WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Mild temperatures, chance afternoon shower

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 12:03 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Once again, temperatures will be unseasonably mild, starting in the upper 50s and climbing to near 80 degrees during the afternoon. said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Skies will be partly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower during the afternoon or evening. The chance for showers will increase Wednesday night into Thursday as a cold front washes out across the area.

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Temperatures will remain mild, although cool slightly into the upper 70s Thursday. A few showers may linger into Friday afternoon.

Chilly morning; dry stretch continues

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:32 AM


  • Chilly morning
  • Sunny skies this week
  • Staying dry for several days

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Today: After a chilly morning in the low 40s, highs will climb back to the upper 60s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Clear skies will allow for a lot of sunshine this afternoon.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Thursday: A beautiful afternoon is expected with highs around 70, which is normal than normal. There will be lots of sunshine during the day and a few clouds at night. It will stay dry.

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Friday: It won’t be as cool in the morning with temperatures around 50. Highs will reach the low 70s and there will be sunny skies.

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Saturday: A beautiful start to the weekend with highs in the low to mid-70s with sunshine.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Sunday: The day will start quiet. Highs will reach the mid-70s and it will become breezy with clouds increasing. A few showers late at night are possible.

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Warming trend, dry weather through the week

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 12:02 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Another cool start to the day is expected with lots of sunshine, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Temperatures will rebound back above normal with highs reaching up to near 70 degrees by late afternoon. Quiet and dry weather will stick around the rest of the week as a slow warming trend continues.

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Highs will reach into the middle 70s by Saturday. Clouds will increase late Sunday ahead of the next cold front. The next chance for rain is expected late Sunday evening into Monday followed by a drop in temperatures.

Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:32 PM

A slow warm-up is getting underway across the Miami Valley which will bring temperatures back up nearly 10 degrees above normal by this weekend. But a surge of very chilly air is brewing up in Canada, and may be getting set to head south. Chief meteorologist Eric Elwell explains when this big change will likely occur.

A slow warming trend is underway with above-average temperatures expected Wednesday.

Temperatures of 70 degrees will return through the weekend as a massive area of high pressure slowly pushes across the eastern half off the country, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

However, a major pattern shift is underway in northwestern Canada, where colder air is building. 

This colder air is forecast by most of the long-range models to begin heading southward into the northern U.S. later this weekend.

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The chilliest air of the season could cross the Miami Valley by the middle of next week with current models predicting our first frost by late next week.

Temperatures may not climb out of the lower 50s next week, with some models suggesting snow near the Great Lakes by Wednesday night.

Although it’s too early to know whether the precipitation will materialize, Elwell said to enjoy the upcoming weekend warmth while it lasts Because big changes could come next week.

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Why is the sun red, the sky yellow in London? 

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:44 PM

The Reason For The Red Sun And Yellow Skies In London

An eerie weather phenomenon across parts of the United Kingdom is turning the skies an anemic yellow color and making the sun appear blood red.

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The anomaly is not the beginning of the end of days or a sign of the apocalypse, scientists said. Instead, it’s directly related to Hurricane Ophelia, which is whipping through the region.

The storm’s tropical air dragged in dust from the Sahara Desert and air pollution from wildfires in Spain and Portugal as it moved north through the Atlantic, creating the strange spectacle, the BBC reported.

The sky in France's Brittany region also turned yellow on Monday, Oct. 16,2017 as nearby Hurricane Ophelia brought a mix of sand from the Sahara and particles from Spain and Portugal's forest fires over the region. (David Vincent/AP)

“The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the UK,” BBC weatherman Simon King said, according to the Express.

The blood-red sun Monday morning across the region is a result of the same weather phenomenon creating the yellow skies, according to the U.K.’s  Meteorological Office or Met Office.

“The same southerly winds that have brought us the current warmth have also drawn dust from the Sahara to our latitudes and the dust scatters the blue light from the sun letting more red light through much as at sunrise or sunset,” Met officials said on the agency’s website.

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Social media users in London chronicled the spectacle on Twitter.