Heavier Snow North, Major Storm Impacts Here: Wind, Cold

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – We didn’t see significant power outages or heavy snow, but the wind and the cold were enough to put a damper on Christmas holiday preparations and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations.

Still, the company that manages the power grid for 13 eastern and midwestern states and DC came out with an advisory on Christmas Eve.

PJM Interconnection asked for conservation measures through 10 a.m. Christmas Day because of high demand.

In a 12-hour period from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, the temperature at the Akron Canton Airport fell 53 degrees, from 47 to five below zero.

And wind chills were reported as low as -35, as AccuWeather had predicted.

Peak wind gust at the airport was 50 miles an hour early in the day Friday, but gusts remained over 40 through the days Friday and Saturday.

Stark County residents measured .5 to 3 inches of snow in the initial onslaught Friday morning, though measuring that was no easy task.

The airport measured 2.2 inches from the initial storm.