New week, same weather story…

July 1st, 2013 at 8:04 am by under Weather

Over the weekend, parts of the Miami Valley saw extreme rainfall, while others got little–if anything at all!  Here’s a look at weekend Doppler rainfall estimates:

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Maybe only a few rain drops in eastern Montgomery and Greene Counties at best.  But there was significant flooding in parts of Darke, Miami, Shelby and Mercer Counties… here are some official measurements from people who received quite a bit:

Ft. Loramie: 2″
Versailles: 4.5″
And here is a note from Amy–who lives in Ft. Loramie.  She was traveling from Piqua back to her farm on Sunday…
There are flooded roads EVERYWHERE in the Russia/Houston/Versailles area, as well as Darke-Shelby Co. Line Rd.  We were in Piqua, and it took us forever to get home because so many roads, including state routes, were flooded.  It looks like along st. rt. 47 between Versailles and Darke-Shelby Rd., there’s been hail. The corn was stripped and showed hail damage.  Around the Russia area, you could see fields of corn that had leaning corn due to wind at some point. I don’t know if that happened today or another time.  (Obviously by the mention of the towns I’ve named, we had to go WAY out of our way to come home from Piqua.  It just started raining when we left Piqua–otherwise we would have tried I-75 to 29 to 705).
Already this morning, a slow-moving thunderstorm in eastern Green Co has dumped around an inch of rain along a portion of Dayton Yellow Springs Rd.  We will continue with the chance of slow-moving t’storms that produce heavy rain right through the afternoon today.  Much like we saw over the weekend, there will be some spots that get missed… but if you do get one of the stronger storms, localized flooding will be a concern.  Highs will run below normal today and Tuesday (upper 70s), but we should be back into the low-mid 80s for the second half of the week.  HOWEVER, rain chances will continue.
Today through mid-week:  Rain is the result of an upper trough in place, and a surface low nearby.  This feature will sit nearby, as a big blocking high is preventing eastward motion:
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End of the week:  That upper high will build into the Miami Valley from the east, and disturbances will rotate around the north of this feature, keeping us active:
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The good news for area fireworks displays is that the highest rain chances occur in the afternoon and early evening hours.  Most spots will dry out by 10pm.  We will keep you posted.

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