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!

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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:

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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;)

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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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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!

Today's tempsalmanac

 

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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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:

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

Sun 7pMon 8a

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.

winter storm watch adi

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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Sat 8amSat 6p

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.

ADI Rain Sun 5p

 

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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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

highs     forecast

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.

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System moves away, now cold and breezy…

January 26th, 2015 at 8:46 am by under Weather

The system that moved through the Miami Valley Sunday into early this morning brought rain-to-snow across the region. We saw anywhere from 1.5″ to 5″ across the Miami Valley. Here is a map with some of the snow totals we received:

Snow

The snow is over, but a north wind between 10-20 mph through at least noon, will keep the potential for blowing and drifting snow around. Those winds are also bringing in much colder air… and highs will be more than 10-degrees colder than they were Sunday. We will top out in the mid-20s this afternoon.

Now the storm system will strengthen as it moves up the east coast. Not only could some of the major metropolitan areas see 1 to 2 FEET of snow, but the winds will also increase to between 50-70mph at times. This is why Blizzard Warnings are in effect:

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Travel is NOT recommended in the areas under the warnings… and we expect many airline cancellations/delays.

A quick-moving system will pass just west of us, and we expect clouds to linger today… but dry conditions to continue through really Wednesday afternoon. The next system for us to watch will be on Thursday. It looks like this one will draw in enough warm air to see mostly rain vs. snow… but a change-over could occur. We will watch it… and we turn cold again after that.

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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.

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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!

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Snow to end the weekend

January 24th, 2015 at 7:16 pm by under Weather

After a quiet and cloudy day we’re tracking a clipper system to the west of us.  We may see a few breaks in the clouds tonight but clouds will quickly increase again through the overnight hours.

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This system will bring us some snow and rain – it all depends on where you live.  There’s a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Sunday 10 a.m. until Monday 7 a.m. for the counties north of Dayton.

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These areas will see all snow and be in the path for some accumulating snow.  Areas south of this line will see rain at first before the cold air moves in and it changes over to all snow.

winter storm timeline

Tonight we’ll see mainly dry conditions with mostly cloudy skies.  The snow/rain begins tomorrow morning.

SAT 11PMSUN 10AM

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After 5 p.m. the rain begins to change over to snow.  Here’s what it looks like as far as accumulation goes:

SNOWFALL FORECAST ADI

Mainly 3-5 inches north and 1-2 inches south.  The white area is where the rain/snow line will set up and this is where we may see 2-4 inches.  This white line may shift north or south by tomorrow depending on how far the warm air moves north.

One thing to note:  after the rain/snow event temperatures will fall below freezing so if there are some wet roadways we may see some icy patches early Monday morning.

Stay safe!
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Two systems to watch; one affects us more than the other!

January 23rd, 2015 at 6:34 am by under Weather

We are keeping our eyes on two storm systems as we head into the weekend. The first one is south of us, and will lift northeast through the day. You can see the precipitation associated with it on this morning’s Sat/Rad image:

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This will bring a wintry mix and snow to a narrow band, and will make for hazardous travel in the areas affected. Portions of south central Ohio may pick up an inch of snow, but most of this precip will stay south and east of the Miami Valley. You can see the outline of the most likely problem-spots by looking at the Winter Weather Advisories in effect:

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Here is what Futuretrac is predicting for this evening:

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The back edge of the snow will be fairly sharp, and there is a slight chance that a little snow creeps into the far southeastern counties. As you can see from the image above, it won’t take much of a track shift for that to happen. So we will keep our eye on this for the possibility.

It looks like the clouds hold over the area today, but break a bit Saturday. Saturday will be a little breezy, with highs up near 40 degrees.

On Sunday, the next Clipper system moves in… this will bring likely rain and snow showers to the Miami Valley, followed by cold conditions:

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The exact track of this low will determine how much rain we see vs. snow… and ultimately, any snowfall accumulation. Right now, it looks fairly light, with 1 to 2″ possible for at least part of the Miami Valley… but we will continue to watch it, and update you of any changes on air and online!

Happy Friday!
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Chilly weather as we head towards the weekend…

January 21st, 2015 at 9:36 am by under Weather

Yesterday afternoon, the sun popped out in part of the Miami Valley, and this lead to a huge jump in temperature! It was a fabulous day in many communities, with highs running 15-degrees above normal. Where clouds remained in place (northern counties)… it was a good deal cooler:

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Today, more of us will have to deal with clouds. There is a slight chance they may break in spots across the far south, but most will not experience that. Another disturbance will quickly drop in from the northwest today:

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That will increase the chance for showers after 2 or 3pm. We’ll see the chance of rain showers, with a few snowflakes mixing in at times. And then there will be a transition to snow showers through the evening/overnight. Any accumulation will be light–under a 1/2 inch. But still watch for slick spots, because we’ll drop into the upper 20s for lows.

Drier conditions build in for Thursday, even though a good deal of clouds will linger. Highs will also be a touch lower, but near-normal, in the mid-30s. The sun will pop back out Friday and Saturday, and temperatures will respond by getting back up near 40-degrees.

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Weak disturbances, light precip, and cooling temps…

January 20th, 2015 at 8:14 am by under Weather

After a gorgeous day off for many yesterday, we head back to school and work with unsettled weather. This morning, we’ve been dealing with a wintry mix of precipitation moving through the region:

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Most have been seeing rain drops, but I have had a few reports of icing on objects (Ft. Loramie in Shelby Co)… and even some snowflakes mixing in (Greenville in Darke Co). Most temps are at or above freezing, but when you hit a pocket where it’s just a degree or two colder… and you’ll have some slick conditions developing. Be especially cautious on bridges and overpasses, as these cool faster than the surface streets. This is because there is airflow both above AND blow the road, so cooling is more efficient!

As the disturbance moves east of the area through lunchtime, we will see dry conditions this afternoon. The clouds will break a bit, and temperatures will once again push into the 40s. BUT this will be our last day in the 40s for awhile! Another disturbance will move in tomorrow, and bring in more rain or snow showers… as well as a push of cooler air:

temp trend

Now even though temps will be dropping, we are nowhere NEAR the record cold we experienced in Dayton 30-years ago! January 20th, 1985 was the coldest day ever in the Gem City:

extreme wx

So 30s don’t look so bad now, do they? :) Have a great day!
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Sunshine for Monday

January 18th, 2015 at 6:53 pm by under Weather

After a few showers this morning and a cloudy day we’ll see the clouds break up after midnight.  Today we saw highs in the 30′s for much of the day although our official high for the day was shortly after midnight.

falling temps during the daytemps this week

Yesterday we did see some sunshine and Bill Norman of Farmersville caught this sun halo.

Sun Halo

This is when the sunlight is refracted in the tiny ice crystals of cirrus clouds.  Please send us your great photos to reportit@wdtn.com

Look for sunshine for MLK day.  Temperatures will start out in the 20′s then climb into the 30′s for the afternoon.  Pretty seasonable.

MLK Day

Look for a quiet start to the work week as a bubble of high pressure takes control of our weather.

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On Tuesday a weak disturbance moves through and produces a few light rain or snow showers.  No matter what type of precipitation falls it will be on the light side.

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Have a wonderful week!

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