Saturday afternoon storm updateJuly 20th, 2013 at 12:59 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
Thunderstorms hit the north and central area of the Miami Valley early this morning, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and lots of lightning. There was a 64 mph wind gust in Logan County.
We have also heard from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office that there are tree limbs and power lines down in Troy and Piqua. As of 12:45pm DP&L is reporting around one thousand customers without power mainly in Miami County. We also heard there was a power line down outside of a salon in Greenville.
Heavy rain also fell in a short amount of time which is why a Flood Advisory remains in effect until 2pm for Shelby, Clark, Logan, Miami and Champaign counties.
Here is a look at the current radar image as of 12:45pm. The white line is what’s called an outflow boundary. This gives us a clue that strong winds are just ahead of these thunderstorms.
The rain did provide some temporary relief from the heat. However if we see a little more sunshine this afternoon there could be more thunderstorms that flare up. The Storm Prediction Center has us under a low risk of severe weather this afternoon. We are monitoring the potential for a weather watch. As you can see this would only include the southern sections of the Miami Valley.
We have been getting a few photos through our report!t site and we appreciate them!
Randy Drewery – North Dayton John Hancock – Arcanum
These are just a few! Please send them when it is safe to do so. I will be watching the weather for the rest of the afternoon!