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Fall color increases across the Miami Valley

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at an update on color change and when we will stay dry this weekend.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released another color update and it is showing more of our state parks showing changing color.

RELATED: Rain chances on the increase

Fall colors have started to emerge at Indian Lake, Grand Lake St. Mary's, Hueston Woods, and Caesar Creek. Sycamore State Park is nearing peak color there. 

Remember that cool nights and sunny days will help produce vibrant colors across the area. The shorter days over the next few weeks is why the color change will ramp up. Peak fall colors will be observed in the Miami Valley the third week of October.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

When it comes to a cooperative forecast to enjoy the beautiful colors are our parks, this weekend will be pretty good. Friday is looking dry and mild with highs in the upper 70s. This weekend we will stay near 80 degrees. The most dry time for the weekend will be both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, so get your hikes in early in the day.

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TIMELAPSE: Snowy morning commute; how much snow did you get?

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Hyper-lapse: Morning drive from Miami to Montgomery county

The morning commute was snow filled 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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Overall snow totals are expected to be between 3 and 5 inches, with some areas seeing closer to 6 inches. Butler and Warren counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, while the rest of the area is under a Winter Weather Advisory.

>> Winter Weather Advisory in effect; 3-5 inches of snow expected as gusts cause blowing, drifting

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


Oxford:  4 inches

Fairfield: 1.9 inches


St. Paris: 5 inches


Springfield: 1.2 inches


Arcanum: 3.5 inches

Greenville: 5 inches

Bradford: 3.4 inches


Bellbrook: 2.5 inches

Fairborn: 2.5 inches


Bellefontaine: 3.3 inches


Celina: 3 inches


Troy: 5.5 inches

Piqua: 1.5 inches


Dayton Airport: 1.7 inches

Centerville: 2.5 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 impact travel plans

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

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect; blowing, drifting snow could impact afternoon commute

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:23 AM

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

Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Butler and Warren Counties, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire area until 8 p.m. today. 

>> Snow totals: How much are you waking up to?

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  • Blowing and drifting snow possible with gusty afternoon winds
  • Bitter cold tonight
  • Some could see more rain and snow for Saturday

>> School and business delays and closings

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



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

Snow will begin to fizzle out around this afternoon, ending completely in the afternoon hours before the drive home. Overall totals are expected to be between 3 and 5 inches, with some spots closer to 6 inches. Gusty winds around 30 mph will pick up again in the afternoon. Blowing and drifting snow will be possible once the snow stops. 

>> Remember these things when driving in the snow

  • 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

Highs today will be in the mid-30s. With fresh snow on the ground and clear skies, temperatures tonight will drop to around 20 degrees. Anything untreated or slushy will refreeze.

Five Day Forecast

Thursday: Some slick spots are possible early. It will be cold with temperatures around 20 degrees. Sunshine will return, helping to melt the snow with highs in the low 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: A wintry mix is possible in the morning followed by some passing rain showers during the day as temperatures climb to around 40. Most of the activity will stay along and south of Interstate 70. Wet flakes will end the night.

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How the winter storm will impact your daily drive, travel plans

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

A car slid off the road near the north fairfield road exit. No visible damage or injuries

spring snow storm brought a major impact to the morning commute, but the storm will still lead to travel implications throughout the day. 

“Be sure to keep this in mind when you head out the door,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

PHOTOS: Snowy first day of spring in the Miami Valley

>> Winter Weather Advisory issued; slick spots, reduced visibility possible 

Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 8 tonight. Warren and Butler counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, also until 8 p.m. 

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini breaks down the snow & wind impacts on the roads today.

THIS AFTERNOON: Snow showers will taper off, but winds may cause drifting across roadways. 

“Snow covered roads will be slick and blowing, as well as drifting snow will be a problem,” said Zontini.

>> Check school and business closings/delays

WIND: Wind gusts today will reach 25 to 35 mph. The winds will be coming from the north/northwest. Drivers on I-70 in either direction and those traveling north on I-75 should stay spaced out. The snow will also combine with the wind this morning, dropping visibility.

Driving in the snowy, icy or windy weather can make even a short trip more dangerous, Zontini said. It’s important to have a plan if you have to hit the roads during a winter storm.

Several departing and arriving flights at Dayton International Airport have been delayed or canceled this morning. Check your flight status here.

Here are some things to remember from NOAA:

>> WATCH: Driving in a winter storm? Here’s what to do


If you can wait to start driving until conditions improve, do so.

If you have to head out, make sure someone knows where you are going, your phone is charged and you have a winter safety kit in your car.

>> RELATED: Winter Weather Awareness: What to have in your car kit

Clear your car completely of snow and ice. It will help improve your visibility and flying snow from your car  completely of snow and ice. It will help improve your visibility and flying snow from your car can be dangerous and hit other drivers.


Go slow! Snowy roads may also be icy, and roads that appear wet may be slick.

If you skid, stay calm, take your foot off the gas, turn your wheel where you want your front to go and if you have anti-lock breaks, apply steady pressure.

Leave plenty of space between you and cars around you. 

If visibility becomes poor, try to pull over to a safe spot to wait it out. If you need to pull over on the highway, turn off your lights and use your parking break when stopped. This can help so another car won’t mistakenly follow your tail/break lights and hit you.

>> Remember these things when driving in snow

>> Interactive flight delay map

A fourth nor’easter in three weeks is set to hit New York and states in that area. The National Weather Service says New York City and its northern suburbs could get 12 to 16 inches of snow, the Associated Press reports.

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STAY INFORMED: Snow day for some districts, check closings and delays

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 10:31 AM

Rain in downtown Dayton.
Rain in downtown Dayton.

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

Direct access to the most up-to-date list by clicking here.

Access closings, delays, anytime, anywhere, on any device, 5 different ways: 

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

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