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Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 11:56 PM
— Search and rescue operations continue in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Authorities worked to restore communication with the island residents and began work Monday on reopening the single highway that connects the islands to the mainland.
Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday evening. By Tuesday, it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. At least 17 people have died in the contiguous U.S.
Power is beginning to be restored in Florida and Georgia.
>>Minute-by-minute updates to this post have ceased. For the latest Hurricane Irma news:
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Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:45 AM
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
— Some areas are already seeing over three inches of snow this morning.
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:
Dayton Airport: 1.7 inches
West Alexandria: 1.5 inches
Arcanum: 3.5 inches
Troy: 5.5 inches
St. Paris: 5 inches
Bellefontaine: 3.3 inches
Botkins: 3.3 inches
Celina: 3 inches
Greenville: 2 inches
Bradford: 2.5 inches
Miamisburg: 2.5 inches
Piqua: 1.5 inches
Richmond, Ind.: 2 inches
Oxford (Butler County): 1.5 inches
Fairfield (Butler County): 1.9 inches
ADDITIONAL WEATHER CONTENT:
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:23 AM
— A 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 has been falling steady overnight. Roads are snow covered, and gusty winds will also impact visibility. Overall, snow totals will be 3 to 5 inches with some spots getting closer to 6 inches.
Today: Widespread snow will continue to fall steady through the late morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Intense bursts of snow will be possible this morning. Wind will gust between 20 and 30 mph, and combined with snow, visibility will drop below a mile at times during the morning drive. Snow-covered roads will make the morning drive a challenge.
Lighter snow showers and then flurries will move through between 8 a.m. and noon.
Snow will begin to fizzle out around lunch, 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.
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.
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.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:20 AM
— A spring snow storm will bring the biggest impacts to this morning’s commute.
“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 MORNING: Snow will be falling during the morning drive. Accumulations will be 3 to 5 inches for most.
“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.