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WHIO Weather App: Winter weather at your fingertips

Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 2:01 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 12:37 AM

Weather app
Weather app

The free WHIO Weather App will keep you alert and informed of changing weather conditions, no matter where you are, at home or traveling on the road.  You’ll be able to access a live radar anytime, anywhere. You’ll also receive weather watches and warnings no matter where you are.

Install the WHIO Weather App free now from the Google Play or Apple store. Right at your fingertips, you'll have access to:

  • Live radar to track rain and storms
  • School closings 
  • Hour-by-hour forecasts 
  • Hyper-local forecasts for your county 
  • Forecasts wherever you travel in the U.S. 

HOW DO I ADD MY CITY OR LOCATION IN THE APP?

Once you have downloaded the app, it is time to setup the locations you would like to monitor. Remember, these can change whenever you'd like with a push of a button. 

  • Once in the WHIO Weather app, look for the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen  
  • Click Current Location to save your first city 

WHIO weather app

After that, you can save up to 10 locations by typing in the city and state. These locations can be anywhere you wish to receive weather updates. 

SHOULD I "ENABLE" BACKGROUND TRACKING? 

A new feature in the app is its ability to track storms even when the app isn't open and update you wherever you go...even out of state. If you travel into a location that is being impacted by weather, you will automatically be updated through the app. 

  • Once in the App, click the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen 
  • Go to the Settings button at the bottom of your locations tab
  • Click Background Tracking, this will take you to your phone's settings
  • Make sure under the 'Location' option you chose 'always'

DO I HAVE TO BE ALERTED TO EVERYTHING WEATHER RELATED? 

The WHIO Weather App is unique because it allows you to choose which the weather alerts for which you want to receive notifications. All watches, warnings and advisories that the National Weather Service issues are available in our app. 

  • Make sure there is a check by the alerts you want to receive
  • You can turn off any notification you don't want by clicking the check mark 

WHY DIDN'T THE WARNING GO OFF ON MY PHONE? 

A special feature on the WHIO Weather App is the ability for the app to notify you ONLY when your GPS or saved locations are in the POLYGON for a warning. The National Weather Service draws polygons when it issues warnings and advisories. If your location isn't in the polygon, the alert will NOT go off. 

WATCHES on the other hand are issued for entire counties, not polygons. If your location falls in a county where a watch is issued you WILL get an alert. 

ISN'T THE 7-DAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER WEATHER APP? 

Unlike most apps that rely on a computer to just dump weather data on to their app, the StormCenter 7 Team updates the forecast on the WHIO Weather App each day, multiple times a day. With the WHIO Weather App you are getting a detailed forecast specifically created for the Miami Valley. It's not from a meteorologist many states away.

 

WHIO weather app in iPad

HOW DO I SEE THE LATEST LIST OF SCHOOL/ BUSINESS CLOSINGS AND DELAYS? 

We've added the latest list of school and business closings and delays in the WHIO Weather App so you can check the list from wherever you're located. Simply open the app, along the bottom is a tool bar, 'Closings' is the third option from the left. This will take you directly to the most recently updated list. This new feature will better help you plan your day, allowing you to adjust as needed when your kids' school or your place of business issues a delay or closes due to road conditions or other reasons. 

 

I MISSED A NEWSCAST, HOW CAN I GET MY FORECAST? 

If you miss a TV newscast, you can still keep up with the latest video forecasts our meteorologists create throughout the day. These short weather video segments tell the weather story of the day, how it will impact you, and contain their scientific explanations for unique elements of the forecast you won't get in a written story or graphic. This is a great tool during severe weather days and when a big winter storm may impact the Miami Valley. These custom video forecasts created by the StormCenter7 team of Meteorologists can be found under the 'Video' tab. 

 

WHAT CAN I SEE ON THE INTERACTIVE RADAR BESIDES RAIN AND SNOW? 

The Interactive Radar is available year-round in the WHIO Weather App. Features on the app allow you to see lightning strikes along with satellite and radar. Under the 'Radar' tab you can click on the 'Layer' icon to overlay things like watches and warnings so you can see where storms and alerts are in relation to your location.

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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.

>>Track the latest with Live Doppler 7 Radar

“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.

VIDEO: Mason crews use unique way to clear flooded road

“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

>> SOLAR STORM: Could hit parts of Earth this morning

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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