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Weather Update, November 17, 2008: Lake Effect Snow Continues

HAMrad II Precipitation Type Radar

HAMrad II Precipitation Type Radar

Lake Effect snow continues today on a line from Cleveland, Ohio through western Pennsylvania northward to New York State. Our HAMrad II Precipitation Type Radar is the best source to stay up-to-date with snowfall progression as the winds traverse over the warmer waters of Lake Erie.

Our Advisory Center shows that lake effect snow warnings and advisories are in effect for all of the Great Lakes at the time of this writing, and will continue to be at least through tomorrow.


Snowfall reports from the NWS Office in Cleveland, Ohio are below for your convenience. As an FYI spotter reports out of Cleveland are grouped by a: New Snowfall and b: Total Snow on the Ground.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1023 AM EST MON NOV 17 2008

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 4 HOURS
FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.  APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED
TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS 
AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR 
HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/CLEVELAND

**********************12 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION              12 HOUR    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


OHIO

...ASHTABULA COUNTY...
   ASHTABULA 1SW          4.6   833 AM 11/17  
   CONNEAUT I-90          4.5   926 AM 11/17  
   ASHTABULA              3.5   710 AM 11/17  
   WINDSOR                3.0   745 AM 11/17  
   ROAMING SHORES         2.1   753 AM 11/17  
   DORSETT 3W             1.0   730 AM 11/17  

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
   CROSSINGVILLE 2NW      4.0   734 AM 11/17  
   CONNEAUTVILLE 6SW      3.0   735 AM 11/17  
   BUCYRUS                1.0   752 AM 11/17  
   GALION                 1.0   746 AM 11/17  
   BUCYRUS                0.5   804 AM 11/17  

...CUYAHOGA COUNTY...
   LYNDHURST              3.0   851 AM 11/17  
   PEPPER PIKE            2.7   832 AM 11/17  
   SOLON                  1.6   834 AM 11/17  
   CLE AIRPORT            1.2   700 AM 11/17  
   CLEVELAND              1.0   729 AM 11/17  
   GARFIELD HTS           1.0   743 AM 11/17  
   PARMA                  0.5   933 AM 11/17  

...GEAUGA COUNTY...
   CHARDON                4.5   920 AM 11/17  
   BURTON                 4.0   920 AM 11/17  
   HAMBDEN TWP.           3.4   732 AM 11/17  
   THOMPSON 5SW           3.4   738 AM 11/17  
   CHARDON                3.0   752 AM 11/17  
   CLARIDON TWP           2.8   850 AM 11/17  
   MONTVILLE              2.8   752 AM 11/17  
   WELSHFIELD 2SW         2.5   854 AM 11/17  
   BAINBRIDGE             2.0   851 AM 11/17  
   RUSSEL TWP             2.0   744 AM 11/17  
   BAINBRIDGE 2S          1.0   853 AM 11/17  

...HOLMES COUNTY...
   FRYBURG                  T   745 AM 11/17  

...HURON COUNTY...
   NEW LONDON 3NW         0.1   744 AM 11/17  

...KNOX COUNTY...
   MT. VERNON 3N          1.0   854 AM 11/17  

...LAKE COUNTY...
   KIRTLAND               3.0   828 AM 11/17  
   LEROY                  3.0   734 AM 11/17  
   LEROY                  3.0   744 AM 11/17  
   HOMER NASH KIMBALL     2.5   855 AM 11/17  
   PAINESVILLE TWP.       2.0   753 AM 11/17  
   SOUTH MADISON          2.0   737 AM 11/17  
   CONCORD TWP.           1.0   757 AM 11/17  
   WICKLIFFE              1.0   733 AM 11/17  
   MENTOR                 0.5   737 AM 11/17  
   WILLOUGHBY             0.5   853 AM 11/17  
   NORTH MADISON          0.1   743 AM 11/17  
   EASTLAKE                 T   802 AM 11/17  
   WILLOUGHBY               T   852 AM 11/17  

...LORAIN COUNTY...
   N RIDGEVILLE           0.4   747 AM 11/17  
   LAGRANGE                 T   925 AM 11/17  

...MEDINA COUNTY...
   BRUNSWICK              0.1   805 AM 11/17  

...PORTAGE COUNTY...
   KENT                   0.7   854 AM 11/17  

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
   MANSFLD ARPT           0.7   700 AM 11/17  
   LUCAS                  0.6   852 AM 11/17  

...SANDUSKY COUNTY...
   OAK HARBOR 5S            T   921 AM 11/17  

...STARK COUNTY...
   MASSILLON              0.5   853 AM 11/17  

...SUMMIT COUNTY...
   TWINSBURG              0.8   729 AM 11/17  
   TALLMADGE 2NE          0.6   733 AM 11/17  
   CAK AIRPORT            0.3   700 AM 11/17  
   CUYAHOGA FALLS         0.2   919 AM 11/17  
   BATH TWP                 T   730 AM 11/17  

...TRUMBULL COUNTY...
   MESOPOTAMIA            3.0   746 AM 11/17  
   YNG AIRPORT            1.1   802 AM 11/17  
   NEWTON FALLS           0.1   747 AM 11/17  

...WAYNE COUNTY...
   KIDRON 1N              0.6   920 AM 11/17  
   WOOSTER 7N             0.6   745 AM 11/17  
   DALTON                 0.5   918 AM 11/17  
   WOOSTER                0.5   754 AM 11/17  
   WOOSTER                0.3   926 AM 11/17  

PENNSYLVANIA

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
   CANADOHTA LAKE         5.1   918 AM 11/17  
   LINESVILLE             1.5   851 AM 11/17  
   MEADVILLE 5W           1.5   802 AM 11/17  
   MEADVILLE              0.4   805 AM 11/17  

...ERIE COUNTY...
   COLT STATION          13.0   931 AM 11/17  
   NORTHEAST              8.5   811 AM 11/17  
   ERIE AIRPORT           8.1   700 AM 11/17  
   CORRY                  7.8   732 AM 11/17  
   FRANKLIN CTR           7.3   736 AM 11/17  
   AMITY TWP              7.0   735 AM 11/17  
   WATERFORD              7.0   747 AM 11/17  
   FAIRVIEW               6.1   740 AM 11/17  
   NORTHEAST 6SW          6.0   823 AM 11/17  
   MILLCREEK TWP.         5.3   748 AM 11/17  
   PONT                   5.0   852 AM 11/17  
   LAKE CITY              4.0   736 AM 11/17  

***********************SNOW ON GROUND***********************

LOCATION                 SNOW    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                    ON GROUND       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


OHIO

...ASHTABULA COUNTY...
   ASHTABULA 1SW          8.0   833 AM 11/17  
   CONNEAUT I-90          6.8   926 AM 11/17  
   ASHTABULA              6.0   710 AM 11/17  
   DORSETT 3W             4.0   730 AM 11/17  
   ROAMING SHORES         4.0   753 AM 11/17  
   WINDSOR                3.0   745 AM 11/17  

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
   CROSSINGVILLE 2NW      8.0   734 AM 11/17  
   CONNEAUTVILLE 6SW      4.0   735 AM 11/17  
   BUCYRUS                1.0   752 AM 11/17  
   BUCYRUS                1.0   804 AM 11/17  
   GALION                 1.0   746 AM 11/17  

...CUYAHOGA COUNTY...
   PEPPER PIKE            3.0   832 AM 11/17  
   SOLON                  1.6   834 AM 11/17  
   CLE AIRPORT            1.0   700 AM 11/17  
   GARFIELD HTS             T   743 AM 11/17  
   PARMA                    T   933 AM 11/17  

...GEAUGA COUNTY...
   THOMPSON 5SW           9.0   738 AM 11/17  
   CHARDON                6.0   920 AM 11/17  
   CHARDON                6.0   752 AM 11/17  
   HAMBDEN TWP.           5.0   732 AM 11/17  
   MONTVILLE              5.0   752 AM 11/17  
   BURTON                 4.0   920 AM 11/17  
   CLARIDON TWP           4.0   850 AM 11/17  
   WELSHFIELD 2SW         2.5   854 AM 11/17  
   BAINBRIDGE             2.0   851 AM 11/17  
   RUSSEL TWP             2.0   744 AM 11/17  
   BAINBRIDGE 2S          1.2   853 AM 11/17  

...HOLMES COUNTY...
   FRYBURG                  T   745 AM 11/17  

...HURON COUNTY...
   NEW LONDON 3NW           T   744 AM 11/17  

...KNOX COUNTY...
   MT. VERNON 3N          1.0   854 AM 11/17  

...LAKE COUNTY...
   LEROY                  8.0   734 AM 11/17  
   LEROY                  8.0   744 AM 11/17  
   SOUTH MADISON          7.0   737 AM 11/17  
   CONCORD TWP.           6.0   757 AM 11/17  
   PAINESVILLE TWP.       4.0   753 AM 11/17  
   KIRTLAND               3.0   828 AM 11/17  
   MENTOR                 3.0   737 AM 11/17  
   HOMER NASH KIMBALL     2.5   855 AM 11/17  
   MENTOR                 2.0   753 AM 11/17  
   WICKLIFFE              2.0   733 AM 11/17  
   WILLOUGHBY             1.0   853 AM 11/17  
   EASTLAKE                 T   802 AM 11/17  
   NORTH MADISON            T   743 AM 11/17  

...LORAIN COUNTY...
   N RIDGEVILLE             T   747 AM 11/17  

...MEDINA COUNTY...
   BRUNSWICK                T   805 AM 11/17  

...PORTAGE COUNTY...
   KENT                   1.0   854 AM 11/17  

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
   MANSFLD ARPT           1.0   700 AM 11/17  

...SANDUSKY COUNTY...
   OAK HARBOR 5S            T   921 AM 11/17  

...STARK COUNTY...
   MASSILLON              1.0   853 AM 11/17  

...SUMMIT COUNTY...
   BATH TWP               3.0   730 AM 11/17  
   TALLMADGE 2NE          1.0   733 AM 11/17  
   TWINSBURG              1.0   729 AM 11/17  
   CUYAHOGA FALLS         0.2   919 AM 11/17  
   CAK AIRPORT              T   700 AM 11/17  

...TRUMBULL COUNTY...
   MESOPOTAMIA            3.0   746 AM 11/17  
   YNG AIRPORT            1.0   802 AM 11/17  
   NEWTON FALLS             T   747 AM 11/17  

...WAYNE COUNTY...
   WOOSTER                1.0   754 AM 11/17  
   WOOSTER 7N             1.0   745 AM 11/17  
   DALTON                 0.5   918 AM 11/17  
   KIDRON 1N                T   920 AM 11/17  
   WOOSTER                  T   926 AM 11/17  

PENNSYLVANIA

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
   CANADOHTA LAKE         7.5   918 AM 11/17  
   MEADVILLE 5W           3.0   802 AM 11/17  
   MEADVILLE              2.0   805 AM 11/17  
   LINESVILLE             1.5   851 AM 11/17  

...ERIE COUNTY...
   NORTHEAST 6SW         15.0   823 AM 11/17  
   FRANKLIN CTR          14.0   736 AM 11/17  
   COLT STATION          13.0   931 AM 11/17  
   CORRY                 11.0   732 AM 11/17  
   MILLCREEK TWP.        11.0   748 AM 11/17  
   WATERFORD             11.0   747 AM 11/17  
   FAIRVIEW              10.0   740 AM 11/17  
   AMITY TWP              9.0   735 AM 11/17  
   LAKE CITY              9.0   736 AM 11/17  
   PONT                   9.0   852 AM 11/17  
   NORTHEAST              8.5   811 AM 11/17  
   ERIE AIRPORT           7.0   700 AM 11/17  

cheers,

–patrick

Fires Damage Los Angeles Burbs

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LA TIMES PHOTO 2 of 2

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The fires I mentioned last week did indeed flare up. Latest reports place a total of 113 homes damaged in Yorba Linda by the freeway complex (note: L.A. Times story).

Winds over the weekend reached near hurricane strength and relative humidities plummeted as mentioned last week, creating prime fire conditions for the region. A total of three fires flared, with the Santa Barbara fire now nearly under control, with a raging battle still ongoing in Anaheim Hills.

Latest reports show that so far a total of nearly 36,000 acres of land have been destroyed, 987 total homes destroyed, 38 firefighters injured in the battle, with 26,000 ordered to evacuate orange county (source: L.A. Times front page).

Videos, pictures, and updates of the event are available from one of my favorite LA sites Myfoxla.com and the L.A. Times.

Red Flag warnings have been canceled for the area at the time of this writing. The HAMweather forecast for Lorba Linda and the surrounding communities is the standard for this time of year; warm, sunny, and basically a wonderful Mediterranean climate. From highs in the 80′s today and tomorrow, with highs in the mid-70s from the middle of the week until the end of time =) with evening lows in the mid 50′s.

cheers,

–patrick

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