Record temperature set in Dayton

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 2:47 AM

A record for the warmest low temperature was set in Dayton on Thursday.


Thursday’s low temperature of 69 degrees was a new record, breaking the previous low record of 66 degrees set in 1969.

Temperatures are expected to be back in the low 80s Saturday.

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Warmer weather, storms return by late week

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 4:52 AM

Skies will become mostly clear through the evening hours with pleasant temperatures holding to around 70 degrees.

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  • Quiet, pleasant tonight
  • Warm-up gets underway Wednesday
  • Chance for storms, some strong Thursday

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TONIGHT: Expect clear skies and cool temperatures. Lows in the morning will drop into the lower 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Sunshine is back across the Miami Valley along with warmer air. Highs will rebound to near 80 degrees by late afternoon.

THURSDAY: A warmer day is in the forecast along with increasing humidity. Clouds will increase with a threat for late day showers or storms, especially across the northern Miami Valley. A few storms could be strong. Highs will top out in the middle 80s.

FRIDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for a passing shower or storm. Any storms that do form could be strong. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Lots of clouds. A chance for showers or a few thunderstorms, mainly early. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies return with highs in the middle 80s.

WPAFB Weather: Highs in the 70s on Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 3:47 AM

Jim Noelker / Staff

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Sunshine will return across Fairborn and Wright Pattern Air Force Base Tuesday with pleasant temperatures expected.

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Highs will reach into the lower 70s. Skies will remain mostly clear into the night.

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It will be another cool morning on Wednesday as we start the day in the lower to middle 50s.

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Temperatures will climb back to near 80 degrees on Wednesday afternoon with increasing clouds late in the day.

The threat for a few showers and storms will return along with the humidity Thursday into Friday.

Passing showers, few storms tonight

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 3:29 AM

Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers and perhaps a thunderstorm by late evening. Temperatures will hold to near 70 degrees.

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  • Front to bring chance for showers early tonight
  • Pleasant weather through midweek
  • Warming up as stormy pattern returns late week

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TONIGHT: Expect a few showers and perhaps a passing thunderstorm the first half of the night. Clouds will decrease toward morning. Temperatures will fall back into the lower 50s.

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TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies return along with pleasant temperatures. Highs will be in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny skies continue with temperatures climbing back into the upper 70s.

THURSDAY: Clouds will increase with a chance for a passing shower or storm by afternoon. It will become more humid with highs rebounding into the middle 80s.

FRIDAY: A good chance for showers and storms is expected with highs in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected to start the weekend with a good chance for showers and storms, especially the first half of the day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Kirstie Zontini: Hurricane season off to quick start

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

            More than one million people in Ohio lost power during a wind storm in September 2009 that was a leftover of Hurricane Ike. The storm hit Ohio and the northern Miami Valley hard. FILE

By Kirstie Zontini

Tropical Storm Cindy brought heavy rain and strong winds to the central Gulf coast last week and was the third named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Before Cindy was Tropical Storm Bret and Tropical Storm Arlene.

The National Hurricane Center, part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, tracks these storms. It is an organization with the purpose of saving lives, property and improving economic efficiency when dealing with tropical cyclones. It’s the agency that issues watches, warnings, forecasts then post analysis of tropical development for the United States similar to what local National Weather Service offices do for other types of weather hazards.

Hurricane season began in June and there have already been two named storms this month. The National Hurricane Center’s Hurricane Season Outlook for this year is predicting an above- normal or near-normal hurricane season. According to the NHC, there is a high probability of 11 to 17 named storms this year, of those storms, five to nine could become hurricanes, and two to four could become major hurricanes.

Starting this year, the National Hurricane Center has also updated some of their weather products. Storm surge from tropical development like hurricanes can be deadly and pose one of the biggest threats to property. This year, Storm Surge Watches/Warnings can be issued. A Storm Surge Watch is, “the possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 48 hours.” A Storm Surge Warning is, “the danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 36 hours.” Both can help residents and local agencies prepare for this threat in the event of a tropical cyclone.

Another update is watches, warnings and advisories issued for “potential” tropical cyclones. This was seen during the development of Tropical Storm Cindy which threatened land. Advancements in forecasting has allowed the NHC to issue Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings before a disturbance takes on the complete characteristics of a tropical cyclone. Potential tropical cyclones will follow a numerical order. We already had three potential tropical cyclones so the next one will be called Potential Tropical Cyclone Four.

According to the National Hurricane Center, they will also issue experimental Time of Arrival of Tropical Storm Force Winds graphics. These forecasts can help with preparations for coastal communities while a tropical cyclone is developing or is already being tracked by looking closer at the timing of strong winds.

We don’t often get impacts from hurricanes or tropical storms in the Miami Valley but with hurricane season running through November, your Storm Center 7 team will keep you updated on the latest tropical development.

Kirstie Zontini is a Storm Center 7 meteorologist. Eric Elwell, Storm Center 7 Chief Meterologist will return.