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Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM

  • Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour. A dark sky is expected. This meteor shower is associated with fireballs which are very bright. The shower peaks pre-dawn April 22.
  • Eta Aquariids- This shower peaks May 5 before dawn. There are typically 10-20 meteors per hour.
  • Delta Aquariids- View before July 27-30. The best viewing is before dawn. There are usually 15-20 meteors per hour. This year there will be a full moon.

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  • Perseids- This is a very active shower. August 11,12,13 head outside from the late evening through dawn. The moon this year won’t get in the way.
  • Draconids- This shower peaks October 8. It is better in the evening hours with only a handful of meteors per hour. 
  • Orionids- This shower peaks October 21 before dawn. There are 10-20 meteors per hour. The moon might get in the way.

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  • South Taurids- This shower peaks November 4-5. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight and there will be no moonlight. 
  • North Taurids- This shower peaks November 11-12. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight. 
  • Leonids- This shower peaks November 17 or 18. Look before dawn on those mornings to see 10-15 meteors per hour.
  • Geminids- This shower peaks December 13-14 with about 50 meteors per hour! It is best in the early morning before dawn.   

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WPAFB Monday Forecast: Soggy day with heavy rain

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:40 PM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

A soggy start to your Monday is expected.

Widespread showers will be around during the morning, some of which could be heavy at times. There is even the chance for a few rumbles of thunder.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ponding on the roads will be a concern through the morning. Even though we’re expecting a lot of rain and clouds Monday, temperatures will warm into the 60s in the afternoon.

> County-By-County Weather

There will be some breaks in the rain during the afternoon and evening.

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24-hour rainfall totals over 2-inches in spots

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

Here is a list of radar estimated rain totals from Thursday night into early Friday across the Miami Valley.

Steady, and even heavy rain at times worked across the Miami Valley over the last 24 hours.

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“Some areas saw more than an inch of rain in this short period of time, leading to some standing water and minor flooding,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

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“This rain was also accompanied by embedded thunderstorms that not only brought some gusty winds, but enhanced the rainfall. Areas that were low-lying and prone to this type of flooding were impacted the most.” 

Storm Center 7’s Live Doppler 7 Radar estimated some areas received up to 2.5-inches of rain in a 24-hour period. 

Celina: 0.9-inches of rain

Wapakoneta: 1.2-inches

Bellefontaine: 2.5-inches

Urbana: 0.9-inches

Dayton: 0.9-inches

Kettering: 1.4-inches

Huber Heights: 1-inch

Springfield: 1-inch

Eaton: 0.8-inches

Xenia: 0.9-inches

Troy: 1.4-inches

Sidney: 1.2-inches

Greenville: 1.1-inches

Springboro: 1.4-inches

 

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Flood advisories expire for area counties; Flood watch continues

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 2:04 AM

Gusty winds and minor flooding possible.

UPDATE @ 1:41 (Feb. 16): All Flood Advisories issued have now expired, according to The National Weather Service Wilmington. 

UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.: A Flood Advisory has been issued until 1 a.m. for southern Preble and northern Butler counties, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Flood Advisory has been issued until 12:30 a.m. for southern Wayne, Union and Fayette counties in east central Indiana. The National Weather Service in Wilmington is reporting that radar indicated an area of heavy rain moving through the area -- 1 to 1 ½ inches in the next hour. 

EARLIER REPORT

Flood Watch remains in effect until Friday afternoon for Shelby, Miami, Montgomery, Logan, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Warren and Clinton counties. A half to 1 ½ inches of rain is possible today. Rising water in streams and creeks is possible. Streets may also experience flooding in low lying or or poorly drained spots. Drivers and those who live near streams or rivers should be cautious. 

DETAILED FORECAST

  • Rain and few storms tonight
  • Locally heavy rain possible
  • Threat for a wintry mix late Saturday

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DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING : Rain will be likely. A thunderstorm is also possible. There is a low risk a storm could produce strong winds. Rain could also be heavy at times and produce localized flooding. Temperatures will hold near 60 degrees.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: Rain will be likely, locally heavy at times. Gusty winds will remain possible. Temperatures will turn colder by morning, dropping into the middle 30s.

Friday:  Widespread rain continues to slowly drift southeast. Showers should be around through about 8 a.m. before exiting completely. Roads will be wet and there will be some high water or ponding in spots through the morning. Conditions dry out through the day with temperatures in the 50s right now but expected to fall through the day getting into the low to mid 30s for the afternoon. We’ll see broken clouds this afternoon as well.

Saturday:  Clouds will increase with a threat for rain and/or snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Highs will be in the upper 30s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Sunday:  Skies are expected to be mostly sunny, although clouds will return late. Highs will be milder, reaching into the upper 40s.

Monday: Rain will develop with mild temperatures in the lower 60s.

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about who could see flooding from the heavy rain Thursday.

Tuesday:  Rain likely with highs soaring into the upper 60s.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Heavy overnight rain to taper off for morning

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 12:33 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Rain will be tapering off early in the morning with colder air arriving, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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There could be some standing water in places after overnight heavy rain. Temperatures will slowly fall through the 30s during the afternoon. Skies will clear during the afternoon with partly cloudy skies and chilly conditions tonight.

RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Clouds will increase Saturday with a chance for rain and snow showers developing by late afternoon. Precipitation will linger into the early evening and taper off late Saturday night. Highs Saturday will hold in the upper 30s.

Skies will clear Sunday with a warming trend underway. Temperatures will reach into the upper 40s Sunday, then soar into the 60s as rain returns on President's Day.

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