Usually this time of year a severe weather advisory would include a forecast for snow and blizzard-like conditions but this year, with El Nino in full effect, we’re looking at temperatures 20-30 degrees above normal producing some pretty unstable weather in our atmosphere that could generate a lot of rain and even a tornado or two.
Rather than running plow trucks around town, City crews are out in advance of the storm clearing stormwater inlets and catch basins to make sure all that rain has a place to go. Even if everything is clear, that much rain all at once is likely to produce some localized flooding so City crews will be on stand-by to respond to any flooding calls that come in.
If you notice street flooding over the weekend, please let our dispatch office know by calling 330-673-7732.
It still seems like rain is preferred to snow but let’s hope I’m still saying that after these 2 storm fronts move through our region over the weekend.