Meteorologist Scott Sabol’s hometown is Hudson. Scott graduated from Hudson High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in aeronautics/meteorology from Parks College at St. Louis University. He now holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval (No. 1071).

He is also a trained Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service.

Scott was the recipient of an Associated Press Award for “Outstanding Weather Special” in 1999.

Growing up in northeastern ohio, he has witnessed and forecasted many weather events such as the heavy snows of the late 1970s, the drought of 1988 and a few tornado outbreaks. Scott has been involved with the March of Dimes to raise awareness about newborn birth defects and premature birth. Since 2004, he has served as the master of ceremonies at the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction in Akron. He also visits local schools speaking to students about the importance of reading and education.

He is VERY active on social networks like FACEBOOK and TWITTER where he provides frequent weather updates and other science and climate related information.

Born on March 7, Scott enjoys many sports. He was captain of his Division III college baseball team for two years and had a batting average of over 0.400. He continues to play baseball for a semipro team in Cleveland. Scott also enjoys drawing, weightlifting, photography, playing drums and the outdoors.

A Cleveland native, Scott now lives in Medina, with his wife and two children.

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    November 2015 has been rather easy on Northeast Ohio; in fact it’s been the warmest November since 1931. That’s about to change. Most parts of our area will see their first accumulating snowfall of the season this weekend. While a winter storm is headed for places further west like Chicago, our biggest threat is lake effect snow. In fact, the system that will hit Illinois won’t affect most of us at all. On Saturday morning, we’ll see a few spots […]

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    Winter Weather Outlook revealed: Not as brutal as last 2 winters

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio –The remnants of Hurricane Patricia will be moving into the Cleveland area Tuesday and Wednesday, and officials say residents should be ready. Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol says the system will bring heavy rain beginning Tuesday night and continuing on Wednesday. Rain will begin between about 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., moving in from south to north. More than an inch to an inch and a half of rain is expected for most parts of Northeast Ohio through […]

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  • 50 years later: Remembering a deadly twister that devastated Pittsfield

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    Weather and the Human Condition…Meteorologists Can’t Win This Battle

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    The Different “Flavors” of Lake Erie Lake Effect Snow

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