June 29, 2016

Intermittent clouds

Snowfall in Medina reaches at least 1 foot

MEDINA — Snowfall on the ground in the city over the past two days has reached at least one foot, according to the Cleveland office of the National Weather Service.

Forecaster Kristen Schuler said this morning that 5.8 inches of snow was recorded overnight in Medina, while an additional 2-4 inches are likely for the remainder of the day. A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in place for Medina County until 7 p.m. today.

“Unfortunately, things aren’t going to change much overnight,” Schuler said.

The one foot of snow recorded in Medina is not the highest amount countywide, according to Schuler. She said Brunswick netted about 12 1/2 inches of snow through this morning, with 6 1/2 inches of that coming Monday night through 7 a.m. today.

Hinckley Township resident Richard Wolan, who resides at 2540 State Road, called The Gazette today and said he has more than a foot and a half of snow in his backyard.

“I poked a yardstick into my rear deck in several even places and measured a little over 18 inches, and it’s still snowing,” he said. “I’m heading out now to get this stuff plowed off my driveway.”

Snowy weather is scheduled to continue through Wednesday and taper off by Thursday, said Schuler, who added that as of Monday night, areas east of Cleveland had as much as 17 inches of snow on the ground.

“It looks like Thursday will be our first break from the snow,” she said.

Because of all the snow falling on area roads, Medina County Sheriff Neil Hassinger earlier today issued a Level 1 warning for motorists. The warning states that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, and requests that drivers use extreme caution when traveling.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or at sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.