Robert Shiels, WTOL 11

Robert Shiels


Toledo, OH, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

First Alert Forecast: Winds continue Thursday and Friday

The weekend will be split as Saturday will be dry while there’s nearly a 100 percent chance of rain Sunday. → Read More

Maryland about to become first state to ban foam food containers

The House of Delegates voted to approve legislation that would ban polystyrene foam food containers. → Read More

Wisconsin town proposes law to fine parents of bullies up to $1,000

The proposed law would cover any kind of bullying from verbal and physical, to electronic and cyber-bullying. → Read More

First Alert Forecast: Did someone order rain with a wintry mix for Tuesday night?

Friday and Saturday are being called FIRST ALERT days due to the chance of accumulating snow and the bitterly cold weather to start the weekend → Read More

Mild stretch of weather ahead

Tonight, sprinkles are possible. Expect mild temperatures with mostly cloudy skies. → Read More

Freeze likely overnight; chance of rain Friday night with a very chilly weekend ahead

Overnight lows will drop into the upper 20s. A widespread heavy frost is likely with temperatures below freezing for as long as two hours. → Read More

Possible Tornado Damage Tuesday Night

While many received much need rain Tuesday night, the weather also got rough from Oregon through Point Place and into Monroe county. Damage has been reported, possibly caused by tornadoes. Below ... → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Record Heat Possible!

The FIRST ALERT 10-day Forecast includes another heat wave just in time for the weekend. Highs will make a run at 100 degrees. Toledo has recorded 7 ninety degree days to this point, including th... → Read More

Midweek Warm Up (including Valentine's Day)

The high temperature hit 32° right on the nose Tuesday. Warmer weather can be expected Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday: highs will warm into the middle 40s. Here is hoping happy Valentines wi... → Read More

Relive '78: How much snow fell in the blizzard?

On of the most often asked questions about the Blizzard of '78: How much snow fell? It was awfully difficult to measure. → Read More

January Thaw into the Weekend

The second half of January is normally the coldest part of winter. Not so this time around. A strong January thaw is on the way. Breezy to windy conditions can be expected the next few day... → Read More

FIRST ALERT: From Spring-like Warmth to Snow

After a long stretch of frigid weather the pattern is changing. This week will bring a spring-like warm up, followed by a possible major snowstorm, then back to bitterly cold over the weekend. ... → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Frigid Cold into the Weekend

This stretch of cold weather started on Christmas Day and will reach its coldest toward the end of this week. While records are not being set for each individual day, the length of this cold snap ... → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Record Cold, Snowstorm Possible

This week will bring a chance at record cold, also a possible snowstorm late Thursday, Thursday night and Friday. Highs will be in the teens Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This will set the st... → Read More


The weekend is here and accumulating snow is likely. Have you been dreaming of a White Christmas? The best chance of snow will be from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday. It will be cold enough for acc... → Read More

Colder air returns by the weekend

The FIRST ALERT Team is working on what you need to know heading into the holiday weekend. → Read More

First Alert Weather: Showers likely Thursday

Thursday will bring the only chance of rain this week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will make for a mild start to December. Have the umbrella ready Thursday morning. A dry weekend is ahead. ... → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Weekend Planner Includes very Unsettled Weather

The FIRST ALERT Team first issued an ALERT DAY for Saturday six days in advance, back on Sunday the 12th! As Saturday approaches we are able to fine tune the timing and severity of the weather exp... → Read More

FIRST ALERT DAY: Heavy Rain & Powerful Winds

The FIRST ALERT Team is tracking a storm system still off the west coast Monday. There are indications this will be a strong storm system as it approaches the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley region b... → Read More

Tropical Storm Nate: 9:00 PM Thursday Update

Tropical Storm Nate is over 1,000 miles from the United States Gulf Coast tonight. The storm is currently dumping heavy rains over Central America. Interaction with land over the next 48 hours wi... → Read More