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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    National Weather Service confirms storm damage not caused by tornado

    BRUNSWICK HILLS, Ohio — The National Weather Service has confirmed that overnight storm damage in the Brunswick and Brunswick Hills areas was not caused by a tornado. Thousands of people in Northeast Ohio were without power after heavy storms moved through early Tuesday, bringing down trees and power lines in some areas. A small portion of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills was hardest hit by the storms. On Stonehurst Drive in Brunswick, fencing and shingles were reported down at homes. There was also […]

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    Was Our Winter Outlook Right?

    A great question that has a complicated answer.  The answer is both yes and no.  Here is what our thinking was last fall. Based on the developing El Nino (warmth more basin wide vs 1998 which ended being one of the strongest El Ninos in recent memory), the position of the warm and cool pools in the northern Pacific and Atlantic, our forecast was for a strong, southern jet stream (storm track) for the December-February time period.  My December blend (issued […]

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    CLE expected to break record high today — but when is ‘winter’ coming?

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Not many Northeast Ohioans are complaining about the above normal temperatures after the two past harsh winters. We’ll likely hit a record high today — just two days before Christmas. The record high for Dec. 23 is 61 degrees back in 1933. Today’s high is predicted to be around 65 degrees. Temperatures Tuesday were 57 degrees; it wasn’t a record, but it was only 7 degrees away from one. In fact, we’re nearing the warmest Christmas week on record, which was […]

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    Winter’s first snow almost here: Fox 8’s Scott Sabol tells us what to expect this weekend

    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

    We always know two things for certain about winters here in Northeast Ohio: It’s going to snow and it’s going to be cold. But, how much snow will we get and how cold will it get? Dick Goddard and the rest of the FOX 8 Weather Team revealed their Winter Weather Outlook for 2015-2016. **Take a look at their entire report in the video above** El Nino is a big factor in how our winter weather goes. El Nino’s pattern […]

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    Hurricane Patricia remnants bringing heavy rain to NE Ohio, could cause outages

    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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    Here comes the cold: Fox 8 viewers reporting hail in NE Ohio!

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Fox 8’s Dick Goddard warned us that it will be colder this weekend than it has been since last spring. The colder temperatures moved in Friday — and with them came hail in some areas of Northeast Ohio. A Fox 8 viewer sent us video of hail falling in Rocky River Friday afternoon. Fox 8’s Scott Sabol said there was also a report of hail in Oakwood Village. The highs Thursday registered in the upper 60s. As of 2 […]

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    Will Hurricane Joaquin affect NE Ohio? Fox 8’s Scott Sabol says answer is tricky

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm that is expected to get stronger. Joaquin’s forecast track shows it could be near North Carolina by Monday and possibly New Jersey a day later — a path that could bring it hauntingly close to where Superstorm Sandy made landfall in 2012. It was just three years ago this month that Sandy slammed the northeastern United States, devastating parts […]


    Fox 8’s Scott Sabol reveals 2015 Summer Outlook

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — When people hear summer outlook, a few questions come to mind:  Will I use the air conditioning more?  Will I get good use of my pool?  Will my garden do well? The answer to these specific questions is YES, YES and YES in that order.  Let me explain what I mean.  (Get ready, it’s going to get technical). Lots of factors go into seasonal outlooks: Ocean temperature trends, location of warm and cool pools, analysis of pressure […]

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

    PITTSFIELD- A somber anniversary. 50 years after Mother Nature’s wrath tore through Pittsfield leaving a path of destruction in its wake, we look back at the tornado that claimed a dozen lives and destroyed homes and businesses. FOX 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol has more in the video above. FOX 8 wants to help keep you safe during the severe weather season. Click here to read our guide that provides tips and ways to be alerted when severe storms strike.  

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

    A few years back, I wrote an extensive article on how people have certain perceptions of the weather and weather forecasts.  I called it Behavioral Meteorology. Now that we are in the transition season of Spring, a season with tons of variability both in temperature and precipitation, it’s a good time to revisit why we all think the way we do about weather. In an atypical pattern like the one we’ve experienced this April, we more than ever want a […]

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    Why is Rome, Ohio (Ashtabula Co) so cold?

    Why has Rome Township in Ashtabula County so much colder than other locations? It lies in a valley surrounded by higher elevation. The denser, colder air drains into the valley when the sky conditions are clear and the winds are relatively calm. The heavy snow cover also promotes more cold too. Often times shortly before sunrise when the sun’s energy starts to warm the atmosphere slightly, the air aloft will warm.  This cause some mixing to occur which can force […]