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Weather Wayback… more tolerable winter

As we sit waiting for a terrible outbreak of cold to get only colder, we will reminisce to nearly a year ago, back to a forecast for Toledo, Ohio, which straddled the transition from January to February. It had been in the low 40s at the time, and would start to get colder with a wave moving through the region. A warm front would sustain the 40s for a day, with a cold front then bringing much chillier temperatures for February. Toledo ducked any precipitation, but they were unable to avoid the cold air. It was 10 degrees by the time the 1st became the 2nd. Heck, that’s 20 degrees warmer than it is at Victoria-Weather Headquarters right now. Back in 2018, The Weather Channel, the only dry forecast, ended up with the top forecast.
Actuals: January 31st, High 43, Low 23
February 1st, High 38, Low 10

Grade: B-C

Toledo, Ohio

Today we visit the historic city of Toledo. Fun Fact: Toledo was originally part of Michigan before it was given to Ohio in a compromise where they got 3/4 of the land that became the Upper Peninsula. Woo facts!

At 1153pm EST, the temperature at Toledo, OH was 23 degrees with a few clouds. High pressure is shifting out of the region as a strong area of occluded low pressure pushes over central Ontario. A warm front is lifting through Lower Michigan and while the radar might look like snow is on the way for Wednesday morning, none of it has been reaching the ground. Temperatures look to push into the 40s for Wednesday as southwesterly flow ahead of an impending cold front warms the area. Cold front finally moves through on Thursday, possible kicking up a mix of rain/snow showers across the area, but should be light in nature if they do develop. Temperatures will drop quickly Thursday evening behind the front as the flow switches to northwesterly. The weekend will be much cooler than the next 36 hours, so enjoy the relative warmth while you can!

Wednesday: Cloudy. High 41, Low 22.
Thursday: Continued cloudy, spotty rain/snow showers possible in afternoon. High 35, Low 12.

TWC: Wednesday: Cloudy, windy. High 44, Low 22.
Thursday: Cloudy. High 37, Low 13.

AW: Wednesday: An afternoon rain or snow shower. High 43, Low 24.
Thursday: Cloudy. High 39, Low 15.

NWS: Wednesday: Breezy, cloudy then slight chance of rain then rain/snow late evening. High 41, Low 22.
Thursday: Chance of rain/snow. High 38, Low 17.

WB: Wednesday: Chance of rain in afternoon, changing to snow late. High 42, Low 22.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 37, Low 15.

WN: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 41, Low 25.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with slight chance of light wintery mix. High 38, Low 16.

FIO: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in morning, continuing until afternoon. Light showers later. High 43, Low 23.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day, some showers early. High 36, Low 15.

A system is shifting through the Great Lakes, though it looks worse on radar than will be really happening at the surface.

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Toledo, Ohio to Baltimore, Maryland

It’s interesting to think, but because of layovers and proximities to airports, it would take only 4 hours longer to drive from Toledo to Baltimore than fly, and that doesn’t even account for the wait at the airport. Yes, the drive is going to be just short of 8 hours, covering 488 miles at a pace of 62.8mph, which isn’t terribly fast, but accounts for sluggish traffic, especially in and around the Nation’s Capitol.



Hurricane Maria, if you haven’t forgotten about her, continues to linger just off the east coast, and will be moving towards the Outer Banks as a Category 2 storm. Still strong, but not the monster that has devastated Puerto Rico,and she is expected to turn away from the coast before really doing any damage inland, though surf will be up on the beaches. For our route, though? From northwest Ohio to Baltimore? Nothing. Maria will help a very strong ridge in the east scour the atmosphere, and will allow us to drive through the Appalachians, perhaps without seeing a single cloud until we get to the Charm City.

Toledo is tops

This past week started very well for northwestern Ohio. Temperatures were in the low to mid 80s and the sun was shining in Toledo as the work week dawned. There was eventually a bit of rain, but it came at the very end of the forecast period, which meant that the days in which our meteorologists were tuned into the local weather were mostly very nice. WeatherNation had the top forecast in Toledo.
Actuals: Monday – High 84, Low 64
Tuesday – High 85, Low 65

Grade: B-C

Toledo, Ohio

Back to the Great Lakes for our forecast this afternoon. What do we have in store on the west end of Lake Erie?

At 224PM, ET, Toledo was reporting a temperature of 79 degrees with a brisk northwest wind ahead of a line of thunderstorms that are just now crossing into Ohio from Michigan. One cluster of thunderstorms, with eyes on Defiance, was severe, but the storms should remain under that threshold as they move through the Toledo area in the next couple of hours. There is likely to be a bit of heavy rain as it moves through, and these continued breezy conditions, but things should return to pleasant fairly quickly.
This cold front is associated with an area of low pressure moving through eastern Canada, but a weak upper ridge is going to be sliding into Ontario overnight. Cooler, drier air will move into the eastern Great Lakes fro tomorrow, and will suppress moist flow into the area as the week begins. There will be a few mid level clouds across the region as a moisture rich flow is able to sneak from the Mississippi Delta into the western Great Lakes, but that moisture won’t reach the surface at Toledo.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 85  Low 68
Tuesday – Partly cloudy, High 85, Low 61

TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon High 83, Low 59
Tuesday – A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. high 85, Low , 63

AW: Tomorrow – Less humid with plenty of sunshine High 83, Low 66
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, warm and humid High 85, Low 60

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 84, Low 67
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 86, Low 59

WB: Tomorrow- Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. High 82, Low 69
Tusday – Mostly sunny in thhhe morning, then becoming partly cloudy, High 84, Low 64

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 84, Low 66
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 86, Low 64

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 84, Low 70
Tuesday – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 87, Low 65

Here is a look at that line plowing through the fine city of Toledo right now. The wind should die down soon, followed by the thunder.



Labor Day weekend saved!

It looked like it might have been a little dicey this weekend in Toledo, but as luck would have it, most picnics and outings were spared from thunderstorms. There was a little bit of rain on Monday, but it was only .06″ and it lasted less than an hour. Temperatures climbed all the way to 88 yesterday with the dearth of expected thunderstorm activity. The Weather Channel and National Weather Service grabbed the top spot.
Actuals: Sunday – High 84, Low 72
Monday – .06 inches of rain, High 88, Low 69

Grade: B

Toledo, Ohio

Good morning, all. We’re off to northwest Ohio this weekend. Shall we get underway?

At 852AM, ET, Toledo was already reporting a temperature of 75 degrees with clear skies. Despite the warm start to the day, temperatures should be somewhat stifled by high dew points. A cold front working into the region will also bring some afternoon showers and potentially a thunderstorm, further keeping temperatures at bay but providing an unfortunate beginning to the weekend.
By tomorrow morning, the front will have passed through town, and heavy precipitation is not expected, but there will be a dirty flow behind the primary boundary, and clouds and light rain will still be expected. A sharper upper level trough than the one providing today’s rain is going to move into the Upper Midwest by Monday, which will help ensure that tomorrow’s cooldown is short lived, but also that an oscillating flow will keep things unstable. Clouds and a little bit of rain are possible through the day on Monday, with the upper level trough induced cold front approaching very late Monday evening.
Tomorrow – Overcast with a few showers – High 82 Low 68
Monday – Mostly cloudy, some thunder in the afternoon, heavier rain late, High 85 Low 66

TWC: Tomorrow – Scattered T-Storms High 82, Low 70
Monday – PM T-Storms
Potential for severe thunderstorms High 86, Lo 68

AW: Tomorrow – More clouds than sun; humid with a shower or thunderstorm around High 82, Low 66
Monday – Warm and humid with more clouds than sun; an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in spot High 86, Low 66

NWS: Tomorrow – Warm and humid with more clouds than sun; an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in spot High 83, Low 70
Monday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, High 84, Low 69

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning…then partly sunny in the afternoon. High 83, Low 70
Monday – Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. HIgh 83, Low 69

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Storms HIgh 82, Low 70
Monday – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 82, Low 70

Everyone has showers and storms in the forecast, but I don’t think it will be that dire. There should be plenty of dry weather for the Labor Day weekend cookouts that are undoubtedly going on across Toledo. Satellite looks pretty clear this morning despite the showery forecast.

Toledo, Ohio to Rochester, Minnesota

This is going to strain our friendship, I think, this drive from Ohio to Minnesota. It will be just shy of 10 hours, which is under out threshold for one day’s driving We will definitely need some stretching when we are done with our 593 miles in the car. It’s going to be an interstate laden drive, buy the time in Chicago will slow us down and we’ll cover the distance at a pace of 60.3. Let’s make our way to the Mayo clinic.

It’s been an active week or so for the northern tier, but a squall line moving through northern Indiana, when it arrives in Toledo, will signal the beginning of the end of the stormy, nasty period for at least a day or two. Fortunately, one of those days will be the one we will be in the car. After Toledo shakes off some morning sprinkles, we will be on our way through some warm but not terribly oppressive weather as we inch through Chicago and eventually roll through Wisconsin, other areas that have been recently raked by severe weather. Actually, both Toledo and Rochester have seen their share of rough weather over the past couple of months. Let’s just keep driving and avoid the gawker slow down at people picking up the pieces after their rough weather.