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Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:58 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — Friday will be a day with ever changing conditions. The morning started wet and through the afternoon and evening a transition from rain, to freezing rain/sleet then snow will take place. It is important to be ready for these changes because the roads will be different as the day goes on.
Charge your phone
The threat for icing is real today and has already been observed on trees and power lines in parts of the Miami Valley as freezing rain falls. Keep in mind, elevated surfaces like trees and power lines will take on ice accumulation first since they are elevated and can fall to 32 degrees faster. The threat for power outages will remain Friday and Friday night. Having your phone ready to go if you lose power or need it on the road will help.
Watch for wet or snowy roads
This storm system has already brought a lot of rain to the area. As temperatures fall below freezing wet roads will become icy. This is a day where roads may look “wet” but indeed could be icy. As snow falls into the evening, there is a good chance ice will have developed below it. This will reduce traction even more on the roads so take it slow or stay home tonight if possible.
Be mindful of the type of snow
The amount of moisture and temperature can play a part in how the snow will be. Since this is a transitional system, the air is getting colder. Snow will likely begin with a 5:1 then 10:1 or higher ratio. This means it would take five inches of melted snow to create one inch of liquid water. A wet snow will also be heavier. It might be difficult to shovel and can skew totals. This type of snow can also produce slushy conditions that ice over into the night easier.
Don’t crowd each other on the road
The threat for icy conditons and active snowfall during the commute this evening means plenty of space will be needed. The more space you give each other the better, in case there are any slideoffs or the visibility is reduced.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 AM
NEW CARLISLE — UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (Jan. 22)
It is unknown if anyone was inside or suffered injuries at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain establishment when a large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night, according to sheriff’s deputies on scene.
Officials continue to investigate the incident, which caused a loud explosion, startling area residents.
DP&L are on scene to assess the brief power outage that occurred.
We will continue to update this story as additional details become available.
UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 22)
A large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain, 880 W. Jefferson St.
Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, grain as high as 15 feet across a portion of Jefferson Street (Ohio 571) and a brief power outage.
Crews were called late Sunday night to a report of an explosion at a grain bin.
The blast was reported shortly before 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Garfield Street.
Power also was reported knocked out in the area.
We are on the way and will update this report.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
— A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.
Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.
Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.
Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s.
Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.
Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
— One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- there’s never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season. Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul.
The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws.
Experts told the Washington Post that even a short shutdown will set back implementation on the new tax code.
Tax filing season begins on Jan. 29. The IRS generally issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. With the workforce cut in half, it is likely that a prolonged shutdown could lead to delayed returns and the inability to access IRS assistance phone lines.