High Winds & Hail in Cleveland Area on Leap Day (February 29, 2012)

Posted by in Weather Events | March 01, 2012

Another cold front passed through Northeast Ohio during the evening of Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  High winds and pea to marble-sized hail were observed by the Writer and others on the south side of the Cleveland Area (Parma).  Winds were generally out of the west.  A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) at the National Weather Service website found 41 MPH gusts at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  Meteorologist André Bernier of FOX8 Cleveland twittered about marble-sized hail in the viewing area.  A photo provided on the FOX8 website shows hail larger than the size of a quarter in Ravenna.