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Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 11:25 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 7:10 AM
Driving on a windy day can be dangerous, just like rain or snow. Drivers should use caution on the roads and remember to slow down. Here are a few things to keep in mind on a windy day:
All vehicles should be prepared for the wind gusts to cause sudden movements of your car, but high profile vehicles like trucks, semi-trucks and SUVS are more likely to feel the impact of the wind.
Remember to always leave plenty of space between you and semi-trucks or SUVs.
In addition, if it is raining or snowing, that will add another layer of difficulty on the roads. Wind may blow snow around even more, either helping to produce white out conditions or keeping the roads coated because of blowing a drifting.
When it is raining and very windy, the wind could help produce reduced visibility on the roads. Heavy rain will also open the possibility of hydroplaning. When it is windy and your car is already losing traction because of the rain, it can also cause you to swerve.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:23 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Sunny skies will return to the area with unseasonably cool temperatures holding in the lower 40s, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
After another cold night, sunshine will start the day Friday, but clouds will increase late. Highs will rebound into the middle 40s.
RELATED: County-by-County Weather
There is a chance for more snow as we start the weekend. Some accumulating snow will be possible Saturday. The snow may mix with rain, mainly south. Highs on Saturday will hold in the upper 30s.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:35 PM
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
— 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.
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?
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
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.