Word has it that the thermometer broke through the 80 degree mark on Tuesday, signaling that the worst of winter — and even the not-so-worst of winter — is behind us.
It’s good to plan ahead, but before doing so let’s take a quick look back at the wonderful winter of 2020-2021. In particular, let’s consider how north central Ohio fared in terms of the white stuff.
The bottom line is that it snowed and snowed over the last several weeks, and Mansfield found itself above average in terms of total snowfall for cities in the eastern part of the United States. More…
We’re certainly not claiming that spring is here. Let’s just say that as we look forward to the next week, guided by the latest forecast from the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, things look decidedly better than they did two weeks ago.
The week will be peaking temperature-wise on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with hights in Richland County to be at or near 60 degrees. Rain will be coming at the end of that three-day period.
Here is the weekly forecast: More…
UPDATED — see below
Truth be told, Richland County residents have been spoiled a bit over the last couple of years, snow-wise.
That luck may be about to change.
Weather experts are sharing tidings of Winter Storm Tabitha, which is set to arrive in our neck of the woods on Monday morning. Between then and Tuesday afternoon, heavy snow is possible here. In the Mansfield area, that translates into 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff. More…
Now that Richland County has experienced its first solid dose of winter, and a true White Christmas, the weather rollercoaster is about to take another turn.
Over the last 24 hours, snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service have included the following amounts (in inches): More…
The weather prognosticators have spoken. Richland County is going to have a white Christmas this year.
Unfortunately, it will be combined with a rather nasty change in temperature.
According to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, Richland County can expect some snow beginning in the late morning to early afternoon. Some accumulation is likely, with about 1 to 4 inches the most likely outcome.
Some additional snow is possible Tuesday evening.
On Christmas Eve morning, a cold front will move across the county, followed by much cooler air on Christmas Eve through Saturday. Because it will be accompanied by gusty winds, this can include single digit temperatures on Christmas Day itself.
Through our new Mobile Richland series, we look at interesting websites with good mobile interfaces that come to our attention, ones that also have some connection to Mansfield and Richland County or which can be helpful to our readers.
This is the second post in the series; the first can be found here.
The National Weather Service is readying a new website that will greatly improve your ability to get accurate and timely meteorological information. More…
From the National Weather Service office in Cleveland:
Freezing Rain Expected Tonight through Tuesday Morning…
Low pressure will move northeast into the Ohio Valley tonight. The low will extend a stationary front northeast across southern Ohio tonight and the low will track along this front through Tuesday morning. Warmer air will ride up and over the colder air to the north producing a mix of precipitation including freezing rain. More…
Recent extreme weather events have created difficulties for many Ohio farmers. Many fields were left unplanted, and many of the fields that were planted suffered drown outs, yield losses and delayed harvests as farmers waited for crops to reach maturity. That is why the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), along with the SWCDs of Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne counties and the associated county Farm Bureaus, are working together to help farmers create a plan for these extreme weather events. More…
A confirmed tornado joined other wind events in the Shelby area late on Sunday afternoon causing damage businesses, houses, and more.
On Sunday night, Fox8 was reporting that six people in Richland County have been hospitalized with storm-related injuries.
According to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, the tornado touched down shortly before 5 PM. Soon, power outages began that caused Shelby Police to ask motorists to treat traffic lights as four-way stops. More…
You may not have known it, but you are in the middle of Ohio’s Severe Weather Safety Week.
Our friends at Richland Public Health remind us that this is a great opportunity for homes, schools, and businesses to brush up on their knowledge of spring severe weather threats, and to test their safety plans. More…