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A quiet day in-between storms…

March 2nd, 2015 at 7:35 am by under Weather

High pressure is building in for the day ahead, and this means nice quiet weather before the next storm arrives tomorrow. Morning temperatures have dropped into the teens across the Miami Valley, so watch for black ice for the drive to work. We have several school closings/delays because of slick conditions, and you can always get the full list here: WDTN SCHOOL CLOSINGS/DELAYS.

There may be MORE school delays to deal with on Tuesday, as the next storm system moves in. It will arrive in the early morning… and initially, it will be cold enough for some sleet or freezing rain throughout the Miami Valley:

forecast

We could pick up some light ice accumulation, which would make for a slick morning drive. Temperatures will warm to above freezing as we head into mid and late morning, so we will see a change over to rain… with improving travel conditions. And it will be a significant warm-up for the afternoon, with highs getting up near 50-degrees! We expect on and off showers during the day, with breezy conditions. As the front approaches us in the late afternoon and evening, there will be the potential for heavy rain in some areas:

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And with the snow on the ground… melting + heavy rain (could) = flooding problems. The ground will be extremely saturated, so run-off will be an issue… be sure you stay tuned to the forecast for the latest.

As the system pulls away on Wednesday, colder air will be working back into the region. So we will see the slight chance of rain/snow showers in the morning. There are then model differences on what will happen Wednesday EVENING. There looks to be a zone of snow developing south of us… how far north this will be is in question. So stay tuned to the forecast on this, as well!

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Winter storm update…

March 1st, 2015 at 5:58 am by under Weather

The northern portion of the Miami Valley has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, in effect until 10pm. The southern counties remain under a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect until 10pm for Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties… and until 3pm for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties:

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All counties will see accumulating snow today, but some mixing is possible across the south, which will limit snow totals somewhat. We expect the potential for freezing rain or rain mainly from Dayton southward. In locations that remain all snow, accumulation will be higher. The northern counties in the Warning could pick up as much as 5″-7″… while portions of Preble, Montgomery and Greene receive more like 3″-5″. And Butler, Warren and Clinton will likely pick up less than that.

Snow will continue through much of the day, with a bit of a lull in the later afternoon… and then another increase in coverage during the evening. Roads will be snow covered and slick in many areas through a good part of the day. Where we see rain mix in, there will be melting, and roads will become wet and slushy… but still slick.

As temperatures drop this evening and overnight, icy conditions will develop. Our low temperature will drop down near 20-degrees. Look for the return of sunshine on Monday, but another system will move in on Tuesday. This one may slow the morning commute with some early freezing rain… but we really warm up during the day! It will feel like Spring, with highs near 50… however, the potential for heavy rain exists. This could lead to some flooding, with snowmelt and saturated grounds.

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Frigid finish to the week, with some weekend warming…

February 27th, 2015 at 8:11 am by under Weather

We will come close to a couple more cold weather records over the next 24 hours. First, a record low high temperature this afternoon.

RECORD LOW HIGH FOR TODAY:   15°
FORECAST HIGH FOR TODAY:          15°

High pressure building in will bring us lots of sun today, and we expect dry weather this afternoon. Tonight, skies will remain clear, and we will come very close to another record:

RECORD LOW FOR SATURDAY:       -3°
FORECAST LOW FOR SATURDAY:   -2°

With all the talk of record cold, you would think we would be at the end of one of the coldest Februaries on record! You would be correct!

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While we will be frigid today through tomorrow, it does not look like we will be cold enough to crack the top 3. And going into a new month on Sunday, we will get into a warm up:

TREND

BUT it will be very lion-like on Sunday morning, because it will still be cold enough for snow. And as moisture moves in Saturday night into Sunday, we do expect to see some snow accumulation! So if you need to be out and about early, be prepared for a messy drive, with at least a couple inches of snow possible. We will warm enough the the afternoon to see snow mix with and then change over to rain. Highs reach the upper 30s. Back to snow as we cool off Sunday night, and then most of Monday will be dry.

On Tuesday, moisture returns to the area, and in the morning we could see a brief period of freezing rain before temperatures warm above freezing. Tuesday may actually feel like Spring to you, as highs climb into the mid-40s, and we could see periods of heavy rain! I would not even be surprised to hear a rumble of thunder. Flooding would be a concern, too, as the snowpack will rapidly melt. Stay tuned to the forecast as we head into a very active pattern!

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A quiet day today before more snow showers and Arctic air…

February 25th, 2015 at 8:28 am by under Weather

This morning we are starting out much warmer than yesterday morning. Really, anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees warmer! While Tuesday’s official low in Dayton was only -2, many other local areas were even colder. Here is a list of some of the lowest numbers recorded:

LOWS

That -14 at the Base is actually a new record low for the date, breaking the previous record of -11 set back in 1951.

We’ve been with southerly winds overnight, so temperatures are holding in the teens ahead of a weak cold front:

TEMPS

The front is not bringing in a huge sensible weather change, however. We will just continue with below-normal temperatures, as we top out in the mid-20s today. Overnight, the NEXT disturbance moves in. You can see it in the north central US this morning:

SATRAD

This feature will weaken as it heads our way, but we do expect it to bring some light snow showers to the area late tonight and into the day Thursday:

FORECAST

So some could start off with a slick morning drive… most likely across the northern half of the Miami Valley, initially.  Overall snow accumulation looks light, as most will see an inch or less… but a few across the far north could see just over one inch.

This disturbance brings in another push of very cold air for the second half of the week, too. Take a look at forecast high temperatures:

TREND

And we should drop below zero both Friday and Saturday mornings. Thursday through Saturday morning, we will once again be flirting with record cold!

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Frigid weather continues through the end of the week…

February 24th, 2015 at 9:23 am by under Weather

Although today and Wednesday will be warmer than yesterday (when we hit a high of 16)… we will continue to run about 20-degrees below normal through the end of the week. We will see highs in the lower 20s this afternoon, but it has been a frigid morning. Here is a look at some of the low temperatures in the region:

LOWS

High pressure brought a wide range of temperatures, locally. With clear skies, light winds and snow pack on the ground… we saw everyone below zero, but some were MUCH colder than others. Dayton officially dropped to -2, so we missed the record low by 1-degree today! Some of the colder readings I saw were -13 in Urbana, -17 in Tipp City, and -19 in Springfield! BRRRRR for sure!

We will enjoy a lot of sunshine through the first part of today, with an increase in cloud cover in the late afternoon. Winds will pick up from the southwest as high pressure slips east, and a cold front moves in from the northwest.

We can’t rule out a few flurries or light snow showers overnight, but accumulation won’t amount to more than a dusting in spots. Temperatures won’t drop immediately behind the front, so highs will again be in the 20s on Wednesday. BUT another push of bitter cold IS on the way for the second half of the week. A more potent disturbance heads our way for Wednesday night/Thursday. This will bring in a better chance of snow showers, which look to give us some light accumulation. We will finish the week on a frigid note, too, coming close to not only record cold high temperatures Thursday and Friday… but record low temperatures, too. Here are the current records:

RECORDS

We will be close to all of those values!

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Winter storm update 11am 2-21-15

February 21st, 2015 at 10:56 am by under Weather

We started the day with a couple inches of snow, and with a mid-morning heavy burst, that quickly went up to give us a good 3-4″ across the area. Some spots have isolated higher amounts as of 11am. Here is a map-view of snowfall totals from our Weathercheckers and the National Weather Service:

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Many areas are seeing a few breaks from the heavier/steadier snow this morning, but these holes will fill back in as we head towards lunchtime. Here is the 11am radar snapshot:

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Our snowfall forecast still looks good, as we could pick up another 1″ to 3″ across the area through afternoon:

snow forecast

There is still a question as to the extent freezing rain or rain will mix in across the south. There have been reports of this occurring already in the Cincinnati area. You can see how warmer air is trying to push north:

temps    mixing

This would obviously cut down on snowfall totals, and would help to melt some of the snow. But be aware if you see liquid falling… the ground is still quite cold. So icing will be possible and the roads will not be in good shape through most of today.

The storm will pull away late afternoon/evening, and Futuretrac has most of us dry by 6 or 7pm:

forecast

Then cold air moves back in for Sunday and early next week. We will start a new week with the possibility of more sub-zero mornings, and highs in the teens and 20s.

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Frigid finish to the week, and another winter storm over the weekend…

February 20th, 2015 at 9:34 am by under Weather

We were very close to setting a record low in Dayton this morning!

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Some of our outlying areas got even colder. Here are some of the colder reports from our Weathercheckers:

Ft. Loramie:  -10
Cedarville:  -10
Jamestown:  -11.5

And here is a list of preliminary low temps from the National Weather Service: FRIDAY LOWS

As high pressure shifts east of us today, we will see a southerly flow develop. This will do two things… warm us a little (highs near 16), and also increase moisture across the region. We’ll first notice an increase in cloud cover later today. Then, as the storm moves closer… snow will develop tonight. It won’t happen until after 2 or 3am, so if you have evening plans, you should be fine. Just know that if you’re out LATE, the roads will potentially be slick.

Initially, it will be a light snow, but it will increase in intensity as we head into Saturday morning. We have the potential to see some mixing, too, especially across the southern portion of the Miami Valley.

forecast

This is going to be another tough snow forecast… as precipitation will continue through the day. This is the initial thinking on totals:

snow

While northern counties will see less intensity, it is likely these communities will stay all snow. The southern counties will see the heaviest precip, but also stand the best chance at mixing. This could be freezing rain–so light icing is possible… and it could be rain as we warm even more in the afternoon. We expect highs in the mid-upper 30s.

This forecast will change! Pay close attention to the forecast as we head into the weekend. Travel conditions will not be good through the day Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued alerts to illustrate this:

warnings

These are in effect from tonight through Saturday evening. Sunday, we will turn cold again. We will see early highs in the mid-20s, and then falling temperatures. We’re back in the single digits early next week… more frigid mornings!

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Record breaking cold air in place…

February 19th, 2015 at 8:43 am by under Weather

Here’s a look at some of the snowfall totals from yesterday:

snow

Overnight, skies cleared out and with the snow on the ground and an Arctic air mass in place, temperatures across the region dropped well below zero this morning:

temps

It feels even colder, with that west wind blowing in between 10 and 20 mph:

wind chill

We have a WIND CHILL WARNING in effect for all of the Miami Valley until noon today… and at that time ti will switch over to a WIND CHILL ADVISORY as the wind chill values won’t be quite as low. But they’re still going to be dangerously cold!

forecast

It’s just a day you don’t want to be outside, if you don’t have to be. If you do have to work out there, be sure to plan plenty of breaks indoors! The WIND CHILL ADVISORY will continue overnight, as we once again drop below zero. Actual air temperatures should be even colder Friday morning… and we do stand to break not one… but TWO cold weather records in the next 24 hours:

record

A record low HIGH temperature today… and then a record low LOW temperature tomorrow morning. Tomorrow afternoon we will see some improvement as we climb up to 18 degrees, with even more warming as we head into the weekend. We expect upper 30s on Saturday, believe it or not! This, as our next storm system moves in. Right now, it looks to bring us snow showers Friday night into Saturday morning. As we warm through the day, any precip will mix with and then change over to rain. Rain is likely Saturday afternoon, evening and overnight… then we will see cold air move in and change over precip to snow again for Sunday. Stay tuned to this complex forecast as we get closer to the weekend!

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Cold cold and snow…

February 18th, 2015 at 9:08 am by under Weather

A cold front moving through this morning kicked off some more snow showers across the Miami Valley. Most spots saw 1 to 2 inches, as the snow has been very fluffy! Typical snow-to-water ratios are 10:1 meaning 10″ of snow would be equivalent to 1″ of liquid. Today the ratio has been more like 20:1 or at times 30:1, so you can see how that fluffy snow adds up! We did have a few 3″ measurements, Lebanon being one of those locations.

We will see the steady snow come to an end, but we can’t rule out a few flurries or light snow showers through the afternoon. It will get colder as the day goes on, and the winds will be increasing. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect for all of the Miami Valley, as wind chills will reach dangerous levels:

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Lows tonight will drop off well below zero:

lows

And on Thursday, we will not get out of the single digits. In fact, we could be dealing with record cold on Thursday… the coldest high temperature ever recorded:

event

Friday morning we will again drop below zero, but during the afternoon we at least warm up to 18-degrees. And over the weekend we expect 30-degree highs! Yes we will crack the freezing mark, but our next storm arrives as well. It looks like we’ll see rain or snow showers Saturday, as the storm pulls up warmer air… and then this changes to all snow showers on Sunday as colder air moves in behind the storm.

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Snowy and cold start to the week…

February 16th, 2015 at 7:43 am by under Weather

We’re starting the day in the single digits again, and will only see highs in the teens this afternoon! To add insult to injury, wind chills are sub-zero this morning… AND it’s snowing in parts of the Miami Valley!

radar

The snow spread into our southwestern counties first, and will continue to spread north and east as the morning goes on. We are right on the northern edge of this storm system, so this time around our SOUTHERN counties get the most snow. It will fall steady around lunchtime and beyond… and the roads will become snow covered and slick. This will be a light, fluffy powdery snow… so if your car is parked outside, you should be able to just brush it off as you head home from work later today. Here are the advisories and warnings in effect:

warnings

And here is what we are thinking in terms of accumulation:

snow

This evening and overnight, snowfall will taper off from west to east, and we don’t expect additional accumulation. There could be a few flurries around Tuesday, and it will actually be one of our warmer days as we climb up near 20. Keep in mind, that is still almost 20-degrees below normal. AND it gets even colder as the week goes on!

Another push of Arctic air arrives on Wednesday, along with a few more snow showers. Highs both Wednesday and Thursday will be near 10-degrees, and lows will dip below zero Thursday and Friday mornings. This looks to be the coldest stretch of the season so far!

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Arctic air blast #1 today… and #2 arrives Saturday

February 12th, 2015 at 9:22 am by under Weather

As Arctic air moves in today, we’re seeing scattered snow showers throughout the Miami Valley. These are generally light-to-moderate snow showers, but there is the potential to see a quick, heavy burst of snow. This would bring about rapid changes in visibility, and put down a quick coating that could make things slick. So just be aware of this as you are out and about. You can see some of these bursts on Live Doppler 2HD:

radar

Most areas will see less than an inch, but some of these heavier bursts could produce a bit more. Overall, accumulation will be fairly light. The chance for snow will continue through lunchtime, and then taper off in the afternoon. While it will be dry, it will be windy. And any snow on the ground will be blowing and drifting through the day. Temperatures will also be holding steady in the teens, if not slowly dropping! And when you factor in the wind, it will feel even colder. Quite the blustery day!

temps

Tonight’s lows dip into the single-digits… but Friday afternoon there will be a small rebound. With some sun through the first part of the day, we expect to hit the lower 20s. HOWEVER, clouds then increase in the late afternoon and evening as our next system approaches.

This is the one that will bring in even colder conditions for the weekend! It’s going to be a frigid Valentine’s Day for sure!

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Sunday looks even colder, with morning temps near 0, and afternoon highs in the lower teens.

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Cold and colder: a tale of two fronts…

February 11th, 2015 at 8:17 am by under Weather

Ahead of cold front #1, today will be the warmest day of the workweek.  We will see more clouds than sun, however, and there is the slight chance of a spotty shower. Through the first part of the day, it will still be cold enough for an isolated light wintry mix… but during the afternoon, any shower would be rain. We will warm up at or above normal today; we expect to be near 40 this afternoon!

temps

This front will bring in our first BLAST of cold air–we can’t stop it! Look at the single digits in North Dakota… brrrr!  Expect the winds to pick up and shift in from the west during the mid-afternoon. This will allow for rapidly falling temperatures this evening. We expect to drop down near 19-degrees overnight… and 19-degrees is the high temperature on Thursday! It is going to be a BLUSTERY day, with strong winds, falling temps, and even some scattered snow showers. The best chance of snow will come during the morning and early afternoon:

forecast

Any accumulation will be light… generally an inch or less. But anything that accumulates will then blow and drift around with the winds gusting up near 35 mph. So it’s not going to be an enjoyable outdoor day on Thursday!

Friday morning, we are down in the single digits, and with a little afternoon sun we will rebound into the low 20s. Saturday brings the second front… and the second push of cold air!

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So brace yourself for a very cold Valentine’s Day. I would issue a “cuddle alert”… but I’m not that cheesy. I will leave that to @WDTNJohn;)

holiday

Sunday morning, we will be down near 0, with some outlying spots below 0. Definitely looking at sub-zero wind chills over the weekend.

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Much colder to start the week…

February 9th, 2015 at 5:25 am by under Weather

What a great weekend! I really hope you got to get out and enjoy the 50s we saw both Saturday and Sunday. We were running about 15 to 20-degrees above normal:

SATURDAY:  52°
SUNDAY:       58°

Even though Saturday was the cooler of the two days, it might have felt a little warmer to you because of the sunshine. We saw lots of clouds on Sunday and a breeze which added a chill. We even ended Sunday with some light rain, as a cold front moved into the region. Now the front is heading away from us, and colder air is filtering in behind it. Temperatures will continue to drop into the mid and upper 20s this morning, so with the wet pavement… watch for slick spots.

This afternoon, we should climb back up near the 30-degree mark, but the clouds will not break much. We can’t rule out a flurry here or there, but no significant snow or accumulation. On Tuesday, we expect to see more sun, and that will help temperatures climb into the mid-30s during the afternoon. Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with highs in the mid-40s, but thickening clouds. The next chance of snow comes Thursday, as Arctic air once again invades the region. Highs will be in the 20s Thursday through Sunday, and lows will mainly be in the teens if not single digits. So while we just had a nice thaw… get ready for the February Freeze again!

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Warming trend through the weekend…

February 6th, 2015 at 8:51 am by under Weather

We have a cloudy and cold morning in the Miami Valley! BUT… temperatures have actually been on the RISE since the clouds have thickened over the region. Take a look at the morning lows (which occurred overnight)… and our 8:30am temps:

LOWS    temps

We will climb into the lower 30s for highs today, but will see mostly cloudy skies… so gone is the bright blue sky. The warm-up will continue over the weekend, and we will push into the mid-40s on Saturday. This time, sunshine is expected… and it will also be a little breezy. Sunday’s high will make a run at the upper 40s, but it also comes with the chance for showers.

We’re not expecting heavy rain, but light showers at times, can be expected. As the system passes by Sunday night, we will turn colder… and we could see a mix with, or change over, to snow showers. Watch for slick conditions Sunday night into Monday morning. We start next week chilly… but there are signs that we will be downright cold again by the END of the week.

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Cold front today with some snow showers…

February 4th, 2015 at 8:07 am by under Weather

It’s not too bad out there this morning! Temperatures have been holding steady in the low 30s with a southerly flow ahead of a cold front:

temps

Our highs won’t be much more than we’re seeing now–we expect mid-upper 30s. After a little morning sunshine, clouds will be increasing this afternoon… and eventually snow breaks out! Here’s a look at the timing. Northern counties… early afternoon:

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Central counties…mid-afternoon (and there could be a little mixing):

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Southern counties… late afternoon:

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Initially roads will be wet and snow covered just in spots, but with sunset… and temperatures tumbling into the 20s… we expect snow covered roads to be common, and slick spots numerous. Keep this in mind for the evening and overnight.

The snow will come to an end shortly after midnight, and we generally expect 1-2″ of accumulation. Then frigid air takes over! Thursday morning will be dry, but many of us will dip into the lower teens, with sub-zero wind chills. Even though we’ll see some sun Thursday afternoon, highs won’t get OUT of the teens, we expect to reach near 18-degrees in Dayton. But if you don’t like the cold–don’t worry! We will have a nice rebound Friday afternoon, and it looks like we will be in the 40s over the weekend!

The next storm to watch will move in on Sunday (seems to be something with Sundays lately!). This one will bring rain initially, changing to snow as colder air moves in behind the storm.

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Storm pulls away; windy & much colder behind it!

February 2nd, 2015 at 8:05 am by under Weather

The storm that affected us on Super Bowl Sunday is pulling away from the Miami Valley, and all of the Miami Valley is free from any winter warnings or advisories.

temps

Behind the storm, we’ve been dealing with light snow showers this morning. This has been enough to coat the ground in spots, and slick conditions are in place as temperatures have dropped. With brisk and breezy northwest winds today, we won’t see much of a rise in temperature. We’ll be in the teens all day long, with wind chills in the single digits.

Tonight, as high pressure builds in, temperatures will tank! We will drop down near 10-degrees for a low, with some outlying spots in the single digits. Again, slick areas will be possible tonight into Tuesday morning. As southerly winds then develop on the backside of the high on Tuesday, we won’t be quite as cold. Highs push into the lower 30s.

Wednesday will be even warmer, with highs in the upper 30s… but by Wednesday night we could see a few more snow showers around. Accumulation doesn’t look too impressive at this point, but we do get another push of frigid air for the second half of the week!

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Storm continues to trend farther north; rain does, too…

February 1st, 2015 at 5:49 am by under Weather

When we started talking about this storm last week, all forecast models had a significant snow event for the Miami Valley. Since then, with each model run, the storm has trended farther north. This means snow-lovers in most of the Miami Valley will be disappointed, because the storm is also pulling warm air north along with it.

Take a look at the composite of possible low tracks I was showing on Friday. There was fairly good agreement at that time:

track

But now take a look at the overnight NAM run. You can see just how much farther north the storm has trended:

NAM1     NAM2

The first image above is for this afternoon. Any morning wintry mix will change to rain in areas along/south of I-70. A mix of rain and sleet is possible in the tier of counties just north of the highway… and across the far northern counties, we expect to see rain, sleet and snow. This is where snow accumulations could still add up to something you have to shovel, as 3-6″ is possible… and some spots could even see more. Again, how far north will that warm air go? That is something we will continue to monitor through the day.

Everyone will see a change over from any liquid precip to snow tonight into Monday morning. For the southern counties, accumulation looks fairly light… only an inch or two for the Dayton area. But slick conditions will be likely as temperatures drop into the lower teens. Across the far north, where snow accumulates more significantly, there could be blowing and drifting, which would keep the roads hazardous.

We will be bringing you updates through the day on WDTN Channel 2, and you can follow us on Twitter to stay connected: @JamieJarosik, @MetTaraHastings, @WDTN_Brian, @WDTN.

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Light snow ends today… but heavier snow possible Sunday!

January 30th, 2015 at 8:59 am by under Weather

A cold front moved through the Miami Valley this morning, and temperatures really dropped as the northwest winds pumped in colder air. We started off near 30-degrees at 4am, and by 8am we were down to 21-degrees! We’ve also been dealing with on and off snow showers–mostly light, but a few have had a heavier burst. It’s been just enough to make for some slick conditions for the morning drive, especially as the snow fell on top of some of the frozen moisture left from yesterday.

High pressure will build our way today, drying us out as we head into the afternoon hours. We will see clouds with breaks of sun at times… and blustery conditions. Northwest winds will continue between 10-20mph, and keep our wind chills in the single digits.

Saturday will be a dry and seasonable day with sunshine. Clouds increase later in the day, and the chance of snow arrives by Saturday evening. This next storm system will be a prolonged snow event, that will last through Sunday night. Here is the rundown:

impacts

Exactly how much snow will fall in any given county will highly depend on the track of the low as it moves our way. Here are several computer models I’ve been looking at this morning. Each color represents a different model’s storm track:

track

Most of the models take the low through Kentucky, but one has it farther south. Any shift in the track would shift heavier snow bands, too. If it shifts much farther north, there will be the potential for rain to mix in, cutting down on totals. But let’s at least take a look at the potential for significant snow. If we’re talking 6-inches or more… here are the probabilities as of now:

chance

A pretty good shot. So it’s something we will watch through the weekend. It’s definitely a weekend to stay connected… via wdtn.com and social media… as the storm evolves and hits the Miami Valley! Just keep in mind the roads will likely be a mess as our heading to and from your Superbowl parties, so be careful! AND the possibility for school delays/closings will be there Monday.

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Windy and cool today with showers… then much colder Friday!

January 29th, 2015 at 9:52 am by under Weather

A storm system moving into the Miami Valley caused a very slippery morning commute! Even though air-temperatures were above freezing, as rain spread in… the actual temperature of the road surfaces were below freezing in many areas. Our traffic reporter @KRossmiller had more than two dozen accidents reported during the morning rush hour… and numerous slide-offs, too. Our Weatherchecker in Kettering said his driveway was a sheet of ice! This is a picture of some icing in Englewood from reporter, @WDTNJakeRyle:

ICE

Conditions will continue to improve across the area as we head into the late morning hours. The steadier precipitation is winding down, and it there will be a bit of a lull in the activity through lunchtime. We do expect more showers to develop in the afternoon… certainly warm enough for just rain at that time. We have strong southerly winds (read: it’s windy!) that will boost highs into the lower 40s! Then as the front comes through during the late afternoon/early evening, we will see colder air move in once again. Rain will mix with and change over to snow showers this evening:

forecast

We’ll stick with a few snow showers overnight. Any accumulation will be light, but temperatures will drop down near 20 for a low… so more slick spots will be possible for Friday morning’s commute. It is going to be a LOT colder on Friday, as high temps  don’t get out of the mid-20s! The next system to watch looks to affect us on Superbowl Sunday. We could see another round of accumulating snow… so stay tuned!

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One more quiet day, and a storm arrives Thursday!

January 28th, 2015 at 7:12 am by under Weather

High pressure sitting right over the Miami Valley kept skies clear and winds light overnight. That, combined with the snow on the ground, has allowed temperatures to TANK. Here’s a look at some of the low readings this morning:

temps

The high keeps skies clear through a good part of the day, so we expect plenty of sunshine. With southerly winds developing, our afternoon highs will be slightly higher than yesterday, too! We should climb into the upper 20s to right around 30-degrees.

The next storm system is back to our west, and will head our way for Thursday. Ahead of it, those southerly winds will increase… and clouds will also thicken tonight. This will help keep temperatures from dropping off too much… and we should hold steady in the upper 20s.

As moisture spreads in, we have the chance to see a few morning showers in the area Thursday. If this materializes, we could have slick conditions in spots. Initially, precip could fall as freezing rain or sleet. So the morning drive may be impacted by this. Temperatures will warm quickly through the morning, and most of Thursday will be on and off rain showers. We will soar well above freezing, but it will be a windy, rainy day:

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As the system moves through, temperatures will drop towards evening. This means rain changes over to light snow showers. These will continue through the night into early Friday morning. While we don’t expect to see any more than an inch in spots… again, slick conditions will be possible for the Friday morning drive.

Jamie
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