Toledo-area set to break 100+ year record for February snowfall
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:23:48 GMT —
A clobbering from Mother Nature was in full effect Friday morning as heavy snow fell across the region, closing schools and cancelling events.
Snowfall rates of at least one inch were common overnight Thursday with even thunder snow in spots. A Winter Storm Warning remained in effect through much of the Friday for areas across the region. A Winter Weather Advisory was also in place for southeastern Michigan.
Five to eight inches of snow was common with two to four inches falling during the morning alone. Wind gusts of 40 mph from the northeast helped cause major blowing and drifting, greatly reducing visibility.
A weaker system will give us another chance of snow showers on Saturday with a slight accumulation possible followed by rain showers and much milder air early next week.
The WNWO Storm Team says the Toledo-area is set to break a record for February snowfall which has been held for over 100 years. By the end of the weekend, over 26 inches of snow will have fallen, breaking the record of 25.1 inches set in 1900.
School districts across northwest Ohio are closed Friday, as are many schools in southeast Michigan who haven't held classes since last Friday. The Toledo Zoo and Bowling Green State University are just two of the closings in the Toledo-area Friday.
A massive ice and snow storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents across the region on Sunday night. Power has been restored to all but a few residents in northwest Ohio, but thousands remain without electricity in areas of Monroe and Lenawee counties.
Stay tuned to NBC24 and toledoonthemove.com for the latest weather developments.
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