Tara Hastings

Sunny and pleasant but rain for the end of the week

April 1st, 2015 at 7:45 am by under Weather

We’re starting out with temperatures in the upper 20′s and lower 30′s this morning.   High pressure will keep us dry and sunny today.  Even with the chilly start temperatures will climb later this afternoon.

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Since it’s April 1st I thought we should take a look back at March.  Remember March 1st?  We had 4.5″ of snow and highs around freezing.  I like how we ended March much better.

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Winds will not be as breezy today as what they were yesterday.  It’s going to be a great day.  Winds will pick up tomorrow as a cold front moves through. Highs will be above normal through the end of the week.

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We’ll see highs in the lower 70′s Thursday but look for clouds along with showers and thunderstorms.

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We haven’t had any severe weather here in the Miami Valley this year.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington hasn’t had any watches or warnings issued for the Dayton area making it 98 consecutive days of no severe weather.

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However we are under an elevated risk of severe weather on Thursday.  A cold front will move through and bring us a good chance of thunderstorms.  Some of these storms may be on the stronger side with gusty winds, hail and very heavy rainfall.

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A wave of low pressure will move along the cold front Friday meaning another round of rain will be possible.  Rainfall amounts may approach 1-2″ by the end of the week.

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Right now it looks like it will be dry but chilly for Easter weekend.

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Breezy and warmer today

March 31st, 2015 at 8:02 am by under Weather

We have a weak area of low pressure and cold front moving through the area today.  We had a few sprinkles very early this morning but the rain is now gone.

Clouds begin to clear for the afternoon.  In fact many locations are now seeing mostly sunny conditions.  Here’s a look at the deck of clouds moving through Beavercreek early this morning.

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It will be sunny, breezy and mild today.  Winds will be out of the southwest and then west at 10-20 m.p.h.

Wind speeds

Highs today will be above normal.

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Skies stay mostly sunny through much of the day with breezy winds and mild temperatures.

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Winds diminish tonight and skies remain clear meaning lows in the 30′s early Wednesday morning. By the afternoon Wednesday we’ll see highs in the upper 60′s and lots of sunshine.

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On Thursday a storm heads this way and brings a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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Have a great day!
Tara
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Warmer week after a chilly weekend

March 30th, 2015 at 8:37 am by under Weather

This weekend we had lows in the 20′s and highs in the 30′s!  This week looks much better.

We’re starting out with temperatures in the 30′s this morning but look for lots of sunshine this afternoon.  This means temperature will rise to near normal in the middle 50′s.

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Skies will stay clear through the day.  It will be just a bit breezy with winds out of the west today.  Winds pick up later tonight and tomorrow. We won’t see any problems tonight for the drive home.

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A weak area of low pressure heads this way for Tuesday. It looks like the rain will stay to the northeast of us but we will see a bit more cloud cover for the afternoon.

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Wednesday looks great with lots of sunshine and highs near 60.

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Temperatures rise even more on Thursday – however – there’s a really good chance for rain and thunderstorms as a storm system approaches. Highs will be near 70 Thursday.

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Have a great day!
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Chilly this weekend

March 28th, 2015 at 6:30 pm by under Weather

Looks were deceiving today.  It looked fantastic with all of that sunshine but it was chilly!

almanac Beavercreek cam

It’s going to be chilly again tonight.  Temperatures are going to drop to near record conditions.

Tomorrow lows

The reason we’re so chilly is due to our storm track.  Our jet stream is taking a dip right over the Great Lakes.

Jet stream trough

This pattern isn’t going to stay for long.  Temperatures will continue to climb to near normal and eventually above normal for next week.

jet stream ridge

High pressure is overhead today and will keep us clear and cold tonight.

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We’ll start off chilly and clear Sunday morning but clouds will begin to increase ahead of a cold front that will head this way Sunday.

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Look for a chance of showers after 6 p.m.  The rain will continue through the overnight hours but will end before the morning rush Monday.

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Monday looks good with partly cloudy skies and highs near normal.

Have a great weekend!
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Fantastic today and even warmer tomorrow

March 15th, 2015 at 6:41 pm by under Weather

Did you like today?  It gets even warmer tomorrow.  We hit 60 for the first time this year Saturday and we’re going to take a run at 70 on  Monday.

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We’ll see breezy winds tomorrow out of the west around 10-20 miles per hour with partly cloudy skies.

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High pressure will move east of us tonight and tomorrow.  A cold front will swing through Tuesday morning.  Ahead of the front winds will be breezy and temperatures will soar.

850 temps Monday

A few clouds tonight and for tomorrow.

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The front will move through early Tuesday morning.  It looks like we’ll just see some cloud cover from it.  There’s a slight chance we may see a few sprinkles however much of the rain will stay to the north of us.

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Enjoy the forecast!

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Sunny and dry to end the weekend

March 14th, 2015 at 7:13 pm by under Weather

The rain has come to an end and high pressure will be taking over for the rest of the weekend.  After on and off rain Friday and early this morning most areas picked up one inch.

48 hour rainfall

 

After the rain ended this morning the clouds cleared and our temperatures soared to 60!

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That’s the first time we’ve hit 60 in 2015.  We’ll take a run at hitting 70 on Monday!

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There’s a few high clouds around tonight but high pressure off to the west will head this way tonight.

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Look for a sunny and dry day Sunday.  After starting out near freezing temperatures will be in the middle to upper 50′s.

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On Monday it will be breezy and warmer with highs in the upper 60′s close to 70 with lots of sunshine.

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A cold front will pass through late Monday night and early Tuesday bringing just a chance for a few showers.

Temperatures drop to near normal conditions for the end of the week.

Enjoy the warmer temperatures!
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Next week: temperatures on the rise

March 8th, 2015 at 5:31 pm by under Weather

It looks like spring has sprung!  Before I came into work I heard kids in my neighborhood outside playing.  There’s still a pretty big snow mound near my place but soon those will be disappearing.

While we did have some cloud cover today the thickest clouds and even a few spotty showers were just north of the Miami Valley.

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Because we saw a lot more sunshine and the thicker clouds stayed to our north much of the Dayton area was in the middle and upper 40′s.  The cloud cover farther north did keep temperatures near 40 like Lima and Fort Wayne.

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We’ll see a few clouds tonight and temperatures will fall into the upper 20′s and lower 30′s.

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High pressure builds across the area on Monday bringing lots of sunshine, lighter winds and warmer temperatures.  It looks like much of the Miami Valley will see highs in the lower 50′s.

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A storm system is going to move from the south into the area on Tuesday.  We’ll see an increase in cloud cover and a good chance for some light rain.

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Temperatures will stay into the 50′s for a good part of the week.  Next chance of rain won’t be until Friday.

temps this week

I know a few of my friends are getting a little antsy to get out and play some golf.  I’m looking forward to enjoying some of our great Metroparks and do some spring hiking! Whatever you plan to do I wish you a great week!

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Spring like weather to help spring forward

March 7th, 2015 at 5:58 pm by under Weather

If you haven’t guessed by the title we “spring forward” or shift to Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning.  It’s really my least favorite night of the year because magically an hour of my sleep disappears but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this pain.  The one thing I do like about this day is I get to use the bouncing clock graphic during the weather cast.  (I know nerd alert – I just got excited about a weather graphic)

The great news is the sun will be setting an hour later this week which may be beneficial once you hear about the temperatures.

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Ok so we’re springing forward and we get to experience spring like weather right?  YES!  It all began today where we saw highs in the middle 40′s.  Now we’ve already been at 50 earlier this month – however it was raining all day.  So this was the first sunny 40 plus degree day.

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It was also a great day to take some photos by drone!  This picture is sent to us by Paul Moody.
Don’t forget you can send your weather photo by using reportit@wdtn.com

Paul Moody Dayton Skyline

Tonight we may see a few clouds drift through our sky with lows falling into the 20′s.

Tomorrow a weak disturbance will pass just shy of our area bringing a little more cloud cover throughout your Sunday.  We should remain dry however there is a VERY slim chance we may see a sprinkle.  I think we’ll just see an increase in cloud cover.

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Highs on Sunday will stay in the lower 40′s with a little more cloud cover at times.

By Monday an area of high pressure heads this way.  We’ll see more sunshine and temperatures will increase.

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Highs will continue to rise next week into the 50′s!  I do want to point out to be careful of spring fever.  We can still see significant snow in the middle and even end of March.  Remember Palm Sunday 2013?  We had several inches of snow fall that day.  I’ll do my best to keep it spring like.

Have a great weekend!
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Rain then more snow

March 3rd, 2015 at 6:15 pm by under Weather

More snow is expected.  The heaviest amounts will stay farther south but most of the Miami Valley will at least see some snowfall.

First let’s get through the rain – there’s rain on the radar and we’ll continue to see it through the night.  We’ve already picked up about a quarter of an inch in Dayton and close to an inch in Cincinnati. (As of 5 p.m.)

 

Rainfall as of 5p

With all of the snow melt and rain we’re seeing reduced visibility at times. Be sure to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning…it will be a little foggy.

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There’s also a FLOOD WATCH in effect for Warren and Clinton county.  The snow melt and moderate rain may cause some flooding issues.

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The rain will continue tonight and into early Wednesday morning.

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By Wednesday morning we’ll see the chance for a wintry mix as colder air moves into the area.  The colder air will eventually switch the mix over to all snow during the day.  There’s still a chance for some snow early Thursday morning.

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A WINTER STORM WARNING goes into effect Wednesday at noon and continues until Thursday 1 p.m. for Warren and Clinton counties.  There’s a WINTER STORM WATCH for Butler and Greene counties.

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It looks like the heaviest snowfall will occur farther south.  However most of the area will still see the chance for some accumulating snow.

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

There’s going to be a tight gradient of snow – meaning there will be a big difference in amounts in a short distance.

We’ll continue to track this system as it moves through.  Be sure to check in with Jamie Jarosik in the morning for the latest conditions.

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Snow totals and looking ahead to our next system

March 1st, 2015 at 6:30 pm by under Weather

The snow is exiting the Miami Valley now and we’re beginning to see temperatures fall.  There may be a little patchy fog this evening along with some icy patches on the roadways.  Use caution if you’re going to be out and about tonight.

Before I talk about the snow I want to go back and talk about February really quick.  2015 made the top 5 coldest February’s on record!  Brrrr

Cold February

Here’s a look at the snowfall we received today.  Most areas picked up 3-5″ while there were a few spots that got 6 or 7″

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This was a heavy packing snow so many people made snowmen.  We got some great pictures and here are just a few.

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Tonight we’ll see a few light flurries until about 8 p.m. otherwise look for cloudy conditions and some fog.

Clouds will begin to clear by daybreak and we’ll see high pressure build across the area.

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Monday will be dry with lots of sunshine.  Temperatures will still be below normal with highs around 30.

On Tuesday the pattern changes.  We’ll see a storm system head this way and warm us up.  Along with the warm up we’ll also see freezing rain and rain.

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We may see some flooding issues – be sure to stay tuned to the forecast.

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Snow to start March

February 28th, 2015 at 7:48 pm by under Weather

We’re tracking another storm that will bring accumulating snow to most of the Miami Valley.  Snow will begin to overspread the area through the overnight hours.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for all of the Miami Valley until Sunday at 10 p.m.  Butler, Warren and Clinton counties are under the advisory until 3 p.m. Sunday.

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The snow is west of Dayton right now and will continue to move eastward through the overnight hours.  Temperatures will stay fairly steady tonight then gradually rise through the overnight hours.  This means the snow will start off being light and fluffy but then change to a heavy, wet, packing snow tomorrow morning.

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As early as 8 a.m. we’ll see warmer air move northward.  This will bring a rain/snow mix as far north as the I-70 corridor.  The northern Miami Valley will stay all snow while the southern half will see some snow at first, then rain, then snow before the system pulls east of Ohio.

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During the early afternoon there may be a break in the precipitation but another surge of colder air will filter southward and change the rain back over to snow.

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Here’s a look at the snowfall forecast.  Most of the area will pick up 3-5″ of snow.  Within the 3-5″ band there may be a few areas that pick up 6″ of snowfall. Southern sections of Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties will see some rain so lower amounts are here.

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

 

Monday looks better with high pressure over the area.  We’ll see lots of sunshine!

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On Tuesday another system heads this way.  However this one won’t give us snow but rain…and it looks like it may be heavy.  Right now the forecast calls for freezing rain to start Tuesday morning then changes to rain for much of the day.  Did I mention temperatures will be close to 50?  We’re going to have to keep our eyes on the potential for flooding.  With all of the snow we’ve seen plus all the rain rivers may swell and storm drains will be working over time.

Stay tuned!
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Another cold day

February 23rd, 2015 at 9:05 am by under Weather

After the weekend snow we’re now feeling the Monday big chill.  The 4-6 inches of snow we saw now as a “crunch” this morning.  We’ve received so many great photos I want to share a few more with you.

Thanks to Mike and Theresa – they apparently want to “build a snowman” or have found Olaf’s siblings.

Sue has found her spring flowers in Springfield.

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A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 11am for all of the Miami Valley.  Wind chill values will be from -10 to -15 at times this morning.

Wind Chill Adv

 

We’ll see a lot of sunshine today but it really isn’t going to warm us too much.  In fact we’re going to be close to breaking a record again today.

Another Record

High pressure will build in for the day and keep us sunny but cold.

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Tonight temperatures will fall below zero.  By early Tuesday morning we’ll see readings a few degrees below zero and may tie or break a record.

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Temperatures will warm up a little for the middle of the week but we’ll still be below normal.

Temps this week

The slightly warmer temperatures will be temporary….highs will fall again for Thursday and Friday.

Stay warm!
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Storm recap with a cold blast up next

February 21st, 2015 at 6:28 pm by under Weather

Much of the Miami Valley picked up between four and six inches of snowfall.  A few spots picked up seven inches.  We’ve received SO many snowfall reports I couldn’t fit them all on a map!  Thank you for helping with your reports and pictures.

snowfall amounts Snowfall map

For a complete list of snowfall totals from the National Weather Service in Wilmington click HERE.

The snow has ended and temperatures won’t fall too much tonight.  Lows will be in the lower 20′s.  But if you can I would definitely shovel as soon as possible.  Temperatures are going to DROP Monday and Tuesday.

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Low temperatures will be near zero Monday morning and then below zero Tuesday morning.

We’ll see some clouds tonight and Sunday with highs in the 20′s.  A few flurries are possible Sunday afternoon but no additional accumulation is expected.

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On Monday we’ll see some sunshine however it’s not going to warm us up that much….highs on Monday will stay in the teens.

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Stay warm!
Tara

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Accumulating snow Saturday

February 20th, 2015 at 8:17 pm by under Weather

The cold air is retreating but the warmer temperatures are coming at a cost.  A winter storm is heading this way.  Accumulating snow will develop overnight and continue through the first part of Saturday.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for most of the Miami Valley beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. Saturday.  A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Mercer, Auglaize, Logan and Shelby counties beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Snow will overspread the area after midnight and by early Saturday morning we’ll see several inches of snow on the ground.

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By lunch time warmer air will move in and we’ll see the precipitation turn into a mix and even changing over to rain for the southern half of the area.  The rain/snow line

Sat 12pm

Rain will be likely for the end of this event.  That means some of the snow we’ll see during the overnight/morning hours will melt.

Sat 6p

The rain/snow will exit the area by Saturday evening.

Snowfall amounts will be heaviest along the I-70 corridor.  Keep in mind a lot of the snow will be between midnight and noon Saturday. Many areas will pick up between 4-6 inches with some locations getting 7 or 8 inches.

snowfall forecast

 

Stay safe!
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik will be here early Saturday morning providing live updates on WDTN and also updating the web at wdtn.com

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Dangerously cold to end the weekend

February 14th, 2015 at 7:12 pm by under Weather

Snow squalls left us with near white out conditions today.  While we didn’t see a lot of accumulation it was the winds that made it dangerous.  Winds gusted at times to 30 and 40 miles per hour reducing visibility, blowing and drifting the snow too.

The dangerous conditions have prompted several schools to cancel evening activities.  Click here for a full list.

Thank you SO much for sending us your pictures and video!  You can use the reportit@wdtn.com email or you can upload your photo/video through our free Storm Team 2 weather app.

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Amy Hoying – Fort Loramie

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The cold front that brought the snow squalls and gusty winds dropped our temperatures quickly once it moved through.  Take a look at how fast the temperatures fell during the afternoon.  Our high for today will be from early in the day while the low will occur just before midnight…a little backwards.

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The snow is coming to an end but now we have to deal with the bitter cold air.  Wind chill advisories and warnings are now in effect for the Miami Valley until noon Sunday.

wind chill criteriaWIND CHILL

Wind chill values tonight and tomorrow morning will approach 20 to 30 below zero.  Frostbite can occur within 15 to 30 minutes.  Bundle up if you have to be outside and don’t forget about those pets!

Lows tomorrow morning will be below zero and will stay in the single digits for the afternoon.  It looks like we’ll break a record for the coldest high temperature on Sunday.  The record is 11 set back in 1920 and we’ll only get up to 5 degrees.

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The snow comes to an end tonight and skies will gradually clear after midnight.  We’ll see lots of sunshine but that’s not going to warm us up very much.

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Temperatures drop below zero once again Sunday night and Monday morning.  A look at the extended forecast shows another blast of cold air for next week.

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A warm weekend

February 7th, 2015 at 6:12 pm by under Weather

We had warm southwesterly winds really boost our temperatures today!  I saw several people out enjoying the great weather – from washing cars, running to just getting outside and enjoying today’s highs.

Linda Bruns from Eaton sent us a video of the dam at Crystal Lake.

Linda Bruns Dam at Crystal Lake Eaton

We started out with temperatures in the 30′s but with all of that sunshine and breezy winds temperatures quickly went up!

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It’s been a while since we’ve had temperatures this warm.

Last time we were in 50s

 

Clouds will begin to increase as a cold front approaches.  But I managed to snap this picture from our camera in Beavercreek.

Beavercreek Sunset

Look for mostly cloudy skies later tonight and tomorrow.  Winds will be breezy out of the south and southwest yet again Sunday with highs near 50.

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The first half of the day will be dry but shortly after noon there will be a chance for some showers.

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The showers will be light but once the colder air arrives after midnight there’s a slight chance we may see a few wet snowflakes.  No accumulation is expected.

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Clouds will stick around on Monday and temperatures return back to normal.

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4pm storm update

February 1st, 2015 at 4:12 pm by under Weather

We’re getting a little break in the precipitation right now however there’s more rain and snow off to our west.  It’s raining in Indy and snowing north of there.

Here are some photos we got via our reportit feature and our Storm Team 2 Weather App.

Here’s one from late last night in Piqua

Piqua

Amy Hoying of Fort Loramie sent us these pictures this afternoon.  She actually saw some snow!

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Right now the only areas under a Winter Weather Advisory are Mercer and Auglaize counties.  This begins at 8 p.m. and lasts until Monday at 7 a.m.

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While snow accumulations will be higher in the northern part of the area everyone will see *some* snow later tonight when the cold air arrives.  Even though we’re not going to see that much snow the winds will pick up causing blowing/drifting and the temperatures will drop.

Because many areas saw rain today there’s a chance for some roadways to ice over tonight.  Use caution early tomorrow morning.

Enjoy your Sunday!
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Snow, rain and sleet expected for Sunday

January 31st, 2015 at 6:47 pm by under Weather

We’ve been talking about this winter storm for the last few days and it’s almost here.  The track at first appeared it would give significant snow all over the Miami Valley however the track has shifted farther north.  This means the heaviest snowfall will be well north of Dayton and the central/southern half of the area will see some snow but also rain.

Here’s a list of the warnings/advisories for the area:

Winter Storm Warning (12am Sunday-7am Monday): Darke, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Champaign, Miami
Winter Weather Advisory(12am Sunday-7am Monday): Wayne (IN), Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Greene
Winter Weather Advisory (Tonight-Sunday morning): Butler, Warren, Clinton

 

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This storm is very large!  Look at how far all of the winter warnings extend.

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The snow will begin to spread into the area later tonight.  There may be a little mix in the southern half of the Miami  Valley.

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There will be a light coating of snow on the ground Sunday morning across most of the Miami Valley.  By the afternoon the warmer air moves in changing the snow over to sleet and rain.

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The rain will continue for much of the day Sunday with heavier snowfall amounts farther northward.  The cold air returns late Sunday night switching the rain back to snow.  Winds will pick up so there will be blowing and drifting likely along with falling temperatures.  Roadways may be hazardous early Monday morning.

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Here’s a recap:

winter storm timeline

Now for the all important question – “how much snow will we see?”

Here’s my snowfall forecast:

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

The far northern Miami Valley – Celina, Wakapkoneta, Bellefontaine will receive the most 6-10″.  Greenville, Piqua, Urbana will pick up about 3-6″ and Dayton southward will see about 1-3″.  There will be a tight gradient meaning snow amounts may differ drastically in just a matter of miles.

Watch out for those roads Sunday and especially Monday morning.

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Winter Storm Watch Sunday

January 30th, 2015 at 6:24 pm by under Weather

UPDATED FRIDAY 10PM  SNOWFALL MAP:

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

 

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There’s a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Sunday for the entire Miami Valley.

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We’re tracking a storm that will head this way and begin to bring snow to the area late Saturday night.  One thing we have to watch is the rain/snow line.  Our newest computer model guidance is suggesting we may see  rain or sleet make it as far north as Montgomery county.  This storm track and rain/snow line is huge because it will impact how much snow we see.

Storm impacts

Snow will begin to fall after 10pm on Saturday and continue throughout the entire day Sunday.  Now there will be the chance for warmer air moving in meaning we may see some rain or sleet but the precipitation will last all day long.

Saturday will start out with mostly sunny skies and chilly temperatures.

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Snow begins late Saturday night.

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Now this computer model shows all snow however another one shows that we will see rain move as far north as Dayton.

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Many of you are wondering how much snow we’re going to see.  I have created a snowfall accumulation map but don’t let this be the last forecast you see.  

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

If the warmer air wins and rain develops the heavier snowfall amounts (6-9″) will move farther north and the 3-6″ band will have to move northward too.

We’re going to continue to keep an eye on this storm system all weekend.  Online at wdtn.com and on social media.  Stay tuned!
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Snow with falling temperatures

January 25th, 2015 at 7:37 pm by under Weather

We’ve been tracking this clipper system for a couple of days and here it is!  The precipitation started out as rain for much of the central and southern half of the Miami Valley while it fell as snow for the northern half.

The Winter Weather Advisory was extended to Preble, Montgomery, Greene and Clinton counties earlier today.  This advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.

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Here’s a look at the 7 p.m. radar image:

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To get a live look at the radar click here. 

Notice the rain/snow line is continuing to move farther south.  The rain will exit by 10 p.m. and the entire area will change over to snow.

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We’ve had a couple of pictures sent to us via reportit@wdtn.com.  If you have a great picture, tweet, email or facebook us a photo!  Please include your location.

Rebecca LakeviewChris Arcanum

Lakeview is in Logan county.  There’s a lot more snow there because the precipitation stayed mostly snow there.  Chris in Arcanum reported seeing a wet and easily packed snow.  While that may be the case for a few more hours it will change to a light and fluffy snow as temperatures fall.

Here’s a look at the temperatures from 7 p.m.

7pm temps

Notice the temperatures are already in the 20′s in the northern half while readings are still in the 30′s in Dayton.

Winds have picked up too.  These are wind speeds around 7 p.m.

wind speeds

Winds will be gusty at 10 to 20 miles per hour.  With the snow becoming light and fluffy we’ll see some blowing and drifting late tonight and early Monday morning.

Accumulations will be highest in the northern half and amounts drop off as you head south.

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

The snow will finally come to an end very early Monday morning.  We’ll be colder, breezy and cloudy for the afternoon.

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Be careful Monday morning!  There may be some icy patches from the rain we saw earlier today.  Temperatures will fall below freezing so some roadways may ice up.

Have a wonderful week and be safe!

Tara
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