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Draco's Impact Minimal on Ohio

By: Buckey2745 , 5:34 PM GMT on December 21, 2012

So far Winter Storm Draco has been a fairly weak event for us here in Central Ohio. The two main stories about this storm, wind and snow, haven't really made much of an impact on our area.

Last night and early this morning we saw our highest wind gusts, with 42mph yesterday evening and 40mph this morning right after midnight. Currently winds are staying about the 15-20mph range with some gusts near 30mph. This is what we should expect for the rest of the day.

As for the snow, accumulation has been minimal so far. Without going out and actually measuring, it appears we've gotten about a half an inch, and counting.

With the fetch setting up off of Lake Michigan it appears that the best snow will be northwest of Columbus. Also the 4" that was being called for yesterday seems pretty improbable, so I've modified snowfall total estimates:

New estimates for today's snowfall

I still would bet we will get close to 2" here in Canal Winchester. Snowfall reports are coming in around the area no more than 1", but snow is still consistant.

I'll update later with new totals.

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I'm a 31 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.

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