Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here's what had you reading and talking this week
Westlake, like the rest of America, dealt with the aftermath of the horrific school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Many students and staff wore green and white -- Sandy Hook Elementary's colors -- on Monday to show their support for Newtown. Holly Lane staff grieved for their colleagues in Connecticut, and drew strength from students, parents and each other. Westlake Patch joined Patch sites nationwide by participating in an Web Moment of Silence Friday morning to honor the victims. Safety and weapons were popular topics after Sandy Hook. Westlake City Schools leaders talked about school safety and security in the wake of Newtown's tragedy. Business director Dave Kocevar explained security at existing schools, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
How much snow and will it stay until Christmas? Click to find out!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Will your dreams of a White Christmas come true? Looks like it.
Updated 9:01 a.m. Saturday. The weathermen have been warning us for a few days, and it looks like they were right. The worst appears to be over for Westlake as the National Weather Service in Cleveland has removed the Winter Storm Warning for the area and instead issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northeast Ohio. Snow showers are expected to taper off beginning Saturday morning, with maybe another inch of accumulation. The wind will also be a problem. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour, with gusts up to 40 miles an hour, could create dangerous driving conditions with blowing and drifting snow. It will also be cold, with a high temperature of 32 degrees forecasted. Keep an eye on road conditions on our Commute page.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A winter storm is coming later this week.
If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you may get your wish. It looks like a winter storm will arrive starting Thursday, although WEWS Channel 5 reports it will begin as rain with gusty winds before changing over to snow Thursday night into Friday morning. We could have one to three inches of snow by noon Friday, followed by strong winds setting up lake effect snow. By the time the storm is done Saturday, we could have four to six inches of snow, according to the early forecast. Will the snow stick around for Christmas? The forecast calls for temperatures to stay in the low 30s Sunday and Monday. But a chance of a rain/snow mix for Christmas Day could melt the snow. Snow could affect your holiday travel plans. Bookmark our commute tab …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dreaming of a white Christmas this year? See if it might happen.
The tree is up, the house is decorated, the cookies are baking, there's just one thing missing. Snow. Sure, we got those few inches over the weekend, but with rain in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, what's left now will be gone by Thursday. Is there a chance we could have a white Christmas instead of a mud-brown one? Maybe. The Weather Channel has a forecast map for the chances for a white Christmas around the country. "White Christmas" doesn't mean that it will snow on Christmas Day, it means that there will be at least an inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. As of Tuesday morning, the call is that northeast Ohio has a "slight chance" of a white Christmas. According to the AOL Weather forecast, the one chance of snow …