2 new features on free WHIO Weather App

Published: Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 1:10 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 1:10 PM

WHIO Weather App Features

The free WHIO Weather App continues to be on the leading edge with features and storm tracking capabilities.

The app now has two new features.

Download the free WHIO Weather App.

The first new feature alerts users when heavy rain is expected in or around the area, and when lightning is in and around the area.

The second new feature is the ability to track lightning live on the radar. These tools are great for those who are on the go or who want to get more weather updates in the palm of your hand, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

STAY INFORMED: School-Business Closings, Delays

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

Stay informed with the latest school delays and closings, business closings and snow emergencies.

You can access them 5 different ways: 

For information on how to enroll your school or business in the free School Watch Program, click here.

Know your forecast for your county

Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 5:17 AM

Winter weather in the Miami Valley varies drastically from county to county--from north to south, or west to east--depending on the direction in which a storm system approaches. Each weather event brings a multitude of variables. Knowing whether your county will see rain, snow or a mix in-between could drastically affect how you plan your day.

That's why the StormCenter7 team of meteorologists tracks storms in each county and compiles a forecast for each county, twice per day, so you are prepared with the most accurate weather information.


Home page of the WHIO Weather App highlighting the County by County forecasts.
WHIO news app county by county forecast

Snow, strong winds to make for hazardous travel Tuesday

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 3:48 AM
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:52 PM

Light accumulations, windy and cold conditions expected.


  • Increasing clouds, snow showers develop late tonight
  • Snow squalls, strong winds Tuesday
  • Falling temperatures, bitter wind chills into midweek

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar


This evening: Increasing clouds and chilly. temperatures hovering in the 30s.

Tonight: Snow showers developing late with gusty winds developing. Snow accumulation by morning up to a half-inch. Temperatures dropping into the upper 20s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

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Tuesday: Snow showers and squalls likely, especially early in the day. Expect rapidly changing visibility with near white-out conditions possible where snow squalls occur. Total snow accumulations of around an inch are expected with higher amounts, up to 3 inches possible where snow squalls occur.


Higher accumulations will generally be across the northwestern Miami Valley. It will be windy and cold with temperatures falling through the 20s. Wind chills will fall into the single digits by evening as snow tapers.

RELATED: Snow squalls could cause white-out conditions Tuesday

>> Winter weather traffic information

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Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds during the day with increasing clouds late. Scattered snow showers will develop in the afternoon and continue into the evening. Some accumulation is possible, which could create hazardous travel for the evening commute. Highs will only reach into the middle 20s with wind chills in the teens.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

Thursday: Expect lingering clouds and chilly temperatures. Highs will be near 30 degrees.

Friday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds. A few flurries or snow showers will be possible. Highs will be near 30 degrees.

Saturday: Temperatures will moderate with a bit more sunshine expected to start the weekend. Highs will rebound to near 40 degrees. 

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Lake effect to bring snow showers, visibility possibly affected

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 12:21 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Snow showers and snow squalls will be an issue across the Miami Valley today thanks to lake effect snow bands, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

Snow showers will be likely through the first half of the day and gradually taper off toward evening. While snow accumulation will generally be 1” or less, the snow may be briefly heavy. With strong wind gusts up over 30mph at times, visibility may change and drop rapidly.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Temperatures will also be dropping through the 20s during the day with wind chills falling into the single digits by morning. After a brief break in the snow showers Tuesday night into early Wednesday, more snow will be around for the Wednesday evening commute.