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Rip Rap Road remains closed in Huber Heights due to high water

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 4:05 AM

Over 3 inches of rain brings the Stillwater River and the Great Miami River out of its banks in the usual areas over the weekend.

UPDATE @4 a.m. (Nov. 20):

Rip Rap Road near Chambersburg is closed due to high water.

Covington-Bradford Road north of Covington also remains closed due to high water at the Stillwater River, according to officials.

>> RELATED: Cool and sunny today, rain/snow mix possible Tuesday evening

UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m. (Nov. 19):

High water remains in several spots across the region following the heavy rain and storms on Saturday. 

Over three inches of rain brought the Stillwater River and the Great Miami River in Miami County out of its banks in the usual areas Saturday. 

RELATED: Hundreds remain without power from Saturday’s storms, high winds

The Covington-Bradford Road North of Covington is closed due to high water at the Stillwater River.

North of Troy, the Knoop Jr. Baseball Complex is about 5’ deep.

In Troy, the newly renovated Treasure Island along the Great Miami River has flooded.The Boat House Restaurant is unaffected, as the flood waters are up to the back of the amphitheater.

Flood Warnings remain in effect for Auglaize and Darke counties through Sunday afternoon. The Great Miami River at Sidney is under a Flood Warning until 8 p.m. Sunday and the Great Miami River at Troy is also under a Flood Warning until 6 a.m. Monday.

VIDEO shows flooding in Park Layne


Strong storms brought heavy rains that continue to threaten the northern parts of the Miami Valley.

Nearly 3 inches of rain fell by this evening in Greenville, Troy and Urbana, and rain exceeded 3 inches across Logan County.

Rain Totals(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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There were numerous reports of high water, including on roadways in Dayton.

Shelby and Auglaize counties remain under an Arial Flood Warning until 8:15 a.m., while those living in Darke County remain under the same warning until 10:45 a.m. Arial Flood Warnings have also been issued for Champaign and Logan counties until 11 a.m.

In Sidney, there is a flood warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday for the Great Miami River, which is expected to rise to 10.5 feet, higher than the 10-feet flood stage. It is expected to fall below flood stage by Sunday night.

Contributed by Sheila Gibbons in Sidney.

Warming trend starts this weekend, chance for rain Sunday

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 5:11 AM

The weekend looks to start nice, but it may not end that way. Dust off the umbrella. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell is tracking our threat for rain.

A gradual warming trend will start this weekend and will continue through parts of next week, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Crystal Davis. 

RELATED: Track the latest conditions with Live WHIO Doppler 7 Radar


  • Sunshine returns Saturday
  • Warming trend through midweek
  • Rain expected Sunday

5-Day Forecast with Meteorologist Crystal Davis

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TODAY: Sunshine to start the weekend with a few passing clouds. It will be breezy but not as cold with highs in the middle 40s. 

RELATED: Bitter cold temperatures to ease ... for now 

SUNDAY: Clouds increase throughout the day ahead of rain showers that develop late in the day and continue through the evening. Expect highs only in the lower 40s due to the clouds and showers. 

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MONDAY: Skies stay cloudy through most of the day with a slight change for light rain or a passing shower. Highs in the middle 40s. 

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures with highs near 50 degrees. 

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny but slightly cooler with highs only near 40 degrees. 

THURSDAY: Warmer once again with a chance for rain later in the day. Highs will be near 50 degrees. 

Warming trend gets underway this weekend

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Clouds will break with chilly temperatures hovering in the middle 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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  • Blustery, chilly overnight
  • Sunshine returns, a bit warmer Saturday
  • Rain expected to wrap up the weekend

RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar


Saturday: Lot of sunshine returns to start the weekend with a few passing clouds. It will be breezy but not as cold as highs rebound into the middle 40s.

Saturday at a Glance(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Sunday: Clouds will increase with rain showers developing late in the day and continuing into the evening. Temperatures will hold in the lower 40s.

Slow Climb in Temperatures

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Monday: Skies will remain cloudy with a slight chance for a few sprinkles, drizzle or a passing shower. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

Tuesday: A windy day is in the forecast with partly sunny skies. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm, topping out near 50 degrees.

Wednesday: Clouds will be on the increase. There is a chance for a few showers or possibly a rain/snow mix by evening, mainly south. Highs will be near 40 degrees.

WPAFB Friday Weather: Frigid start, clouds and dry this afternoon

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:52 AM

It will be a frigid morning with upper teens starting the day. Clouds will thicken up into the afternoon but it should remain dry.

>> RELATED: Bitter cold to ease ... for now

The breezy will pick up out of the west late in the day. 

Skies will clear tonight as temperatures fall back into the lower 20s. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

A warming trend will get underway for the weekend with temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 40s. 

Sunshine will start the weekend with the threat for rain showers arriving by midday Sunday. Relatively milder weather is expected to stick around into next week.

Weather-related events make Google top trending searches for 2017

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:11 AM

Major hurricanes and a solar eclipse topped Googles 2017 list of trending searches.

Google released their top searched items for 2017 and three of the searches were weather related, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Here’s the list:

1. Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was Google's the most searched topic in 2017. Irma was the first category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The powerful hurricane devastated Barbuda where it destroyed 95 percent of the island. Irma also moved to Florida where it made landfall twice, once in Cudjoe Island and again in Marco Island. Winds peaked for Irma at 185MPH. 

RELATED: Hurricane Irma reaches category 5

2. Matt Lauer 

3. Tom Petty 

4. Super Bowl 

5. Las Vegas Shooting 

6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight 

7. Solar Eclipse

The first coast to coast solar eclipse in almost a century was a sight to see...Safely of course. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth casting a shadow on the earth. The solar eclipse August 21 had a path of totality that went from Oregon to South Carolina. On April 8, 2024, Dayton will be in the path of totality. 

RELATED: 2017 Solar Eclipse

8. Hurricane Harvey

Another one of the devastating hurricanes of the 2017 season. Texas and Louisiana will never forget Harvey. Hurricane Harvey was a major Category 4 storm which sat over south Texas and Louisiana for days dumping record breaking rain and creating catastrophic flooding. Harvey was the first major hurricane to make US landfall since 2005. 

RELATED: Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas

9. Aaron Hernandez 

10. Fidget Spinner