Juicy Pacific Storms; Cold and Wintry Weather Pattern in the Upper Midwest

Very wet storms will impact California and some surrounding states over the next several days. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding, and mud and debris flows on burn scars. Heavy snow will impact the western mountains, with blizzards in the California mountains. Meanwhile, a series of storms will bring snow, freezing rain, and bitter cold, especially, later this weekend, to the Upper Midwest. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ottawa Putnam County Airport (KOWX)

Lat: 41.04° N Lon: 83.98° W Elev: 763 ft.




Humidity 86%
Wind Speed SW 13 mph
Barometer 30.13 in
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill20°F (-7°C)
Last update 16 Jan 5:35 am EST
Detailed forecast for

Putnam County

Cloudy. Scattered snow showers and areas of freezing drizzle through early afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.
Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Snow. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
Thursday Night
Cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow through midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west toward daybreak.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.
Snow. Heavy snow accumulations possible. Near steady temperature in the mid 20s. Chance of snow 90 percent.
Saturday Night
Colder, snow. Lows around 10. Chance of snow 80 percent. Wind chills 6 below to 4 above zero.
Colder. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 15. Wind chills 8 below to 2 above zero.
Sunday Night
Colder. Mostly clear. Lows around 5 below. Wind chills 8 below to 18 below zero.
Martin Luther King Jr Day
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 10 to 15. Wind chills 7 below to 17 below zero in the morning.
Monday Night
Not as cold. Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow. Near steady temperature around 10. Wind chills 4 below to 6 above zero.
Not as cold. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the upper 20s. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero in the morning.

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457 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

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