Another round of snow is producing some problems on area roadways and creating another winter scene around the Miami Valley.
We have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 2am for Wayne Co IN, Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until 2am. Travel will be tricky as the snow will continue through midnight.
Snowfall amounts will be lighter the north of I70 but heavier farther south near Cincinnati.
This snow will continue through the evening and begin to taper around midnight. By Saturday morning the snow will end and we’ll start the weekend cold but with sunshine.
Here are some photos from our report!t file from tonight’s snowfall:
There’s another round of snow on the way late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Much of Saturday will be dry but it will be cold. Temperatures will start around 10 and only climb into the lower 20′s. Clouds begin to increase late Saturday night and by Saturday at 11pm snow will be in eastern Indiana and Western Ohio.
Right now it looks like this batch of snow will be on the light side with accumulations near an inch.
The snow ends by Sunday afternoon and then begins the warm up. Temperatures rise into the 40′s for much of next week.
A cold front moving through the Miami Valley this morning is bringing gusty winds and dropping temperatures:
We will end up in the low 20s and teens to start… with afternoon highs remaining in the mid-upper 20s. The breeze stays up, too, adding an extra chill. To add insult to injury, we also have SNOW in the forecast!
A Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded north to include Preble, Montgomery and Greene Counties:
This is all kind of hard to take after Thursday’s 39-and-sunny! The snow is expected to develop after noon, and continue through the afternoon into the evening. While it’s not a LOT of snow in the forecast, it is going to be enough to slow travel and make things slick, with temps in the 20s:
So the commute home from work may be tricky, as may the drive to dinner & a movie with your Valentine. <3 Snow tapers off tonight, and the clouds will actually break up a bit. Expect frigid conditions as we once again drop into the single-digits, with sub-zero wind chills.
This taste of colder air is actually just a bump in the road. While highs will only be in the 20s both today and Saturday, we have 40s and even 50s in the forecast for next week!
As mentioned yesterday, so far this season we’ve hit sub-zero temperatures 12 times. Now, let’s take a look at how that ranks with other years:
Yep, we’ve made the top five–currently tied at 5th! Good news if you’re sick of the cold… we start today ABOVE zero in Dayton! And it looks warmer this afternoon, too. While yesterday’s 29-degrees didn’t feel too bad, today’s low to mid 30s should be wonderful! We will continue to enjoy sunshine and dry conditions today, but watch for an increase in cloud cover during the evening, and the chance of some light wintry precipitation at night:
Futuretrac shows some flurries moving through overnight, but we could also see some patchy freezing drizzle. Again, amounts will be light, but be aware slick spots will be possible as temperatures drop into the 20s. Friday afternoon will stand the chance to see more snow showers as a disturbance moves southwest of the area. We do expect to see some light snow accumulation in portions of the Miami Valley. The best chance/highest amounts look to run from Dayton (1″ or less) to the south (up to 2″).
Saturday will be another colder day with single digits to start and 20s in the afternoon. Most of the day will be dry, with the chance for more light accumulating snow by evening/overnight. THEN we set our sights on next week–we are forecasting highs in the 40s, getting close to 50 some days!
It’s another sub-zero morning here in the Miami Valley! Here is a look at our morning temps:
So far, we’ve had 12 days this year that we have dropped below freezing–our average number is 4! So yes, it has been cold. The coldest start since the 80s! And once again we have fog and haze to start the day.
Our Arctic high is moving east and away from us over the next couple of days. Today, our winds will be coming from the east… and gain a more southerly component on Thursday. This will aid in a warm-up! So this afternoon, expect mid-20s… and tomorrow we will be in the mid-30s. Sunshine both days, with the chance of snow showers on Friday.
Friday’s snow may accumulate a couple inches, and then we may see additional light accumulation with another quick-moving system late Saturday into Saturday night. We will turn briefly colder at that time, but then warm up for Sunday and the start of next week. We’re talking upper 30s/low 40s Monday with the chance of rain. And if you want the warmer weather, you may be in luck:
We are right on the edge of “above normal” temperatures forecast for the next 6 to 10 days!
With clear skies, snow pack and light winds, overnight temperatures dropped well below zero in the Miami Valley:
This is all thanks to the Arctic High that still sits off to our northwest. This helps shift the storm track south of us, and while we are dry and frigid here… a major winter storm will once again be affecting areas that aren’t used to winter weather. You can see the morning radar with snow and mixed precipitation in portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia:
Remember the last storm to hit the Atlanta area and the mayhem it caused? Today, they will see mostly rain in ATL, but tonight and tomorrow it will get cold enough for a mix of precip–including sleet, freezing rain and snow. All eyes will be on the Southeast as this system works through. It will then move up the East Coast, but it completely misses us here in the Miami Valley.
We will experience a slow warm-up on Wednesday–as we start near 0, and climb into the mid-20s. Thursday will really feel warmer, with highs reaching the mid-30s! The normal high is 37, so we will be pretty close to that. On Friday, scattered snow showers will return to the Miami Valley. We do expect to see some light accumulation from this system… and another that will move in for late Saturday and Saturday night. The good news: after these two disturbances, temperatures don’t drop off TOO much at all. And next week is trending much warmer!
The pattern continues: we pick up a little snow… we get a lot colder. Here is a look at snowfall totals from Sunday’s weather maker:
And with that additional accumulation, we have moved up into 8th place for seasonal snowfall (which runs from July 1st to June 30th):
If we’re just talking strictly about Meteorological Winter (December through February)… we are in third place for this time frame. So, while not record-breaking… yes, it has been a snowy winter! And we still have a way to go!
So behind the weekend snow… another Arctic high is building in. This has really dropped temperatures this morning:
Wind chills have been sub-zero–as cold as -10. But during the afternoon, as we climb into the teens, our wind chills will be in the single-digits.
Tonight, with the Arctic high right over us, we will dip below zero, with wind chills as low as -15. This would make Tuesday morning the coldest of the week! During the afternoon, we will once again be stuck in the teens for highs.
There will be a warming trend for the second half of the week, with mid-20s by Wednesday afternoon, and potentially uppper 30s for Thursday! Most of the week looks dry, with some light snow then possible Thursday night into Friday.
More snow is on the way this weekend but for those of you needing a break from shoveling – the snow will be light.
We’ve seen a lot of snow and cold this winter season. Take a look at the top 10 seasonal snowfalls. We’re tied at number 10.
We’re tracking a couple of disturbances in the upper levels of the atmosphere. The first one will come through now and then another one will move early tomorrow morning.
Here’s what you can expect this weekend. Snow showers are likely early Sunday morning but will come to an end around 6pm.
Total accumulations will be around 1-2 inches. This will be a light and fluffy snow.
We’ll begin to see some sunshine for Monday and Tuesday but it will be chilly. Temperatures will remain well below average for the weekend and early next week. We started out at 5 this morning and made it up to 23 Saturday. Our normal high for this time of year is 37.
While we’re chilly things are heating up at the winter games in Sochi! Here’s a look at tomorrow’s Olympic forecast.
Morning temperatures dropped below zero in most of the Miami Valley. The snowpack and clear skies certainly helped out, allowing Dayton to drop to -5:
Wind chills initially were running between -15 and -20, but we have seen improvement through the morning. And we will continue this into the afternoon:
Expect a lot of sun as we finish off the week, with high pressure building in. As the high moves over us this evening and overnight, our winds will become fairly light. This is good news, as we will drop down into the single digits again. Clouds will also begin to move in, and we’ll see much more cloud cover through the day on Saturday. We also have the chance for some weekend snow showers! Yes, once again scattered light snow showers move in–we could also have some heavier bursts at times, which would reduce visibility briefly and cause quick-forming slick spots. The snow chances look highest Saturday evening into the overnight:
Sunday will start with a few morning snow showers, but we will get back to dry conditions during the afternoon. Overall weekend snowfall amounts look light–definitely not as much as with the last event. Here is how our in-house model handles the event:
While those numbers aren’t meant to be exact, they can give you an idea of how things might play out. Anywhere from a half inch up to 2″ in spots. It’s not a lot, but it can certainly be enough to make roads slick, as temperatures will remain below freezing all weekend.
Morning flurries across the Miami Valley put down a dusting in spots, and this created some additional slick areas. Spots that were shoveled yesterday will have a light coating this morning, and with a little ice potentially underneath… it is not easy navigation. A lot of the side streets have also not been treated, so it will be tricky to get out of neighborhoods. Generally, the main roads have been in ok shape.
Morning clouds have been holding temperatures up, but as they break we are seeing more hit the single-digits, with what little heat we have better able to escape:
While we still have a northwest wind this morning, they will shift to be more westerly as the day goes on, as high pressure builds in. This high keeps us partly to mostly sunny and dry–but cold–over the next couple of days. Tonight’s lows dip down near zero, and with the wind it will feel even colder. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for most of the Miami Valley:
Even though we’ll see sun Friday afternoon, it will be a struggle, with highs remaining in the mid-teens. Over the weekend, we warm back into the mid-20s… but the rise in temperatures comes with the chance of snow. It does not look like a big snow, but some light accumulation will be possible. We will keep you posted!
I need to give Ashley’s in Oakwood a shout-out for the awesome cake to celebrate National Weather Person’s Day yesterday. What a great-looking forecast! Lots of icing!
As expected, a major winter storm hit the Miami Valley late Tuesday, and continued overnight into early this morning. We had a little bit of every precipitation type across the area. To the north of Dayton, it was all snow. In the southern counties, we had snow… and also saw an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain. Here are some of the snowfall totals reported to us by our Weathercheckers, mixed with reports from the National Weather Service:
Note the lower totals across the southern Miami Valley. The mixed precipitation helped to limit these numbers, as we thought it would. In addition, the crusty layer of ice on top of the snow may compact it through the day. So if you take a measurement a little later on, it may be a bit lower than it was this morning.
While no snowfall forecast is perfect, I think ours was pretty close. Here is my initial forecast from Monday:
It did fluctuate between Monday and the storm start time as we adjusted to new data coming in, but overall we stuck with highest amounts north… with icing south.
We may still see a few snow showers through the day, but the majority of the accumulating snow is over. Any additional accumulation will be around an inch or less. Colder air is moving in behind the storm, and winds will be brisk. The northern counties that did NOT see the ice glaze on top of snow may have to deal with some drifting snow through the day. If the kids are enjoying a snow day and want to get out and play… it looks pretty good for sledding today:
And this would be the day to do it; Arctic air will graze the area Thursday and Friday, with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. Wind chill values at night will dip below zero:
We already are watching the upcoming weekend for the potential of more snow showers. We will keep you posted!
Clouds have moved into the Miami Valley today as a storm system is strengthening along the Gulf Coast:
That area of low pressure tracks right for the Miami Valley today, bringing abundant moisture with it. The precipitation will start by mid to late afternoon, generally after 4pm, which is when a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect for all of our area. You can see snow spreading in during the evening commute on Futuretrac:
The precipitation will increase in intensity through the evening, and travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. Temperatures will be in the 20s, it will be very slippery, and visibility will be dropping. We are most likely to see all snow from Dayton northward. There is still some uncertainty on how far north warm air gets pulled… so a mix of wintry precipitation is still possible overnight, mainly to the south of Dayton:
Right now, our snowfall forecast looks like this:
This will be tweaked through the day, and Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis @WDTN_Brian will have the latest as the storm moves in this evening. Stay in touch with us today!
Overnight, snow fell to the south of Dayton, affecting mainly extreme southeastern Clinton county and points south. We have had a lot of cloud cover over the region, however. As we start cloudy and breezy, we will see the winds die down this afternoon as the sun makes an appearance, thanks to high pressure building in:
This keeps us dry today and tonight, but the next winter storm will head our way later in the day Tuesday. We do expect the morning commute to be dry on Tuesday, but by the time you’re heading home from work… we will likely have wintry precipitation across the area. And by wintry precipitation, I mean a wide-range of precipitation types–snow, sleet and freezing rain. Here is Futuretrac for late Tuesday afternoon, as the mess moves in:
All Snow: Most likely to see this across the far northern counties. Significant snow accumulation is likely.
Snow/Sleet/Freezing Rain Mix: Much of the Miami Valley will get this wintry mix. Snow accumulation and ice accumulation are likely.
Things to note:
1) The storm hasn’t even formed yet–this happens tomorrow. We will have a better feel for outcome Tuesday.
2) The track of the storm means everything. Even a shift of 50 miles or so will have a HUGE impact on precipitation type.
3) DON’T LET THIS BE THE LAST FORECAST YOU SEE! We will continue to update as the situation unfolds.
4) Regardless of precip type, travel will be difficult late Tuesday through Wednesday.
Much of the Miami Valley is under a Winter Storm Watch for this timeframe:
We are likely to see this watch upgraded as we get closer. Again, we will continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates on WDTN, Channel 2 and right here on wdtn.com. Stay tuned!
Hopefully you enjoyed the nice day today! Temperatures soared into the middle and upper 40′s.
Temperatures will stay in the 30′s as we head into the overnight hours before dropping through the morning Sunday.
Rain is overspreading the region now and will continue during the night. Colder air drops in and by early tomorrow morning the rain changes over to snow.
The snow will be light and begins to end by the latter half of the day.
Accumulations will be on the light side with many areas picking up an inch but some may pick up as much as 1.5 or 2″
There’s a storm system we’ve been keeping our eyes on the last several days. The exact track is still up in the air but it looks like a winter storm will be heading toward the Ohio. The type of precipitation the Dayton area gets all depends on where the surface low ends up going. Right now we can see a chance of rain, freezing rain/ice and snow late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Be sure to stay tuned to the forecast.
Oh and many have been asking me to bring some spring like weather. It looks like the weather pattern will be in favor of a chilly and stormy February.
It sure felt nice to step out to the lower 30s this morning! Even though wind chills have been in the 20s, it felt MUCH better than even yesterday afternoon. A frontal boundary has semi-stalled to our northwest:
That will slowly sag in through the afternoon, and it looks like it will be the focal-point for some light precipitation. Right now, it appears a zone of light snow showers will develop across the Miami Valley. Accumulation will be light–a half-inch or less through the day. The best chance to see any snow accumulation will be across the northern counties today. Overnight, another round of precip will develop:
It looks like a mix of snow and freezing rain… with slick spots possible, but minimal ice accumulation. Early Saturday morning, we expect a gradual transition to rain as temperatures continue to warm. A lull in the showers will occur sometime Saturday between late morning/early afternoon. While it will be breezy, temperatures will climb into the mid-40s! I hope you can get out and enjoy that. More rain works in later Saturday afternoon and sticks around into the evening/overnight as a cold front comes through.
On the backside of the front, a few light snow showers or flurries may linger into early Sunday. Then we will dry out and cold air settles back into the area. Highs Sunday and Monday will only be in the upper 20s… but we will enjoy some sunshine. The next storm to watch is late Tuesday into Wednesday. There is still plenty of uncertainty on if this will bring us snow or rain… but we will continue to watch the latest trends and keep you posted as we get closer!
Today, in Dayton, we started the day ABOVE zero… although there are some outlying spots that did dip into the single digits:
We will enjoy a lot of sunshine through the first half of the day, with increasing clouds later this afternoon. The sun, combined with breezy southwest winds will help afternoon highs climb up near 30-degrees. Today is another dry day, but we could see a few light snow showers work in late tonight as a cold front moves in. Only light accumulations are expected, and most will stay under a half-inch.
The front is still nearby on Friday, so a few more snow showers are possible, and it may even mix with freezing rain or rain through the day. Highs reach the lower 30s, and then drop down to near 30 degrees overnight. While Saturday would start with a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain or snow… we get enough warm air pulled north in the afternoon to get mainly rain. Highs on Saturday could reach the lower 40s!
Today we are starting off with temperatures near 0-degrees in Dayton. Still very cold, of course… but not AS cold as yesterday. That is when we tied a record low of -13-degrees… set first back in 1963. Here is a look at some of the coldest cities early Tuesday in the Miami Valley:
And with wind chills, it felt even colder… we were in the -20 to -30 range. And not only did we tie a record low, we broke the record for the coldest HIGH temperature for Jan. 28th:
That was the worst of it… we have improving conditions from here on out. We will see sunshine and a southerly wind today, and this will help us climb into the mid-teens for highs. On Thursday, we should get up near 30-degrees, believe it or not! We will start with sun, and then see increasing clouds in the afternoon. It looks like the chance for snow showers will hold off until evening/overnight… and any accumulation looks to be light.
As we continue to warm Friday, we may see rain mix into a portion of the Miami Valley, as the chance for showers continues. A warm front lifts into the area on Saturday, and this will allow MOST of us to change over to rain! Highs will be in the upper 30s, close to 40 Saturday afternoon. A welcome change, indeed!
This morning, temperatures in Dayton dipped to the coldest readings of the season. We hit -11 around 8am, and wind chills are even colder. These are dangerous levels:
During the afternoon, it will be a struggle for temperatures to get above zero… we will barely make it! And the wind chill will continue to be brutal:
So how cold ARE we? In comparison, we are about 30+ degrees below normal:
An Arctic high will drift over the region during the next two days, so at least we will enjoy dry conditions and a lot of sunshine. As the high moves east of us on Wednesday, our winds will increase from the southwest. Yes, this will keep a wind chill going… but it will also help temperatures climb a bit. Highs will climb into the mid-teens.
For the second half of the week, we will enjoy highs near 30-degrees, and overnight lows near 20. That will certainly be welcome! But it will come along with the chance for some snow showers. We may see a little by Thursday evening into Thursday night… and then another decent chance of precipitation rolls in on Saturday. By then, it may be warm enough to see some rain over a portion of the viewing area! Stay tuned as we track this developing situation!
When I woke up around 1am today, the temperature was 34-degrees in Dayton. Less than an hour later, we were in the mid-20s, and as of 6am it is 8-degrees! That was one strong Arctic cold front! Cold air will continue to move in through the day, and temperatures will remain in the single digits:
Winds were quite strong overnight, gusting as high as 50mph:
Today, they will remain quite gusty, coming in from the west-northwest 15-25mph with gusts to 35mph. With temperatures in the single digits, this will set us up for some dangerous wind chill values. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today, and then it switches to a Wind Chill WARNING at noon. This continues through 10am Wednesday morning. An Arctic high building in will keep us dry through the middle of the week, but the cold air will remain in place. The coldest readings will occur tonight, as we drop to -13… with wind chill values as low as -35. It is important to remember to limit your time outside during this blast of cold air. And when you DO go out, make sure you cover every inch of skin you can.
Expect some improvement during the second half of the week. We should be up to 30-degrees by Friday, but we also have the next chance of snow around that time. It may be warm enough to see some rain mix in on Friday… but especially on Saturday, as we climb into the mid-30s.
We woke up to 2-4″ across most locations this morning but it was a bit difficult to measure with blowing and drifting snow. The winds made it difficult to see even after the snow stopped falling. Winds gusted 30-35 mph at times creating near white out conditions. Many of you sent us report!t photos and we thank you! Here are a few of them.
We’re in store for another round of snow Sunday morning. It will bring around 2-4 inches across the area. But the main concern will once again be the strong winds. The National Weather Service decided to extend the Winter Weather Advisory through Monday morning because of the winds and extra snow we are going to see.
Sustained winds will be 10-20 mph with gusts at 30-35 meaning visibility will be reduced at times. On some of those rural roads blowing and drifting will be a big problem.
So when will the next batch of snow get here and how long will it last? Look for snow to start around 7/8am Sunday. This will continue until about 1pm.
By 6pm temperatures will rise around freezing meaning there’s a slight chance we could see a sleet mixture with some of the snow showers. We’ll see another break before another brief round of snow moves back in around 1am Monday.
The snow comes to an end early Monday morning. Bitter cold air takes over for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures will stay in the single digits and lows will drop well below zero.
It’s another morning sub-zero in the Miami Valley… but we should get into the double-digits this afternoon! We will also enjoy more sunshine, and dry conditions. BUT the winds will be increasing today between high and low pressure:
This keeps wind chills between -10 and -20 through the rest of the morning, and a Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect through 1pm. That area of low pressure will drag a cold front into the Miami Valley tonight, and bring in the next chance of snow. You can see there are already snow showers along this boundary:
That all spreads our way! So while we will be dry all day… beyond 11 o’clock or midnight tonight, snow will develop area-wide. It will continue into Saturday morning, with some powdery accumulation likely:
The winds will also remain high, blowing the snow and causing drifting. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from tonight through the day Saturday. Even as the snow stops Saturday afternoon, the road conditions will still be poor because of the wind/powder combo.
Yet another Clipper arrives Sunday, with additional snow showers. While we warm up a little this weekend, we go right back into an Arctic air mass next week.