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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    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 […]

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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 […]