National Weather Service confirms 17 tornado touchdowns in Ohio

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 12:08 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

An EF-1 tornado touched down in Clark County on Sunday, Nov. 5. The event marks the third tornado event in the county.

UPDATE @ 10 p.m. (Nov. 7)

New damage surveys completed today by the National Weather Service has brought the statewide tornado touchdown count to 17 from Sunday’s storms. 

There were still just the three touchdowns in the Miami Valley with the rest across northern Ohio and one in far eastern Ohio.

The average number of tornadoes annually in Ohio is 19 (1991-2010)

FIRST REPORT

There were 13 tornado touchdowns in Ohio on Sunday, according to a scan of National Weather Service data from five weather service offices.

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Those offices are in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Charleston, West Va.,; Fort Wayne, Ind., and Wilmington. 

It is important to note that the data makes reference to touchdowns. Some of the reported touchdowns may have come from the same tornado, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said Monday night. 

Here's a list of the reported touchdowns: 
  • EF-2 Mercer County (western county) 
  • EF-2 Mercer (Celina) 
  • EF-1 Sandusky County (Clyde) 
  • EF-2 Crawford County (Galion) 
  • EF-1 Columbiana County (Calcutta) 
  • EF-1 Erie County (Bloomingville)
  • EF-1 Ashland County (Haysville) 
  • EF-1 Wayne County (Wooster) 
  • EF-1 Seneca County (West Lodi) 
  • EF-1 Seneca County (Republic) 
  • EF-1 Huron County (Steuben) 
  • EF-1 Clark County (South Vienna) 
  • EF-0 Seneca County (Fitchville)

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Officials continue to investigate pedestrian strike in Trotwood

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 AM

Pedestrian strike in Trotwood

Officials continue to investigate a pedestrian strike that occurred in the area of East Westbrook Road at Macduff Drive in Trotwood early Tuesday morning.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Semi swerves to avoid deer, ends up in mud in Preble County

The incident was dispatched just after midnight, per initial reports.

A medic was requested to the scene, but there are no further details on the person who was struck. 

Westbrook Road at MacDuff Drive is currently blocked off.

We’re working to learn more details on the ordeal and will continue to update this story as they become available. 

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Expect wet week to continue and increase threat of flooding

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

A few showers are expected in the Dayton area today, with more rain expected later this week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Showers stay mainly north tonight
  • Record-breaking temperatures expected Tuesday
  • Heavy rain threat to end the week 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Overnight:  Expect variable clouds through the night as weather stays mild, with temperatures holding near 60 degrees.

Tuesday:  Expect a mix of sun and clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures during the afternoon. It will be windy at times with temperatures pushing to record levels, in the lower 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms will move into the Miami Valley Tuesday evening.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Rain will be likely through the day. A few thunderstorms will be possible in the morning. It will be breezy with falling temperatures. Early highs in the lower 60s are expected.

Thursday: Expect a brief period of freezing rain or a wintry mix mainly north of I-70 in the morning. There will be the chance of rain showers in the south with temperatures starting the day in the lower to middle 30s and rebounding into the middle 40s. Expect a break in the precipitation during the afternoon and evening.

>> 5-day forecast

Friday: Rain will return along with a chance for a few thunderstorms. The rain may get heavy at times late. This will increase the threat for flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Saturday:  Rain will be likely. The rain may be heavy at times and could lead to localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:38 AM

FLOODING: Ohio 725 in Sugarcreek Twp. closed due to high water
FLOODING: Ohio 725 in Sugarcreek Twp. closed due to high water

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents 

  • No incidents to report.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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Semi swerves to avoid deer, ends up in mud off state Route 503 in Preble County

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 7:37 PM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 8:31 PM

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: A trucker on his way from Lewisburg to Middletown to pick up a load of steel swerved on state Route 503 North to avoid several deer to end up stuck in the mud off the right side of the highway, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. 

The semitrailer hit utility poles and trees, and brought down phone and cable lines on its way to its muddy resting place in Preble County between West Alexandria and Lewisburg.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: 2 men found dead of apparent gunshot wounds

The trucker, who owns the rig, was not injured.

Wreckers are on scene to pull the rig out of the muck. A trooper tells us the state patrol has not decided whether to cite the man on a traffic violation. 

The trooper said the road, which has been closed between Pyrmont and Falls roads, will be partially opened while the wreckers work to free the rig.

UPDATE @ 7:54 p.m.:

State Route 503 is closed between Pyrmont Road and Falls Road after a semi turned over in a ditch in Lewisburg.

FIRST REPORT:

A part of State Route 503 is blocked after a semi turned on its side in a ditch, hitting a fence in Preble County Monday around 6:50 p.m..

A phone line is down, according to Preble County Sheriff’s Department.

Fire and medics are on scene but injuries are not known at this time.

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