Flyer fever… the crummy weather can’t spoil our excitement!

March 28th, 2014 at 8:22 am by under Weather

What a win for the Dayton Flyers last night!! So exciting to head into the Elite Eight! If you are up for a once in a lifetime experience… and you’re heading down to Memphis, here’s what you can expect in town:

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Beyond thunderstorms today, game-day weather looks pretty nice down that way! NOT so much here in the Miami Valley, unfortunately. A cold front moving in from the west brought rain overnight and early this morning. Until the boundary is through, we will see that slight chance of a spotty shower:

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AND to go along with the clouds and rain… we’ve had WIND. Quite the wind gusts overnight, as they got as high as 45mph:

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This afternoon, we will see dry and breezy conditions, and dry weather will continue tonight. During the morning Saturday, we will see our next round of rain push into the Miami Valley. AND it’s not JUST going to be rain! Yes, we could see some snow mixing in and or just all snow at times:

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It will be a chilly, raw start to the weekend, with some light slushy accumulation possible in spots. There is good news, however… much better weather arrives for Sunday, with sunshine and lower 50s. We even expect 60s early next week! Enjoy!

GO DAYTON FLYERS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunshine but still chilly…

March 26th, 2014 at 5:09 am by under Weather

Yesterday’s system brought about .8″ of snow to Dayton. As expected, it fell a bit intense at times. Thankfully, it just made the roads wet… as it melted on contact. The grass and elevated surfaces did pick up some light accumulation, but it didn’t last long. It’s already been a cold week, and the snow was really like adding insult to injury. BUT it could be worse:

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Yes, it was just last year we had a SIGNIFICANT late season snow! While we didn’t get that much yesterday, the .8″ we did receive was more than enough to break the tie for 3rd place in seasonal snowfall:

SNOW RANK

So now 2013-2014 stands alone in 3rd! While today will still be a chilly day, we will get warm enough to have RAIN showers across the area soon. Southerly winds develop tonight, and will increase on Thursday. Even though clouds will also thicken, we have highs set to reach 50-degrees. Rain on Thursday will be scattered–unorganized–and there will be some dry weather in between.

The BEST chance for rain looks to be Thursday night into Friday morning, as a front approaches. We could even hear some rumbles of thunder overnight. Mild weather lingers Friday, as we dry out for the afternoon. Then, another system taking shape for Saturday; this one will make it slightly cooler… and continue the unsettled pattern. Look for rainy conditions at times, as the storm moves in from the southwest.

Saturday’s slight dip in temps is short-lived… we will be back in the upper 50s/lower 60s Sunday into Monday!

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Winter-like today: cold & breezy w/snow showers

March 25th, 2014 at 7:36 am by under Weather

Winter weather returns today, as a disturbance brings snow showers into the Miami Valley. This snow will move into the western counties around 9am… and then work east. Futuretrac has the snow right over the central & eastern counties during the lunch hour:

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If you stay in the office through lunch, you might miss the snow all together. It will come to an end after 2 or 3pm, so the drive home from work will be dry. Any accumulation will be light, and mainly on grassy areas/raised surfaces. Roads will mainly just be wet… but still could be slick. Most spots stay under a half-inch. Clouds break this evening, and it looks like a COLD night, as the disturbance reinforces the chilly air in place:

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High pressure builds back in for Wednesday, bringing the sun with it. It will, however remain cold. Really, there are just two more cold days before temps get back near normal:

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That warm-up does come along with the chance for rain. Expect a few scattered showers Thursday… and more so Thursday night and into Friday.

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Snow showers to start Tuesday

March 24th, 2014 at 6:10 pm by under Weather

Temperatures in the 30′s and snow.  Doesn’t feel or sound like it’s almost the end of March but that’s what we have to deal with tomorrow.

The chilly air mass is going to hang around for the next several days.  The normal high this time of year is around 53 but we’ll be staying in the 30′s for the first half of the work week.

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A storm system to our west will be moving in late tonight and tomorrow morning.  This will bring cloudy skies tonight and through all of the day tomorrow.  We’ll also see snow showers develop after midnight.  The best chance will be between 9am and 2pm.

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The snow will be light but we may see a burst or two around the lunch hour.  I don’t think we’ll see too much accumulation.  Maybe a dusting or an inch on grassy surfaces however much of it will melt on contact.

Either way it doesn’t appear we’re going to  make too much headway with our seasonal snowfall ranking.  This latest round may boost us into the third spot which we are tied for right now.

TOP TEN SNOWFALL

It does get warmer I promise!  Temperatures bounce back into the 50′s by the end of the week and the weekend.

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Let’s hope this is the last snowfall we see for the rest of this season!

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More like winter for a few days, then back to normal…

March 24th, 2014 at 7:28 am by under Weather

High pressure is keeping our weather quiet today, as we remain in a cold air mass:

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Where clouds have formed this AM it’s a bit warmer, with lower 20s… and where it’s been mostly clear, we’ve dropped into the teens. We do expect a good deal of sun today, but clouds will be on the increase this afternoon. Our next disturbance drops into the area tonight, and scattered snow showers will develop. Yes, snow! Right now, the best chance of overnight snow looks like it will be across the southern Miami Valley. So if you live in Butler, Warren or Clinton counties… even southern Preble, Montgomery or Greene… that is where the highest likelihood of snow is. The better chance for snow area-wide is on Tuesday… and we could see some light accumulation:

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The snow may fall intense at times, and this would reduce visibility and put down some quick accumulation. Most spots will see up to an inch… so not a lot… but enough to make things slick in spots. The winds will increase, too… so with highs just above freezing… it will be quite the blustery day! We will return to dry weather on Wednesday, as the sun comes out. BUT it will still be cold, with highs in the mid-30s.

We will finally get into a warm-up for the second half of the week, with highs back in the 50s… which will be right around normal.

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The big chill continues

March 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 pm by under Weather

It really didn’t feel like a spring Sunday around the Miami Valley at all.  We did see some sunshine but the northerly winds kept temperatures in the 30′s for much of the day.

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Our normal high for this time of year is 53.  We’re going to be staying below that number for the next several days.

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The chilly air mass will be sticking around through the first half of the new work week.  Temperatures do warm by the end of the week and next weekend.  So there is hope spring will head this way soon.

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We’ll see mostly clear skies with temperatures falling into the teens later tonight.  We’ll start off Monday with mostly sunny skies but clouds begin to increase later in the afternoon and evening.

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There is blue on the map in Indiana by Monday night.  Yes that’s SNOW.

There’s a chance for snow showers Monday night and into early Tuesday.

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It doesn’t look like this is going to accumulate.  We may see some accumulation on grassy surfaces but it will likely melt after it makes contact.  The ground is still a bit too warm.

Temperatures DO warm up for the end of the week!

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Another chill in the air

March 22nd, 2014 at 6:29 pm by under Weather

After yesterday’s highs in the 60′s we spent most of the day in the 40′s.  Our high today is a little misleading because it was actually recorded shortly after midnight.

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Temperatures fell throughout much of the day.

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Clouds are sticking around tonight but I do expect some sunshine for tomorrow as high pressure that’s now in Canada heads southward.

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We’ll start off with some clouds tomorrow morning then see increasing sunshine as the day continues.

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Highs the next few days will stay in the 30′s as a chilly air mass stays over the Miami Valley.

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So even though the calendar says it’s spring mother nature didn’t get the message.  Highs will be below normal through the next few days but it looks like we’ll return BACK to the 50′s for the end of the week!

Until then look for a chilly day on Monday with temperatures starting in the teens and staying in the 30′s.  We’ll see some sunshine but clouds increase as a storm system approaches Tuesday.  YES – there’s a chance for snow showers Tuesday.

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I know you’re looking forward to spring and I promise to have 50′s in the forecast for next weekend.

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Spring-like today… but not for long!

March 21st, 2014 at 9:38 am by under Weather

A warm front will move through the Miami Valley today, and this will bring in some mild air as we finish off the week.  Here’s the morning surface map, with the front south of us:

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There have been clouds, and even a few spotty showers ahead of the front. But as it lifts through and to our north, dry conditions will build in for the day and we’ll even see some sunshine. Expect breezy southerly winds this afternoon, which will help to boost temperatures in the lower 60s. This warm-up will be short-lived, however, as a cold front will move in tonight. A few showers will be possible as this occurs… starting late tonight, and possibly lingering across the south through early Saturday morning:

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Behind the front we dry off and cool down for the afternoon. The high Saturday will be near 50-degrees… and then even colder on Sunday, with highs in the upper 30s. Quite the chill will be around through much of next week, with upper 30-degree highs through Tuesday… THAT is when we could see some snow showers. Yes, snow showers.

Enjoy today, and brace yourself for the change!Jamie
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Welcome Spring… but we still have some ups & downs…

March 20th, 2014 at 7:40 am by under Weather

Spring officially begins today at 12:57pm (during the UD/OSU game!)… and we will ring in the new season with near-normal temperatures this afternoon:

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The normal high is 51-degrees, so we will be just shy of that. We do expect lots of clouds, some breaks of sun… and breezy conditions. High pressure moves just south of the area today, keeping us dry, but we couldn’t rule out a spotty sprinkle or light shower as we head towards evening and overnight.

A warm front will develop, and it looks like areas north of I-70 would stand the best chance at seeing some light precipitation. A few showers may linger here through early Friday morning, but we expect dry conditions in the afternoon. The first FULL day of Spring will certainly FEEL more like it, with breezy southwest winds… and highs near 60! But it doesn’t last long:

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The ups and downs of March continue, with quite the low spot next week: the chance for snow showers on Tuesday.

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Windy Wednesday…with showers…

March 19th, 2014 at 6:42 am by under Weather

A storm system to our west will drag a cold front through the Miami Valley today. And along with it will come gusty winds and showers at times. We have a strong southerly flow ahead of the front:

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Winds may gust near 30-35 mph through the day. And while it won’t be a wash-out, we do expect showers–which could really happen at any time today. Be prepared with an umbrella and/or hooded jacket… and you can always see where the rain is falling by checking out LIVE DOPPLER 2HD.

There still could be a few lingering showers around this evening, if you’re heading down for First Four action at UD Arena:

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But rain tapers off overnight. We will see dry conditions through the day Thursday, with a good deal of sun. But it will still be breezy… and cool. Temperatures will run slightly below normal, with highs in the upper 40s.

We still expect another warm-up on Friday… as we make a run at 60-degrees. This will again come along with some gusty winds, but most of the day will be dry. A cold front will move in for Friday night/early Saturday. This will bring the chance for showers… and open the door for much cooler air to move into the Miami Valley. Sunday through much of next week looks to be quite chilly, despite the official start of Spring tomorrow!

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High & dry for one more day, then the rain comes…

March 18th, 2014 at 7:26 am by under Weather

High pressure in control of our weather will keep things dry and nice through the afternoon. We will see a good deal of sunshine today, too, and temperatures will climb into the 50s. So we are heading in the right direction:

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It will be a really nice evening for basketball in Dayton!

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Then a cold front approaching tonight will bring the chance of rain late, but more so Wednesday morning:

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The chance for showers will continue through early afternoon as the front slowly moves through. WINDS will also increase, and we do expect a blustery day, with wind gusts between 30-35mph. Thankfully, while temperatures will be cooler… they will still be near-normal, with highs expected near 50-degrees.

If you are planning to travel to Buffalo for the UD/OSU game, tomorrow you’ll be dealing with on and off rain showers for the drive. It will also be a windy drive! Northeast Ohio into Pennsylvania and New York will actually get cold enough to see a rain/snow mix Wednesday night… and that will continue through the day Thursday. Here is the local forecast for BUFFALO:

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So who are you cheering for? We want to hear from you–is your house divided? Comment on our WDTN Facebook page, where the debate is on-going. I am UD all the way! Go Flyers! :)

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Clouds break and we start to warm…

March 17th, 2014 at 6:59 am by under Weather

A storm system that moved south of the Miami Valley on Sunday took temperatures down significantly. Clouds moved in, and blustery winds made it feel even colder. Take a look at the temperature trend over the past few days:

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Good news if you want Spring… not only is it just THREE days away, but we also have a WARM UP this week! Today will still be chilly, but high pressure to the west will build in and gradually clear the skies:

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Sunshine will help in getting temperatures into the lower 40s this afternoon. Normal highs are closer to 50-degrees, so we will still be running below average. On Tuesday, we will continue with sun… AND develop a more southerly flow. This will allow us to climb back above normal, and Tuesday looks to be a nice cool day! We will see highs near 57.

A small bump in the road mid-week: a front that will bring showers to the Miami Valley on Wednesday morning:

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Temperatures will cool a bit, but still be near-normal during this time. Then, we will soar on Friday as we get back up near 60-degrees!

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Temps drop, winds increase… quite the change for Sunday!

March 15th, 2014 at 11:09 pm by under Weather

It was another beautiful day in the Miami Valley on Saturday. As our roller coaster ride called March continues, we were UP today, running above normal again. But things change for Sunday as we head DOWN hill:

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The storm system we have been watching has been trending farther south with the precipitation. So now it looks like the chance for snow will remain in the southern counties. The snow creeps close by Sunday evening, but the better chance will actually be at night. Here’s my thinking on precip chances:

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So really nothing expected north of Dayton… only a slight chance in town… and a slightly better chance to the south. Any accumulation will be light–under 1″ if not under 1/2″. The winds do increase Sunday as the storm moves by. We can expect sustained winds 15-25 mph, with gusts up near 30 mph. With highs near freezing, it will be quite the blustery day!

But don’t let the downs get you down! Next week SPRING officially arrives!

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And we do have some 50s… and possibly even 60-degrees… in the forecast as we ring in the new season!

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Windy and warm but winter returns

March 14th, 2014 at 6:12 pm by under Weather

Today we saw highs climb into the lower 60′s.   Along with the above normal temperatures also came VERY strong winds out of the southwest.   There is still a Wind Advisory out for the Miami Valley until 7pm.

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Winds will subside later tonight and will not be as gusty.  Wind speeds will drop to 8-10 mph for much of the day Saturday.

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There’s a cold front to our west.  Ahead of this front winds are strong out of the southwest.  The front is expected to move through later tonight and it may spark off a few light spotty showers.

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A few clouds tonight with a spotty shower is not out of the question.  If they do form they will be very light.

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We return to some sunshine for Saturday with highs near 50.

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Yesterday I mentioned a storm system will skirt our southern counties on Sunday.  Today I walked in and noticed some of the computer models are bringing the storm farther north.  So what does that mean for us?  Well it means we could see some rain or snow.  Yes….snow.

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It’s too early to talk about accumulations or anything but this is a situation where you need to stay tuned to the forecast.  The storm track may shift a little farther north or south.

We’ll be sure to watch it throughout the weekend and let you know where the storm will go.

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Yesterday’s snowfall moves us into the top 3

March 13th, 2014 at 5:59 pm by under Weather

The burst of snowfall yesterday boosted our seasonal snowfall by a few inches and now we’re in the tied for the third spot.

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Anyone finished with winter yet?  Today we started out with temperatures in the teens which meant some of those wet road ways were a little icy.  The sunny skies did melt the snow today but highs were still below normal for this time of year.

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Temperatures are going to increase for the day tomorrow on breezy southwesterly winds. Winds will be gusty at time to 20-25mph.

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We’re tracking a cold front moving through on Friday.  Breezy winds and sunny skies are expected ahead of the front at first Friday morning.  But clouds increase around the evening commute.

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The front gets a little closer to us by sunset.  This means we’ll see more clouds and there’s a slight chance for a few scattered showers during the overnight hours.

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By Saturday morning the rain will be gone and we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures again above normal in the lower 50′s.

Highs drop back into the 30′s for Sunday and Monday.  We’re also tracking a storm system that will skirt our southern counties Sunday.  This may bring a chance of rain or snow showers to the southern half of the area Sunday.  Stay tuned.

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Storm moves away… cold for a day!

March 13th, 2014 at 7:46 am by under Weather

A late season winter storm affected the Miami Valley Wednesday, bringing rain, wind, cold and snow as expected. We started with the rain… and it fell heavy at times:

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Then the winds picked up. Quite the blustery day, as the northerly flow ushered in much colder air:

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And as we turned colder, the precip mixed with sleet and snow… and eventually changed over to all snow. Here are some of the snow totals reported by our Weathercheckers and the National Weather Service:

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Now high pressure is building, bringing dry conditions and setting us up for a bright day ahead. We expect mostly sunny skies, and lighter winds… but it is still going to be quite cold. Our high is forecast to be near 30-degrees, which is about 18-degrees below normal. This chill does not last long, however! A warm-up ensues Friday as southerly winds increase over the region. Expect a breezy, cool day with highs in the mid-upper 50s!

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Snow ending replaced by cold temperatures tonight

March 12th, 2014 at 6:16 pm by under Weather

After about an inch of rainfall and heavy snows in northern Ohio cold temperatures are now the main weather story.

Thanks to a few of our viewers who sent us photos via report!t.  The snow stuck to the ground a little more farther north.

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Dayton ended up picking up about .7″ of snow while areas north saw about 2-3″ of snowfall.

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Gusts have been around 30-40 mph throughout the day.

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Wind speeds will ease later tonight and tomorrow.  However temperatures are going to take a nose dive tonight.  Make sure the kids get the full winter gear tomorrow morning!  Wind chill values are likely to dip below zero.

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We will see some spots see refreeze tonight after the rain and snow we saw today.  So be careful tomorrow morning.  We’ll start off cold but with sunny skies for your Thursday.  Temperatures will stay below normal for the afternoon – highs will stay in the 20′s.

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The good news is temperatures will warm back into the 50′s for Friday!  It will be breezy with a mix of sun and clouds but at least it will be near normal.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Tara

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Rain to snow today… not to mention wind and cold!

March 12th, 2014 at 6:42 am by under Weather

A late season winter storm is hitting the Miami Valley today! The system is still on track to bring morning rain, lunchtime mix, and afternoon snow to the Dayton area. Here is what we expect today:

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the northern half of the Miami Valley, where we expect the highest snowfall amounts:

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I’m still thinking Dayton will be in the 1-2″ range… with increasing totals as you travel north… and a bit less as you travel south. This may still change slightly, and we are keeping a close eye on trends. There have been signs that the far northern portion of Mercer/Auglaize counties could be up near 6″.

All of the Miami Valley is also under a Wind Advisory through 8pm, for winds that will gust up near 40mph. Temperatures will really tank today, too… falling into the 20s for most of the afternoon hours.

We expect single-digit lows tonight, with sub-zero wind chills. THAT will be hard to take after the almost 70-degree temps we got to enjoy Tuesday afternoon! Thankfully, we won’t stay frigid for long… highs should be back in the 50s Friday and Saturday afternoons.

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From 60′s to snow in 24 hours

March 11th, 2014 at 5:55 pm by under Weather

Did you get out and enjoy the nice weather???  Highs made it into the upper 60′s close to 70 today!  Don’t get too excited it’s not going to stick around.  We’re tracking a late season snow storm that will bring some accumulating snow to the Miami Valley.

Right now the area of low pressure is in the central plains but will head this way later tonight and tomorrow.

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There is a Winter Weather Advisory for areas north of Dayton from Wednesday 8am until 8pm.  Snow is likely to accumulate and be the heaviest farther north.

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The rain will begin sometime after midnight and spread throughout the Miami Valley.

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As you wake up Wednesday morning you’ll feel a cold rain falling around most of the area.  Winds will begin to increase out of the north and northwest.  Wind speeds will be 10-20 mph.

The rain will change over to snow from north to south by the lunch hour.  There’s a chance some of the area will pick up some sleet but I am not anticipating any freezing rain.

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The rain may be heavy at times overnight and during the morning hours.  There’s also a good chance for a heavier burst of snow around 11am.

By the evening rush hour the snow will begin but temperatures continue to fall with very breezy winds out of the north and northwest.

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So how much snow can we expect?  Well it appears this system is going to keep the heavier snow farther north.  I’m anticipating around 1-2 inches of snowfall for the Dayton area.

If you’re traveling farther north to Toledo or Fort Wayne heavier snowfall is expected there.  They may see six inches or more.

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So here’s another summary:

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One other note.  There may be some slick spots Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.  Temperatures are going to fall into the teens and single digits.  This may cause some icy road conditions for the morning commute.

There is some better news for the end of the week.  Highs bounce right back into the 50′s for the end of the week.

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One more mild day before we return to wintry weather…

March 11th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Weather

It was an amazing day Monday, as we reached a high of 62-degrees in Dayton. Today will be very similar, with lots of clouds… a little sun… and highs in the lower 60s. Northern counties will be a bit cooler, as they are closer to a stalled front. You can see this on our morning surface map, w/temperatures plotted:

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We will stay on the “warm” side of that boundary as we climb about 15-degrees above normal this afternoon. Things will change tonight as the next storm system moves in. This storm will bring rain, snow, wind and much colder air to the region. Here is the timeline, as it looks right now:

Tonight: Rain develops after midnight. It may fall heavy at times, and we could even hear a couple rumbles of thunder. It’s going to be a cold rain, with temperatures dropping into the mid-30s.

Wednesday Morning: A cold rain with snow mixing in across the north first. This mix will continue to spread south through late morning.

Wednesday Afternoon: Rain/snow mix changes to all snow area-wide. Temperatures drop into the 20s as winds increase.

Wednesday Evening: Slick spots develop as the sun sets and temperatures remain below freezing.

Here is what we are currently thinking in terms of snowfall for the area:

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As you go north, higher totals and southern counties will get less. Dayton is right in the middle, again–looks like 1-2″. Of course, these amounts are not set in stone, and they may change a bit as the storm takes shape and tracks our way. Bottom line: Wednesday is wet to start… slick to end… and cold and windy all around!

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