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December 23, 2022 - Winter Storm

An Arctic cold front swept through the area around 2 AM December 23rd. Low pressure along this front tracked over Lake Erie early in the morning on December 23rd and rapidly intensified through the day while slowly lifting northeast across Ontario. With the frontal passage rain changed to snow with temperatures dropping from the upper 30s and lower 40s to sub-zero in about 8 hours. A period of moderate to heavy snow, with rates briefly up to 1��� per hour, occurred during the early morning of December 23rd behind the front. Snow began tapering through the morning. The period of snow and rapidly falling temperatures led to a flash freeze and icy conditions on area roadways. While the falling snow became lighter through the daytime hours of December 23rd, winds began increasing during the pre-dawn hours and gusted over 40 MPH through the day. Akron Fulton Airport measured a peak wind gust of 51 MPH at 5:27 AM December 23rd, with a 49 MPH gust recorded at Akron-Canton Airport at 6:28 AM. This resulted in sporadic power outages across the county. Wind gusts very gradually subsided into December 24th, though gusts didn���t drop below 30 MPH until that evening. This led to a prolonged period of widespread blowing and drifting snow beginning early in the morning December 23rd and continuing through the afternoon and evening, with some patchy blowing and drifting snow continuing all the way through Christmas Eve. The greatest impact from this storm was to travel due to the flash freeze and extensive blowing and drifting snow, to go along with low visibility. Numerous minor accidents, slide-offs and disabled vehicles were reported throughout the area on December 23rd and 24th with over a dozen of these accidents resulting in at least minor injuries. Wind chills plunged below 0 around 5 AM December 23rd and didn���t warm back above 0 until the morning of December 26th. A minimum wind chill of -31F was recorded at 1:51 PM on December 23rd at Akron-Canton Airport, with a wind chill of -30F recorded at 1:54 PM at Akron Fulton. A mesonet station in Copley recorded a wind chill of -31F at 3:05 PM. A number of burst pipes were reported across northern Ohio due to this cold, with temperatures remaining in the single digits until Christmas morning. Warming centers were also opened in Akron and Barberton in response. Trained spotters measured 4.9��� of snow in Bath, 4.5��� in Reminderville, 4.0��� near Barberton, 3.7��� in Tallmadge and 3.3��� in Sagamore Hills with this storm. A Co-Op observer measured 3.0��� in Munroe Falls. Akron-Canton Airport reported 2.7��� of snow.

March 26, 2021 - High Wind

Tree down across OH-241 in Green. Also at 7 AM EDT, a tree and power lines were reported down on OH-91 near Ellet Plaza in the Mogadore area.

March 26, 2021 - High Wind

Multiple roads closed in Summit County due to downed trees or power lines.

March 26, 2021 - High Wind

Large tree down on power lines across road in Green, near the Nimisila Reservoir.

December 1, 2020 - Winter Storm

Rain changed over to snow during the evening hours of November 30 in Northeast Ohio, as low pressure moved just east of the area. During the early morning hours of December 1, heavy, wet snow overspread the region with visibility dropping to one-quarter of a mile or less and snowfall rates up to one inch per hour. Travel was severely disrupted by this storm as heavy snow quickly accumulated on area roadways and any pre-treatment efforts were hampered by rain earlier on November 30. Due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow and only modest wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph, blowing and drifting snow was not a big issue during this event. However, snow easily collected on area trees, especially area evergreen trees, and the weight of the snow allowed for trees to fall onto area roads, power lines, and even some buildings. Schools and several businesses closed on December 1 and 2 due to the weather conditions. In Summit County, snowfall totals ranged from 4 to 15 inches of snow for the event. A peak total of 15.2 inches of snow was observed in Sagamore Hills. Other selected snowfall totals include: 14 inches in Boston Heights, 10.9 inches in Bath Township, 8.2 inches in Cuyahoga Falls, 7.5 inches in Munroe Falls, 6.7 inches in Fairlawn, 5.8 inches in Tallmadge, 5.2 inches in Akron, 4.3 inches in New Franklin, and 3.5 inches at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Green.



June 18, 2015

A low pressure system over the upper Midwest moved across the Great Lakes on June 18. Ahead of the low pressure system, a warm front moved over the area early on June 18 bringing temperatures into the mid-80s that afternoon. A cold front trailed the low pressure system and moved across the Great Lakes through the afternoon. Ahead of the cold front, several severe thunderstorms developed, including one storm that produced and EF-1 tornado in northern Stark County. Additional thundestorms dropped very heavy rainfall across the area, especially in the Akron Metro area, as rainfall flooded the Central Interchange and many roadways south of the city.||National Weather Service Survey Team decided an EF-1 tornado touched down in Uniontown near the Uniontown Fire Department and traveled east southeast along an intermittent path for approximately 9 miles through Lake Township. Most of the damage observed was to trees that were uprooted or snapped part of the way up of the ground. A newly constructed dairy barn in Marlboro township near State Route 44 and St. Peters Church Road had significant roof damage. Minor roof and siding damage was observed along the tornado path. A swath of straight line wind damage occurred south of the tornado track from the north side of Canton to Louisville. Numerous trees and power poles were brought down, with at least one tree falling on a home. Several people were trapped in an SUV due to the downed power poles.

April 10, 2013

A stationary front was located across northern Ohio on April 10th with temperatures ranging from 50 degrees near Lake Erie to near 80 degrees in Central Ohio. Severe thunderstorms developed during the late afternoon and early evening as a mid-level jet streak interacted with moderately unstable conditions in place south of the front. Reports of wind damage extended from Wyandot County in Northwest Ohio to Trumbull County in Northeast Ohio with numerous reports of downed trees limbs and power lines. One of the more noteworthy reports came from Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County where four semi-trucks were blown over. Several buildings also sustained minor damage to roofs and windows in Crawford, Richland, Summit, Portage, and Stark Counties. The peak wind measured during the storms was 64 mph measured at an AWOS sensor at the Portage County Airport in Ravenna. One building collapsed with three others sustaining damage at the Portage County Aiport grounds. In Stark County, a dugout at Marlington High School was also destroyed by the wind. Farther to the south, a swath of quarter to half dollar size hail and heavy rain extended from near Marion to Canton.

December 22, 2004

A potent winter storm affected northern Ohio on December 22nd and 23rd. Low pressure developed over eastern Texas early on the 22nd and then moved quickly northeast. The low eventually tracked across eastern Ohio during the morning hours of the 23rd after dumping nearly two feet of snow on portions of Ohio. The snow began in northeastern Ohio late on the morning of the 22nd and then intensified during the afternoon. Visibilities during the evening hours were near zero at times. After midnight, warmer air moved into the area and caused the snow to first mix with, and then change completely to freezing rain. Temperatures briefly climbed above freezing around daybreak on the 23rd causing the freezing rain to change to rain. Colder air working in behind the low changed the rain back to light snow later in the morning. Periods of snow then persisted through the middle portion of the afternoon. Snowfall accumulations ranged from 12 to 16 inches over Lake, Geauga and northern Ashtabula Counties, and 4 to 6 inches in southern Mahoning County. In addition, most of the area saw at least a quarter inch of ice accumulation with as much as one half inch of ice over most of Mahoning and southern Trumbull Counties. Scattered power outages resulted from the ice accumulation. Travel during this event was very treacherous with hundreds of accidents reported. It took several days for road and power company crews to completely clean up after this event. Damage and clean up costs for this storm were in the millions.

December 14, 2001

Strong low pressure moved northeast across Ohio during the afternoon and early evening hours. Damaging southwest winds occurred late in the afternoon with winds quickly shifting to the northwest during the evening as a trailing cold front moved across the area. Many trees were downed and scattered power outages were also reported. Knox County was hardest hit with a barn blown off of its foundation and several dozen trees downed. Also hard hit were Portage and Trumbull Counties where widespread power outages occurred.


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Akron, Ohio

City Akron
County Summit
State Ohio (OH)
Country United States
Zip Codes 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44309, 44310

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