Widespread storm damage reported in Miami, Montgomery counties

Published: Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 4:24 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 5:38 AM

Storm damage in Kettering

Cleanup is underway after strong storms struck several areas Monday night. 

Thunderstorm wind damage was reported in West Milton and Beavercreek. 

An inch of hail was reported around 4:40 p.m. in Maria Stein. 

PHOTOS: Storms hit area, inflict damage

RELATED:  Strong winds send boat into tree

UPDATE @ 11:03 p.m.

Strong storms leveled a barn near Ludlow Falls in Miami County Monday night.

RELATED: Strong winds split tree at Miami County home, send fishing boat into tree 

Lori Baker, who was visiting her parent's home on Horseshoe Bend Road in Union Twp., Miami County. 

LUDLOW falls storm video


Baker said she and her family noticed rotating clouds and winds from a window, but didn't anticipate the damage they found when the storm passed. 

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"We opened the door to check for hail damage and saw the barn was gone," Baker said. 

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Debris from the barn built in the 1970s can be seen scattered throughout the home's yard, and Baker said no one was injured. 

A number of storm damage reports were made in the area of Horseshoe Road with one homeowner finding a fishing boat mangled around a tree on the street. 

Over 800 Miami County homes and another 5,700 in Montgomery County remain without power, according to a DP&L outage map.

Strong winds leveled this barn on Horseshoe Road near Ludlow Falls in Miami County Monday night. (James Buechele/Staff)

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Widespread damage reports are springing from the severe thunderstorms that moved through the region Monday afternoon (Reports were made between 6 and 7 p.m., according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch as well as dispatch reports outside Montgomery):

  • In Bellbrook, Large tree on a house that also brought down wires and power poles on Wead Place. No injuries have been reported. VIDEO from Wead Place
  • In Ludlow Falls, a tree hit a house in the 100 block of Vine Street. A boat was left wrapped around a tree on Horseshoe Bend Road. No injuries have been reported. 
  • In Oakwood, a tree reported onto a house in the 400 block of Peach Orchard Avenue. No injuries have been reported. 
  • In Kettering, trees uprooted and wires down along Far Hills Avenue
  • In the Centerville-Washington Twp. area, wires are reported down on Pine Forest and Langdon drives, the 400 block of North Village Drive, North Johanna Drive and East Franklin Street, Woodfield Place, the 100 block of Laurel Oak Drive.
Storms overnight brought wide spread damage in the Miami Valley
  • In Harrison Twp., a tree reported down on Ark Avenue and Otis Drive
  • In Dayton, trees reported down on West Third and Broadway streets, Mayfair Road and Hillcrest Avenue
  • In Trotwood, tree reported down in the 4900 block of Bloomfield Drive

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.: In Butler County, a tree limb was reported down near West Taylor School and Brooks roads north of Hamilton, according to law enforcement.  

In Miami County, a large tree limb is down on the roadway in Pleasant Hill and sections of trees are down north of U.S. 48 in Ludlow Falls. 

We’re also fielding reports of a tree and wires down on a vehicle in the 7500 block of Markley Road in West Milton, where a caller reports a tree down on a vehicle, and Davis Road in the area of West Milton. 

Fire officials have confirm there are no injuries in the Markley Road damage report.

No one was injured when storms Monday afternoon, June 5, 2017, downed this tree and wires on Markley Road in West Milton, fire officials said. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

In Mercer County, quarter-size hail, about an inch in diameter, was reported in Maria Stein, by trained weather spotter.

UPDATE @ 5:16 p.m.:

Thunderstorm warnings for remaining counties in the Miami Valley have expired. 

UPDATE @ 4:41 p.m.:

Emergency management in Mercer County reported a tree across the road at Oregon and Township Line Roads.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Auglaize, Darke, Miami, Mercer and Shelby counties until 5:15 p.m.


Damage has been reported in the Rockford area in Mercer County as a severe thunderstorm hits the county.

A trained spotter reported several tree limbs estimated to be in the range of 7 to 8 inches in diameter were reported down near Rockford.


Quarter size hail also was reported near Celina around 4:10 p.m. by emergency management in Mercer County

Rain returns to start the new week

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 5:11 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

Rain is expected to return to the Dayton area before the weekend is over.

Mainly clear skies are expected this evening with more clouds moving in overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Overnight temperatures will drop into the lower 30s. 

RELATED: Track the latest conditions with Live WHIO Doppler 7 HD Radar


  • Rain showers expected Sunday
  • Few lingering showers possible Monday
  • Weather stays mild this week
5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

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Sunday: More clouds are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s. Rain showers are expected to move in, with the best chances in the afternoon and early evening. 

5-Day Rain Outlook(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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Monday: A few lingering showers are possible Monday, especially for the first part of the day. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

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5-Day Temperature Trend(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Tuesday: Temperatures push toward 50 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy skies are on tap with highs in the lower 40s. 

Thursday: Temperatures will be back in the upper 40s under partly cloudy skies. 

Warming trend gets underway this weekend

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Clouds will break with chilly temperatures hovering in the middle 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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  • Blustery, chilly overnight
  • Sunshine returns, a bit warmer Saturday
  • Rain expected to wrap up the weekend

RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar


Saturday: Lot of sunshine returns to start the weekend with a few passing clouds. It will be breezy but not as cold as highs rebound into the middle 40s.

Saturday at a Glance(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Sunday: Clouds will increase with rain showers developing late in the day and continuing into the evening. Temperatures will hold in the lower 40s.

Slow Climb in Temperatures

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Monday: Skies will remain cloudy with a slight chance for a few sprinkles, drizzle or a passing shower. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

Tuesday: A windy day is in the forecast with partly sunny skies. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm, topping out near 50 degrees.

Wednesday: Clouds will be on the increase. There is a chance for a few showers or possibly a rain/snow mix by evening, mainly south. Highs will be near 40 degrees.

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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9. Aaron Hernandez 

10. Fidget Spinner