Light, wintry mix developing overnight

Published: Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 3:31 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:18 AM

Roller coaster temperatures and the chance for some light snow.


  • Wintry mix possible across much of Miami Valley overnight
  • Brief break today
  • Showers tonight change to snow showers for midweek

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Tonight:  A wintry mix or rain, sleet and some snow will push across the region overnight. A coating of ice or snow is possible, mainly near and north of I-70. Road conditions are expected to remain wet. Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s.

Tuesday: A wintry mix should exit very early in the morning with some breaks in the clouds through the day. Temperatures will rebound into the lower 50s with gusty south winds. A chance for rain showers will develop by late evening. The rain will mix with or change to snow showers as cold air returns late Tuesday night.

Wednesday: A blustery, chilly day is expected with occasional snow showers. Any snow accumulations will remain light, if any, and mainly remain on elevated or grassy surfaces. Highs will top out in the upper 30s.

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Thursday: Expect clouds to linger with still a chance for a few passing flurries. Highs will be in the middle 30s with blustery conditions.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies are expected through the day with increasing clouds in the evening. There is a chance for rain or snow showers Friday night. Highs will be near 40 degrees.

Saturday: There is a chance for rain or snow showers, mainly south, early in the morning. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 40s.

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TIMELAPSE: How much snow did you get?

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Hyper-lapse: Morning drive from Miami to Montgomery county

The morning commute was snow-filled across the region with snowfall between 2 and 7 inches across the region. There were dozens of slide-offs but no life-threatening injury accidents.

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Check out the timelapse of our Breaking News Team Storm Tracker vehicle’s trek to work this morning from Englewood to Dayton.

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Shoveling up to 7 inches of snow in Sidney


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Here are the latest snow totals received by this news organization from NWS trained spotters:


Oxford:  4 inches

Fairfield: 1.9 inches

Hamilton: 2 inches


St. Paris: 5 inches


Bethel: 2 inches

Enon: 2.2 inches

Springfield: 1.2 inches


Arcanum: 3.5 inches

Greenville: 5 inches

Bradford: 3.4 inches


Clifton: 2.8 inches

Bellbrook: 2.5 inches

Fairborn: 2.5 inches


Bellefontaine: 3.3 inches


Celina: 3 inches


Troy: 5.5 inches

Piqua: 1.5 inches


Brookville: 3.8 inches

Centerville: 2.5 inches

Dayton International Airport: 1.7 inches

Kettering: 2.2 inches

Miamisburg: 2.5 inches


West Alexandria: 4.5 inches


Sidney: 7 inches

Botkins: 3.3 inches


Lebanon: 2 inches

Maineville: 2.9 inches


Richmond: 2 inches


>> How the winter storm will continue to affect travel plans

>> Crashes reported as snow, wind cause slick roads, poor visibility 

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Refreeze possible tonight along with drifting snow

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:45 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks into what other problems you may deal with Wednesday and Thursday on the roads.

Scattered flurries will gradually taper off with clouds breaking late. Temperatures will fall back into the 20s after sunset, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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  • Skies slowing clearly, cold tonight
  • Sunshine to return rest of week
  • Another storm could bring accumulating snow this weekend

>> School and business delays and closings

>> How the winter storm will impact your morning commute, travel plans


Afternoon Drive: Snow showers will have ended, but drivers should still watch untreated areas as well, and blowing and drifting that can occur during the day.

Tonight: Skies will clear with cold temperatures dropping into the lower 20s. Some refreeze of slushy areas likely.

>> Crashes reported as snow, wind cause slick roads, poor visibility 

>> Remember these things when driving in the snow

Five Day Forecast

Thursday: Sunny skies will return to the Miami Valley with unseasonably cool temperatures holding in the lower 40s.

Friday: We’ll have sunshine again early, but it will be chilly with temperatures in the 20s. Highs will climb to the mid-40s. Clouds increase late day ahead of our next system. A wintry mix will push north toward Saturday morning.

Saturday: Sunshine will start the day but clouds will increase late. Highs will rebound into the middle 40s.

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Sunday: Skies will clear with highs in the lower 40s.

Monday: Sunshine is expected to start the day with increasing clouds late. It will be milder with highs in the upper 40s.

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Snow emergencies: What do the levels mean?

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:03 AM

Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell explains the different criteria involved in issuing Winter Weather advisories, watches, or warnings

Sheriff’s offices and departments collaborate with county emergency managers to determine whether current conditions with the weather and roadways constitute issuing a snow emergency level.

As of 6 a.m:

  • Augalize: Advisory 1
  • Champaign: Level 1

>> Live Doppler 7 Radar

Snow emergency definitions:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

>> School business closings and delays


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Winter Weather Advisory issued ahead of anticipated accumulating snow

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:35 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the current timing and totals for snowfall this week.


  • Increasing clouds, rain/wintry mix develops late
  • Rain and snow changes to all snow late Tuesday 
  • Accumulating snow likely Tuesday night into Wednesday

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


TONIGHT: Rain moving in and may change to freezing variety or sleet overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures fall to near freezing by morning.

TUESDAY: A wintry mix early will likely change to a cold rain through the middle of the day with temperatures in the lower 40s. Colder air will usher back in during the evening, causing the rain to change to snow. All snow is expected Tuesday night with likely accumulations. The Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Miami Valley is to go into effect at 8 p.m. and expire at 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

>> 5-Day Forecast

WEDNESDAY: Snow likely early then tapering by midday. Snowfall accumulation will range from 2 to 4 inches with isolated areas picking up higher amounts. Clouds will linger through the day with gusty winds and temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Skies will be mostly sunny. Highs to hold in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY: Expect lots of sunshine with clouds increasing late. Highs will reach the middle 40s. 

SATURDAY: Clouds will thicken with a chance of rain or snow late in the day or evening. Highs will reach the lower 40s. 

SUNDAY: Expect a chance of rain or snow in the morning with conditions improving in the afternoon. Highs will rebound into the upper 40s. 

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