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Roundup of flood watches, advisories in effect overnight

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 5:39 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 2:40 AM

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>>PHOTOS: Wall clouds, heavy rain in the area [...]

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m. 

Earlier flood advisories for the area have expired, but a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Butler, Darke, Preble, and Wayne, Ind. counties through noon Thursday. 

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.

Roundup of flood watches, advisories issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington:

  • Flood Advisory until 2:15 a.m. Thursday for Butler County;
  • Flood Advisory until 2:30 a.m. Thursday for Greene County;
  • Flash Flood Watch through noon Thursday for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne (Indiana) counties.
(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

RELATED: Track storms with WHIO Interactive Radar

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.

A Flood Advisory is in effect until 2:30 a.m. Thursday for Greene County.

UPDATE @ 11:25 p.m.

A Flood Advisory is in effect through 2:15 a.m. Thursday for Butler County.

UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.

A flood advisory is until 1:30 a.m. Thursday for Clark, Miami and Montgomery counties.

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.

A Tornado Warning is until 11 p.m. for Miami County. A tornado-producing storm is 3 miles southeast of Fletcher, moving northwest at 10 mph.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.

A tornado is 6 miles northeast of Troy, moving north at 20 mph. The tornado warning for Miami County is until 10:45 p.m. Locations impacted include Piqua, the National Weather Service reports.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without  shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

In addition, a flood advisory is extended to 1:15 a.m. 

UPDATE @ 9:55 p.m.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base reports a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

Base security forces are checking to see whether damage was caused by storms tonight. 

"At this time, we do not know if a tornado touched down or not" on the base, spokeswoman Marie Vanover said late Wednesday night. 

Wright-Patterson weathercasters issued a tornado warning at 8:33 p.m. The warning was extended at 9:15 p.m. and again at 9:35 p.m. An "all clear" has since been issued, Vanover said.

Also, a flood advisory has been extended until midnight for Butler, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties.

UPDATE @ 9:40 p.m.

A tornado was spotted 5 miles east of Tipp City, moving northwest at 20 mph. The Tornado Warning for Miami County is until 10:15 p.m.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.

A tornado is on the ground. Radar confirmed a tornado with debris in the air 4 miles southwest of New Carlisle, moving northwest at 20 mph.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.

Tree damage is likely, the weather service reported.

UPDATE @ 9:28 p.m.

A Flood Advisory is in place through 11:30 p.m. for Greene County.

UPDATE @ 9:22 p.m.

A tornado-producing storm was located 4 miles southwest of New Carlisle, moving northwest at 20 mph. A Tornado Warning is issued until 9:45 p.m. for Miami County. 

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.The National Weather Service reports a tornado has been observed.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.

Tree damage is likely, the weather service reported.

A tornado warning is canceled for Greene County but is still in place until 9:30 p.m. for Clark, Miami and Montgomery counties.

UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

The National Weather Service reports a tornado has been observed. Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm likely producing a tornado 3 miles north of Fairborn, moving north at 20 mph.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without 

shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage  to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is  likely, the weather service reported.

A tornado warning is canceled for Greene County but is still in place until 9:30 p.m. for Clark, Miami and Montgomery counties.

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m. A tornado is likely on the ground between Fairborn and Park Layne, the National Weather Service tweeted.

UPDATE @ 9:06 p.m.

A Tornado Warning is issued until 9:30 p.m. for Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 

was located over Fairborn, moving north at 20 mph.

UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m.

A Tornado Warning was canceled for Warren County but remains in effect through 9:15 p.m. for Greene County.

UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m.

A Tornado Warning also is in place until 9:15 p.m. for Warren County.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado  was located two miles east of Lebanon, moving north at 15 mph.

UPDATE @ 8:41 p.m.

A Tornado Warning is issued until 9:15 p.m. for Greene County. There are reports of a possible tornado sighting in the area of Old U.S. 35, according to radio communication from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Slyger, of Sabina, said he saw a tornado touch down near Jeffersonville and the Jackson Twp. line about 8:30 p.m. 

“You see the storm, you see a V and all of a sudden you see debris in the air,” he said.  

He declined to be live on the air.

UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.

There is a report of a tornado spotted in the area of the U.S. 35 split near Xenia.

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m.

A Tornado Warning for Greene County remains in place through 9 p.m., issued by the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado  was located near Jamestown, moving north at 15 mph.

UPDATE @ 8:21 p.m.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Greene County through 8:45 p.m. by the NWS.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 

was located near Xenia, moving north at 15 mph.

Also, the Flash Flood Warning for Butler County was extended to 11:30 p.m.

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.

A Tornado Warning was canceled for Greene County by the NWS.

UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.

A Tornado Warning remains in place for Greene County through 8:30 p.m. but was canceled for Clinton and Warren counties by the NWS.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 

was located near Waynesville, moving northwest at 20 mph.

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

A Tornado Warning is in place through 8:30 p.m. for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties, issued by the NWS.

UPDATE a 7:40 p.m.

A Flood Advisory in in effect through 10:30 p.m. for Wayne County in Indiana, issued by the NWS.

Heavy rains may cause minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses. Also, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches may experience minor flooding.

UPDATE @ 7:10 p.m.

A Flood Advisory in in effect through 10:15 p.m. for Darke and Mercer counties, issued by the NWS.

>>Trees down due to storms

Rain on 35 heading towards Eaton

UPDATE @ 7:05 p.m.

An Areal Flood Advisory in in effect through 10 p.m. for Butler, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties, issued by the NWS.

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been canceled for Preble County.

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Preble County through 6:45 p.m. by the NWS. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is near Gratis, moving north at 10 mph.

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.

Flowing water was reported over a portion of Cincinnati Brookville Road near Shandon at 5:46 p.m., a trained spotter told the NWS.

Rain in New Lebanon

EARLIER REPORT

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect through 8:30 p.m. For Butler County, issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Runoff from excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur, the NWS reported. The weather service urges residents to move to higher ground and to not drive through flooded roadways.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until noon Thursday for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne (Indiana) counties, issued by the NWS. A series of showers and thunderstorms will likely train over the same area through Thursday morning. This will allow for rainfall totals up to 3 inches in places, which may result in flooding.

In addition, a Flood Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Butler County, issued by the NWS. 

(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Which weekend day has the best shopping weather?

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

Few flurries possible today before a warm-up this weekend.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Cold with a few flurries possible today
  • Wind gusts up to 25 mph this afternoon
  • Slight warm-up into the weekend
  • Rain showers arrive Sunday

RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: Temperatures will slowly climb through the day with highs below normal in the lower 30s. Winds will increase into the afternoon and gusts may reach as high as 25 mph. These winds will create wind chills in the teens and 20s. Clouds will linger into the night, but it won’t be as cold with lows in the mid-20s.

>> RELATED: When will bitter cold pattern end?

Saturday: Sunshine returns for the weekend. Skies will be mostly sunny, and it will be breezy and a bit milder with highs in the lower 40s. Some more clouds arrive Saturday night, but it will be dry with lows in the lower 30s.

Sunday: Clouds will thicken with scattered showers developing. Temperatures will stay above normal with highs in the lower 40s. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Monday: Clouds will linger through the day with highs in the lower to mid-40s.

Tuesday: It will be mostly cloudy and cool with highs in the mid-40s.

WPAFB Friday Weather: Frigid start, clouds and dry this afternoon

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:52 AM

It will be a frigid morning with upper teens starting the day. Clouds will thicken up into the afternoon but it should remain dry.

>> RELATED: Bitter cold to ease ... for now

The breezy will pick up out of the west late in the day. 

Skies will clear tonight as temperatures fall back into the lower 20s. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

A warming trend will get underway for the weekend with temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 40s. 

Sunshine will start the weekend with the threat for rain showers arriving by midday Sunday. Relatively milder weather is expected to stick around into next week.

Weather-related events make Google top trending searches for 2017

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:11 AM

Major hurricanes and a solar eclipse topped Googles 2017 list of trending searches.

Google released their top searched items for 2017 and three of the searches were weather related, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Here’s the list:

1. Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was Google's the most searched topic in 2017. Irma was the first category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The powerful hurricane devastated Barbuda where it destroyed 95 percent of the island. Irma also moved to Florida where it made landfall twice, once in Cudjoe Island and again in Marco Island. Winds peaked for Irma at 185MPH. 

RELATED: Hurricane Irma reaches category 5

2. Matt Lauer 

3. Tom Petty 

4. Super Bowl 

5. Las Vegas Shooting 

6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight 

7. Solar Eclipse

The first coast to coast solar eclipse in almost a century was a sight to see...Safely of course. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth casting a shadow on the earth. The solar eclipse August 21 had a path of totality that went from Oregon to South Carolina. On April 8, 2024, Dayton will be in the path of totality. 

RELATED: 2017 Solar Eclipse

8. Hurricane Harvey

Another one of the devastating hurricanes of the 2017 season. Texas and Louisiana will never forget Harvey. Hurricane Harvey was a major Category 4 storm which sat over south Texas and Louisiana for days dumping record breaking rain and creating catastrophic flooding. Harvey was the first major hurricane to make US landfall since 2005. 

RELATED: Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas

9. Aaron Hernandez 

10. Fidget Spinner

Wind Advisory in effect; temperatures drop into low 20s

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 4:11 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

Another round of snow moves into the Miami Valley this evening.

Patchy drizzle or flurries will gradually end overnight. With falling temperatures, icy spots will be possible despite little snow accumulation, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Gusty winds up to 45 mph remain possible, but gradually diminish. Temperatures will drop into the lower 20s by morning.

A Wind Advisory is in effect through 5 a.m. Thursday. The advisory is for the following counties: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana.)

Wind Advisory(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Gusty winds, turning colder into Thursday
  • Chance for flurries, snow showers Friday
  • Warming trend for the weekend

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

DETAILED FORECAST

Thursday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy. It will be cold and breezy with highs in the upper 20s.

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Futurecast(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

>> Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Friday: Expect lots of clouds with breezy conditions. There will be the chance for a few flurries or snow showers, mainly across the northern Miami Valley. Little if any snow accumulation is expected. Highs will hold in the lower 30s.

>> WHIO Interactive Doppler 7 HD Radar

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds will start the weekend. It will be breezy but not quite as cold with temperatures rebounding to near 40 degrees.

Thursday's Planner(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Sunday: Increasing clouds with showers developing. Rain may begin briefly as a wintry mix before changing to all rain. Highs will be lower 40s. 

Monday: Clouds will linger with a chance for showers. Highs will hold in the lower 40s.