Some could see frost early Tuesday

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:34 AM

Temperatures drop into the 30s Tuesday AM, Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about possible impacts.

Clear skies, calm winds and a  temperature drop will allow for the chance for frost this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

>> Patchy frost possible, dry conditions this week

Temperatures this fall have been warmer than normal. From September through October, there have only been ten nights in the 40s. Clear skies and calm winds will enhance the chance for temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 30s Monday night. This also can allow some patchy frost to develop.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Keep in mind, the air temperature where measurements are taken is a few feet above the ground so often the surface or ground temperatures can be colder. On average our first freezing temperatures of fall occur around October 22.

>> Venus and Mars visible this week

Any plants or pumpkins should be covered or brought inside if you are worried about minor damage.

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Refreeze could lead to slick conditions today; Winter Storm Watch issued for Saturday 

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM

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  • Winter Storm Watch issued 2 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday
  • Refreeze on side streets, rural roads this morning
  • Dry time to end work week
  • More snow possible Saturday

>> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar


Today: A refreeze is possible this morning as temperatures drop to around 20 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Side streets and rural roads could see slick spots. Sunshine today will help melt the snow and warm road temperatures. Highs will be in the low 40s. It will be quiet and dry.

Friday: It will be another cold morning with temperatures in the 20s. Highs will be in the mid-40s. There will be sunshine early with clouds increasing through the day. 

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect from 2 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday for the following counties: Wayne, Preble, Montgomery, Butler, Darke, and Warren counties 

Another quick moving system may impact the Miami Valley. There’s still uncertainty on the exact track of the system and its intensity, which will have big impacts on snow, rain amounts and totals. For now, it looks like Saturday morning through the afternoon we’ll see some moisture. Right now, moisture looks to be falling as snow, and could produce accumulation along and south of Interstate 70. Road temperatures will be warm after two sunny days, which should help to reduce road impacts. Highs will be in the upper 30s to around 40. 

>> RELATED: Clipper-type system could bring snow to area this weekend

Sunday: It will be a great end to the weekend with highs in the mid 40s and clear skies.

Monday: It will warm up to start the new week. We’ll see sunshine and highs in the low 50s.

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Slick spots possible as temperatures drop overnight

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:35 PM

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

Skies will clear with temperatures dropping into the lower 20s overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Some refreeze of slushy areas likely, which could lead to some slick spots.

>> Clipper-type system could bring snow this weekend


  • Skies slowing clearly, cold overnight
  • Sunshine to return rest of week
  • Weekend storm could bring accumulating snow
Five Day Forecast


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Thursday: Sunny skies will return with unseasonable temperatures holding in the lower 40s.

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

>> Remember these things when driving in the snow

Saturday: Snow will push across the Miami Valley. The snow may mix with rain in the afternoon, especially south. Some snow accumulation will be possible. It will become blustery with highs holding in the upper 30s.

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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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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.

>>Live Doppler 7 Radar

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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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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