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
  • School closings coming in before winter storm arrives

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A winter storm warning has now replaced a winter storm watch for a  portion of Northeast Ohio; the rest of the viewing area is under a winter weather advisory. The warning goes into effect Friday at noon and lasts until 10 a.m. Saturday. The advisory goes into effect Friday at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4 a.m. Saturday. **CHECK OUT A LIST OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS** **CHECK OUT A LIST OF SNOW BANS** Here is what […]

  • Snowfall Totals from March 14-16, 2017

    The final snowfall amounts were inline with our initial forecast of 6-10″ north of the turnpike with higher amounts in the snowbelt. The location that we overestimated was western Cuyahoga County and Lorain county. We went with around 6″ with higher amounts. These locations received around 3″ or less. Here is the complete list from the NWS Cleveland:

  • Why Do We Believe in Ground Hog Predictions?

    Ground Hog Day is a neat little holiday for many folks around the country who like to place the slothish behavior of a rodent on a pedestal. He’s cute. Its old fashioned. Its tradition. There are top hats. Who wouldn’t like to be a part of that? So why do we like Ground Hog Day so much? Our brains are hard-wired for simple stories. Go back to our earliest ancestors. Information was passed through stories. We desire a good weather […]

  • A look back at Dick Goddard’s job with the Browns

    CLEVELAND-Our own Dick Goddard has many talents and passions, besides his meteorology expertise. All month long, we are celebrating Dick Goddard’s extraordinary career as he gets ready to hang up the maps at the end of the month after more than 50 years in Broadcasting. For decades he spent his free time on Sundays with the Cleveland Browns as the team’s official  statistician for home games. ******Share your memories with Mr.Goddard here****** More on Dick Goddard’s job with the Browns in the […]

  • Winter Weather Outlook 2016-2017: No free ride like last winter

    Here’s the bottom line when it comes to the winter weather outlook for this season: There will be no free ride like last winter when El Nino was the primary driver. This winter we will influenced by a very weak La Nina (opposite of El Nino) along with a host of other drivers which were suppressed last year due to the strong El Nino. Last winter, the polar jet stream was very stable and strong keeping the cold, arctic air […]

  • Scott’s Preliminary 2016 Summer Recap

    Meteorological summer (June 1 through August 21) is over.  It went by fast as it always does.  Much of the US enjoyed temperatures above normal over the 3 months of summer.  The core of the warmth was across the Ohio Valley east into New England.  See this preliminary map and the chart below. So how warm was this summer compared to other recent summers in northern Ohio? Did we break records? Here are some bullet points on the weather this […]

  • Are These BIG Temperature Swings Something New in Northern Ohio?

    Many times throughout this spring especially since our late season snow, people have commented to me how they never remember wild swings in temperature in northern Ohio quite like what we’ve experienced this year.  Is this true?  Are big temperature fluctuations making us skip seasons so to speak (my post from two years ago? I went back and found the high temperatures at Hopkins Airport for every day since 1975 from March 1st through April 15th. I did the same thing for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]