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What are the chances for a White Christmas?

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 3:23 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 10:40 PM

Accumulating snow is expected in the Dayton area today.

The chances to see a White Christmas are looking pretty good this year.

A White Christmas means there is at least 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas Day, and it looks like we’ll at least have that.

Our next snow-maker moves in on Christmas Eve, and it’s expected to drop a decent amount of snow. Most areas will likely pick up around 2 inches, but some spots could see more than 3 inches.

Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs looks back over the years, and talks our chances to see a White Christmas in the Miami Valley.

The best chance to see the higher snowfall totals will be northwest of Dayton. This snow likely will add up through the day, but the best chance for the accumulating snow will come in the later afternoon and evening. The snow will end overnight into Christmas morning.

Temperatures overnight Sunday into Monday are expected to stay well below freezing, so we’re not anticipating any snow to melt . 

The last time we had a white Christmas in the Miami Valley was in 2010.

STAY INFORMED: School-Business Closings, Delays

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

Superintendents put a lot of focus on deciding to close school because of the weather.

Stay informed with the latest school delays and closings, business closings and snow emergencies.

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For information on how to enroll your school or business in the free School Watch Program, click here.

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Wind chill readings reach below zero, possible passing flurries

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:40 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A bitter cold start to the day is expected with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect all the way through early afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Winter in full swing: Another cold blast sends temps to well below freezing

Temperatures will hold in the single digits to lower teens through the day with wind chill readings staying near or below zero. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a few passing flurries.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

It will remain cold with highs in the middle teens Wednesday, climbing to near 20 degrees Thursday. Temperatures are forecast to climb above normal this weekend, topping out near 50 degrees by Sunday, although light rain is expected by Sunday evening.

More snow expected this afternoon will add to snow totals

Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how much snow we could see and how it will impact the roads today.

The next round of snow arrived today and is expected to drop another 2 inches across most of the region.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Light snow through the overnight hours have roads coated in the Miami Valley causing some slick conditions. More snow pushes through this afternoon, meaning poor visibility and snow covered roads could be a problem for the evening commute as well. 

>> Winter Weather Advisory issued; 2 inches of snow likely Monday

Computer weather models indicate two bands of snow:

The first band of snow arrived overnight through the morning. There will be a break late morning into the afternoon, but slick spots on roadways is still a concern.

The second band of snow is expected to affect the evening commute.

Winter weather season in full swing and expected to impact evening commute

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“Winds pick up, gusting at 20 to 30 mph out of the south. This will impact those driving east and west today, especially high profile vehicles”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. when snow should end. Roads could stay snowy with temperatures dropping into the single digits. 

WPAFB Monday Weather: Snow expected, areas to receive around two inches

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:36 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— Snow is expected through the day today with some possibly being heavy at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

RELATED: Timing of next round of snow

Both the morning and evening commutes will likely be impacted by this snow. Extra time and caution will be needed if you have plans to be out on the road. The snow looks to wrap up around sunset, and by that time it looks like most areas will receive around 2 inches of new snow, but some spots could see upwards of 3 inches. Temperatures on Monday will top out in the upper 20s.