By Robert Armstrong, Director, Emergency Management, The Ohio State University
A powerful winter storm is forecasted to impact Ohio and the campuses of The Ohio State University over the next 48 hours. In addition to a mix of rain, sleet and ice, some of the regional campuses could see between 9 and 10 inches of snow.
According to the National Weather Service, all campuses will experience heavy rain today with up to 1 inch of rain possible for the region. A winter storm warning is in effect this afternoon through Friday morning. On Thursday, wind gusts across the state could reach 35 miles per hour, resulting in low visibility at times and cold wind chill temperatures.Snow and ice forecast. National Weather Service.More…
Were you out and about today?
A late afternoon visit to Meijer in Ontario revealed shelves largely empty of bread. The refrigerated biscuit section was all but bare. Entire sections of noodles were gone except, of course, for the spicy variety.
Clearly questions about the upcoming storm (Winter Storm Landon) are on everyone’s mind. What is the latest forecast? How many inches of ice and snow will be get? When will it hit? How do I keep informed if my power goes out? What events will be cancelled?
As always, there are two ways to become informed. You can read or listen to the News Journal, Richland Source, WMAN, WMFD, or other local media and get part of the story. Or you could tune into 1812Blockhouse and get the updated details from those media in one space, as well as the latest from the National Weather Service, the Ohio Deparment of Transportation, and more.
We’re calling it “WINTER STORM LANDON – RICHLAND” and, as of Tuesday evening, it is the top post on our desktop and mobile versions. It can also be accessed here.