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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Active pattern continues, with several potential problems…

March 3rd, 2015 at 9:36 am by under Weather

This morning we’ve seen periods of freezing rain and sleet in the Miami Valley. The concentration has been highest along/north of I-70, but we did have a few light showers that passed through Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties early on. More showers have developed to the west, and are filling back in over the region. Temperatures are still below freezing, so anything that falls will freeze on contact with untreated surfaces:

ld2hd     9am temps

Be aware that travel will continue to be slick through the rest of the morning. Notice the southern areas already up at 30-degrees… warmer air is on the way for the afternoon! As we head beyond noon, we expect a significant warm up for the Miami Valley, as we push into the mid-40s.

This will end the threat of freezing rain, and we expect on and off rain showers the rest of the day. It could fall heavy at times, especially as a cold front approaches this evening/tonight. This is when Futuretrac is forecasting the heaviest rain:

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As you can see the southern & eastern counties stand the best chance at seeing the heavier rainfall. This could lead to flooding concerns with the snow melt and heavy downpours. So be on the lookout for high water… always a danger, but especially at night.

Then, to add to the complexity of the forecast… the potential for accumulating snow late Wednesday into Thursday. Remember that push of moisture I mentioned in yesterday’s blog? The one that would be mainly south of us, but that we had to watch? Well, it now looks to be a little farther north. With colder air in place, we will likely see snow… especially in the southern half of the Miami Valley. This is a very early look at snowfall potential… which will likely have to be tweaked as the disturbances organizes and moves in:

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Then we will turn colder. Thursday and Friday mornings, we dip into the single digits, and Thursday’s high will likely not get out of the teens. Oh, Winter, enough already!

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A quiet day in-between storms…

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

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

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

forecast

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

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

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

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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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Winter storm update…

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Frigid finish to the week, with some weekend warming…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEMPS

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

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

FORECAST

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

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

TREND

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

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Frigid weather continues through the end of the week…

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

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

LOWS

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

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

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

RECORDS

We will be close to all of those values!

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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.

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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.

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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!
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Winter storm update 11am 2-21-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Record breaking cold air in place…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cold cold and snow…

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

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

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

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Lows tonight will drop off well below zero:

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

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

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Snowy and cold start to the week…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cold and colder: a tale of two fronts…

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

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

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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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