UPDATE 3 - Blizzard warning expires

Chance of snow continues through 10 a.m. Thursday.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 26, 2012


The blizzard warning in effect for Huron County and the surrounding area has expired. It was replace with a winter weather advisory that will last until 11 p.m.

The blizzard warning expired at 7 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. Originally, the warning was to last until 7 a.m. Thursday.

Also, at about 3:30 p.m., the weather service lowered the anticipated snow accumulation from 8 to 12 inches to 6 to 8 inches.

Snow accumulations between 8 to 12 inches are anticipated, with locally higher amounts possible. Snow has been falling at a rate of one inch per hour in some places.

Northeast winds of 20 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, are expected.

Heavy snow and gusty winds were to make travel difficult this afternoon into tonight.

Huron County is now under a level two snow emergency. In Ohio, there are three snow advisories for drivers, with a level one being the mildest.

There is the possibility that the show could become mixed with sleet and freezing rain from Knox County northeast to Mahoning County as slightly warmer air may move into that region.

Temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees. Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 20s Wednesday evening.

Here is the immediate and seven-day forecast for the Norwalk area:

Tonight Snow with widespread blowing snow before 3am, then snow likely with widespread blowing snow between 3am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Blustery, with a north wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 32. North wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Friday Night A chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

New Year's Day Partly sunny, with a high near 28.



Cliff Cannon

Please be careful everyone. So snowstorms can be what they are supposed to be----fun !

Sitting In The ...

Just a heads up we've been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning everyone be safe.


Upgraded again to blizzard warning. 8-12" of snow. National Weather Service


Yeow! Looks like I'll be drinking coffee & getting more wood hauled in.


Hopefully everyone is stocked up on bread, milk etc. If not, get your errands run in the morning, looks like this could be problematic around late morning.


Did you ever notice when people do stock up, they usually stock up on bread, milk and eggs. They must like french toast during snow storms.

Cliff Cannon

@ DieselSmoke: Great point. Thanks for my morning laugh !


Or sandwiches.


Most folks have enough food in their pantries, freezers, etc...to eat for at least 5 days or more! Those of us that prep for such events don't worry ! Rushing out to strip the shelves of the stores is foolish! And selfish! Be safe all, and stay home! You will survive one day snowed in!


You know what snow means...sledding with the kids!! Hopefully we get a lot because we didn't get to enjoy it last year with hardly any snow. Be safe and don't tailgate!

Dr. Information

8-12 inches my butt.


Does anyone have any Idea how money was lost during this "Blizzard Warning" ? I mean...Business's shut down early. factories closed or cancelled night shifts, the airports cancelled flights....for only a few inches of snow that ended up not being a "Blizzard" Dick Goddard said it himself.." It is hard to forcast even 6 hours ahead"....Then why keep ruining our week several days in advance...People plan with weather forcasts... and in this case..Lose money. But according to them..the "Computer generated forcast says".....Folks we don't need meteorologists...we need computer geeks to forcast our weather...