloppy, slushy mess. Snow ratios will increase and the storm will strengthen as it travels east later in the afternoon, so snowfall will become heavier toward the end of the storm. Roads could then become a little trickier.
The models and forecast soundings also indicate aÂ brief periodÂ around 8 AM to 11 AM where mixed precipitation and freezing rain would be possible. This feature will likely be better detailed in later model runs, but at this time, I just wanted folks to be aware of theÂ possibilities.
By the time the storm pulls away Wednesday night, expect a general 1 to 3 inches of snow for the Tuscarawas Valley area. Should the track wobble further north, a little less. As of this afternoon, the National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh is calling for a general 2 to 4 in the Tuscarawas Valley, so we have similar outlooks.
Much colder air and strong gusty northeast winds will move into the region with the storm Wednesday afternoon. It will be blustery with winds to 20 MPH gusting to perhaps 30 MPH. Temperatures will plummet to the low teens with some areas north getting down to the single digits Wednesday night.
This will be a fast moving storm system and the sun will return Thursday. Temperatures will remain cold with a high only in the upper 20s.
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