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Published: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 11:11 AM
The American Meteor Society which keeps logs of fireball sightings across the United States reported more than 150 people saw a fireball late Sunday night/early Monday morning.
The highest concentration of reports were in Wisconsin and Illinois.
The fireball was even caught on the WHIO-TV weather camera that overlooks downtown Troy.
Great videos of the bright spectacle in the sky appeared online including some impressive dash camera video from Lisle, IL police department.
A fireball is just a very bright meteor. It is as bright as the planet Venus which we can see in the evening or morning at different times during the year.
A meteor is a piece of space debris that enters the Earth’s atmosphere and begins to burn up.
Many report seeing different colors when they spot a fireball. The color actually has to do with the make-up of the space rock.
If a piece of the meteor makes it to the Earth’s surface it would be called a meteorite. Fireballs are actually quite common, with thousands in the sky each day, typically they occur over the ocean where people don’t see them.
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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:40 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A bitter cold start to the day is expected with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect all the way through early afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
Temperatures will hold in the single digits to lower teens through the day with wind chill readings staying near or below zero. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a few passing flurries.
RELATED: County-by-County Weather
It will remain cold with highs in the middle teens Wednesday, climbing to near 20 degrees Thursday. Temperatures are forecast to climb above normal this weekend, topping out near 50 degrees by Sunday, although light rain is expected by Sunday evening.
Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:28 AM
— The next round of snow arrived today and is expected to drop another 2 inches across most of the region.
Light snow through the overnight hours have roads coated in the Miami Valley causing some slick conditions. More snow pushes through this afternoon, meaning poor visibility and snow covered roads could be a problem for the evening commute as well.
Computer weather models indicate two bands of snow:
The first band of snow arrived overnight through the morning. There will be a break late morning into the afternoon, but slick spots on roadways is still a concern.
The second band of snow is expected to affect the evening commute.
“Winds pick up, gusting at 20 to 30 mph out of the south. This will impact those driving east and west today, especially high profile vehicles”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. when snow should end. Roads could stay snowy with temperatures dropping into the single digits.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:36 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— Snow is expected through the day today with some possibly being heavy at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
RELATED: Timing of next round of snow
Both the morning and evening commutes will likely be impacted by this snow. Extra time and caution will be needed if you have plans to be out on the road. The snow looks to wrap up around sunset, and by that time it looks like most areas will receive around 2 inches of new snow, but some spots could see upwards of 3 inches. Temperatures on Monday will top out in the upper 20s.
Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:53 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 10:54 AM
— Several traffic issues have been reported across the region amid a winter storm.
SNOW EMERGENCIES as of 10:50 a.m. (Jan. 13)