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  • Coast Guard warns weekend boaters

    Coast Guard warns weekend boaters

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:21:35 GMT
    The Coast Guard is warning boaters that despite the warmer weather, Lake Erie is still very cold. There is still some ice in eastern Lake Erie with a water temperature of 32 degrees. The water temperature
    Water temperatures are still very cold despite warmer weather.
  • Warmer temps impact local crops

    Warmer temps impact local crops

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:36:04 GMT
    "We're getting hotter, longer, warmer heat waves, that's going to be the real problem."Scott Heckathorn and his team are racing to find answers for how plants react to heat.  He's watched them adapt over
    "We're getting hotter, longer, warmer heat waves, that's going to be the real problem."
  • Toledo sets another record low

    Toledo sets another record low

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:31:35 GMT
    This morning's low temperature fell to 19 degrees which broke another record low. The old record was set 139 years ago when the temperature fell to 20 degrees. While today is the first time this month
    Old record was set in 1875.
  • Icy roads and snow lead to wrecks

    Icy roads and snow lead to wrecks

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:10:11 GMT
    We talked about accumulating snow for more than a week leading up to last night but that didn't make the bitter pill any easier to swallow.  Rain's transition into snow led to icy conditions, as you likely
    Many areas pick up 2"+ of snow overnight.
  • Lunar eclipse likely obscured

    Lunar eclipse likely obscured

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:36:29 GMT
    As meteorologists, we're often getting questions about space.  Our science gets its name from the "meteors" falling from clouds, like rain or hail.  While some think our heads are in the clouds, we turned
    Tonight's clouds and snow will make lunar eclipse tough to see.
  • Spring fades to snow late Monday

    Spring fades to snow late Monday

    Sunday, April 13 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-14 01:44:39 GMT
    The next 36 hours will be one wild ride when it comes to our weather. Temperatures have been in the middle 70s all afternoon Sunday. Temperatures will stay very warm overnight Sunday and we will have an
    Snow accumulations possible.
  • Wild weather changes on the way

    Wild weather changes on the way

    Saturday, April 12 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-12 23:16:51 GMT
    Enjoy it while it lasts! It has been 6 months since we have had this much nice weather in a row, but this is how it ends. A cold front will move in on Monday. Temperatures will start in the low to mid
    Rain to snow possible next week.
  • Black bears expanding south toward Michigan/Ohio border

    Black bears expanding south toward Michigan/Ohio border

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:43:47 GMT
    Black bears are native to the viewing area, but the animals have been non-existent for the past century. Now the black bear is making a come back in both Ohio and southern Michigan. The health of the smallest
    Ohio's bear population is making a come back in the southeast part of the state as well.
  • Spring Sweeps makes fresh debut

    Spring Sweeps makes fresh debut

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:14:08 GMT
    "It's to change a culture in a city where there's pride in the neighborhoods."As the third Spring Sweeps kicked off, Mayor Collins compared today's gorgeous weather to his new goal for the project: a bright
    Mayor Collins announces his version of Toledo's Spring Sweeps.
  • Warmest day of the year

    Warmest day of the year

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:51:47 GMT
    Tomorrow will be the warmest day of the year as temperatures make a run at the 70° mark. If you can't enjoy tomorrow you have 3 more days before it cools down again. Highs will be between 60 and 70° Thursday,
    Highs will top 60° for 4 days in a row.
  • Allergy season busy, but weeks delayed

    Allergy season busy, but weeks delayed

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:36:44 GMT
    It's pollen season, or at least that's what the calendar and spring sunshine would make you think.  Doctor Jeff Ford of Toledo hospital says May is peak time for seasonal allergies but there's also a late-summer
    Allergens several weeks delayed but bothering some
  • As water recede, fish bite

    As water recede, fish bite

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:09:03 GMT
    Floodwater from the Maumee continues to cloud all of western Lake Erie.  It's not the prettiest sight, but for some, the murky water means new business. "When you get a push of warm water, and the water
    Minor flooding still a possibility this week as walleye continue their run up the Maumee
  • Summer Outlook

    Summer Outlook

    Sunday, April 6 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-07 03:41:32 GMT
    Overall, temperatures are expected to stay cooler than normal across the Great Lakes region. The "heat dome" is expected across Texas with another region of hotter than normal weather in the Pacific Northwest.
    Cooler than normal weather expected.
  • Ice leaves western Lake Erie

    Ice leaves western Lake Erie

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-05 22:51:56 GMT
    The satellite image shows for the first time in four and a half months western Lake Erie is ice free. Ice continues to break up in central and eastern Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Superior. The brown
    Ice is replaced by muddy flood waters.
  • Soaking Rain Coming Monday

    Soaking Rain Coming Monday

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-05 14:18:56 GMT
    We've got a quiet weekend on the docket, at least weather-wise. There's plenty to do outdoors this weekend and our forecast will cooperate. That changes on Monday, though, as a new rain-maker arrives. This
    More heavy rain comes late Monday.
  • Another late week warm up expected

    Another late week warm up expected

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:36:36 GMT
    This week started off with the biggest warm up since November 17th, this coming week could give us the biggest warm up since October 13th. Take a look at the projected highs for Thursday afternoon. Right
    The warmest weather since October possible Thursday.
  • Moderate flooding possible this week

    Moderate flooding possible this week

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-03 23:57:33 GMT
    A flood warning is out for several area rivers. Moderate flooding is expected for both the Maumee and Blanchard Rivers into the weekend depending on how much more rain falls on Friday. The latest projections
    A flood warning is out for several area rivers. Moderate flooding is expected for both the Maumee and Blanchard Rivers into the weekend depending on how much more rain falls on Friday.
  • Mud hens forecast

    Mud hens forecast

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-02 23:04:09 GMT
    Here is the updated opening day forecast for the hens on Friday. The rain will end by 4pm with warm weather. Temperatures will start off around 60 degrees but a cold front will slice through the area and
    Dry weather will push in through the game, but so will the chill.
  • Gypsy Moths awaiting hatch

    Gypsy Moths awaiting hatch

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:35:50 GMT
    Gypsy moths are an invasive species that starve local trees of their needles and leaves, especially those near the airport in western Lucas County.  The eggs cover trees out at Oak Openings.  Experts say
    Gypsy moths are an invasive species that starve local trees of their needles and leaves, especially those near the airport in western Lucas County.  The eggs cover trees out at Oak Openings.  Experts say
  • Mud Hens crews transform field in weeks

    Mud Hens crews transform field in weeks

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:33:26 GMT
    We often think of baseball as a summer game, but the work goes on year round, sometimes in snow deeper than a line drive."I'm really proud of my staff that came in this year.  We had a lot of challenges."It's
    We often think of baseball as a summer game, but the work goes on year round, sometimes in snow deeper than a line drive."I'm really proud of my staff that came in this year.  We had a lot of challenges."
  • Lake Erie is melting

    Lake Erie is melting

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-03-31 02:44:17 GMT
    The ice on Lake Erie is finally melting. The ice coverage on the lake this afternoon was down to 70%. The ice that remains is breaking up into smaller areas quickly. The thickest ice topped 24" just 7
    Water temperatures expected to stay colder than normal through summer.
  • A warm up is on the way

    A warm up is on the way

    Saturday, March 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-03-29 23:01:47 GMT
    After a cold day, snow is moving out of the area. Highs Saturday only made it to 38 degrees and 2/10 of an inch of snow fell at the Toledo airport which brings the seasonal total up to 85.3" which is nearly
    Warmest day of the year expected Monday.
  • Saturday Storm Update - 10:00 a.m.

    Saturday Storm Update - 10:00 a.m.

    Saturday, March 29 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-03-29 14:33:02 GMT
    Despite the fact that it's almost April (come Tuesday), more snow is in the forecast today. It's not a major snow storm nor will it stick around as long, but it's worth detailing.
    Despite the fact that it's almost April (come Tuesday), more snow is in the forecast today. It's not a major snow storm nor will it stick around as long, but it's worth detailing.
  • More snow Saturday

    More snow Saturday

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-03-28 23:54:28 GMT
    Another storm system is developing over Arkansas and moving our way for Saturday. There will be enough cold air to change over the rain to snow at times through the day. The heaviest snow is expected to
    Light accumulations possible. Less than 1" is expected northwest of US 24. Snow is expected to start by late morning and move out during the evening hours.
  • Where is spring hiding?

    Where is spring hiding?

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:40:00 GMT
    Hunting for spring is like finding the end of an April rainbow.  Starting tonight (28-29 of March), the average low finally creeps above freezing but that doesn't mean we're done with cold and wind.Spring's
    It's still too early to plant most crops or flowers.
  • Bowman Park leaves creating a stink

    Bowman Park leaves creating a stink

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:16:08 GMT
    Smoldering leaves aren't the calling card West Side neighbors want.  One family says the smell is so strong that they can't mask the taste with extra seasoning at the dinner table.  Derrick Jaegle lives
    Tons of rotting leaves sit in the Bowman Park parking lot. One family says the smell is so strong that they can taste it at the dinner table.
  • Lake Erie is melting

    Lake Erie is melting

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:30:28 GMT
    Here is a look above the ground with MODIS imagery. Lake Erie is still covered with nearly 85% ice cover right now, but a closer look shows that spring is making a difference. The ice is breaking up into
    The big melt down will continue over the next couple of weeks.
  • Big warm up a week away

    Big warm up a week away

    Sunday, March 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-03-23 22:33:43 GMT
    It has now been 108 days since temperatures have hit 60° in Toledo. That streak will come to an end in about a week. Monday through Wednesday will stay in the deep freeze, but the weather pattern will
    60 degrees possible by the end of March.
  • More SKYWARN training on the way

    More SKYWARN training on the way

    Sunday, March 23 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-03-23 12:14:34 GMT
    Tuesday March 25th, 6:30 p.m. - Fremont - Job and Family Services -2511 Countryside Drive Fremont, OH 43420-9987Wednesday March 26th, 6:00 p.m. - Bloomdale - Elmwood Community Center Auditorium                     7650
    Many free SKYWARN classes to come from the NWS
  • The cold streak continues

    The cold streak continues

    Saturday, March 22 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-03-23 01:20:19 GMT
    We are patiently waiting for some warmer weather, but for now the cold streak continues. It has been 107 days since we have been to 60 degrees, and 160 days (almost half a year) since we hit 70°.
    October 13th was the last 70 degree day.
  • March 2nd coldest on record

    March 2nd coldest on record

    Saturday, March 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-03-23 01:10:05 GMT
    So how cold has it been this month compared to average? Take a look. March of 2014 is currently the 2nd coldest March on record and we will likely end in the #2 spot. Just 2 years ago the average temperature
    A warm up expected by late week.
  • 2013-14 is over, but leaves a mark on history

    2013-14 is over, but leaves a mark on history

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:56:05 GMT
    The winter season is now over, but there is no doubt the season was historic on every level. 84.8" of snow fell during the year which is the most ever recorded. Toledo had 25 days at 0-degrees or colder
    Winter was snowiest and 5th coldest on record.
  • Seasonal shops re-open after record winter

    Seasonal shops re-open after record winter

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:23:55 GMT
    Spring's imminent arrival doesn't mean snow is done but many warm-weather businesses are back open.  We've finally snapped one of our longest unofficial records in the Toledo area.  For more than 75 straight
    Spring starts March 20th and some seasonal businesses have already re-opened.
  • Saying goodbye to a record winter

    Saying goodbye to a record winter

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:43:50 GMT
    Thursday is the start of spring, or vernal equinox. 13abc Action News at Noon will be divided into two seasons. It's not exactly swimsuit weather, but you can definitely feel the changes as the days go
    Thursday is the start of spring, or vernal equinox. We've had crippling snowfall, potholes, "thundersnow," freezing rain, even river flooding and ice jams.
  • "Average" temperatures to return by Tuesday

    "Average" temperatures to return by Tuesday

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:01:40 GMT
    After yet another blast of arctic cold air, temperatures are expected to return to the mid to upper 40s most of the week starting on Tuesday. The average high temperature this time of the year in Toledo
    Mid 40s expected most of the week for highs.
  • Does a cold winter mean a hot summer is likely?

    Does a cold winter mean a hot summer is likely?

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-03-16 23:48:12 GMT
    This winter is the 5th coldest ever recorded in Toledo. We took the other coldest 9 years on the top 10 list to see what happened in the summer months. The attached image shows the summer (June, July,
    Toledo's coldest winters on record show an interesting story.
  • Warmer weather expected in April

    Warmer weather expected in April

    Saturday, March 15 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-03-15 22:43:57 GMT
    The strong sun angle is starting to win out and that means warmer weather in the weeks to come. Temperatures are expected to stay colder than normal through March. April should fare better overall with
    Average highs jump 20 degrees in the next 6 weeks.
  • Toledo ranked 9th snowiest US city

    Toledo ranked 9th snowiest US city

    Thursday, March 13 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-03-13 20:41:42 GMT
    Toledo has made it on a top 10 list normally reserved for the snow belt and mountain cities. Out of all the cities in America with 100,000 people or more, Toledo is the 9th snowiest with 84.8" of snow.
    Toledo has made it on a top 10 list normally reserved for the snow belt and mountain cities. Out of all the cities in America with 100,000 people or more, Toledo is the 9th snowiest with 84.8" of snow.
  • Weather Alert

    Another round of heavy snow Wednesday

    Another round of heavy snow Wednesday

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-03-12 03:22:36 GMT
    The National Weather Service offices have jointly issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday.  It doesn't become effective until Wednesday but rain will start before that.  The Warning covers the entire
    There's a good chance many spots will pick up more than 6" of fresh snow.  If that happened in Toledo, we'd be at almost exactly seven feet of snow for this winter!
  • Details on Wednesday storm

    Details on Wednesday storm

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:17:18 GMT
    You've likely heard by now that a big March storm is headed our way, up the Ohio Valley, late Tuesday night through Wednesday. This storm is still out on the Rockies and Sawtooth Mountains, so Idaho and
    You've likely heard by now that a big March storm is headed our way, up the Ohio Valley, late Tuesday night through Wednesday. This storm is still out on the Rockies and Sawtooth Mountains, so Idaho and
  • Blue ice draws Marblehead crowds

    Blue ice draws Marblehead crowds

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:07:34 GMT
    The warmer temperatures from our March roller coaster ride have led to plenty of open water and plenty of ice here along the islands and in Marblehead.  So it's not just the snow but what the winds will
    Dense blue ice chunks stack up outside the Marblehead Lighthouse. 
  • More snow expected Wednesday

    More snow expected Wednesday

    Sunday, March 9 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:52:05 GMT
    A light winter mix is expected to develop along and north of the turnpike around 11pm Tuesday night. Precipitation will start very light, but will switch over to heavy snow by 3am. Heavy snow could continue
    Heavy snow expected by Wednesday morning.
  • Breakdown of mid-week storm

    Breakdown of mid-week storm

    Sunday, March 9 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:48:11 GMT
    We're still on track for another midweek storm, this time from late Tuesday into Wednesday afternoon. This storm is just landing on the Pacific and is thousands of miles away (which means you can take
    Closely tracking a late Tuesday-Wednesday storm
  • Daylight Saving shifts daylight

    Daylight Saving shifts daylight

    Saturday, March 8 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-03-09 04:53:29 GMT
    Remember to spring forward by setting those clocks ahead by 1 hour before going to bed tonight. It is also a good idea to check your smoke detector batteries as well. The shift will take an hour of daylight
    Daylight will spring forward in the day with time change.
  • Rough winter won't slow mosquitos

    Rough winter won't slow mosquitos

    Friday, March 7 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-03-07 20:51:29 GMT
    It's hard to believe now but soon the sound of your dripping drains will soon be replaced by the constant buzzing of mosquitoes.  This winter's extreme cold will barely blip one of nature's survivors."Mosquitoes
    Despite the cold, few buzzers will die off.  The snow could actually mean more mosquitoes!
  • Record cold expected Tuesday morning

    Record cold expected Tuesday morning

    Monday, March 3 2014 12:04 PM EST2014-03-03 17:04:35 GMT
    There is a high chance we will break one of the oldest records on the book tonight. Tuesday's record low stands at -3° set back in 1873. Records began just 2 years earlier during 1871 in Toledo. Tuesday
    Season now ranks #4 for most 0° days on record.
  • Weekend snow totals

    Weekend snow totals

    Sunday, March 2 2014 7:19 PM EST2014-03-03 00:19:33 GMT
    Here is a look at some of the snow totals that have been reported across the viewing area. The lowest snow totals were in Upper Sandusky, Norwalk, and Sandusky where about 1.5" to 2" fell. 3" fell at the
    Most spots got a new coating of 3-5" of snow.
  • Snow expected to start Saturday evening

    Snow expected to start Saturday evening

    Saturday, March 1 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-03-02 03:29:18 GMT
    There's more snow on the way for the weekend. The heaviest snow in most areas will fall very late Saturday night into the first half of Sunday. Areas forecasted to receive 6"-10"+ of snow may get a
    There's more snow on the way for the weekend. The heaviest snow in most areas will fall very late Saturday night into the first half of Sunday. We're looking at 3"-5" here in the Metro Toledo Area,  1"-3" in Southeast Michigan, 5"-8" in the southern areas.
  • Winter reaches 5th coldest on record

    Winter reaches 5th coldest on record

    Saturday, March 1 2014 9:47 PM EST2014-03-02 02:47:27 GMT
    You wouldn't know it by looking outside, but Saturday is the first day of Meteorological spring. The first official day of spring is just 19 days away now. Meteorological winter starts December 1st and
    Winter of 2013-14 coldest in 36 years.
  • Winter weather advisory out till 1pm Sunday

    Winter weather advisory out till 1pm Sunday

    Saturday, March 1 2014 7:43 PM EST2014-03-02 00:43:31 GMT
    A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of our Ohio counties and Hillsdale County in Michigan for tonight through mid-day on Sunday. Snow will begin around 9pm tonight and will move out of the
    3-5" of snow is expected for most of the area.
  • More snow expected for the weekend

    More snow expected for the weekend

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-02-28 20:04:17 GMT
    After a couple days with highs in the 20s and sunshine, the snow will return for the weekend. Three "waves" of snow are on the way: #1-Light snow Saturday morning, less than 1" of snow. #2-More snow
    After a couple days with highs in the 20s and sunshine, the snow will return for the weekend. Several inches of snow possible.
  • Morning record lows could have been colder

    Morning record lows could have been colder

    Friday, February 28 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-02-28 16:53:45 GMT
    If our snow pack wouldn't have melted at all last week, temperatures this morning would have been close to the all time record low in Toledo of -20°. Instead morning low temperatures were around -7° this
    Lows dropped to -30° in Michigan.
  • Weather Alert

    Record low temperatures followed by weekend snow

    Record low temperatures followed by weekend snow

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:59 PM EST2014-02-28 03:59:29 GMT
    The thermometer will drop to -10 to -15 degrees Thursday night, with wind chills as low as -20 under clear skies. Partly sunny tomorrow, very chilly, highs in the mid teens. Three "waves" of snow
    The thermometer will drop to -10 to -15 degrees overnight, with wind chills as low as -20 under clear skies. Three "waves" of snow on the way for the weekend.
  • Storm spotter classes scheduled for area

    Storm spotter classes scheduled for area

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:42 PM EST2014-02-26 22:42:48 GMT
    Each year in the late winter and early spring the National Weather Service hosts several severe weather spotting classes to the public. The purpose of the class is to teach the public about severe weather,
    Classes are free and open to the public.
  • A look back at how we hit the snow record

    A look back at how we hit the snow record

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-02-26 22:23:09 GMT
    The late fall season started without an El Nino or La Nina weather pattern which normally steers warmer weather into the Great Lakes. At the same time the arctic air and snow pack built up rapidly in Canada
    73.5" of snowfall has fallen so far this season which is the most on record.
  • Winter is already historic

    Winter is already historic

    Sunday, February 23 2014 8:33 PM EST2014-02-24 01:33:38 GMT
    Here are the latest winter stats as of February 23rd. Some of our area has now had at least 1" of snow on the ground for 54 consecutive days. We had the snowiest month on record, we are near the snowiest
    2013-14 is the 2nd snowiest and 5th coldest so far.
  • More snow possible Saturday night

    More snow possible Saturday night

    Saturday, February 22 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-02-23 00:10:10 GMT
    A light rain/snow mix this evening will change over to all snow south of the Ohio/Michigan border. Snow will end by 2am tonight. The heaviest band of snow will be south of US 24 and will bring about 1-3"
    Snow likely south of US 24.
  • Ice cancels school again in southern Michigan

    Ice cancels school again in southern Michigan

    Friday, February 21 2014 5:42 PM EST2014-02-21 22:42:55 GMT
    Strong winds, flooding, and colder temperatures are the big weather story, but ice covered roads are still a big problem in southern Michigan. The problem areas are along dirt roads which are covered in
    A few inches of ice covers the dirt roads.
  • Still in second place, for now

    Weather Update

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 12:47 AM EST2014-02-18 05:47:14 GMT
    The heaviest snow has moved out of the area with snow showers continuing early tonight.  We need 4.9" from this storm to break the all-time seasonal snow record of 73.1" set in 1977-1978.The entire area
    We only need 0.8" of snow to break the all-time seasonal snow record set in '77-'78!
  • Monday evening snow could break season record

    Monday evening snow could break season record

    Monday, February 17 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-02-17 17:43:59 GMT
    Another round of snow will make for tricky travel on Presidents' Day. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Toledo region through 4:00am Tuesday. 13abc Meteorologist Bill
    Another round of snow will make for tricky travel on Presidents' Day. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Toledo region through 4:00am Tuesday. 13abc Meteorologist Bill
  • This winter is now the 2nd snowiest on record

    This winter is now the 2nd snowiest on record

    Sunday, February 16 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-02-16 23:35:31 GMT
    9/10 of an inch of snow fell at the Toledo airport today. That takes us to the 2nd snowiest winter ever recorded with several more inches of snow possible on Monday evening. If we don't break the record
    More snow expected Monday evening.
  • More snow likely this week

    More snow likely this week

    Saturday, February 15 2014 11:43 PM EST2014-02-16 04:43:46 GMT
    Our second storm will move in around 4pm Monday afternoon and last to around daybreak on Tuesday morning. This storm has shifted south in the past couple of days. The rain/snow line now looks like it will
    A new snow record possible this week.
  • Ice foot and a half thick on Lake Erie

    Ice foot and a half thick on Lake Erie

    Friday, February 14 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-02-14 19:56:54 GMT
    The newest ice survey on the Great Lakes show the lakes haven't been this ice covered in 20 years. 88.4% of the Great Lakes are ice covered. The only lake that has a large amount of open water is Lake
    Almost all of the Great Lakes are covered in ice.
  • Coast Guard ice breakers slicing ice to keep economy moving

    Coast Guard ice breakers slicing ice to keep economy moving

    Thursday, February 13 2014 3:06 PM EST2014-02-13 20:06:31 GMT
    Record cold has allowed ice to swallow up the Great Lakes, but the coast guard is slicing through the ice to save the local economy. Lieutenant commanding officer John Henry said, "Sometimes you are out
    The Great Lakes are now 87% covered in ice which has only happened once in the past 35 years.
  • Big winter thaw expected next week

    Big winter thaw expected next week

    Thursday, February 13 2014 2:58 PM EST2014-02-13 19:58:23 GMT
    The long range computer models are still screaming thaw late next week. Temperatures will warm up for early week but the biggest warm up will come late next week with 50s for highs, but 60 degrees may
    Heavy rain and floods also possible.
  • Snow nears another record

    Snow nears another record

    Sunday, February 9 2014 7:17 PM EST2014-02-10 00:17:17 GMT
    Another 4.5" of snow fell on Saturday and Sunday. We now sit in the #3 spot for the most snow ever recorded in a season. Toledo is 5.8" away from the record at this point which was set in 1977-78 at 73.1".
    Toledo is 5.8" away from the snowiest winter ever recorded.
  • More snow expected Saturday night

    More snow expected Saturday night

    Saturday, February 8 2014 7:19 PM EST2014-02-09 00:19:11 GMT
    Two waves of light snow are pushing through the viewing area Saturday night into Sunday morning. The quick moving weather makers will produce about 2-4" of new snow by late morning on Sunday. Winds are
    Two waves of light snow are pushing through the viewing area Saturday night into Sunday morning.
  • Snowstorm dumps 6 to 12" across area

    Snowstorm dumps 6 to 12" across area

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:22 PM EST2014-02-05 23:22:18 GMT
    Here is a look at the snowfall totals around the viewing area on February 4th into the 5th. The majority of the area fell within 6-12" of new snowfall. 8.4" officially fell at the Toledo Express airport.
    Toledo nears another big snowfall record.
  • Weather Update

    Weather Update

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 10:56 PM EST2014-02-05 03:56:18 GMT
    No major changes to the forecast.   Rest of Tonight Moderate to heavy snow will become lighter for a time and then pick back up after 5am.  There's a very high chance of heavy snow during the morning
    Update on the winter storm
  • Mid week storm could bring high snow totals

    Mid week storm could bring high snow totals

    Sunday, February 2 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-02-02 23:55:40 GMT
    Snow will begin late afternoon to early evening on Tuesday and become heavy overnight Tuesday night. Light snow will continue through noon to early afternoon on Wednesday. Winds will also be increasing
    Strong winds will cause more blowing and drifting.
  • More snow Saturday night

    More snow Saturday night

    Saturday, February 1 2014 6:27 PM EST2014-02-01 23:27:57 GMT
    Rain will change back over to snow this evening with additional snow totals (snow on top of what has already fallen today) around 2-4" for most of the viewing area. Areas southeast of B.G. including Findlay,
    Colder weather could cause slick roads.
  • Warmer & snowy start to February

    Warmer & snowy start to February

    Friday, January 31 2014 2:49 PM EST2014-01-31 19:49:41 GMT
    After nearly 40" of snowfall in the month of January more is expected for early February. The arctic weather has moved out and for the first time in 11 days most of the area is seeing temperatures slightly
    The active weather continues
  • Florida snow and Alaskan heat

    Florida snow and Alaskan heat

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-01-29 23:05:30 GMT
    It is has been very cold across the Great Lakes. If February continues the trend then it is likely the winter of 2013-14 will be in the top 10 winters on record for both cold and snow. The recent arctic
    Wild extremes balance out across the northern hemisphere.
  • Powerful winds will whip up whiteout Sunday night

    Powerful winds will whip up whiteout Sunday night

    Sunday, January 26 2014 10:34 PM EST2014-01-27 03:34:46 GMT
    Another arctic front will bring a round of snow with 1-3" expected overnight. Winds are expected to gust out of the northwest between 40 and 50 mph at times causing significant blowing and drifting. This
    More snow, wind and cold arriving Sunday night and Monday morning.
  • 2013-14 already 15th snowiest on record

    2013-14 already 15th snowiest on record

    Saturday, January 25 2014 6:57 PM EST2014-01-25 23:57:05 GMT
    3.6" of snow fell at the Toledo Express airport overnight Friday into Saturday. That brings the monthly snow total up to 36.4" which is the most ever recorded for a single month since records began. 48.1"
    Half of the season is left to go.
  • Why so cold?

    Why so cold?

    Record cold and record snow, it's the winter that just won't quit. Many viewers have been tweeting, messaging and calling the station, wondering what is causing the historic cold and snow.
  • Snow developing overnight

    Snow developing overnight

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:17 PM EST2014-01-25 01:17:05 GMT
    A *Winter Weather Advisory* is in effect for the entire area through Saturday afternoon, with snow first developing Friday night. We're expecting 1"-3" of snow overnight, with major blowing and drifting
    A *Winter Weather Advisory* is in effect for the entire area through Saturday afternoon, with snow first developing Friday night.
  • Blizzard Of 78 Still Ranks Supreme

    Blizzard Of 78 Still Ranks Supreme

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:46 PM EST2014-01-24 02:46:21 GMT
    The Blizzard of 1978 was and still is the biggest winter storm ever to hit Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. On the evening of January 25, 1978 temperatures warmed up and a light rain began to fall. By early
    The Blizzard of 1978 was and still is the biggest winter storm ever to hit Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. On the evening of January 25, 1978 temperatures warmed up and a light rain began to fall.
  • Snow Emergency Definitions

    Snow Emergency Definitions

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 11:20 PM EST2014-02-05 04:20:41 GMT
    Here are the latest snow emergency levels for area counties and municipalities:
    Check the latest snow emergency levels for area counties
  • Toledo tops 30 inches of snow in Jan., beats 1978

    Toledo tops 30 inches of snow in Jan., beats 1978

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-01-21 21:36:24 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - This month is now the snowiest on record in Toledo. The National Weather Service says 30.9 inches of snow have fallen in Toledo so far in January. The snowfall amount tops the old
    This month is now the snowiest on record in Toledo.
  • Strong Sunday winds cause blowing snow

    Strong Sunday winds cause blowing snow

    Sunday, January 19 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-01-19 23:51:09 GMT
    Winds out ahead of another arctic front caused lots of blowing and drifting on Sunday. The winds topped out at 40 mph in Toledo and Monroe. Defiance recorded a wind gust of 38 mph. Findlay, Hillsdale,
    Winds will calm down by Monday morning.
  • Winter nears record snow, but not record cold so far

    Winter nears record snow, but not record cold so far

    Sunday, January 19 2014 12:51 AM EST2014-01-19 05:51:25 GMT
    Here are the stats when comparing this winter season to the historic harsh winters of 1976-77 and 1977-78. When it comes to snow we compare in many ways. This winter season will likely beat out 1977-78
    January of 1977 was still much colder than 2014.
  • Snow tapering off overnight; more headed our way

    Snow tapering off overnight; more headed our way

    Thursday, January 16 2014 11:04 PM EST2014-01-17 04:04:05 GMT
    Snow totals so far have ranged from 0.5" (Sandusky/Norwalk area) to 2"-3" (west of I-75). Snow showers will continue tonight, but end by morning.  Another 1" of accumulation is possible through 3am. Temps
    Snow showers continue tonight with more on the way through the weekend
  • BLACK ICE , WHY ?

    BLACK ICE , WHY ?

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 8:48 AM EST2014-01-14 13:48:40 GMT
    Why so much black ice? The perfect storm for black ice formed this morning, record cold last week, frozen everything, yes we had a small thaw, but roads are still very cold. Clear skies allowed frost to
    Slip and Slide, WHY?
  • Lake Erie's ice shrinks some, still most in years

    Lake Erie's ice shrinks some, still most in years

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:10 PM EST2014-01-13 23:10:24 GMT
    The recent warm up has melted some of the ice on Lake Erie. Ice still covers about 3/4 of the surface of the lake. The north central part of the Lake Erie now has an ice thickness of 16". The average ice
    Open water redevelops in a few spots.
  • The bus stop forecast looks warm as students return

    The bus stop forecast looks warm as students return

    Sunday, January 12 2014 5:39 PM EST2014-01-12 22:39:08 GMT
    Some students have been off of school for nearly 3 and a half weeks due to winter break and a week of weather closings. Weather conditions look good to start off the new work week with rising temperatures
    Cloudy and breezy weather expected Monday morning.
  • Snow Moving Out / Freezing Drizzle Moving In

    Snow Moving Out / Freezing Drizzle Moving In

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-01-10 04:01:13 GMT
    Most areas will receive around 1" of snow tonight.  The bulk of snow will move out by midnight followed by some freezing drizzle and freezing fog.  Temperatures will be rising into the upper 20s and lower
    Snow Ending / Freezing Drizzle Possible / Rising Temperatures
  • Seniors head back outside after snow

    Seniors head back outside after snow

    Thursday, January 9 2014 3:21 PM EST2014-01-09 20:21:00 GMT
    Weather maps and broken records paint our history, but neighborhood seniors connect us to the real story. The Troy Senior Center off of Indiana Avenue just re-opened its doors today and the sense of community
    Weather maps and broken records paint our history, but neighborhood seniors connect us to the real story. The Troy Senior Center off of Indiana Avenue just re-opened its doors today and the sense of community
  • Chance to see Northern Lights Wednesday night

    Chance to see Northern Lights Wednesday night

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-01-09 04:01:23 GMT
    There's a chance to view the Northern Lights tonight in parts of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  The best time to look will be after midnight, into the early morning hours.  Try to get away from
    There's a chance to view the Northern Lights late tonight
  • Arctic Blast Update

    Arctic Blast Update

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 3:00 PM EST2014-01-08 20:00:42 GMT
    We didn't break the all-time record low for Toledo (-20 on 1/21/1984), but we did break two daily record low temperatures the past two days.  We hit -15 late Monday evening, breaking the old low of -14
    Rising temperatures tonight with wind chills in the -5 to -15 range.
  • Red Cross deploys warming shelters

    Red Cross deploys warming shelters

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:24 PM EST2014-01-08 17:24:20 GMT
    The volunteer staff of the American Red Cross set up disaster relief warming shelters before the coldest weather in 20 years set in. While their three locations are spread throughout Toledo, they share
    The American Red Cross opens three warming stations around Toledo, amidst the Arctic cold.
  • Arctic air is an ice machine for Lake Erie

    Arctic air is an ice machine for Lake Erie

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 11:21 AM EST2014-01-07 16:21:58 GMT
    The arctic air is making ice on the lakes. Lake Erie is ice covered on our end of the lake and has been for awhile, but the ice concentration is building fast to the east. A week ago 1/10 of the lake was
    Ice could grow to 8" thick on Lake Erie by Friday.
  • Update on the Arctic Blast (11:50pm)

    Update on the Arctic Blast (11:50pm)

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-01-07 04:50:56 GMT
    NEW GRAPHICS WILL BE POSTED BY 7:30PM (Having some problems uploading them)Toledo's all-time record low temperature (for any day of the year) is -20 set on January 21, 1984.  We have the chance to tie
    The Arctic Blast Continues...
  • Toledo (OH) Snow Emergency Definitions

    Toledo (OH) Snow Emergency Definitions

    Monday, January 6 2014 8:00 PM EST2014-01-07 01:00:09 GMT
    LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads
    When you hear that a county is under a snow emergency, we want you to know what that means.
  • Snow totals top a foot

    Snow totals top a foot

    Monday, January 6 2014 1:08 PM EST2014-01-06 18:08:29 GMT
    Here is a look at snow totals from our most recent snowstorm. It had all of the ingredients of a blizzard with heavy snow, visibilities under 1/4 a mile, and winds over 35mph, but the ingredients didn't
    Heaviest snow occurred along and west of I-75.
  • Arctic blast shatters records

    Arctic blast shatters records

    Monday, January 6 2014 10:42 AM EST2014-01-06 15:42:46 GMT
    According to the National Weather Service, 13.0" of new snow fell at the Toledo Express airport, however the strong winds have drifted the snow away from the observation platform. The official snow depth
    Cold and snow put 2014 in the record book.
  • 'Polar vortex' pushes subzero temps into Midwest

    'Polar vortex' pushes subzero temps into Midwest

    Monday, January 6 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-01-06 14:31:02 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records
    A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama.
  • SLIDESHOW: Snow Creations from Viewers!

    SLIDESHOW: Snow Creations from Viewers!

    Monday, January 6 2014 7:44 AM EST2014-01-06 12:44:34 GMT
    Send your works of art to pictures@13abc.com!
    Send your works of art to pictures@13abc.com!
  • Winter Storm Update

    Winter Storm Update

    Sunday, January 5 2014 9:37 PM EST2014-01-06 02:37:12 GMT
    A *WINTER STORM WARNING* remains in effect for the area through early Monday morningSNOW Moderate to heavy snow continues to fall and will begin to taper off after midnight into the early morning hours
    Winter Storm Warnings and Wind Chill Warnings for the Area
  • Blizzard conditions possible tonight

    Blizzard conditions possible tonight

    Sunday, January 5 2014 11:57 AM EST2014-01-05 16:57:10 GMT
    Snow will be scattered and light before noon today. Heavy snow will develop this afternoon and evening with near blizzard to blizzard conditions expected tonight with significant winds and cold weather.
    The heaviest snow will arrive Sunday afternoon and evening with near blizzard to blizzard conditions expected.
  • Arctic blast approaching Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio

    Arctic blast approaching Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio

    Saturday, January 4 2014 9:30 PM EST2014-01-05 02:30:55 GMT
    A powerful winter storm is gaining strength and moving towards northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Snow will start light around 10pm Saturday. 1-2" of snow is possible by Sunday morning. The heaviest
    Heavy snow and bitter wind chills are in the forecast as an Arctic blast moves into the area.
  • Final snow totals break New Year's Day record

    Final snow totals break New Year's Day record

    Friday, January 3 2014 1:55 AM EST2014-01-03 06:55:18 GMT
    Here is a look at some of the snowfall reports around the viewing area. The Toledo Express airport had 10.2" from December 31st through January 2nd. 6.8" of that fell on January 1st making it the snowiest
    Snow ends up 8-12" deep for most.
  • More snow accumulation expected this week

    More snow accumulation expected this week

    Sunday, December 29 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-30 00:09:58 GMT
    There are 3 different waves/systems that will hit the viewing area in a 3 day period. The first will reach us on Tuesday early morning. A weak wave of snow is possible with a dusting to ½" of accumulation
    Cold and significant snow possible by the middle of the week.
  • Bracing for menacing wind chills

    Bracing for menacing wind chills

    Sunday, December 29 2013 10:44 AM EST2013-12-29 15:44:19 GMT
    A well-advertised Arctic cold front is inbound for NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Temperatures will begin to fall late Sunday afternoon. By Monday morning, our "feels-like" temperatures or wind chill will
    By Monday morning, our "feels-like" temperatures or wind chill will be down near 0°.
  • A cold and snowy week ahead

    A cold and snowy week ahead

    Sunday, December 29 2013 10:43 AM EST2013-12-29 15:43:31 GMT
    Winter returns late tomorrow and there are several chances of light snow in the forecast. A few showers are possible tomorrow southeast of Toledo in the morning, and then there is a chance for a few flurries
    Wind chill values will hit 0 degrees by Monday morning.
  • Little snowfalls are adding up

    Little snowfalls are adding up

    Saturday, December 28 2013 11:59 AM EST2013-12-28 16:59:35 GMT
    The recent small snowfalls are adding up on the season. So far this season we have had 10.9" of snow. That is a 1/2" above average to date and the most snow Toledo has had at this point in the season since
    Season snowfall is near average so far.
  • An arctic outbreak will move in as the year moves out

    An arctic outbreak will move in as the year moves out

    Thursday, December 26 2013 6:24 PM EST2013-12-26 23:24:09 GMT
    The forecast is mostly dry for the next 7 to 10 days, but there is a lot of cold air in the forecast for next week. New Year's Eve will be very cold with highs in the low teens. Temperatures are expected
    2013 will end with temperatures in the single digits.
  • Thaw, then another blast

    Thaw, then another blast

    Thursday, December 26 2013 11:32 AM EST2013-12-26 16:32:12 GMT
    Nice 2 day thaw, near 40 by Saturday, but cold air is pooling again in Canada, this cold blast will pour south late Sunday and into next week, periods of light snow will be possible in the cold air. 2013
    2013 Will End Cold.
  • More light snow likely

    More light snow likely

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 9:13 PM EST2013-12-26 02:13:04 GMT
    Another upper level wave is producing a swath of snow across the Great Lakes. Light snow is likely between 11pm Christmas night to 4am Thursday morning. Most spots will only see a dusting to another 1/2"
    A dusting to a half inch of snow is possible.
  • A little white is possible on Christmas

    A little white is possible on Christmas

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-24 22:57:36 GMT
    Two weak upper level disturbances could produced two bands of very light snow. The first wave is expected to move in between mid morning into early afternoon on Christmas Day. The second band of light
    Light snow possible on Christmas
  • Flakes, frigid and floods! Our Christmas Eve weather outlook

    Flakes, frigid and floods! Our Christmas Eve weather outlook

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 9:03 AM EST2013-12-24 14:03:30 GMT
    Major flooding around northwest Ohio shows signs of winding down Tuesday morning. There are a few rivers still on the rise. Maumee River at Waterville is still rising in minor flood stage at 11.48 feet.
    A look at the weather conditions for this Christmas Eve.
  • More rain will fall overnight, flooding and fog a concern

    More rain will fall overnight, flooding and fog a concern

    Saturday, December 21 2013 7:57 PM EST2013-12-22 00:57:25 GMT
    Many areas have already received more than one inch of rainfall Saturday. More rain will continue tonight as a second system begins its track closer to Ohio and Michigan. We're right on the border-line
    More rain will fall Saturday night posing flooding and fog issues around the area.
  • Major flooding possible this weekend

    Major flooding possible this weekend

    Friday, December 20 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-12-20 19:56:44 GMT
    Major flooding is expected on the Blanchard River in Findlay by Monday morning. Minor flooding is expected for the Portage, Tiffin, Sandusky, and Maumee Rivers. The latest projections will almost certainly
    The Blanchard River in Findlay is the biggest concern.
  • December Thaw

    December Thaw

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 5:28 AM EST2013-12-18 10:28:25 GMT
    After many weeks of cold, snow and ice, a 3 day thaw is on the way. Yes, more cold air will return late Sunday. Normal High is 35, we will be above that mark into Saturday. Colder later Sunday. Rain and
    After many weeks of cold, snow and ice, a 3 day thaw is on the way. Yes, more cold air will return late Sunday. Normal High is 35, we will be above that mark into Saturday. Colder later Sunday. Rain and
  • Saturday's Snow Totals

    Saturday's Snow Totals

    Saturday, December 14 2013 10:40 PM EST2013-12-15 03:40:46 GMT
    Here is a look at how much snow fell across the viewing area. A few lake-enhanced bands of snow especially early Saturday morning added to the snow totals near the state line. Northern Fulton, southern
    Most of the area picked up 5-9" of snow
  • SLIDESHOW: Snow Dogs!

    SLIDESHOW: Snow Dogs!

    Saturday, December 14 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-14 23:26:04 GMT
    Send your pictures to pictures@13abc.com!
    Send your pictures to pictures@13abc.com!
  • SLIDESHOW: Snow pics from viewers!

    SLIDESHOW: Snow pics from viewers!

    Saturday, December 14 2013 3:05 PM EST2013-12-14 20:05:43 GMT
    Send your pictures to pictures@13abc.com!
    Send your pictures to pictures@13abc.com!
  • Toledo's snow history

    Toledo's snow history

    Friday, December 13 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-12-13 23:43:44 GMT
    Here is some snow history for northwest Ohio. While the southern part of our area had several storms with 4"+ last year. Toledo has not had a 4" snowfall in nearly 3 years. The last time more than 4" fell
    Toledo has not seen a 4" snowstorm in more than two years. The last time more than 4" fell in the city was on Feb. 25, 2011.