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Canton, Ohio

Apologies for the lack of updates yesterday, I was out (along with about 10 million other Americans) chasing after the total eclipse! I’ll update in a later post about my adventure, but I was able to see the totality in all of its’ brilliance! The 11+ hours of traffic to get home however… yikes. Today’s forecast involves a locale that is also known for their stars, football stars that is. Canton, OH! Home of the NFL Hall of Fame! Let’s see how their midweek forecast looks like.

At 1251am EDT, the temperature in Canton, OH was 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. A cold front worked through the region earlier today, bringing some showers through during the afternoon and evening. High pressure will slowly work down into the OH River Valley over the next couple of days in its wake, leading to some very pleasant late summer conditions! There is a slight chance of some wayward showers getting kicked up lake-effect style. Nothing much would come from them, just a couple hundreths if anything. Temperatuers will dip down into the low 70s for Thursday as well, hard to complain about those kinds of readings in late August!

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in afternoon. High 77, Low 60.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, a slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower. High 71, Low 56.

TWC: Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 77, Low 60.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, an isolated shower. High 71, Low 57.

AW: Wednesday: Pleasant with periods of sun. High 78, Low 60.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a shower. High 72, Low 57.

NWS: Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. Slight chance of showers before midnight. High 76, Low 59.
Thursday: Chance of showers then partly sunny. High 70, Low 56.

WB: Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 74, Low 58.
Thursday: Chance of showers. High 69, Low 56.

WN: Wednesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 77, Low 57.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High 72, Low 57.

FIO: Wednesday: Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon. High 72, Low 61.
Thursday: Partly cloudy starting in the morning. High 68, Low 55.

We see some showers and embedded thunderstorms shifting through PA/WV, away from Canton. Most of tomorrow should be fine but keep an eye on the radar for some late night sprinkles.

Coming on to soon

This is going to take a little bit of recollection, but do you remember back, wow, nearly 3 weeks ago, when we assembled a forecast for Canton, Ohio? ¬†Well, it’s finally time to review it. The temperatures were in the low 90s, which was a little warmer than expected on day one, but Day 2 was pretty well in line with forecasts…until 10pm that night. A line of thunderstorms moved through town, and brought over a quarter inch of rain before midnight came on the 14th. Nobody hit the forecast, so it came down to temperatures. A perfect day on Day 2 gave Accuweather the top spot.
Actuals: Tuesday July 12th – High 90, Low 66
Wednesday – .31 inches of rain, High 91, Low 66

Grade: C-D

Canton, Ohio

Off we go to the home of the Football Hall Of Fame! What summer wonders will Canton have for us today to start the workweek?

At 851pm EDT, the temperature at Canton, OH was 71 degrees with a few clouds. An area of high pressure sitting over the Northeast will keep eastern Ohio dry Monday as temps start to increase towards the upper 80s. The high pressure shifts towards the east for Tuesday, increasing some of the warmer, more humid southerly flow out ahead of a system found shifting its way into the Great Lakes. Temps are expected to push into the 90s for Tuesday, but luckily precip should hold off for another day.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86, Low 62.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds, hotter. High 90, Low 66.

TWC: Monday: Partly cloudy. High 88, Low 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 93, Low 65.

AW: Monday: Plenty of sunshine. High 87, Low 61.
Tuesday: Partly sunny; hot, more humid. High 91, Low 66.

NWS: Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86, Low 59.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 90, Low 64.

WB: Monday: Partly cloudy. High 83, Low 61.
Tuesday: Very hot. High 88, Low 67.

WN: Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86, Low 61.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 90, Low 64.

FIO: Monday: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 85, Low 61.
Tuesday: Mostly clear. High 91, Low 64.

Most of the cloudy cover in the region is found off to the north as a disturbance works through the Central Great Lakes. Fortunately, that’ll be the closest bad weather gets over the next couple of days!


Winding down

There was a lot of snow last week across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, with a lot of rain seen to the south and east of it. It was driven by an upper level low that was urging a cold front eastward. Urging, not forcing. That front was moving slowly. That low finally started to reorganize and really move out by mid-week. Before it did so, there was a little business, and a little bit of moisture to eject over Canton, Ohio on Wednesday morning. The low also started to independently draw warm air northward, which through forecasts off a bit on Thursday, but lingering clouds had the opposite effect, keeping things cooler on Thursday. The National Weather Service had the top forecast, earning their stripes with good temperatures on Wednesday, in particular.
Actuals: Wednesday – .2 inches of snow, High 45, Low 32
Thursday – High 39, Low 26

Grade: C – D

Canton, Ohio to Macon, Georgia

There isn’t much good about this route. It takes us north to south through the Appalachians first, and then through a well populated tract of the southeast, through Winston Salem, Charlotte, Columbia, Augusta and eventually into Macon. As a result, expect to take a day and a half to accomplish this trek and a pace of 65.2mph. Kinda slow for Google.

DAY ONE (Friday)
High pressure is in chargeover the Ohio Valley, and it will build across the southeast through the day tomorrow. Tempertatures are still a little cool across the region, but it IS December. Don’t complain. Clear roads are all we could ask for. We will make it through the treacherous part of the drive, passing through West Virginia, western Virginia and western North Carolina. It will flatten out in South Carolina, and we will stop for the night in Blytheville, north of Columbia.

DAY TWO (Saturday)
More of the same, but warmer than 50. The westerly drive through South Carolina and into central Georgia will be backed by a light breeze. I’ve been to Macon. Nice town. Hope you enjoy it too.

Canton, Ohio

Hey, everyone. Let’s take a look at the Great Lakes today, and turn our eye to the sky.

At 1024PM, ET, Canton was reporting a temperature of 36 degrees with overcast skies and flurries. A significantly weakening upper level low is moving through the Great Lakes, providing the light snow showers currently seen in Canton. At the southern end of the feature, moisture is being wrapped around the entire low and not driven off of Lake Erie, which is keeping accumulations at bay, or at the very least, nearer to Ashtabula.
A relatively heavy round of snow is shifting towards the West Virginia Panhandle and western Pennsylvania, but the threat for snow is not over in Canton. A secondary boundary was evident on radar from Dayton to Owensboro, Kentucky, and could be extrapolated towards Sandusky. Through mid morning tomorrow, this band will fill in and present a chance for flurries. The upper level trough will dampen and allow warm air to reemerge in northeastern Ohio, but it will take it’s time, waiting until Friday morning. Thursday will be a chilly day, therefore, but expect a sunny rebound under emergent high pressure on Friday.
Tomorrow – Flurries in the morning, High 40, Low 32
Friday – Mostly sunny, High 43, Low 30

TWC: Tomorrow – Overcast, High 43, Low 32
Friday – Sunny skies. High 49, Low 31

AW: Tomorrow – A couple of flurries in the morning; otherwise, breezy with clouds breaking for some sun High 44, Low 34
Friday – Partly sunny High 47, Low 31

NWS: Tomorrow -A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 11am and 1pm. Cloudy, High 43, Low 32
Friday – Sunny High 45, Low 30

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning, little or no snow accumulation. High 43, Low 33
Friday – Mostly Sunny, High 45, Low 30

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Chance of Light Wintry Mix High 43, Low 34
Friday – Mostly Sunny High 45, Low 30

FIO: Tomorrow – Light snow in the morning. High 43, Low 33
Friday – Foggy in the morning. High 49, Low 31

Here is a look at the entire Great Lakes on radar, so you can get a good picture of what I described above. It won’t be snowy for too long tomorrow, and then a nice warm up!

Seems like spring

Canton didn’t offer too many surprises on the forecast. Generally speaking, folks were within a few degrees of every verifying temperature, save for one: the morning low yesterday was 54, which was significantly warmer than most outlets had anticipated. The outlet who was closes to the mark was The Weather Channel, but they had given a dry forecast and were bumped down to a tie for 3rd place, as The Weather Service and Victoria Weather, who had the next best temperatures as well as the correct rain forecast, ended up sharing the top spot.
Actuals: Monday – High 69, Low 40
Tuesday – Trace of rain, High 73, Low 54

Grade: C

Denver, Colorado to Canton, Ohio

I’m a little surprised, honestly. This is a 2 1/2 day trip, and I would have thought that, without a doubt, it would be over in under 2. The two cities are 1376 miles apart, and as we are taking a little more than 2 1/2 days to cover the ground, it will take us a full day to get 520.4 miles, at a rate of 65mph. Let’s cover the Plains and check in by Wednesday!


It’s going to be fairly warm in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska through the day tomorrow. Lee troughing has come to the High Plains, and it is being aided by an upper level ridge. This means an aggressive warm up, along with a turbulent atmosphere at the surface. There will be midlevel clouds throughout the day, along with some often breezy conditions, but it should remain dry until we reach Lincoln, at which point we will run into the actual warm front. Conditions will be more overcast as the turbulence will finally breach the weaker cap, with some embedded showers and storms possible. The end of the day will be in Gretna, just southwest of Omaha. It’s very possible that we don’t see any rain until we’ve stopped for the night.

As the lee trough tries to emerge and make something of itself in the Plains, it will evelop a completely unsustainable cold front that will have only a weak cold pool and will lie east to west from southern Michigan to Iowa. Strong thunderstorms are definitely not expected, but some showers and embedded thunder will be a possibility after we pass through Peru, Illinois. Some showers will continue to be in the forecast until we reach Chesterton, Indiana, south of Lake Michigan, and the stop for Tuesday evening.

The system will be invigorated by the Great Lakes and Atlantic moisture it will be moving into. We’re looking at a fairly rainy 5 hours from Chesterton to Canton, and we will be getting deeper and deeper into the shower activity as we travel, so the chances will be increasing that it will be raining as we approach Canton.

Canton, Ohio

We are spending a lot of our day in Ohio today. We had a verification, and now we are headed to Canton for an evening forecast.

At 751PM, ET, Canton was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The upper level trough that turned sideways over the Great Lakes remains atop the region, but a sharp ridge moving out of the Rockies will work to dampen the cold air in northern Ohio.
As the ridge moves east, it will create enough of a clash in air masses that shower activity will be robust on the warm front initially. The activity will peter out as it reaches the eastern Great Lakes because the upper level ridge will outpace the surface activity and will help cap the environment. Still, by Tuesday evening as the warm front moves through Ohio, it’s fairly likely there will be some clouds and could even be a bit o shower activity.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and warmer, High 70, Low 38
Tuesday – Increasing clouds, with some showers late – High 73, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 69, Low 42
Tuesday – Mostly Cloudy High 73, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 71, Low 38
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in spots High 77, Low 47

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 70, Low 40
Tuesday – A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy High 74, Low 46

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 70, Low 42
Tuesday – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 74, Low 46

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 70, Low 43
Tuesday – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 73, Low 46

Not too shabby! It’s a forecast that actually looks like May! Here is the satellite, only showing a few clouds across the Great Lakes, and nothing for northern Ohio.