CLEVELAND — A blizzard warning has been canceled for a handful of Northeast Ohio counties as an impactful winter storm continues moving through the region.
The blizzard warning — which included Cleveland — was supposed to remain in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday, but was instead called off just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The following counties are effected:
The last time Cleveland had a blizzard warning was back on Dec. 26, 2012, according to the National Weather Service.
How is a blizzard classified? Remember, it's much more than snow.
"Blowing and/or falling snow with winds of at least 35 mph, reducing visibilities to a quarter of a mile or less for at least three hours," according to the National Weather Service. "Winds lofting the current snow pack and reducing visibilities without any falling snow is called a ground blizzard."
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The bulk of Northeast Ohio remains under a winter storm warning as the system brings strong winds, dangerously cold temperatures and blowing snow throughout the region. That will expire at 10 a.m. Saturday.
3News meteorologist Payton Domschke says it will be the coldest Christmas weekend since 1983.
The winter storm has also resulted in thousands of power outages. See updated power outage updates as listed by county HERE.