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Multiple crashes reported across the region

Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Updated: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

A crash involving two semis and an SUV is causing backups on I-75 near Vandalia.

Roadways are ice and snow-covered, and there are numerous reports of slide-offs and crashes across the region.

  • On westbound U.S. 35 just before I-75 in Dayton, a crash with injuries was reported in the left lane around 8:10 a.m. 
  • On Interstate 75 south, between U.S. 40 and Interstate 70, a crash has the right-hand lanes closed at 7:26 a.m.
  • On I-75 north between Ohio 129 and Ohio 63 in Butler County, a crash is reported but traffic is moving at 7:15 a.m. 
  • On northbound Interstate 75 at the 38 mile marker in Springboro, a single-vehicle crash was reported around 5:40 a.m.
  • On westbound U.S. 35 west of Woodman Drive in Riverside, a crash was reported around 5:15 a.m.
  • On the ramp from U.S. 68 to westbound U.S. 35 Bypass,  a semi-tractor trailer jackknifed early Friday morning. The ramp was closed for several hours and reopened around 6:15 a.m. No one was injured.
  • On Grange Hall Road at Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek, an adult male was taken to an area hospital after his four-wheeler rolled over on him while he was doing donuts in a parking lot, police said.
  • Southbound Interstate 75 at the 66 mile marker just south of Tipp City reopened around 1 a.m. after at least three vehicles were reportedly involved in a collision. An officer’s cruiser was reportedly involved.
  • Numerous slide-offs have been reported on all area highways

>> Interstate 75 reopens after multi-vehicle crash closes highway; 2 injured

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

“We have seen some rain and with the cold air coming in we are seeing some of that rain freeze over,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. 

Some rain moving through Sunday evening froze over, leading to a thin sheet of ice. Steady snow then fell through the evening.

>> Snow emergencies issued across region

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WPAFB Monday Forecast: Soggy day with heavy rain

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:40 PM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

A soggy start to your Monday is expected.

Widespread showers will be around during the morning, some of which could be heavy at times. There is even the chance for a few rumbles of thunder.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ponding on the roads will be a concern through the morning. Even though we’re expecting a lot of rain and clouds Monday, temperatures will warm into the 60s in the afternoon.

> County-By-County Weather

There will be some breaks in the rain during the afternoon and evening.

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Flood advisories expire for area counties; Flood watch continues

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 2:04 AM

Gusty winds and minor flooding possible.

UPDATE @ 1:41 (Feb. 16): All Flood Advisories issued have now expired, according to The National Weather Service Wilmington. 

UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.: A Flood Advisory has been issued until 1 a.m. for southern Preble and northern Butler counties, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Flood Advisory has been issued until 12:30 a.m. for southern Wayne, Union and Fayette counties in east central Indiana. The National Weather Service in Wilmington is reporting that radar indicated an area of heavy rain moving through the area -- 1 to 1 ½ inches in the next hour. 

EARLIER REPORT

Flood Watch remains in effect until Friday afternoon for Shelby, Miami, Montgomery, Logan, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Warren and Clinton counties. A half to 1 ½ inches of rain is possible today. Rising water in streams and creeks is possible. Streets may also experience flooding in low lying or or poorly drained spots. Drivers and those who live near streams or rivers should be cautious. 

DETAILED FORECAST

  • Rain and few storms tonight
  • Locally heavy rain possible
  • Threat for a wintry mix late Saturday

>> SOLAR STORM: Could hit parts of Earth this morning

DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING : Rain will be likely. A thunderstorm is also possible. There is a low risk a storm could produce strong winds. Rain could also be heavy at times and produce localized flooding. Temperatures will hold near 60 degrees.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: Rain will be likely, locally heavy at times. Gusty winds will remain possible. Temperatures will turn colder by morning, dropping into the middle 30s.

Friday:  Widespread rain continues to slowly drift southeast. Showers should be around through about 8 a.m. before exiting completely. Roads will be wet and there will be some high water or ponding in spots through the morning. Conditions dry out through the day with temperatures in the 50s right now but expected to fall through the day getting into the low to mid 30s for the afternoon. We’ll see broken clouds this afternoon as well.

Saturday:  Clouds will increase with a threat for rain and/or snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Highs will be in the upper 30s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Sunday:  Skies are expected to be mostly sunny, although clouds will return late. Highs will be milder, reaching into the upper 40s.

Monday: Rain will develop with mild temperatures in the lower 60s.

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about who could see flooding from the heavy rain Thursday.

Tuesday:  Rain likely with highs soaring into the upper 60s.

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Light showers, drizzle moves through overnight; wintry mix possible for some

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:10 PM

Rain, freezing rain and snow possible this upcoming weekend.

Light showers or drizzle are possible overnight, while some northern spots might see a wintry mix, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Temperatures overnight will drop into the low 30s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Mixed precipitation at times this weekend
  • Steadier wintry mix possible Sunday
  • Warming up next week 

>> Wintry mix this weekend: What you need to know

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

>> Live Doppler 7 Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Saturday: An area of low pressure will slide to the southeast, but pushes moisture into the region. A few passing rain or freezing rain showers are possible. Temperatures stay in teh upper 20s, lower 30s in the northern Miami Valley, so showers north of Dayton will be snow or freezing rain. Some afternoon showers in Dayton likely will just be rain. A wintry mix is expected for all at night. Roads may be slick in spots at times on Saturday, early Sunday.

>> Snowstorm cancels flights between Chicago, Dayton International Airport

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

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Sunday: Another wave of moisture will push in. A better chance for steadier precipitation will come with this round. Mixed precipitation with freezing rain south and snow/sleet north during the day. May see a brief switch to snow/sleet everywhere before ending Sunday evening. Around 0.5 inch or less of snow/sleet possible north of U.S. 36; Less than 0.10 inch ice accumulation south of U.S. 36. This is when we could see the greatest impacts on the roads. If they appear wet, they’re potentially icy.

>> County-by-County Weather

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

Monday:  A chilly day, but dry with morning clouds giving way to sunshine. Waking up in the teens, then into the middle 30s for the afternoon.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and milder with highs in the middle 40s.

Wednesday: Another mild day in the middle 40s with more clouds. Chance of a few showers into Wednesday night. 

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Snow emergencies: What do the levels mean?

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 7:15 PM

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.

  • (UPDATE @ 7:19 p.m.): All area snow emergencies have ended

>> 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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