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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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