SNOW TOTALS: Storm dumps up to 10" across northern Ohio

CLEVELAND - Officially, Cleveland got socked with 6.3 inches of snow from Wednesday's storm. That according to the National Weather Service and their army of storm spotters. Overall, snow totals varied widely. 9.5 inches fell in Thompson of Geauga County compared to 2 inches at the Mansfield Lahm Airport.

All in all, we escaped the worst of this winter storm thanks to an East Coast low pressure center developing near Washington, D.C., about six hours earlier than expected. As strong low pressure moved close to the Ohio River Wednesday morning, the East Coast storm began to form and strengthen. The coastal system effectively "stole" energy from the Ohio River low. Our low weakened rapidly Wednesday afternoon as energy was transferred east across the Appalachian Mountains to the storm near Maryland. This effectively prevented highs winds & blizzard conditions from developing across northern Ohio and cut back snow totals by as much as 3 to 6 inches for all of us here.

Still, snow totals were impressive for many across the area.

Here are the totals from the National Weather Service:

SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
9:08 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 13 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY  DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/CLEVELAND

**********************12 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION    12 HOUR   TIME/DATE   COMMENTS  SNOWFALL   OF /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

OHIO

...ASHTABULA COUNTY...
   SAYBROOK               7.8   800 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   ROAMING SHORES         7.0   730 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   PIERPONT 2SE           6.2   714 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   ASHTABULA 3S           5.0   530 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
   GALION                 9.0   500 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   NEW WASHINGTON 5S      6.2   623 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   BUCYRUS                6.0   408 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...CUYAHOGA COUNTY...
   CLEVELAND-EDGEWATER    6.3   629 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   BROADVIEW HTS          5.6   800 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   EUCLID                 5.5   640 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   CLEVELAND-OLD BROOKL   5.0   601 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   CLEVELAND HOPKINS AI   4.7   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...ERIE COUNTY...
   SANDUSKY               3.5   715 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...GEAUGA COUNTY...
   MONTVILLE              9.5   614 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   THOMPSON 5SW           7.0   702 PM 12/26  TRAINED SPOTTER        
   CHARDON                5.3   610 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   MIDDLEFIELD            5.0   515 PM 12/26  COCORAHS               
   SOUTH MADSION          4.0   600 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...HANCOCK COUNTY...
   FINDLAY                2.5   100 PM 12/26  TRAINED SPOTTER        

...HURON COUNTY...
   NEW LONDON 3NW         5.0   540 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...LAKE COUNTY...
   MENTOR                 6.0   712 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   PERRY TOWNSHIP         6.0   622 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   MADISON-ON-THE-LAKE    6.0   624 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...LORAIN COUNTY...
   ELYRIA                 5.6   615 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   AVON                   5.0   602 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   N RIDGEVILLE           0.8   100 PM 12/26  TRAINED SPOTTER        

...LUCAS COUNTY...
   TOLEDO AIRPORT         1.6   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   TOLEDO/OREGON          1.0   613 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...MAHONING COUNTY...
   BOARDMAN SE            7.0   638 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...MARION COUNTY...
   MARION                 9.0   800 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   MORRAL                 6.0   449 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...MEDINA COUNTY...
   MEDINA                 4.0   637 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   BRUNSWICK              3.3   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...PORTAGE COUNTY...
   HIRAM                  8.0   600 PM 12/26  COCORAHS               

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
   MANSFIELD/ONTARIO      6.0   550 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   MANSFLD ARPT           2.0   100 PM 12/26  TRAINED SPOTTER        

...SANDUSKY COUNTY...
   CLYDE                  5.0   610 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...STARK COUNTY...
   ALLIANCE               4.0   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...SUMMIT COUNTY...
   CAK AIRPORT            5.4   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           
   AKRON 1W               2.0   713 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...TRUMBULL COUNTY...
   YNG AIRPORT            9.3   700 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...WAYNE COUNTY...
   WOOSTER 7N             6.2   540 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER           

...WYANDOT

COUNTY...
   UPPER SANDUSKY 4SW     5.0   658 PM 12/26  SNOW SPOTTER

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