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
  • Here is the Woollybear Winter Forecast for 2019-2020

    VERMILION, Ohio —  It’s that time of the year again, like every year: Are you ready to welcome the snow and cold? Our wintry, frigid forecasts are waiting in the wings. Just watch as the Woollybear’s slow, reluctant, and undulating crawl pulls it over rough terrain this year. Although it may seem that winter swoops in later this month, it’s nothing more than a glancing blow, a “false start,” but a solemn reminder of the weeks and months yet to […]

  • Last week of summer is full of sunshine; highs in the 70s Tuesday

    A sunny stretch of days is ahead for the last week of summer. Tuesday will be sunny and 70s. The weekend looks quiet, and toasty! Even warmer, and more humid air is expected until we hit the PM hours Sunday. Highs are forecast to be in the mid 80’s for the final weekend of summer. Here’s our latest 8-day forecast: More weather information here.

  • Humid and sunny with spotty storms later this afternoon

    Dew points will continue to rise toward the weekend, eventually destabilizing the atmosphere resulting in more numerous afternoon thunderstorms by Saturday. Long range outlook for the next 2+ weeks still shows these systems going up and over the ridge in the central US. Frequent chances of rain/storms. Big difference seems to be storm systems more likely to produce localized storms vs large scale rain clusters that we’ve seen many times since early May. Here is your latest FOX 8 Day Forecast: […]

  • Rain this morning with breaks of sun this afternoon, severe storm chances after 4 p.m.

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Monday’s going to be a warm one, with feels-like temps in the upper-80s.  The first chance at rain/storms is in the morning 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Then we take a break from the rain before scattered showers and storms develop again after 4 p.m. and continue through the evening.  A few storms could turn strong to severe.  Most of Northeast Ohio has been placed in a SLIGHT RISK.  Damaging winds are the main threat.  Hail and […]

  • Wind advisory: Gusts up to 50 mph will keep temps in the 20s

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A WIND ADVISORY is in effect and continues until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts of  45-50 MPH are likely with isolated higher gusts possible.  Scattered power outages are possible with trees/branches coming down. Additionally, wind chills will bottom out near the upper single digits at times throughout this time frame. Cold air will rush in with a vengeance behind the strong cold front. Snow showers will be on and off Wednesday.  Accumulations will be in the cosmetic coating to 2″ […]

  • How is wind chill calculated? Meteorologist Scott Sabol breaks it down

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FOX 8 has been working to prepare you for this week’s dangerous cold. There is a wind chill warning in effect and it could feel as cold as 35 below zero. So how do our meteorologists come up with that number? Hope you like math. FOX 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol revealed the formula behind the forecast. Many have asked how wind chill is calculated. Here is the formula. If you like exponents, you'll love this. Now get […]

  • How much snow will we really get? Scott Sabol explains why you should pause before believing the hype

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FOX 8 is working to prepare you for what will likely be Northeast Ohio’s first major snow event this winter. But an important part of how we track at FOX 8 also means looking at history as well as forecast models for perspective. Just read an article from a local newspaper that said "some models are predicting (snowfall in inches)". Note to all. Models don't do the weather predicting. Humans do. These are tools that are used […]

  • Get ready: Old Man Winter is returning with a punch this week

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -Get your snow gear ready. Winter is about to kick into high gear. We saw precursors last weekend with the general snow. Another clue to these colder/snowier changes is the increased strength of each (3 total) individual storm systems this week. Flurries and freezing drizzle Tuesday night to scattered light snow showers Wednesday.  Little to no accumulation anticipated. West-to-east system with light snow late Thurs/Friday (May mix with rain in our southern communities.) Bigger system (higher snow potential) […]

  • Fog lifts, rain pushes north for wet start to the weekend

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Wet weather is heading into our vicinity Saturday. The fog will lift slowly and the winds will pick up as rain pushes in for most of us in Northeast Ohio. Timing…Akron/Canton around 2 PM, greater Cleveland after 4 PM. A few lingering showers may hang around early Sunday otherwise it’ll back to clouds and low 40’s.  Temperatures will drop back into the mid 30’s with a little lake-enhanced snow as we head into your workweek. Looking back…Our long range outlook issued […]

  • Scattered snow showers, chilly temperatures

    The second in a series of reinforcing cold fronts is moving through northern Ohio. That will increase the chance of a snow shower pattern that may offer local cosmetic coatings of up to an inch or so wherever snow showers persist. Check out school, daycare and business closings here. Our below average temperatures continue as we head into Thanksgiving. In fact, the air will be SO cold on Thanksgiving Day that many U.S. cities from Buffalo to Boston may see […]

  • Cold and quiet, with another weather system in the pipeline

    So far this season, we have only seen 0.2″ of snow officially, more than 1″ below normal. The next system may start as a little frozen precipitation on Thursday, but much of it will be a cold rain the way it’s looking. Note how the temperatures stay cold through the 8-day period.

  • Waterspout sightings! Check out video of the waterspout we spotted by the Fox 8 studios…

    The Fox 8 roof camera captured a waterspout that popped up over Lake Erie Wednesday. Check it out above! Viewers in Cleveland and other spots along the lake in NE Ohio have also shared photos and videos of waterspouts they spotted. They appeared to be ‘non-tornadic’ or ‘fair-weather’ waterspouts. Those are, by the way, the most common type. While it may look like waterspouts are sucking water up out of the lake, that’s not the case. The funnel-looking phenomenon is […]

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