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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.

Recent Articles
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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 […]

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    Here Are My 15 favorite movies of 2014

    Oscar season is upon us.  Nominations are out.  What was your favorite movie of 2014?  Here is my top 15 list in alphabetical order: Begin Again Birdman Blue Ruin Calvary Chef Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians of the Galaxy Interstellar Ida Lego Movie Locke Predestination Snowpiercer Theory of Everything Whiplash My entire 2014 movie list (94 in all)

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    Don’t Be Fooled By Our Quiet December…Lots of Winter Left!

    Winter arrived very early this year across much of the US.  Per NOAA, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 39.3°F, which is 2.4°F below the 20th century average. This ranked as the 16th coldest November in the 1895-2014 record, and was the coldest November since 2000. US snowcover for the month was the most since 1966, a 48% increase from last (2013) November’s snowcover.  November temperatures in northern Ohio were the 8th coldest on record at 37.1 degrees with a […]

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    The Different “Flavors” of Lake Erie Lake Effect Snow

    A survey was done a few years ago about what weather words people latch onto when they heard them on television. The first was the word FORECAST, close to the top were the words LAKE EFFECT.  Yet lake effect isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” type of meteorological phenomena.  I wrote about some actual lake effect examples from the 1960s and 1970s in a post from late 2011 on Scott’s World of Weather. Now that we are closing in on our first lake […]

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    How Are Winter Outlooks Different Than Day-to-Day Forecasts?

    Our WJW FOX8 Winter Outlook will air on Thursday, October 30th. Not long after, comments and criticisms will start pouring in stating in part that we should concentrate on getting the daily forecasts right rather than trying to forecast the weather months out. This isn’t new. It happens after each seasonal outlook. Unfortunately, this common comparison is far from accurate and much more complicated. Actual day to day weather forecasts are developed by analyzing current conditions such as radar, satellite […]

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    What is this upcoming winter looking like?

    I’ve been asked this question countless times recently as the summer months are almost behind us (June through August).  Yes, it’s late August but there are some significant indications about this winter. I know. I know. Many of you say that we should concentrate on forecasting the day-to-day forecast instead of trying to nail down forecasts for months down the road. In truth, both of these forecasts are formulated differently so to compare them is an “apples-to-oranges” exercise.  I wrote […]

  • Recipe Box: Grandma Sabol’s 5 (or more) Bean Side Dish

    We're sharing our favorite summer recipes! This one was created by Scott Sabol's mom.

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    What Is driving This “Cool” Pattern?

    This unseasonably cool pattern across the Great Lakes and upper mid-west hasn’t been completely unexpected. Back in April and early May, we talked about how this summer would feature periods where temperatures would drop below normal. This graphic below is a 12 day snapshot of this month (July) as a whole. Notice where the ridge (high pressure shown with warmer colors) is located: The western US where the present drought is the most extreme. Drought drives temperatures higher due to […]

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    How Has Our Summer Outlook Fared So Far?

    Those of you who are saying “What happened to the cool summer you guys talked about”? My response is three fold. One, remember that no summer is ever cool. We predicate our summer outlook with this statement each year. Two, we talked about how this summer would have frequent breaks from the heat. That is, we’d have bursts of heat followed by breaks in the 70s especially early on. That was the critical element of our outlook WHICH HAS WORKED […]

  • Two lines show why the Brunswick tornado came out of nowhere

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio — It was the tornado that seemed to come out of nowhere. At least 10 homes were damaged in Brunswick around 7 p.m. Monday. *Click for a look at damage photos* The National Weather Service determined it was at least an EF1 with winds of about 110 mph or higher. But no tornado warning was issued. Read More: Video show flying debris during Brunswick tornado Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol said a tornado warning was not issued by […]

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    Why Did We Break Into Programming To Cover Monday’s Storms?

    Many people have complained about our “wall-to-wall” coverage saying that nothing was happening and it wasn’t worth it. “No tornadoes on the ground so what is the point of coverage like this?” a few said via Facebook and Twitter.  While its easy to lump this event in with all of the others, this round of severe storm was very different than other severe weather events we’ve had in the recent past in northern Ohio. Why? First, many of the severe […]

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    How Far Behind Is the Growing Season?

    The growing season is starting off slower than last year. The soil temperatures have been slow to recover after the very cold winter and early spring. Agriculture experts use GROWING DEGREE DAYS as a measure of GROWTH RATE in plants and insects.  I have a more detailed analysis ON MY TECHNICAL WEATHER BLOG. The higher the number, the further along the season. The lower the number, the further behind the growing season. This year’s growing season (through May 7th) is […]