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Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Your Storm Center 7 team wants to make sure you safely enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Aug.21. Since we won’t experience a total solar eclipse here in the Miami Valley, there is a threat that looking directly at the eclipse can open your eyes to retina damage because of the sun’s rays.
Here are some safe ways to watch.
RELATED: When will the solar eclipse be visible in your community?
Special Eclipse goggles: According to NASA there are several approved vendors to buy your own goggle.
“To date four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.”
Another way to safely view the eclipse is an indirect method! A pinhole projector or camera is an easy option that you can make with items in your home.
What you need
Two pieces of white paper or card stock
Pin or paper clip
Step 1. Cut a square into the middle of a piece of paper.
Step 2. Covering the square with aluminum foil
Step 3. Poke a small hole in the foil
Step 4. Test it out. Put your second piece of paper on the grass and stand over it with your foil sheet (have the foil side face up). Have the sun behind you and hold it far away from the paper on the ground. This will make the projection bigger.
You will be able to watch the sun become eclipsed safely by holding up the foil sheet and watching the shadowed “sun” on your second piece of paper!
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:45 PM
— 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.
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.
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.
Sunday: Skies will clear with highs in the lower 40s.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:32 AM
— The morning commute was snow filled across the region.There were dozens of slide offs but no life threatening injury accidents.
Check out the timelapse of our Breaking News Team Storm Tracker vehicle’s trek to work this morning from Englewood to Dayton.
HOW MUCH SNOW DID YOU GET?
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.
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
WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA:
Richmond: 2 inches
ADDITIONAL WEATHER CONTENT:
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
— A 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.
A Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 8 tonight. Warren and Butler counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, also until 8 p.m.
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.
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:
BEFORE YOU START DRIVING
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.
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.
ON THE ROAD
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.
Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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