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Weekend Warming…

March 13th, 2009 at 6:31 am by under Weather

Greetings, Bloggers!  Happy Friday to you… and Friday the 13th, too!  Do you believe in all the bad luck that comes in association with this date?  I don’t really… but if something goes wrong, I do tend to blame it on the day.  It’s just so easy… ;)

Nothing went wrong last night, though… congrats to the Dayton Flyers!  Let’s do it again tonight!

And our weather forecast is improving over the weekend, so that is good news, too!  Today will be another chilly day, with highs in the lower 40s.  At least we will see quite a bit of sunshine early, with a few afternoon clouds.  Going into the weekend, temps will slowly warm.  Saturday’s high will be near 50 degrees… and we should be into the mid-50s on Sunday.  That will be nice!

There is still the slight chance of a spotty shower late Saturday and into Sunday.  I do think most of the weekend will be dry… but we have to keep at least a SMALL chance of rain in the forecast.  Good news, though… the best chance of rain will come Saturday evening/overnight… so it shouldn’t ruin any outdoor plans you have during the day.

Hey, if you are interested in becoming a storm spotter… here are a list of dates the National Weather Service will do training:

NWS STORM SPOTTER TRAINING SCHEDULE

If you missed the class for your area, you can always travel to another county to get the same training!

Enjoy your weekend… I hope it’s great!!
Jamie


Shhhhhhh!

March 12th, 2009 at 6:27 am by under Weather

Quiet weather… that’s what we’ll be seeing over the next few days!  High pressure will be with us, keeping us dry and chilly as we finish off the week and head into the weekend.

We have what we call a “split flow” across the country.  This happens when the jet stream separates into two branches:  the Polar Jet to the north and the Subtropical Jet to the south:

There is a storm that will be moving in the southern branch… and some of that energy will pass to our south Friday and Saturday.  So if you have travel plans that take you in that direction… be aware that things will be a little unsettled from the Ohio River through the Gulf Coast States:

Some of that moisture may creep into our area on Sunday, as the storm lifts north a bit:

So we do have a chance of showers Sunday and Monday.  The good news… temperatures will be on the rise as we head into the weekend, coming back above normal by Saturday afternoon.  Next week also looks to be a bit warmer, with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s by Wednesday.

GOOOOO DAYTON FLYERS!!!!!!!  :)
Jamie


Warm Front, Cold Front

March 10th, 2009 at 7:05 am by under Weather

This morning, as a warm front approaches… we have some steadier rain in the area:

 

The rain becomes more widely scattered beyond this… and I think there will be a lot of dry weather here during the afternoon, as we get into the “warm sector” of the storm.  BUT we can’t completely rule out a spotty shower or thunderstorm.  It will be breezy and mild:

Then the cold front approaches tonight.  This will increase the chance of rain again… with a line of thunderstorms likely as the front comes through late tonight:

We could see some gusty winds with the front… and the SPC has now placed us in a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather:

The time of day (late night/early morning) that the front will move through is not the most favorable for severe weather.  So we will have that on our side… but I still expect some stronger winds.

This is our last “mild” day for awhile.  We’ll be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees (depending on how much sun we see)… but behind the cold front, temps drop for the 2nd half of the week!

The National Weather Service has completed it’s survey of storm damage from Sunday, and has determined that tornadoes hit a couple of Indiana counties.  The closest county to us is Ripley, IN which is about 30-40 minutes west of Cincinnati.  Here are the reports:

NWS WILMINGTON… RIPLEY COUNTY, IN TORNADO
NWS INDIANAPOLIS… LAWRENCE COUNTY, IN TORNADOES
NWS FORT WAYNE… WHITLEY COUNTY, IN AND DEFIANCE CO, OH TORNADOES

Jamie


Close Call for the Miami Valley

March 8th, 2009 at 10:47 pm by under Weather

Wow, a pretty serious day weather wise here in the Miami Valley.  In March, systems can be extremely powerful… the only limiting factor is usually the amount of heat that is available.  In todays storms we were sandwiched in between an extremely strong system aloft that produced tornadoes to our north and nice warm pool of air to our south that when the front moved through popped.

Above is a map showing all of the warnings we had on Sunday, the red tornado and the orange severe thunderstorm warnings.  Notice how most of the warnings connect (I drew white line to help).  Most of the warnings and tornadoes we had, happened with the same supercell thunderstorms.  A few more scattered to our north…. one to two that popped from Missouri through Indiana, along with a couple to the south.

Above are the actual reports.  Notice how just about all of them are associated with the long lived thunderstorms.  (If you are interested in the actual storm reports from S.P.C. I have them posted at the bottom.)   Pretty amazing that we escaped this one…. there was a supercell producing tornadoes just about all day, and when it made it to Butler County.  Stopped.

With the system off to our east… we are seeing a slight flash back of winter… with wind advisories and colder temperatures on the way.

But this isn’t the end of the Spring like weather.  Tuesday we will be back in the 60s, but watch out!  Another more powerful system will give us the chance from more severe weather Tuesday night… and then winter will return!

Here are some more Tornado reports from the Storms Prediction Center to go along with the map above.

1537   3 S LEOPOLD BOLLINGER MO 3721 8993 CONFIRMED TOUCHDOWN 3 MILES SOUTH OF MARBLE HILL. TORNADO IS MOVING EAST…DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED. (PAH)
1555   1 W NUTWOOD JERSEY IL 3908 9057 TORNADO SPOTTED NEAR COON CREEK WITH DAMAGE (LSX)
1555   3 NNW ATHENSVILLE GREENE IL 3950 9021 A CHURCH DESTROYED AND A FARM HOUSE DAMAGED…EVENT CORRECTED AS SURVEY REVEALED DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY TORNADO…TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS (LSX)
1600   FIELDON JERSEY IL 3911 9050 TORNADO SPOTTED NEAR FIELDON (LSX)
1625   PRAIRIE RANDOLPH IL 3817 8994 3 HOUSES DAMAGED…NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER POLES DOWN (LSX)
1630   4 W CARLINVILLE MACOUPIN IL 3928 8996 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEE HAS SURVEYED AREA AND HAS DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE WAS PRODUCED BY A TORNADO. INITIAL TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED APPROX. 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CA (LSX)
1641   1 N LOAMI SANGAMON IL 3969 8985 PUBLIC REPORT OF A TORNADO AT INTERSECTION OF LOAMI ROAD AND MASON ROAD VERIFIED BY NEW BERLIN FIRE DEPARTMENT. (ILX)
1647   CURRAN SANGAMON IL 3974 8977 TORNADO REPORTED NEAR CURRAN BY SHERIFFS OFFICE RELAYED BY DISTRICT 9. (ILX)
1727   3 S LEOPOLD BOLLINGER MO 3721 8993 CONFIRMED TOUCHDOWN 3 MILES SOUTH OF MARBLE HILL. TORNADO IS MOVING EAST…DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED. (PAH)
1800   4 N SIMS WAYNE IL 3842 8854 ROTATION SPOTTED IN MIDDLE OF FIELD. DAMAGE REPORTED JUST NORTH OF ROTATION. CLOUD WAS BLACK AND ROTATING AT GROUND LEVEL AND MOVING EAST. (PAH)
1900   S OAKTOWN KNOX IN 3887 8744 NEAR US 41 (IND)
1915   2 S ODON DAVIESS IN 3881 8699 POSSIBLE TOUCHDOWN. (IND)
1920   3 SE ODON DAVIESS IN 3881 8695 TRAILER DESTROYED. (IND)
1939   3 W BEDFORD LAWRENCE IN 3886 8655 TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND IN FAYETTEVILLE. (IND)
2115   1 NNE COLUMBIA CITY WHITLEY IN 4117 8548 CONFIRMED TOUCHDOWN IN COUNTRYSIDE MOBILE HOME PARK. NO INJURIES REPORTED…BUT 6 MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED. (IWX)
2123   1 N MILAN RIPLEY IN 3914 8513 BRIEF TOUCHDOWN REPORTED IN A RURAL AREA ONE MILE NORTH OF MILAN. SOME DEBRIS WAS REPORTED. (ILN)
2204   5 W SHERWOOD DEFIANCE OH 4129 8465 JERICHO RD AND US 127. TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND BY 2 SPOTTERS (IWX)
2223   NEY DEFIANCE OH 4138 8452 NEY FIRE DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING A FUNNEL CLOUD AT THE BEND AND MOTTER ROAD. DAMAGE AT BUCKSKIN ROAD AND 127…BARN DOWN AND TREES DOWN. HOMES DAMAGED AT 1100 BLOCK OF ST (IWX)
2232   DEFIANCE DEFIANCE OH 4128 8436 TORNADO SPOTTED NEAR MEIJER STORE AT US24 AND ST RT 66 IN DEFIANCE (IWX)

Close but no Cigar!!! But WOW what a nice March Day!

March 7th, 2009 at 11:51 pm by under Weather

Mouths must have dropped open today as folks opened doors & windows to let in some fresh air.   The last few nights I’ve actually slept with the windows open, and wow did I wake up feeling refreshed!  I love spring!  And while it may feel like it is… we still have some winter to go.

First lets take a look at Saturdays High temperatures

These are the official readings from the national weather service.  If these are a little to broad Here are some more readings from our weather bug network.

The problem is…. all of this is going to change.   We have some much colder air off to our north and west.  While it isn’t all going to come at us at once…. it will gradually seep in.  The first round of cooler weather will move through with our system on Sunday.  With the low pressure system almost directly on top of us… there will be plenty of rotation around in the atmosphere.

That is why there is a possibility for some severe weather.  Right now it looks like its going to be a pretty cloudy & rainy day limiting destabilization… but if we do see some sun and this system heads a little further north our chances for severe weather will go up.  When you see 75 degrees on March 7th, you have to be ready for anything!


Spring Fever

March 6th, 2009 at 9:51 am by under Weather

Do you have it yet?  I certainly do.  It makes it even better that today is FRIDAY!!  Our weather will be a lot like it was yesterday… a mix of sun and couds… breezy… with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.  This late afternoon/evening there could be a spotty shower in the area as a cold front sags our way:

GFS, Fri 7pm

GFS, Fri 7pm

As we’ve been talking about this week, that front will not quite make it THROUGH the Miami Valley, as it lifts back north as a warm front Saturday afternoon:

GFS, Sat 7pm

GFS, Sat 7pm

So while Saturday will start with some showers in the area, we’ll dry out and warm up during the afternoon.  Expect highs in the upper 60s to right around 70 degrees.

On Sunday, a storm will move along that front, and we’ll see some rain and even thunderstorms in the area.  Right now, it looks like the *heaviest* rain will be just north of Dayton, as the GFS is depicting:

GFS, weekend rain forecast

GFS, weekend rain forecast

But if the front sets up a bit farther south, we could see some heavier rain here.  We’ll keep you posted on our thoughts over the weekend.  I hope you enjoy it!  Just think, last weekend our highs were only near 30 degrees!  We’ll be 40-degrees warmer on Saturday!!  :)

Jamie


Even Warmer!

March 5th, 2009 at 8:43 am by under Weather

Yesterday felt pretty good… under all that sunshine, we climbed up to 43 degrees for our official high.  Today, we’ll have more clouds around… you can see the forecast for cloud cover in this series of images from the RUC model (our short-term model):

But it looks like a little sunshine will peek through during the afternoon.  Expect a breezy day, but the southerly winds will bring in the warmer air.  Our highs will be into the mid-50s this afternoon.  Tonight, a slight chance of showers… the same for Friday afternoon.  But Friday, we’re still thinking lower- 60s… not bad. 

SATURDAY… the big day!  We are now thinking upper 60s are possible, as we are in the warm sector of the storm, with dry weather in the afternoon.  I think a few showers could be around early on… but some sunshine is possible later in the day!

Jamie


Spring is in the air!

March 4th, 2009 at 8:06 am by under Weather

Finally!  A morning where we’re not in the single digits!  ;)   After starting the week like this:

Monday: 9 degrees
Tuesday: 6 degrees

I am happy to say that we are in the lower 20s this morning!  And at the time we are supposed to be our coldest, temperatures are actually rising!  We will continue to climb through the day… reaching the mid-30s around noon… and the lower 40s as we head into the second half of the day.  That will feel nice!

As we’ve been talking about all week… the warm up really gets here Thursday and Friday.  Thursday afternoon, we’re now thinking mid-50s are possible… and Friday we’ll be in the lower 60s!

Saturday could be even warmer for us, as it looks like we’ll be in the “warm sector” of the storm.  This basically means there will be a warm front NORTH of us and a cold front WEST of us… see the GFS model below:

GFS Surface, Valid Sat 7pm

GFS Surface, Valid Sat 7pm

This could change if the front drifts farther south, but right now Sat. looks to be the warmest day of the next seven.  There could be a spotty shower here or there, and it does look like we’ll see some cloud cover.  But I’m also thinking there could be a little sunshine.  And depending on how much sun we get… this could be a day where temperatures get out of control!  I’m being safe and forecasting lower-to-mid 60s… but we’ll see how it looks as we get closer…

Here’s a funny story… my daughter, who is 16 months, loves watching Channel 2 news.  It is a little rediculous, as she is so young!  But whenever the music comes on, she looks at the TV, and makes a “surprised” face… like she’s so excited the news has started!  (I’m sure it’s because we always have it on, and the music is just familiar to her).  BUT, even more odd… when she’s throwing a fit and crying… if I start saying stuff like, “We’ll take a look at Live Doppler 2 X coming up…” she will literally STOP crying and listen to me.  Hilarious!  :)

Anyway, have a good one, and enjoy the nice warmer weather!
Jamie


Cold… Chilly… Cool… Mild

March 3rd, 2009 at 8:07 am by under Weather

That is the sequence of temperatures this week.  You don’t need me to tell you we started off COLD on Monday, and today won’t be too much warmer.  Expect highs in the upper 20s, but at least we will get to see some sunshine!

On Wednesday, afternoon temperatures will be a bit warmer, although still chilly.  We should be near 40 degrees.  As that slightly warmer air moves in, a little moisture will as well:

700mb Relative Humidity, Valid WED 7am.

700mb Relative Humidity, Valid WED 7am.

That could mean a few spotty flurries early Wednesday.

We get even warmer Thursday, with highs in the 50s… but a frontal boundary is going to be in the area Thursday through the weekend.  In this type of set-up, frontal location is everything in terms of if we will see rain… and how warm it will get.  We will be watching the trends in the models, and will tweak the forecast as needed:

 
Surface Pressure, Valid Friday 7pm.

Surface Pressure, Valid Friday 7pm.

 

Right now, it looks like at least Friday we will be on the “warmer” side of the front… so that would mean lower 60s for us, with a slight chance of showers.  We’ll continue to keep you posted on the forecast on-air and online!

If you are ready for warm, Spring temperatures… you will be happy to know this:  While we start the month with average highs in the lower 40s… our average highs climb into the mid 50s by the end of March!

Jamie

 


Snow for the Northeast = cold for us!

March 1st, 2009 at 10:12 pm by under Weather

Even though we are another month into the year… temperatures wont feel like they’ve made any headway towards spring just yet.  Here is why… A HUGE Nor’easter effecting the Atlantic Coastline.

As of Sunday night the system was just starting but as this system deepens the winds around it will strengthen… pulling down even more cold air…. for us.  Futurecast doesn’t show any snow across our area but with the winds and bitter cold air, it will feel wintry enough.

As the area of low pressure moves away Monday afternoon winds will gradually decrease.  Overall wind chills for much of the day will stay in the single digits!

If you have friends or family out on the coast… here is a snowfall forecast from just one of the models we use.  It looks like a pretty good shot of 6-12 anywhere from New York City and north.  The areas south will probably be contaminated with sleet… so unless your friends live in the mountains they’re totals wont be quite as high as what this model has put out.


Winter Returns Today

February 27th, 2009 at 6:56 am by under Weather

This morning, it still feels like Spring.  As of 5:30am, temperatures are in the lower 50s… and we have some good soaking rain moving through the Miami Valley.  But things they will be a-changin’ this afternoon!

Here are some of the rainfall totals so far:

The rain will come to an end as a cold front comes through… say by 9 or 10 am most of the showers will be to our east.  Now look behind the front:

Yes, that colder air is heading our way!  While it’s a mild start… this afternoon, temperatures will tumble!  We should be into the lower-30s by the time we get to 5pm.  And to add insult to injury… it will be a little windy, too.

The cold air hangs on over the weekend, with highs in the 30s both Saturday and Sunday.  Overnight lows could dip into the teens, too.  There is signs of another slow warm-up next week, so at least the cold won’t be here too long!

Enjoy your weekend {gives Friday high-five!}
Jamie


One More Mild Day

February 26th, 2009 at 7:22 am by under Weather

I hope you got outside for a bit yesterday… it sure felt nice, with temperatures soaring into the upper 50s.  The official high was 57 degrees–wow!  We were able to get that high (a day early) because of all the sunshine we had during the afternoon.

Today we’ll see more clouds around… in fact, a mostly cloudy day.  But with the mild airmass in place, we should still make it into the mid-to-upper 50s again.  If we got into some good sunshine today, I would not be surprised to see 60s… but it doesn’t look like that will happen.  So we’ll have to settle for 54-ish.  :)

I am getting some reports of fog across parts of the Miami Valley, so keep that in mind as you head out early today.  This afternoon, that fog will mix-out, and we’ll even see a few spotty showers work across our area.  The better chance of rain will be tonight and early Friday morning.  We could see some heavier rain overnight… take a look at the rainfall forecasts:

 

Then the cold air moves in Friday afternoon!  We should hit early highs in the 40s, with falling temperatures during the day.   Brrrrrr for the weekend!

Jamie


Thinking Spring

February 25th, 2009 at 7:21 am by under Weather

We may be thinking Spring today, as the warmer temperatures will make it feel like Spring is right around the corner!  But don’t let it fool you… we have colder air moving back in for the weekend!  (Even the chance of snow.)

Here is our current set-up:

A cold front is off to the Northwest.  That front will sag into our area tonight, bringing the chance of a few sprinkles this evening, and possibly a shower or two late tonight and early Thursday morning.  The good news, the front won’t quite get THROUGH the Dayton area, as it lifts back north as a warm front on Thursday:

That means even WARMER air builds in for Thursday afternoon, pushing temperatures into the mid 50s!  BUT… yes there is a “but”… the main storm will bring another cold front into our area.  We have a good shot of seeing some rain Thursday night and Friday morning.  That front will also eventually come THROUGH early Friday, bringing in that colder air for the weekend.   We will see lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, with the chance of some light snow on Sunday.

I hope you enjoy these 2 nice days!
Jamie


Warming… and WSU Game Pics!

February 24th, 2009 at 9:58 am by under Weather

Even though it’s a cold start today (in the teens)… it should be about 10-degrees warmer than yesterday afternoon, as we top out near 37 degrees.  We’ll add 10 more to that for Wednesday… and a few more on Thursday.

It still looks like a good chance of rain as the storm comes through late Thursday/early Friday:

GFS, valid 1am Friday

GFS, valid 1am Friday

And, yes, temperatures will be warm enough for the precip to be mainly rain.  That seems to be the story of the winter… more liquid precip, and less SNOW.  We are about 4 inches below average in snowfall since the beginning of December.  But if you do like the snow, and want to see more of it… don’t loose hope just yet.  We can still get some big snow events through the month of March!

As promised, here are some pictures from the Wright State game over the weekend:

Mark and Michelle in the WDTN area, enjoying the game.  Dave D'Marko and Kennan Oliphant are in the background

Mark and Michelle in the WDTN area, enjoying the game. Dave D

 

Claire and me doing the Chicken Dance!

Claire and me doing the Chicken Dance!

 

My husband and Claire, who was excited about the mascots.

My husband and Claire, who was excited about the mascots.

 

Have a great day!

Jamie


Warm Air Builds

February 23rd, 2009 at 6:50 am by under Weather

Good Monday morning, to you!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  WDTN day at the Wright State game was a lot of fun… I am going to try to post some pictures later this week!

We are off to a cold start today… temperatures are in the teens and wind chills are in the single-digits.  This afternoon we’ll see some clouds build in, and there could even be a few flurries across the area.  But as high pressure builds in tonight, expect skies to clear… and temps to drop once again into the teens. 

Tuesday looks dry, and a little warmer, with highs in the mid-30s.

Wednesday we could see a few sprinkles, and we’ll be warmer yet, with highs in the mid-40s!

And even WARMER for Thursday, with highs approaching 50 degrees!  But the warm air comes with increasing moisture… so there is a good shot of rain on Thursday as well:

The map above is the GFS forecast for 7pm Thursday.  That cold front will come through and bring in colder air for the weekend, unfortunately.  We’ll just have to enjoy these brief warm-ups while they are here… because it’s still winter and it will be cold for many more weeks!

Jamie


We missed that worst part of the storm! :-)

February 21st, 2009 at 10:17 pm by under Weather

Wow… earlier this week this system had many of us worried!!

While I like snow, many people (me included) are ready for some warmer weather, so it was nice to see that the heaviest snow off to our north.  Pretty amazing though.  Dayton International Airport started Saturday at 17 degrees… but we warmed all the way up to 38 changing most of the early snow to sleet and freezing rain.

Also… the main mechanism that brought the precipitation to the area was a cold front!  Usually….. this far south of a low it would be all rain, but with such a cold pool of air around that wasn’t the case today.  Behind the cold front we will have some strong winds and cold air advection…. but take a look to our north!

Portions of Michigan had 6-12 inches of snow!!  Some of that was lake enhanced but still… for a clipper that is pretty impressive.   The highest snowfall usually occurs in the comma head or deformation zone of a system.   With that being well to our north, we got lucky.  Our totals around the Miami Valley were much lower… the worst occurring up around Sidney with 3 inches.

 Down along I-70 most places saw a quick dusting of snow as the cold air wrapped in on the back side.  The pictures below were sent in by our Weather Checker Jonathan Marker who lives in Eaton.

While the accumulations don’t look to bad…. most of this slushy mess will freeze tonight.  So be careful!!!  I know, I almost fell on my butt tonight on the way out to my car!


Clipper Today

February 21st, 2009 at 10:31 am by under Weather

A Clipper system will affect the Miami Valley today.  We are expecting some light snowfall accumulations across the whole viewing area… with some heavier bursts of snow that will reduce visibilities.  This will cause a few travel problems as the heavier bands come through… also causing slick spots on area roads.

The good news… some warmer air will be working in as the day goes on.  Temperatures at the surface will climb into the mid and upper 30s.  Aloft, the temperature profile also looks like a little rain will mix in… especially from Dayton southward.  Both of these conditions will help cut back on snowfall totals. 

We do have a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY up for the Northern Counties:

And that is where we’ll likely see the most snow.  Here is our thinking this morning:

We will keep you posted on the situation, and Erik will have an update later today!

Jamie


Casting Call

February 20th, 2009 at 7:22 am by under Weather

AFTERNOON UPDATE:  This morning’s model runs are taking the low a bit farther north.  That would mean less in the way of accumulating snow.  This trend is something to watch… tune in to Chief Met. Brian Davis today at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11pm.

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Where are all the snow-lovers?  Are you out there?  Or are you, too, ready for Spring?  Well, Old Man Winter isn’t ready to go just yet.  You can tell that by just stepping outside this morning!  Temperatures are in the teens, with wind chills running below zero, at times.

At least we’ll enjoy some sunshine this afternoon, but clouds move in tonight… and yes, so does snow!

A pretty healthy Clipper system will keep periods of snow in the area through Saturday afternoon.  We do have a WINTER STORM WATCH in effect for our northern counties (Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby and Logan)… and I wouldn’t be surprised if more counties get added to the watch or at least go under an advisory later today.

How much snow will we see… the million dollar question!  It looks like we’ll see anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across the area… with the lesser amounts along and south of I-70, and the greater amounts to the North of I-70.  The National Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (NHC) is forecasting a 40% chance that our northern counties will see at least 4 inches of snowfall:

Chance of 4" or More

Chance of 4

 Again… we will continue to get new data in throughout the day, and will have updates as needed!  If you are ready for Spring… you’ll be happy to know there are only 28 days until the official start!  :)

A quick shout-out to the City of Kettering Firefighters I met last night at the Service Awards Ceremony.  Thanks to all you (and your families) do for the community… it is truly appreciated!

Jamie


Storm is winding down…

February 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm by under Weather

Light snow will taper off across the area today, bringing about a drier afternoon.  It will be COLD, however, with highs in the 20s and wind chill values in the single digits!  Quite blustery!

We will have a frigid night, as well, dropping down into the lower teens… with an overnight low near 12 degrees.   Wind chills will dip below zero.

For Saturday, we’re still tracking a Clipper system that will bring the chance of snow over the weekend.  The models are putting out some significant snow for us on Saturday.  And, temperatures may be cold enough to lean towards the higher amounts.  Here is the GFS forcast snowfall, with a special algorithm to account for air temperature:

This particular model is the 12-hour total ending 7 pm Saturday… giving parts of the Miami Valley 3 to 4 inches.  We will get new data in this evening, and Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis will have an update on Channel 2!

Have a good day!
Jamie


Storm is Here

February 18th, 2009 at 9:44 am by under Uncategorized, Weather

We’re starting off with rain this Wednesday morning, as our big storm approaches.  We’ll continue to see scattered showers through the day (not a complete wash-out)… and it will be windy and mild, with highs near 50 degrees.  Then the cold front comes through between 2 and 5pm… dropping temperatures for the evening and overnight.  It will become quite blustery with scattered snow showers.  Here is a look at the hour-by-hour changes:

Light snow showers will continue into Thursday… and it will feel really cold outside as temps will only be in the mid-20s.  The winds stay up as well, keeping wind chill values in the teens and even single-digits at times.  That will be hard to take after we’ve had these couple days in the 40s this week!

A Clipper system will move in on Saturday… which could bring the next accumulating snow to our area.  The models are looking healthy with this one… 2 to 3 inches… but it’s too early to pin down exact numbers just yet.  It is something to keep an eye on for the weekend!

Another thing happening this weekend is WDTN Day at the Wright State Basketball game!  Many of us from Channel 2 will be at the Nutter Center… collecting non-perishable food items for the Dayton Food Bank.  If you bring a food item in, you’re ticket will only be $10!  Tip off is at 11am… hope to see you there as Wright State takes on Northeastern.

Jamie